BOSTON (CBS) – Santa Claus is coming to town and he is taking reservations. The Simon Company, which runs several malls in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, said Santa’s visit will be a socially distanced experience this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Walk-up visits will be available, but reservations are “strongly encouraged.”

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Face coverings will be required for ages two and up and guests will not be able to sit on Santa’s lap during the visit.

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Santa will arrive at Simon Malls later this month and will be available through Christmas Eve.

  • Burlington Mall – Nov 20
  • Northshore Mall – Nov 20
  • Pheasant Lane – Nov 20
  • The Auburn Mall – Nov 27
  • Cape Cod Mall – Nov 27
  • Emerald Square – Nov 27
  • Solomon Pond Mall – Nov 27
  • South Shore Plaza – Nov 27
  • Square One Mall – Nov 27
  • The Shops at Chestnut – Nov 27
  • The Mall of New Hampshire – Nov 27
  • The Mall at Rockingham Park – Nov 27
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On Monday, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced face coverings are required for everyone over the age of five years old in public, even if social distancing can be maintained.