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October 21, 2021 (Cherry Hill, NJ) Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa’s back! Cherry Hill Programs is excited to host everyone’s favorite holiday tradition: Santa Magic -- in person -- this Christmas season. Children and families will experience Santa Magic at venues across the United States thanks to the holiday photo experience provided by Cherry Hill Programs (CHP), the industry leader in experiential photography. CHP operates holiday experiences in hundreds of locations across the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Families will, once again, experience the wonder of Santa Claus and CHP will capture the magic 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. All CDC Safety Guidelines for COVID 19 will be followed.

“There is nothing that sparkles and shines more than Santa Magic! We are incredibly excited to experience the magic of the holiday season in hundreds of venues this season,” shares Chris Landtroop, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Cherry Hill Programs. “Partnering with retail locations helps us capture moments to remember in your backyard – and that’s what the holiday season is all about!”

At each Santa Magic photo experience, guests should anticipate all CDC recommended best practices, including social distancing, face coverings and enhanced sanitization. Additionally, as part of CHP COVID safety protocols, reservations and advance photo package sales are encouraged and can be made at CHP recommends reviewing the CDC Safety Guidelines before arriving at the Santa Magic photo experience. Visit for more information.

Capture the Santa Magic with a commemorative photo package. The best value is A Moment to Remember, a package that includes complete access to digital images, an online gift store, a limited edition 2021 holiday postcard, 6x8, 4x6, 3x5 and wallet prints and $25 to shop Shutterfly 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 kits, and more!

Working to keep the “joy” in the holidays and with pre-booking, people may experience a short wait before their Santa Magic visit. Piloting at select locations, My Photo Op Spot brings magic to the brief wait. Guests can snap a selfie in line or upload a photo from their device and, once they’ve scanned the QR Code displayed in the queue at the photo experience, instantly appear in festive backgrounds with all the holiday characters! My Photo Op Spot offers an opportunity for families and children to appear in different holiday backgrounds, download and save, and share with friends and family on social media with #MyPhotoOpSpot. Guests can take this photo creation fun one step further with the My Photo Magic Pass - complete access to My Photo SANTA MAGIC available at for only $9.99 with photo package purchase – a $19.99 value.

Santa Magic is designed to be a moment to remember. Decked out in festive, dapper attire, Santa and his Workshop are filled with excitement and holiday sparkle. Santa holiday photos are customized with limited-edition photo borders that encourage all the past rich colors of Christmas feels: reds and greens and golds and blues.

Santa Magic photo experiences can be located at Reservations and advance photo purchases are recommended; however, walk-up visits are available as space permit.

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.