Holidays 4-1-1: Your shopping guide to the season

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WHERE’S SANTA?
Where to get the best and cheapest Santa photos
Santa has landed at all of Palm Beach County’s major shopping malls.

To mark his arrival, we’ve complied a list of hours and prices for photo packages with the jolly old elf.

The Boynton Beach Mall
Santa will pose for photos through Christmas Eve. Santa leaves promptly at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

Click HERE for a complete list of Santa hours.
Prices on photo packages range from $24.99 to $49.99.

The cheapest package ($24.99) includes one of the following:
One 5 x 7; one 3.5 x 5; and 2 wallets
or
One 5 x 7 and four wallets

The most expensive ($49.99) package includes the following:
Four greeting cards
Two 5 x 7s
Two 3.5 x 5s and four wallets
One 5 x 7 and four wallets
One 5 x 7; one 3.5 x 5 and two wallets

A young child gets a high-five during a visit with Santa Claus. (Post file photo)

A young child gets a high-five during a visit with Santa Claus. (Post file photo)

The Gardens Mall
The mall unveiled Santa’s “Enchanted Garden photo set” this month. As part of the display, the mall’s grand court has been “dressed up in magical style with boughs of evergreen, decadent, treasure-filled trees, twinkling lights, snow-covered drifts, and festive adornments of red, green, gold and silver.”

Photos with Santa in the Enchanted Garden through Christmas Eve and are available during mall hours.

The mall has also brought back its annual “FastPass” for Santa photos, which allows families to skip the line by scheduling a time for their visit. The passes can be purchased on the mall’s website. For more information, click HERE.

Photo packages with Santa range from $27 to $48.

The cheapest photo package ($27) includes:
One 5 x 7
Two 4 x 6s
Two 3 x 5s
$10 card from Shutterfly

The most expensive package ($48) includes:
Four 5 x 7s
Four 4 x 6s
Four 3 x 5s
Eight wallets
Hi-Res Photos on Flash Drive
Digital Download
$20 card from Shutterfly
For information on other packages click HERE.

The Mall at Wellington Green
Santa will pose for photos next to the mall’s annual Ice Palace. Every child who visits Santa will receive a cookie plate gift and a special offer from Lion Country Safari to visit their park during the holidays.
For hours, click here.

Prices for photo packages range from $23 to $48.
The cheapest package ($23) includes:
Two 4 x 6 photos
$20 Shutterfly promo card

The most expensive package ($48) includes:
Four 5 x 7s
Four 4 x 6s
Four 3 x 5
Eight wallets
Free digital download
$20 Shutterfly promo card.
Click HERE for details on other packages.

(Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)

(Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)

Palm Beach Outlets
Palm Beach Outlets is giving away FREE photos with Santa.

Each family will receive two 4×6 Santa photo prints and a high-res digital download of single image. Additional photos and Christmas merchandise available for purchase. One giveaway per family, per Christmas season.

Click HERE for hours

Town Center at Boca Raton
The Town Center at Boca Raton Santa Experience offers keepsake photo packages starting at $24.99. This holiday season, guests can also choose a Hasbro toy or a $20 Shutterfly promo card gift with select Santa photo packages.
Click HERE for hours

WHEN WILL PALM BEACH COUNTY MALLS BE OPEN?

THE BOYNTON BEACH MALL
Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday: Noon to 6 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Wednesday through Friday, Dec. 16: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
THE GARDENS MALL
Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Monday through Thursday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
THE MALL AT WELLINGTON GREEN
Friday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Monday through Friday, Dec. 16: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
PALM BEACH OUTLETS
Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (normal hours)
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (normal hours)
Monday through Thursday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (normal hours)
Friday, Dec. 16: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
TOWN CENTER AT BOCA RATON
Friday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Monday through Friday, Dec. 16: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

For hours at all malls for the entire month, click here.