Despite pandemic, Santa Claus is still coming to town

Contactless visits available at West Towne Mall in Madison
On this day: December 23 Freeman-Woolpert
1823: "A Visit from St. Nicholas," better known as "Twas the Night Before Christmas," is published anonymously for the first time in the Troy (New York) Sentinel. The poem, which is largely responsible for some of the conceptions of Santa Claus from the mid-19th century to today, would later be attributed to poet Clement Clarke Moore, who eventually acknowledged authorship.

MADISON, Wis. — Visits with Santa Clause will look at little different at West Towne Mall in Madison this year.

Santa is planning to meet with kids in-person, but families will need to reserve a spot. You can click here to reserve your spot at West Towne Mall.

All visits will be contactless and face masks are required for visitors age two and up. Hand sanitizing stations will also be available.

Families can also participate in someone online options, including a live zoom call. You can learn more about those options at this link.

Santa will be at West Towne Mall from Nov. 27 until Dec. 24.