2022 Welcome and Updates


As we come to the end of the 2022 Christmas Season, we would like to thank all of your for entrusting us with your Christmas tradition!  We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Santa and his helpers will be heading to the North Pole at the end of day Dec. 23.  Both the Mall desk and Santa office will be closed Dec. 24th through Jan 1st.  We will be checking emails so please contact us via EMAIL with any concerns at: santaatphipps@gmail.com


Whether this is your first or 44th year with us we are thrilled to be trusted with your families cherished Christmas tradition.

We are now fully booked for the 2022 Christmas Season! 

If you have an appointment and need to change it we will have very limited ability to do so at this point.   We will do everything we can to make alternative arrangements for sick children, but please understand that our options will be limited.

If you need to re-schedule please contact us via EMAIL at santaatphipps@gmail.com rather than calling on the phone.  When emailing please provide as many alternative dates/times that might work for you so that we can try and help.  Thank you!

2022 Schedule is  posted on the schedule page 

Pre-Registration for 2022 is closed.  Pre-Registration for 2023 will open in July of next year.  Please note that everyone must Pre-Register each year.  

We look forward to seeing you all again this Season! 




We will not be providing Pre-Printed Wishlists for sanitary reasons at the Mall – But you may print and bring along your childs wish list using this link –  Wish List 


2023 Pre-Registration

Pre-Registration will open in July of 2023 and the link will be available on this website homepage.  Appointment invitation emails will start going out in mid September.

To receive an Appointment Invitation, it is MANDATORY that your Pre-Register each year.

We will send out emails reminding you of the Pre-Registration process.  However, you do NOT have to wait for a Pre-Registration email reminder.  Once the link appears on this website, you can Pre-Register.  Feel free to forward the Pre-Registration Info to friends once the system opens!

We look forward to seeing you all soon and wish good health to all…


**Note:  We have had reports that customers with Yahoo and AOL email addresses have not been receiving confirmations.  We have reported this to My Emma (our database service), but Yahoo has split from AT&T and there is little they can do.



Please read through these guidelines for important “Do’s and Don’ts” to ensure a successful and trouble-free appointment process. 


For extended families who visit Santa at Phipps together, please book separate appointments per household/family.  Our schedule allows five (5) appointments every 15 minutes so you should be able to book your appointments in the same time slot.  However, if you are unsuccessful in doing that, you can send us an email at:  santaatphipps@gmail.com so we can help with scheduling.  


We use a commercial email system to send reminders and appointment notices out called MyEmma.  School systems and many Company email systems will block these emails as JUNK due to their nature.  PLEASE use a personal gmail, outlook, etc. email address for your main contact email.  


Once you successfully book an appointment online you will receive an email confirmation.  If you do NOT receive an email confirmation, repeat the scheduling process using the same invitation credential or check your credit card for a pending transaction from Big Shot. Our appointment system will only allow ONE APPOINTMENT PER EMAIL ADDRESS!!  


Customers often experience incomplete bookings when using their Smart Phones.  We cannot guarantee an appointment date/time if the appointment is booked with a Smart Phone and strongly suggest checking for the email confirmation mentioned above in all cases.



Santa at Phipps is located in the Court of the South – right across from Tiffany’s. 

You can access from both parking levels located directly below us via elevator or escalators.


Appointment Invitations

Please check our website in July of 2023 when Pre-Registration will open again!

Like in past years, this process will be spread out to help alleviate any issues with overloading the scheduling system and causing customer inconvenience.   There are over 6000 appointment slots this year for Santa and we will be sending out about 150 appointment invitations a day via MyEmma our email service.  

When you receive this NON-transferrable email it will contain a customized link to your information that will allow you to click and make an appointment.  We URGE you to make an appointment when you get the email.   The weekends and prime dates do fill up fast and the sooner you are confirmed (an email with a confirmation number) then that is one last thing to worry about for the season.

We will be holding back times/booking slots to have flexibility with regard to Covid-19 re-scheduling – please see our page on more info related to COVID-19.  This makes booking as early as possible even more important!

Please do not email us to ask if we have sent your invitation email out yet.  If you received a confirmation to your Pre-Registration then you are in the system. 

Further notes on Appointment Invitations:

  • Do keep an eye on your junk mail folder just in case
  • One appointment per family – one family per appointment
  • Emails will arrive from santaatphipps@gmail.com – please add to your whitelist if on a corporate or school server (which we do not recommend using)
  • BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT using a computer/laptop NOT a phone – Every year the majority of issues with lost appointments are related to interrupted sessions due to cell phone bookings
  • If you are trying to book two appointments to coincide with another family and it is not working out – go ahead and book as close together as possible and then CONTACT us via email santaatphipps@gmail.com