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November 1, 2021 (Cherry Hill, NJ) – Santa Claus has created the pop-up event of the season, seven of them actually! Because of their strong partnership, Santa is happy to announce that Cherry Hill Programs (CHP), the industry leader in experiential photography that operates hundreds of holiday photo experiences across the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico, is launching the brand-new Holiday Magic Village experiences this season. Operated directly by CHP, Holiday Magic Village is the guests’ one-stop-shop for the ultimate holiday photo experience. Under the same roof, families have access to photos with Santa Claus in Santa’s Workshop and The Grinch’s Grotto™ with The Grinch™ ©Dr. Seuss. The seven Holiday Magic Village experiences are located in: Miami, FL (two villages), Fort Myers, FL, Seattle, WA, Bossier City, LA, Glens Mills, PA and Staten Island, NY.

“There is nothing that sparkles and shines more than Santa Magic! We are incredibly excited to bring this magic of the holiday season directly to families this season,” shares Chris Landtroop, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Cherry Hill Programs. “The experience we’re designing includes something for everyone – regardless of age - from Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch™ to Santa himself.”

When guests arrive at the Holiday Magic Village, they will be immersed in holiday magic. A newly designed ultimate Pop-Up Santa’s Workshop and elaborate Grinch’s Grotto™ are joined by My Photo Op Spot – a virtual photo experience that instantly places your personal photos from your device in festive holiday backgrounds to download, save and share on social media. Guests can snap a selfie or upload photos already taken from their device using CHP’s My Photo product. This proprietary software removes the background of the photo like magic. Scan the QR code displayed in the queue at the photo experience. My Photo Op Spot offers an opportunity for families, friends, and children to appear in different holiday backgrounds - making it easy to celebrate the holiday magic with everyone no matter where they’re located. Guests can tag their friends when they share on social media with the #MyPhotoOpSpot.

Of course, Santa and the Grinch™ wouldn’t have come if they didn’t think that it was safe to visit with everyone. All CDC Safety Guidelines for COVID-19 will be followed. The Holiday Magic Villages open on November 18, 2021, and close December 24, 2021. To create a safe experience, guests must book the photo experience in advance at The Holiday Magic Village locations do not accommodate walk-up guests, but guests can book same day reservations with no additional fee. CHP recommends reviewing CDC Safety Guidelines before arriving at the Holiday Magic Village:

Capture the magic of the holiday season with a choice of commemorative photo packages. Whether guests come for a photo with Santa, the Grinch™ or the ultimate photo experience (both), they can take home photo prints including 6x8, 4x6, and wallet sizes, as well as a limited edition 2021 postcard. All photo packages include a $25 to shop Shutterfly where gifts can be created for loved ones using the Holiday Magic Village photos and start at $49.99. Visit for more information, to book a visit and purchase photos.

Year-round Magic of Giving Campaign:

The Holiday Magic Village locations will highlight the new, year-round CHP The Magic of Giving campaign. CHP believes in cultivating the magic of generosity and has partnered with dynamic non-profit organizations including Autism Speaks, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Humane Society to launch The Magic of Giving program this holiday season. “Actively participating in our communities is an integral part of our mission. We’re in a prime position to build a collaborative community who believe in giving back to causes that matter,” continued Craig. For more information about how to participate in the Magic of Giving, visit

About Cherry Hill Programs

Cherry Hill Programs brings the magic to every experience by capturing moments that last a lifetime. In partnership with retail locations, tourist attractions and destinations across North America, CHP contributes millions of holiday and souvenir experiences for children and families year after year. As the industry leader, CHP provides virtual, digital, and in-person holiday and souvenir experiences through a combination of proprietary reservation software, innovative technology, and accessible photo download portals. No matter the special occasion, Cherry Hill Programs’ mission is simple: to bring magic to every experience.