Santa returns to Fayette Mall, visits a little different

A socially-distanced Santa at Fayette Mall. 11/27/20

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – While the coronavirus pandemic has forced it to cancel many traditional holiday activities, Fayette Mall is keeping one tradition…Santa!

Break out those stockings, Christmas trees, and red or green masks – it’s time to enjoy a fun, festive, and socially distanced holiday season at Fayette Mall! That’s right, Santa Claus is planning his trip down from the North Pole to see his favorite friends and families, though visits will look a little different from years past.

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This season, Santa arrives on the best shopping day of the year, Black Friday!

Starting November 27th through Christmas Eve, you’ll find Santa and his team of elves in the Dillard’s Court.

Visits will be contactless, with families sitting six feet away to ensure proper social distancing. But don’t worry about those Christmas lists! Santa Claus can’t wait to hear what’s on your list and will still be available to talk with his little elves-in-training.

Santa will be available for photos during the following times:

  • Monday – Saturday, 11am to 8pm
  • Sunday, 12pm to 6pm
  • Christmas Eve, 9am – 5pm
  • Set Closed on 11/30 & 11/7

All guests must schedule their visit with Santa using our convenient online reservation platform, located HERE. Select a date and time, purchase a photo package, and then get ready for the unique 2020 Santa photo experience.

Walk-ups will be allowed during the first and last hour of the day, time permitting. All visitors must wear masks before, during, and after photos.

The magic of the holidays is almost here, and we’re ready to help you enjoy a season that’s truly one to remember! To make a reservation or view a full list of holiday hours, Santa photo and break hours, and more seasonal information, visit our website at

The Mall’s usual holiday events are canceled for this year, including the Santa arrival party, pet photos, and Santa Cares.