Lakewood Center’s “Santa HQ” is High Tech Fun


Lakewood Center’s “Santa HQ” turns the tradition of visiting Santa into a high-tech, family-fun activity. Santa HQ is open now through December 24. To make an online reservation for a photo with Santa, visit

Created through a partnership between the HGTV Network and Lakewood Center, the special holiday addition to the mall turns getting a photo with Santa into a creative and innovative activity where families can take “ELFIE selfies,” star in their own holiday videos and explore Santa’s Observatory using “ELF-RAY Vision.” There’s even a “Naughty O’ Nice Meter” to try out.

Visitors will wind their way to Santa’s workshop through interactive activity stations featuring tablets and apps that let the fun be shared with grandparents and friends via social media. Apps can be used to take the experience home.

There’s even a chance for photos of your pets with Santa! See below for details.

Santa’s hours through December 16:

  • Monday-Thursday: 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday-Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Sundays through December 3: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 10: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Santa’s hours from December 17-24:

  • December 17-23 (Sun-Sat): 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • December 24 (Sunday): 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

“Santa Paws” Pet Photos on Mondays through December 11

Pets get their chance to sit on Santa’s lap, too! On Monday evenings through December 11, stop by between 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with your cat or dog (in a pet carrier or on a leash) for a holiday portrait.

Visit for more information or call 562-633-0290.



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