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November 23, 2021 (Marlton, NJ) — Santa and Cherry Hill Programs (CHP), the industry leader in experiential photography, know how important a pet is to their family. That’s why CHP is partnering with The Humane Society of the United States to help further their mission to support animals in need as part of the Magic of Giving program. It’s also why Santa is looking forward to Santa Magic PET NIGHT at participating locations. This new partnership will allow all the Santa Magic families and guests to pitch in and support a great cause by donating $1, $3, $5, $10, or, if they’d prefer, they can make a “keep the change” donation with the purchase of any photo package at participating locations. Visit for more information.

“The Humane Society of the United States is thrilled to participate in such a fun holiday event that brings pets and the people who love them together. Thank you to Cherry Hill Programs for supporting our lifesaving work for animals around the world through these memorable Pet Night events,” said Kristie Tanner, Director of Business Partnerships for the Humane Society of the United States.

“Sharing this Santa Magic experience is so important to keep the spirt of Christmas alive,” said Liz Scoropanos, VP of Retail Operations at CHP. “It’s important to remember to help every member of our family, even the four-legged members. For CHP, it should be as much a holiday tradition as the annual Santa Photo and sharing Santa’s wish list with Santa.” In fact, CHP believes that pets are such important members of the family, that in addition to in-person pet photo opportunities, they provide opportunities to capture pets in festive holiday scenes virtually with My Photo PETS.

Santa is back in person this year, and thanks to CHP’s Santa Magic, families will once again experience the wonder of Santa’s Workshop and capture commemorative pictures with the man himself for Christmas 2021. Of course, Santa wouldn’t come if he didn’t think that it was safe to visit with each child. To create a safe, contactless experience, reservations and advance sales can be made online at Walk-up visits are available as space allows at most Santa Magic locations. At the Santa Magic photo experience, guests can expect and should prepare for all CDC recommended best practices to be required and include social distancing, face coverings and enhanced sanitization. CHP recommends reviewing the CDC Safety Guidelines before arriving at the Santa Magic experience.

Every Santa Magic photo package will come with $25 to shop Shutterfly (at participating locations) thanks to their partnership with Cherry Hill Programs. Packages run from $39.99 to $49.99 and, depending on the package, include digital downloads, access to an online gift shop at, 6x8, 4x6, 3x5 and wallet size photo prints as well as a limited-edition postcard photo. There is also a fun opportunity for guests to snap a selfie while waiting to see Santa or to upload a photo to the My Photo Op Spot which allows guests to instantly appear in different holiday backgrounds, download and save and share with friends and family via social media with #myphotoopspot. Guests can take this photo creation fun one step further with the My Photo MAGIC PASS which includes access to My Photo SANTA MAGIC at half the cost! Available at 50% off with any photo package purchase, guests have complete access to virtual holiday photo fun through January 31, 2022.

About The Humane Society of the United States
Founded in 1954, the Humane Society of the United States fights the big fights to end suffering for all animals. Together with millions of supporters, we take on puppy mills, factory farms, trophy hunts, animal testing and other cruel industries. With our affiliates, we rescue and care for tens of thousands of animals every year through our animal rescue team’s work and other hands-on animal care services. We fight all forms of animal cruelty to achieve the vision behind our name: A humane society. Learn more about our work at Subscribe to Kitty Block’s blog, A Humane World. Follow the HSUS Media Relations department on Twitter. Read the award-winning All Animals magazine. Listen to the Humane Voices Podcast.

About Cherry Hill Programs:

Cherry Hill Programs captures the Magic to celebrate moments for a lifetime! In partnership with famous landmarks, attractions, signature retail venues, and hotel destinations, CHP is the industry-leader in experiential photography, providing virtual, digital, and live holiday + souvenir photography experiences in venues across North America. 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.