The Mall at Wellington Green hosted “A Very Merry Little Santa Breakfast” for the community on Saturday, Nov. 21. This sought-after holiday event allows children to look forward to the holidays and be part of Santa’s arrival. With the pandemic, the Mall at Wellington Green’s management team took careful consideration on how to move forward safely.
Everyone was required to pre-register to monitor number of attendees, with a maximum capacity of six family members per registration. Once they checked in, wearing masks, they were greeted by Chick-fil-A, which handed out pre-packaged breakfasts. All families were required to sit only one family per table, where they were met by volunteers from the Wellington Volleyball Academy to seat them. Holiday music filled the food court, the tables were filled with holiday décor, crayons and holiday crowns were left on the tables for kids, and the Ice Princess, Polar Bear and Dancing Christmas Tree made their way around to greet each child.
Once everyone was seated, groups of entertainment made their way around to each section to entertain the guests so they never had to get up from their table. Girl Scouts sang Christmas carols and ballerinas from the Acrobatic and Dance Academy danced ballet to holiday music. The premier guest, Santa Claus, masked up without accepting hugs or high fives, made his way to each and every table where he could complete each child’s holiday wish list and stand nearby for a photo.
With the help of the many volunteers and the eager and flexible community, Santa’s Very Merry Breakfast was a successful, safe and happy event at the Mall at Wellington Green.
“A lot of thought went in to making sure this event was planned just right and safe for our community. These children will never get these years back, and we were so happy to be able to provide them with this experience,” said Meghan Buser, Live 360 community liaison for the Mall at Wellington Green.
Reservations are still available to visit Santa at the Mall at Wellington Green and can be made at www.shopwellingtongreen.com.