Santa Claus is getting high tech. He’s got his own online appointment schedule. What’s next? Facebook? Twitter?
According to Santa at Phipps’ web site, all visits to the Atlanta-based Santa are by appointment online. Online reservations started at 3 p.m. today, but perhaps because of the traffic on the site, the system crashed. Santa is in big demand. Apparently, last year the 6,000 appointments with Santa were booked within 48 hours.
And how much does Santa charge for the privilege of sitting on his lap? $15 just for a basic visit, but that’s not including keepsakes, photos or videotapes which run for a whole lot more.
Santa will be on duty at the Phipps Plaza Mall in Rutledge, GA beginning on Saturday, Nov. 6th. Marriott Atlanta Buckhead even offers a special Santa at Phipps package for only $99/night (not including Santa’s fees).
It’s a local tradition since he’s been returning to the same spot for the past 23 years.
Will you be booking an appointment with Santa? Or will you visit him at the North Pole instead?
Me? First I want to get through Halloween.