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Old 12-16-2007, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Default Best Santa?

I need some input on where the best Santa is located to have the kids pictures taken. I do prefer traditional Santas, with a real head of white hair and a real white beard, glasses, ect. Thanks!
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Old 12-17-2007, 11:07 AM
 
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They have some at Barton Creek Mall but they aren't very friendly. Took my toddler there and Santa had no patience for her and wanted us to forget it. Santa was sure angry that day. Ha ha!
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Old 12-18-2007, 12:05 PM
 
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Lakeline Mall has THE best Santa. He's great with the kids, doesn't wear the fake beard and hair. Looks like the real thing
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Old 12-18-2007, 02:10 PM
 
Location: N.Y.C.
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They have some at Barton Creek Mall but they aren't very friendly. Took my toddler there and Santa had no patience for her and wanted us to forget it. Santa was sure angry that day. Ha ha!
lol i went last week and my daughter cried the santa wasnt that friendly he just sat there like a bump on a log
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Old 12-01-2008, 08:28 PM
 
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The French Legation Museum hosts a great old-fashioned European-style Santa (usually the Saturday before Christmas). The sitting is free and the photographer has pretty good prices. Everyone is really nice there!
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Old 12-16-2009, 10:19 AM
 
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Thumbs up BEST Santa pic experience...EVER!

We had the BEST Santa experience last night at The Domain. There was no line, we walked right up to Santa. He was so authentic, real hair, real beard! The best was that he was sooo patient with my not so happy baby. They said we could keep trying as much as we needed to. They also asked if I'd like to use my own camera as well! Great staff, no line, authentic Santa. Only one downfall, it's hard to find if you don't know where to look. He's in bldg H, between Aldos and Metropark...and yes, it's indoors.
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Old 12-16-2009, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Southwest Austin
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As an aside, if you've ever wanted a peak into the gritty underworld of Real Bearded Santas, there was an absolutely terrific piece on This American Life (http://audio.thisamericanlife.org/player/CPRadio_player.php?podcast=http://www.thisamericanlife.org/xmlfeeds/371.xml&proxyloc=http://audio.thisamericanlife.org/player/customproxy.php - broken link) about the formation and feuding of AORBS (The Amalgamated Order of Real Bearded Santas). Long story short, these Santas are a nutty bunch of dudes, for the most part.

Chicago Public Radio (http://audio.thisamericanlife.org/player/CPRadio_player.php?podcast=http://www.thisamericanlife.org/xmlfeeds/371.xml&proxyloc=http://audio.thisamericanlife.org/player/customproxy.php - broken link)

The story is in Act 3 I think, but it's very, very interesting and entertaining if you have time to listen. The entire show is 60 minutes, but the Santa piece is about 1/2 hour. True Americana.

Steve
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Old 12-17-2009, 09:11 AM
 
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The Domain Santa was really cool. Went last night and my kiddos had a great time. The pictures are a bit more expensive than I expected, but the lack of line and personal experience was right-on.

Thanks a ton for the tip.
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Old 12-19-2009, 05:32 PM
 
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The DOMAIN Santa was the sweetest man & very authentic...No line at all...walked right up. WOW! A lil pricey, I agree...packages start at $22-24.99, but way worth our valuable time to even drive all the way up North & pay a little more to NOT have to wait in line for hours!
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Old 12-21-2009, 07:30 AM
 
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Where is this Domain Santa? Thanks. Would he be there today?
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