Christmas isn’t Christmas until the little ones have a sit down with the big man from the North Pole. Fortunately, Saint Nick is making plenty of local appearances in Wilmington. From shopping malls to city streets, here is a list of local destinations Santa will be frequenting this year.

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#1: The Concord Mall

Santa will be center stage at the Concord Mall with an elaborate photo worthy throne. His set features helpful magical elves, beautiful winter snow, and an occasional musical accompaniment. The AI gift-wrapping booth will be open to local shoppers from now until Christmas Eve, making it a convenient location for last-minute gift-wrapping needs close to Live, Work, Play Wilmington apartments. Special nights are dedicated to pet photos with Santa, so be sure to call the Concord Mall to find out when it is appropriate to bring your pooch.

#2: The Santa Claus Express

Little ones will be thrilled to learn that they can hitch a ride with Santa every weekend from now until Christmas Day via The Santa Claus Express. The festively decorated train will depart from 1601 Railroad Avenue and the epic journey will last for a full hour and a half. The holiday fun is camera friendly and Santa will be more than happy to pose for photos throughout the adventure.

#3: The Brandywine Zoo

Santa’s love for animals doesn’t end at the Concord Mall. The Brandywine Zoo is now holding Breakfast with Santa and photos and cookies are encouraged. After breakfast, the kids can take a leisurely stroll through the zoo and witness the zookeepers feeding process. This event promises to be educational as well as entertaining.

#4: Right on Your Street

Santa will be showing up in his magnificent fire truck all over Wilmington. The Brandywine Fire Company has his holiday schedule posted in case you’d like to know his whereabouts in advance. The schedule also lists snow dates in case his visit to your block needs to be rescheduled. Santa sightings are sure to happen, especially along the riverfront. All you need to do is pack your camera and wait for him to arrive. His sack of colorful candy canes and the wailing siren behind him will do the rest.

The time-honored tradition of taking photos with Santa is held in the highest regards in Wilmington, Delaware. Keeping track of Santa is a fun way to spend the season with the children. You might not be able to see him when he’s sleeping, but you’ll definitely know when he’s in town.