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Cherry Hill Programs Presents Holiday Magic LIVE Events to Add Extra Magic to Santa Photo Experiences Across North America
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Marlton, NJ (November 1, 2022)Cherry Hill Programs is so ho-ho-happy to continue presenting Holiday Magic LIVE events in 2022, adding extra magic to Santa photo experiences at 650 locations across North America. Events include Pet Nights and Santa Cares, sensory-friendly experiences, at participating locations.

As the industry leader in experiential photography, Cherry Hill Programs (CHP) delivers exceptional Santa Magic photo experiences for millions of families across North America annually. Holiday Magic LIVE events add new twists to everyone’s favorite holiday tradition – photos with Santa – and offer guests opportunities to give back to the community by making donations to CHP’s Magic of Giving charitable partners.

2022 Holiday Magic LIVE events include:

  • SANTA CARES. CHP and Autism Speaks, longstanding Magic of Giving charity partners, host sensory-friendly Santa Cares. These experiences allow families to enjoy Santa Magic in an inclusive environment before regular venue hours. Guests can also donate to support Autism Speaks and Autism Speaks Canada onsite or online. Sunday, December 4, 2022. Find participating locations at
  • PJ PARTIES. Add comfort and joy to the holidays during PJ Parties, presented in collaboration with CHP’s Magic of Giving charity partner St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.® Guests are invited to wear their coziest Christmas outfits for their Santa photos, and to donate to St. Jude online or on site to support its mission: Finding cures. Saving Children.® 100% of donations go directly to St. Jude. Tuesdays at all locations through December 13. All guests welcome, with or without PJs.

  • UGLY SWEATER PARTIES. What’s more fun than wearing your silliest holiday sweater in your Santa photo? Guests can gather together with loved ones to join us for Ugly Sweater parties and book their visit at Thursdays at all locations through December 15. All guests welcome, with or without sweaters.

PJ Parties and Ugly Sweater Parties are newly added Holiday Magic LIVE events for 2022, while Pet Nights and Santa Cares are back by popular demand.

Guests are encouraged to book all Holiday Magic LIVE experiences in advance at to lock in their preferred date and time. Advanced registration is required to attend Santa Cares events.

“Families love adding extra wonder to their winter with Holiday Magic LIVE,” said Chris Landtroop, CHP’s Vice President of Marketing & Communications. “We can’t wait to share two new Holiday Magic LIVE events this season to enhance traditional Santa photo experiences and provide more ways for guests to give back. “

“The Santa Magic experience is so important to keep the spirt of Christmas alive; and that includes the new along with the traditional,” said Liz Scoropanos, CHP’s VP of Retail Operations. “Ugly sweaters and waking up in your PJs are as much a part of Christmas as taking a photo with Santa. Together they live on as holiday memories that families can cherish year after year.”

Guests can capture the experience of Holiday Magic LIVE events they attend with a commemorative photo package. The best value is Package A, which includes all digital images, access to an online, personalized gift shop, a limited-edition 2022 holiday postcard, and 7 photo prints (6x8, 4x6, 3x5, and wallet-sized).

All guests who book their visit in advance at will receive a free, personalized phone call from Santa before their visit, powered by Portable North Pole! Additional photo package information is available at

Santa Cares is offered as Caring Santa at Simon mall locations, and as Sensitive Santa at Washington Prime Group mall locations. Pet Nights are offered as Paws and Claws at Washington Prime Group mall locations.

For complete information about all Holiday Magic LIVE events, visit

About Cherry Hill Programs

Cherry Hill Programs captures the Magic to celebrate moments for a lifetime. In partnership with famous landmarks, attractions, and signature retail venues across North America, CHP is the industry-leader in experiential holiday and souvenir photography. Through a combination of proprietary reservation software, innovative technology, accessible download portals, and complete photography operation implementation – from recruiting and training to collaborative marketing – our mission is simple: to bring magic to every experience. Learn more at