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Santa Claus coming to Jacksonville malls, making phone calls for socially-distanced experience

He will be at both The Avenues Mall and The St. Johns Town Center locations starting Nov. 27.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla — Get your calendars ready boys and girls -- Santa Claus is coming to town! Only this year he's keeping his distance by maintaining social distancing with specialty visits and phone calls.

The main man himself will be stopping at The Avenues and The St. Johns Town Center later this month to help spread some Christmas cheer and bring smiles to the faces of good little boys and good little girls through his Santa Photo Experience.

He will be at both locations starting Nov. 27.

Unlike previous years, Santa Claus will be meeting families in a safe, socially-distanced manner. He and his helpers will also be wearing masks and require his visitors to make reservations before they go see him.

The hours at both locations will be Monday to Saturday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Santa will be between Box Lunch and Express at the Avenues. He will be near Lush Cosmetics and Tory Burch at the St. Johns Town Center.

Make reservations by clicking here.

The hours at both locations will be Monday to Saturday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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In St. Johns County, the Parks and Recreation Department is hosting 'Phone Calls from Santa' this holiday season for children 8 years old or younger. 

Santa will make his phone calls between 6 and 7:30 p.m. nightly from Dec. 8 through 10. 

Parents must register children by December 4 by visiting this website and selecting a date under the Special Events tab.

 For more information or registration assistance, please call 904.209.0379 or email abrown@sjcfl.us