We've been talking to Holly about seeing Santa for the last couple of weeks, and she was pretty adamantly against it. Last year she bawled, and she's kind of scared of everything now, so we weren't going to push it. Last night, she randomly told us she wanted to sit on Santa's lap, so we packed up and went to Cary Towne Center after dinner. hehe..
We had to wait in line for an hour (DH and I took turns standing in line, which worked out well). But I was very happy to see that they let you take your own pics (I thought Crabtree was the only one who did that). They had a fence you're supposed to stand behind (but still way closer than Crabtree), but they weren't really enforcing it. DH walked right in, and took pics just a few feet away from Santa.
And Holly didn't cry! Then Santa gave her stickers, so he's A-ok in her book now. Just thought I'd share for anyone who might want to make a last minute trip!