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Best place for Santa pics in Twin Cities?

Hi all! I'm a FTM, and wondering where is the best place to take our LO to get her first Santa pics? I know there are plenty of places that do them, but just wanted to know about places that people really liked/recommended?

TIA!

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Re: Best place for Santa pics in Twin Cities?

  • We are going to Professor Bellows at MOA, I have tons of friends who used him and love it.  We didn't get to go last year, our appointment was the day of the huge snowstorm. 
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  • I second MOA. He is an AWESOME Santa, and knows what he is doing so you don't get all screaming pictures. You do have to make an appointment.
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  • I know that it's kind of the ghetto mall, but I really like the Santa at Northtown.  We took DD there last year and he was fantastic.  She was very hesitant and he just went with it.  We ended up getting a couple of super cute pictures of them checking each other out.  I was just there last weekend and it's the same guy.  We'll be taking DD there this weekend.
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  • We really like the Santa at the Rosedale mall--he has been around forever and we got great pictures last year!
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  • image mbgreenwalt:
    We are going to Professor Bellows at MOA, I have tons of friends who used him and love it.  We didn't get to go last year, our appointment was the day of the huge snowstorm. 

     Any chance you know how much he costs???

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    image mbgreenwalt:
    We are going to Professor Bellows at MOA, I have tons of friends who used him and love it.  We didn't get to go last year, our appointment was the day of the huge snowstorm. 

     Any chance you know how much he costs???

    I don't know.  I do know that you can take your own pictures as long as you buy one print.

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  • We LOVE taking the kids downtown Minneapolis to the 8th floor display at Macy's and then to see Santa.  The nice thing there is that they have several Santas, but only one line and then several doors behind the curtain so that the kids don't see where other kids are going or catch on to all the Santas and it makes the line go SO FAST.

    We always just get the smallest package which is one 5x7 and it's been around 10 dollars in the past...so probably 12 this year?

    It's more of a process because it's downtown, but it's so worth it and kills a lot of time to see the 8th floor display/mechanical story....it's been a tradition in our family that we look forward to every year

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    image mbgreenwalt:
    We are going to Professor Bellows at MOA, I have tons of friends who used him and love it.  We didn't get to go last year, our appointment was the day of the huge snowstorm. 

     Any chance you know how much he costs???

    I don't know.  I do know that you can take your own pictures as long as you buy one print.

    A fellow nestie/friend recently went to Professor Bellows, I believe she said it was $15.75 or $15.95 and her pictures were adorable! We made our reservations for a couple weeks from now, a lot of the times/days we wanted were booked!

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  • I think we're going to Macy's downtown so that my husband can go with us, and because I've never seen the display.

    We went to Ridgedale last year when he was still a tiny nugget and it was great. There was no line and the Ridgedale Santa is kind of a "Minnesota" Santa. It's different.

     

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    We are going to Professor Bellows at MOA, I have tons of friends who used him and love it.  We didn't get to go last year, our appointment was the day of the huge snowstorm. 

    there are a couple santas at MOA, but we used Professor Bellows yesterday and it went great.  he is obviously very experienced with kids, and knew the best ways to get pictures.  call for an appt! it is a bit expensive but you can take pics as well and then you just have to buy at least a $16 pic.

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  • I know some of you may think Hudson, WI is far away. But there is a great Santa (who has been doing it for 26 years) at the Kelley Art Gallery - downtown Hudson on main street. Its free and you can take your own pictures with your camera. He will be there this Saturday the 17th and Sunday the 18th from 1-5 pm. 
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