We saw this same Santa last year, and I just love this experience. We go to "Santa's Cottage" where a small group of kids (this year - 4 children including our 2, plus parents) sit around and Santa reads a book and tells a story. Then, the kids do crafts while families get "individual time" with Santa (including the prerequsite photo shoot). This year it was at the Children's Museum, and included a "4 free entries" pass to the Museum, which we saved to use another day.
If you haven't seen Santa yet and are interested, I'd love to pass this info on to you. If your kids are the right age to really appreciate it (Lilly is, Zac not yet), I think it is worth it! (PS Neither Santa nor his Elves asked me to "review" the experience... I just really like it).
Speaking of Christmas, I really really want to send Christmas cards to anyone who reads our family blog! Unless you KNOW I have your address (like, you got a card from us last year), please email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
It would mean a lot to me.
Keep in mind, it might be Easter before you get it (right around the same time as our Christmas decorating gets completed), but that's ok right?