Want to see Santa for a personal, virtual visit? This is how to do it

Santa visits go virtual (NBC)

HOUSTON – The jolly-old elf is making pre-Christmas visits online.

You can take your kids to see Santa Claus virtually this year as the beloved holiday tradition has gone online. Several online services popped up during the COVID-19 pandemic and are continuing this year, giving the chance to talk to Santa without leaving home.

And because parents tell the jolly old elf all about their children beforehand, the visits are often more intimate than spending 30 seconds with Santa at the local mall.

It’s not a one-size-fits all experience many online Santa services create custom visits based on children’s special needs, languages, and ethnicities.

Virtual visits with Santa generally cost anywhere from $25 for a recorded video to $65 for a live video chat.

Chit Chat with Santa - Called the “holliest, jolliest virtual experience.”

Portable North Pole - “Your message from Santa is waiting!”

Santa’s Club - “We offer the most intimate live video conversations with Santa Claus. No malls, no lines, no stress.”

Zuhoo - “Santa, Reimagined. Live Virtual Experiences Your Kids Will Love!”

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