Santa has made his way to the Alpena Mall! Photo courtesy Kristin Neumann.

A bellowing voice calls out, Ho-Ho-Ho Merrry Christmasss! His voice fills the cold winter air with warm greetings straight from the depths of his belly, encased in a bright red suit. He waves at oncoming traffic outside of his cozy Santa House, the cold doesn’t bother Santa Claus. 

He’s made his list and checked it twice, equipped with who has been naughty and who has been nice. Santa is officially in! There are two places to find Santa in Alpena- downtown at the Santa House in Culligan Plaza and at the Alpena Mall. 

Excitement is in the air as Santa is in at Culligan Plaza in downtown Alpena! Photo courtesy Ollie Maciejewski

Visit with Santa Downtown– Bring the family down to Culligan Plaza (don’t forget your wish list!) and warm up inside the cozy Santa House. Visiting hours are Fridays 5-7 pm, Saturday 12-4 pm, and Sunday 12-4 pm (Sunday hours begin on December 17th). Santa’s last day in downtown Alpena will be on Friday, December 22nd, so come in soon! Bring your own camera or cell phone for photos with Santa. 

A Day with Santa at the Alpena Mall– The Alpena Mall is hosting a day with Santa where your children can take part in activities with Santa and his helpers! Join in the fun on Saturday, December 16th from 1-4 pm, where you can frost sugar cookies, color, sip hot chocolate, and read “T’was the Night Before Christmas” with Santa Claus. Mrs. Claus will also be making an appearance for photo-ops as well! Santa will also be at the Alpena Mall every Saturday and Sunday from 1-5pm up until Christmas.