Santa arrives at the Paddock Mall this weekend

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Ocala, Florida — The Paddock Mall, located at 3100 Southwest College Road, Ocala, will usher in the holiday season with Santa’s grand arrival this weekend.

Families can get up-close and personal with Santa and ring in the holiday season with treats and crafts in the Food Court, followed-by a parade around the perimeter of the mall with Santa and his friends aboard a big red fire truck courtesy of the City of Ocala Fire Rescue. Upon return to his Winter Wonderland set sponsored by Taylor College, kids can enjoy crafts from Fun 4 Ocala Kids, a character meet and greet by Ocala Princess, and face painting by Fabulous Faces Entertainment.

This year, Paddock Mall will be also hosting a series of exciting Santa events including Pet Photo Night and Sensitive Santa.

Santa will be available for photos throughout the season, beginning Saturday, November 7, following the arrival parade, through Wednesday, December 24. For a full list of Santa Photo hours, visit

Santa arrives on Saturday, November 7, and the hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

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