5 questions with Santa at CoolSprings Galleria

It’s time to gather the family and visit Santa Claus. You can find him at the CoolSprings Galleria this holiday season in Center Court near Dilliard’s.

Santa gave us some insight into his very hectic and magical job, as well as what toys are trending this year.

5 Questions With Santa

1.Why does Santa give toys to boys and girls?

He loves putting smiles on kids’ faces.

2. How fast does the sleigh travel?

Eighteen hundred miles a second … very magical. Led by Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blixen with Rudolph the red nose reindeer in the front.

3.What are the reindeer’s favorite snacks?

Carrots and water. They also like dried oatmeal as a treat.

4.What would you like to say to the kids?

I want to encourage you all to have good habits, like brush your teeth morning and night, finish your homework, go to bed on time and to be good.

5.What toys are kids asking for Christmas 2016?

Hatchimals, Troll Dolls, Pokémon, Robot Dog, Lego, Nerf and Paw Patrol are some of what I am being told.

When you can visit Santa at the CoolSprings Galleria

Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday: Noon – 6 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Santa Takes A Break To Feed His Reindeer
Monday – Saturday: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Photo packages range from $23-$48, and they come with a $20 Shutterfly gift card.

You can also bring your dogs and cats for a very special holiday photo with Santa on Dec. 6, from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. For pet photos, enter through the mall entrance near The Cheesecake Factory.