Santa Returns To The Ocean County Mall

Santa Claus (Photo courtesy Simon Malls)

  TOMS RIVER – Holiday spirit has returned the Ocean County Mall and with it…Santa Claus! It was recently announced that the Santa has made his way back to the area for the annual Simon Santa Photo Experience at Ocean County Mall. 

  Santa arrived earlier this month and will visit until December 24, 2019.

  “Visiting the Simon Santa Photo Experience at Ocean County Mall is a fun way for families to create lasting memories and experience all the joy that the holiday season has to offer,” Erin Barbato, Director of Marketing and Business Development. “We recognize the importance of sharing traditions with loved ones during the holidays and want to enable families to experience this special time with Santa that they have come to cherish each year at Ocean County Mall.”  

  We know everyone loves to make a visit to see Santa while doing their holiday shopping. If you want to skip those pesky lines, look for the Santa Fast Pass program at

  The mall will also host family sun events including Caring Santa and Pet Photo Nights.

  Caring Santa provides children with all spectrums of special needs and their families with the opportunity to visit with Santa in a sensory-friendly environment. Caring Santa will occur in association with Autism Speaks before mall hours on November 17 from 9:30-11 a.m. and again on December 1, 2019 between 7:30-9 a.m.

  Reserve your appointment online at–sunday-november-17th-6148672.

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  In addition, Pet Photo Nights will take place on November 24, 2019 at 6-7 p.m. and again on December 8, 2019 between 9-10 p.m. This is an opportunity for all members of the family, pet and human, to visit with Santa! The set receives extensive cleaning following the event to minimize potential risks to allergy sufferers. Visit:

  Lastly, join in on December 6, 6-8 p.m., for Santa’s Arrival Cookies and Milk Party in Center Court. Enjoy free cookies and milk for kids, holiday activities, giveaways and story time with Mrs. Claus. Visit: