Merry Christmas!

Welcome to the official website of the REAL Santa and Mrs. Claus! The famous and much loved Santa Chris, who has been the ambassador of Christmas in Richmond’s Christmas celebrations and winter wonderland displays for over a decade, has chosen a new home this Christmas. The North Pole has been relocated to a beautiful and spacious new home for Santa. This Christmas, visit Santa Chris and Mrs. Claus at Aberdeen Centre!

Aberdeen Centre is the most beautiful shopping mall in the Lower Mainland. Aberdeen Centre is the perfect home for Santa because its award-winning architecture is spacious and large, making this a safe and healthy place for Santa and your family.

Santa Photos will be open starting Friday, November 26th, 2021 to Friday, December 24th, 2021 from 11:00am-1:00pm and 2:00pm-4:00pm and 5:00pm-7:00pm.

Online bookings are available!

There is a small charge for online bookings to cover the cost of the Santa FlashPass booking system. Pre-orders of Photo Packages are available, and will be less expensive than the regular pricing onsite during Santa Visits.

Our goal is to keep everything streamlined and safe for everyone.

Purchases of Photo Packages are optional.

Your safety is our priority. Our goal is to keep everything streamlined and safe for everyone.

Safety Rules & Regulations

  • Per the BC Provincial Public Health Order currently in place, it is mandatory that masks for all children 5 years+ and adults will have to be worn for the duration of the visit, including when the picture is taken (As of November 15, 2021).
  • Proof of Vaccination Passport (minimum 2 doses) is required for all visitors aged 12 and over.
  • 6 people maximum per group.
  • Photos will be limited to people in the same households only
  • 2 metres / 6 feet social distancing is required.
  • Please sanitize hands before entering the stage.
  • Customers will be required to provide a contact name and phone number for contact tracing
  • Customers will be asked a health questionnaire prior to be allowed on the set
  • Customers will be asked to use hand sanitizer stations when coming onto the set and prior to sitting for their photo
  • Customers will be asked to abide by the social distance markers on the floor
  • Online bookings are highly recommended, but drop-ins will be welcome as time permits

Santa’s home this Christmas:

Aberdeen Centre
4151 Hazelbridge Way
Richmond, BC
V6X 4J7

Rudolph Reindeer USB Flash Drive (Add-On)

Besides moving everything from the North Pole to Aberdeen Centre, the elves on Team Santa also had to listen to entitled reindeer. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer requested that his team of reindeer should be treated like Christmas Royalty while waiting for Santa to visit with your children at Aberdeen Centre before riding his sleigh on Christmas Eve. Just because Rudolph helps Santa to deliver toys to all of the children around the world on Christmas Eve, he thinks that he can demand organic carrots. And Rudolph even requested a water fountain! Team Santa loves Rudolph so much that we gave him everything he wants! Organic carrots AND a beautiful water fountain inside Aberdeen Centre. Santa’s Workshop even delivered a special Rudolph Reindeer USB Flash Drive because Rudolph is so adorable!

The Rudolph Reindeer USB Flash Drive is the most adorable USB Flash Drive for storing your child’s Santa Photos! 32 GB memory for you to store all of your Christmas memories. All profits will be donated to charity and for purchasing more organic carrots!

Last year, Santa was not able to have visits with children in the mall due to COVID-19 restrictions so Santa held Zoom visits with the children via an online booking system and sold Santa photos (Santa holding a photo frame of your child’s photo) online. Part of last year’s proceeds was donated to St. Paul’s Hospital and BC Children’s Hospital. During Christmas 2021, we will continue the tradition of donating part of the proceeds to St. Paul’s Hospital and BC Children’s Hospital, and include the BTS “LOVE MYSELF” campaign to support UNICEF in ending violence and neglect as well as promoting children and young people’s self-esteem and well-being. As an ambassador of Christmas love worldwide, Santa wishes to share BTS’ message of love and togetherness with all of the children in the world.


Countdown to Christmas!

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