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We are thrilled to welcome back our beloved local "Santa", Jim Hines, who has been known to thousands of families as the "Yankee Candle Santa" from his years at Williamsburg's former Yankee Candle location.

Please note that session time slots must be purchased in advance. Tickets are per session, not per person, however families over 6 people will need to purchase two time slots back-to-back in order to accommodate the size. Each session includes high resolution digital copies of all photos taken during your session. You will get multiple shots of each child and/or pet with Santa as well as a family picture. 

This event runs during select time frames (even Santa needs a little break) from November 24th through December 23rd. We need to make sure we get Santa back to the North Pole for all his deliveries. "Santa Paws" pet portraits will be on select days so please be aware when booking that pets may be present. If booking a pet, please note in the comment section.  Sundays are a "No Animal Day" to allow families with severe pet allergies a safe space. 

(There is a slight chance that if Santa needs to take a break we will have "Santa" Wilford step in. Wilford was also a former Yankee Candle Santa. Even Santa needs a rest sometimes. Please leave us a note if you are coming specifically for Santa Jim and we will do our best to get you rescheduled if he happens to be out for the day due to unforeseen issues.)

Santa's workshop and photo studio will take over the Memorie Group Real Estate Office at 439 Prince George Street, Williamsburg VA 23185 which is two doors down from Aromas in downtown Williamsburg and near the Henry Street parking garage in Downtown Williamsburg.

We are THRILLED to announce a second event to create even more Christmas magic in Downtown Williamsburg! Along with our photos with Santa we will host a one-day event On December 16th (10:00am and 12:30pm) at the Williamsburg Community Building.

MILK & COOKIES with Santa! Enjoy your favorite local cookie with some of Santa's beverage of choice while Santa reads a fun Holiday story. Crafts, bingo and other fun activities will be going on as well as a visit from Pete The Cat!

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All proceeds from this photo event will go to local charities.

Select your holiday event below to save your spot with Photos with Santa or/and Milk and Cookies with Santa!

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