Too early for Christmas? Nope! Santa Claus will arrive in Rockford for the 2017 Christmas season on Friday, in what will be an all new 'Santa Experience!'

CherryVale Mall has announced that Santa will take his seat center court on Friday at 6:00 p.m.
The new Santa Experience will include:

  • a walk-through Christmas tree
  • a letters to Santa writing station with a mailbox that promises to go directly to the North Pole
  • oversized ornaments
  • a bright, shiny, and twinkling new home

Santa, taking a cue from Great America, will offer a "fast pass" option for parents on the go. Parents will be able to purchase a 'front of the line' pass to see Santa

Santa's 2017 hours will be:

  • Monday - Saturday: 10am - 9pm
  • Sunday: Noon - 6pm

More information is available HERE.

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