Santa is VERY popular this year and I am sorry we can’t fit everyone in. We have tried so hard to offer extended hours, make the wait times as painless as possible with the pagers, and be as fair as we can by handing out the pagers 30 minutes before Santa starts.
One of the reason’s that Santa chose ValleyFair Mall in Maple Ridge is that he is given time to talk with each child that comes to see him. That takes time and Santa does not believe in speeding up just because there is a line up. He believes each child should be treated the same and have the same opportunity to talk with him.
Because the real Santa comes to ValleyFair Mall, there is only one of him, other malls have a few of Santa’s helpers that rotate so they can offer longer hours.
Please remember that Santa’s Elves do everything they can to let as many people see Santa as possible, but Santa does need his breaks. We all appreciate you patience and understanding.