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Reservations are open in hundreds of locations in USA, Puerto Rico, and Canada.

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DATE (Cherry Hill, NJ)Santa is pulling out all the stops to make sure that all CDC COVID protocol guidelines are followed at this year’s Santa Magic photo experience locations. Santa knows that Cherry Hill Programs, the industry leader in experiential photography operating holiday experiences in hundreds of locations across the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, will ensure everyone’s safety who come to see him. Following all CDC Safety Guidelines for COVID 19, CHP has created protocol that includes masks, social distancing, sanitation procedures and more. Now families can feel safe to experience the wonder of Santa’s Workshop while CHP captures the magic with the man himself for the 2021 holiday season.

“There are few things in this World more uplifting and magical than the warmth of a Child’s smile. It’s our responsibility at CHP to do everything we can to keep our families smiling and safe,” said John Barbieri, Chief Strategy Officer at CHP. “To see the wonder in their eyes and the pure excitement they express during of a visit with Santa makes me and the Cherry Hill family proud of the work we do.”

To help with this safe experience, CHP will utilize an updated reservation technology at Guests will be able to purchase photo experiences in advance which reduces touchpoints and minimizes contact throughout the experience. Walk-up visits are available as space permits. When arriving at the Santa Magic photo experience, guests can text SANTA to 360.488.0880 to start the holiday photo experience session.

CHP asks that all guests review local health ordinances and city mandates as well as the CDC Safety Guidelines before arriving at the Santa Magic photo experience. Visit for more information about the photo experience.

Commemorative photo packages are available to capture Santa Magic to last a lifetime. The best value is A Moment to Remember, Package A, that includes all digital images, access to an online gift store, a limited edition 2021 holiday postcard, 6x8, 4x6, 3x5 and wallet photo prints and $25 to shop Shutterfly (at participating locations) for only $49.99. Other photo packages are available – visit to learn more. Merchandise varies by location and is available to add on to photo package purchases at the photo experience. Participating locations have the exclusive Holiday Traditions Box available for purchase that include favorite holiday activities such as caroling kits, Mrs. Claus cookie baking kits, reindeer treats and more!

Reservations for Santa Magic photo experiences open October 15th, 2021, at

Join the Cherry Hill Programs’ Holiday Team

Cherry Hill Programs believe exceptional experiential photography is achieved through incredible customer service, teamwork, learning and innovation. Join the CHP team to bring magic to every experience by capturing moments that last a lifetime. Build Your Career. Bring the Magic!

Cherry Hill Programs' Holiday Division is in search of festive, professional leaders and Santa characters to bring the magic to life this holiday season. Apply to join the team that celebrates and commemorates the Santa Magic of holiday experiences across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Click here to apply or learn more.

Cherry Hill Programs strives to provide a positive work environment that values excellence in safety and quality, free from discrimination and harassment. Every CHP employee plays a part in our Company’s success and making this a great place to work. At CHP, our people are the heart of our organization and the foundation of our success. Driven by our core values of safety, diversity, integrity, and collaboration, we strive to promote a culture which supports and encourages creativity, fairness, and inclusion.

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 + training to collaborative marketing - our mission is simple: to bring magic to every experience.