This holiday season will look so different from any other we’ve celebrated, so it’s only normal that you’d want to ensure your children have the best Christmas possible—and that means seeing Santa to make sure he knows what’s on your child’s wish list!
Your child can have a Zoom call or video chat with Santa to share their Christmas wish lists, get holiday wishes from jolly ol’ St. Nick in pre-recorded video messages, and more! Plus, when you have a video call with Santa, you can still receive a copy of your annual photo.
Here are six ways to video call Santa in 2020.
Macy’s Santaland at Home
This year, Macy’s is bringing Santaland to your home, with a customized, interactive experience for up to three children at a time! Santaland elves at the North Pole-bound train station kick off the interaction with a special greeting and lead the way through Santa’s Village and Workshop. Kids will meet Santa at the end through an interactive video where they will be able to share their holiday wish list and snap a selfie with Santa. The best part is, unlike when you can visit Santaland in person, reservations aren’t needed—it’s a fully on-demand experience! Nov. 27-Dec. 24; on-demand; free.
Jingle Ring Virtual Santa
Kids can have a live, virtual visit with Santa from the safety and comfort of home! You can even participate in a storytime with Santa or Mrs. Clause or have Santa send your child a personalized, pre-recorded message. Santa can communicate with children of all abilities: Santa knows ASL, and you can book a sensory-friendly session. Plus, you can choose preferences for ethnicity, language, and faith for a fully customized experience. $24.95 live, virtual visit; $19.95 personalized, pre-recorded message.
Santa Claus is Coming to Zoom
While the holidays look different this year, the magic of the holidays can be shared with a Santa Zoom call! You can schedule an 8-minute video call with Santa for your children, and share some basic info with Santa beforehand so he’s ‘in the know’ to create a one-of-a-kind experience. After the call, you’ll receive a screenshot photo of your kids with Santa as a keepsake of this unique holiday season. $25 per person.
Personalized Santa Videos that Benefit Holtsville Ecology Site
Parents or loved ones can purchase a personalized video message from Santa for the kids in their life. Simply fill out a brief questionnaire about the child or children, and Santa will email them a one-of-a-kind video message! What’s more? All proceeds from the video sales will go directly to the feeding and care of the more than 100 animals that live at Holtsville Ecology Site. $25.
Typically a platform for fans to get pre-recorded videos from their favorite actors, musicians, comedians, and athletes, Cameo also has various Santas (there’s even a puppet Santa!) participating in the message service. You can preview videos of all the Santas available to choose the one you like best (or simply the one that fits your budget)! $25-$75.
Santa for a Cause
Virtual visits with Santa. Schedule your visit now and spend some time chatting with the big guy! Make memories and give back! 50 percent of proceeds are donated to childhood cancer research. $19.99
Call Santa’s Hotline
If your child would rather not video with Santa (hey, sometimes we’d rather not be on camera either!), you can call Santa’s Hotline to hear a special greeting from the man in the red suit and your child can leave a message with all the items on their Christmas wish list. And when you call on a mobile phone, you’ll receive a text with a recording of your child’s wish list to share with family and friends. 1-605-303-4000 (standard calling and messaging charges may apply).
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