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2020 has thrown everyone for a loop, but Santa won’t give up or give in to the craziness! We are THRILLED to announce that our Santa portrait event is happening this year, despite the MANY challenges thrown our way. First, our event location this year is at Precision Dance Center in Roseville, and we couldn’t be more grateful for their generosity for co-hosting this event. Most important is that Santa himself is 100% committed to making all of your children’s Christmas wishes come true. Santa will stand behind his chair/your children this year but will also be happy to do a traditional “sitting” if you prefer. We have hosted this event for over a decade and thanks to all of you, have donated THOUSANDS of toys to Toys 4 Tots. Due to Covid 19 restrictions this year, we have had to make some changes to the structure of the event in order to still make it happen. As such, all sittings must be BY APPOINTMENT ONLY–we cannot have large crowds gathering and must comply with social distancing and mask requirements while waiting for your sitting. Each Santa sitting reservation will include a digital image file (sized for holiday cards, emailed to you by end of day Dec. 10). If you choose to bring a new, unwrapped toy donation (which we hope you do!), you will also receive a 5×7 print of your image (but this is not required).
Once you make your reservation, we will then be sending out emails to everyone with a separate registration form, where you can give us your kiddos’ names and let us know if you would like to add any images, prints, or have prints mailed to you.
We know this is a LOT of new information this year–sorry about that!! Please feel free to contact us with questions, and you can RESERVE YOUR SANTA SITTING HERE.
It’s the most exciting and magical time of year, and Santa will be back at our studio (151 N. Sunrise, #705 in Roseville, in the same lot as Outback Steakhouse and next to Quest Diagnostics) to help make dreams come true once again! We have our VIP reserved Santa sittings on Thursday, December 5 from 10am-3pm. Spots are limited and will sell out quickly. Each sitting will have a reserved spot (up to 4 children per family/spot) and includes a 5×7 print and single digital image file (sized for holiday cards) for $100 (required at time of booking). Toy donations are not required for these reserved sittings. You will still want to fill out the regular event registration form (link at the bottom), but you may reserve your spot HERE. Regardless of when you come, we will have our amazing elves helping to keep things running as smoothly as possible. One thing you can do to make things easier is pre-fill out your registration form and remember to print it and bring it with you to the event. A few very important things to remember: please don’t forget to include your email address and phone number, as we do email reminders about pickups, and sometimes have questions and need to reach you. Also, PLEASE print clearly if you fill out by hand, as we want to make sure we get all of your information correct! :-). You can find the registration form HERE.
We can never predict which day will be the busiest, but from our previous experience, the weekdays will be less busy. The early morning hours also tend to be the busiest. We are always so grateful for everyone’s support of this great cause and patience!
As always, please bring a new, unwrapped toy (min. $20 value please) for each sitting/portrait with Santa (if you have multiple children but will have them sit together, only 1 toy is needed; if you would like each child photographed separately, then please bring 1 toy for each child/sitting). The toys will once again be donated to our local Toys 4 Tots chapter.
If you do not choose to have your print(s) mailed to you, they will be available for pickup at the studio Friday, Dec. 20 and Sat., Dec. 21 from 11am-1pm. If you are not able to come during those times, please be sure to select to have yours mailed (the studio will be closed Dec. 22-Dec.29 and mailed prints will most likely not be mailed until after Dec.29). If you purchase a digital image file, they will be emailed by Wednesday, Dec. 11. We can’t wait to see you for this special holiday tradition!
We are overwhelmed with the support shown this year once again for our Toys 4 Tots Santa portrait charity event. We were thrilled to see nearly 300 families and collect such amazing toy donations from our generous community! We also want to thank our co-sponsor, Northern California Dance Conservatory, for their help in making this event a success. Below are just a few highlights from last weekend’s event. If you attended, please don’t forget that your prints will be available for pickup (at the studio) this Tuesday, Dec. 18 from 11am-1pm and Wednesday, Dec. 19 from 4-6pm.