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Pandemic not stopping Santa from flying into Regina malls this season for photo-ops

A young boy sits on Santa Claus' lap by a decorated Christmas tree. Getty Images

Not even Santa Claus is immune to COVID-19, but kids can still get a picture taken with him this season.

Malls across Regina are finishing up their Christmas displays with the man in red set to fly into shopping centres in the coming days.

They’re also checking their lists to ensure all health protocols are being followed.

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Most are moving to an appointment system, like the Victoria Shopping Centre. A desk and chair will be set up to ensure social distancing is being followed.

“It’s memorable all year round, and the tradition of visiting Santa, a lot of families look forward to it,” Victoria Square Shopping Centre Marking Coordinator Dakota Buck said.

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“They have their special ornaments on their trees, so we wanted to make sure we could pull off a good option and make sure Santa is around for the kids.”

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— With files from Connor O’Donovan. 

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