LAKEWOOD - Santa Claus and his merry elves will be available for visits and photos with children of all ages at the Chautauqua Mall through Dec. 24.
The Santa photo set, hosted by the Jamestown Area YMCA, is located in front of The Bon Ton at the center of the mall. Different photo packages are available for purchase.
Photo and visitation hours are as follows: Saturday noon-8 p.m.; Sunday 1-6 p.m.; Monday-Friday 4-8 p.m; Dec. 15 noon-8 p.m.; Dec. 16: 1-6 p.m.; Dec. 17-20 3-8 p.m.; Dec. 21 noon-8 p.m.; Dec. 22:11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Dec. 23 noon-8 p.m.; Dec. 24 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Santa visits the Chautauqua Mall through December 24th.
New this year is the Santa Express Mail located at the center of the mall at the Santa set entrance. This 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, visit www.jamestownymca.org or call the Jamestown YMCA at 664-2802.