Bronte was her usual rambunctious self while we waited, running around under the stanchions, almost knocking several things over & nearly photobombing other families several times. After ten or fifteen minutes, our turn arrived, Santa called Linny & Bronte over by name & they ran through the gate & into a big hug. They were both on his lap in a moment & chatting with him after the photographer convinced both of them to smile & look in the right direction at the same time.
The photos are adorable--though not the best quality or resolution, I have to say. The whole experience was really positive for the kids, much different from the awkward Santa visits we've had every other year at Kingsgate, Bright Nights, Lougheed, & somewhere else I've forgotten. Most likely seeing a Santa that we actually know really helped, but it's not just that. Santa Ross is really good at what he does & all the other kids--who didn't seem to know him--were smiling & enjoying their visits too.
If you are still thinking about visiting Santa for photos, I highly recommend going to see Santa Ross at Oakridge Mall.
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