The Jamestown Area YMCAs would like to announce the arrival of Santa Claus at the Chautauqua Mall on Friday at noon. Santa will arrive with his elves at the main entrance of the mall near the food court. Children and families are welcome to meet at 11:45 a.m. in front of Old Navy to participate in the mall parade.
The YMCA mascot, the Y-Guy, will also be there with treats for the children.
Santa is available for visits and photos with children of all ages.
Santa Claus and his elves will arrive at the Chautauqua Mall on Friday at noon. Santa is asking all area children to take part in his annual parade around the mall before being available for visits and holiday pictures at the Santa photo set.
The Santa photo set is located in front of The Bon-Ton at the center of the mall.
Photo and visitation hours for this weekend will be Friday noon to 8 p.m., Saturday noon to 8 p.m., and Sunday 1-6 p.m. and will continue through Dec. 24.
The YMCA will provide a bounce house for children to play in on Friday from noon to 3 p.m. near the Santa set. The cost is $1 per child or free if a Santa photo is purchased.
New this year is the Santa Express Mail located at the center of the mall at the Santa set entrance. This exciting unit is an illuminated mail box that has a connected chute leading to the mall rooftop.
Children can drop off their letters to Santa there and press a button which magically sends the letter to the North Pole.
A personalized letter from Santa mailed to children's houses before Christmas is also available for $3. For more information, visit the Santa set during operational hours.