Santa Claus is coming to town!

Despite the current COVID-19 pandemic, Santa Claus will be coming to the Kirkwood Mall in Bismarck to bring a holly, jolly Christmas to our community. Today (November 12) the Kirkwood mall made the announcement about Santa on their Facebook page. But things will be looking a little different for a COVID Christmas at the mall.

On Kirkwood Mall's website, they announced that there will be a variety of options for kids, kids-at-heart, and pets to see Santa this Christmas season.

  • Meet Santa In-Person - You and your family can still meet-and-greet Santa, but you need to schedule your appointment online. Also, the visit will be contactless and there will be hand sanitizing stations. Face masks will be required for anyone two-years-old and up.
  • Meet Santa Virtually - If you are unable to meet Santa Claus in-person, you will have a choice of virtual options to see him this year.
    • Story Time with Santa
    • Photos with Santa (Pets included)
    • Live Zoom Call with Santa

Not only are there cool new options available to have a physically distanced, pandemic friendly meet-and-greet with Old Saint Nick, but you can even purchase a Premium Holiday Traditions Gift Box and Exclusive Online Content. Get all of the details here.

Santa gets to Bismarck on Black Friday. Check out his schedule for the 2020 holiday season at Kirkwood Mall below:

  • Monday - Friday - 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Saturday 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Sunday - 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday, November 27 through Thursday, December 24
  • There are also special hours, which you can find here.

Will you be visiting Santa in-person or virtually this year?