Join Santa’s Toy Factory at North Point Mall and become a toy tester

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You don’t have to be an elf at the North Pole to help Santa with his toys this year.

North Point Mall is hosting Santa’s Toy Factory now until Dec. 23. Visitors can help Saint Nicholas test out toys from Barbie, Hot Wheels and Thomas & Friends in the Alpharetta mall’s West Court. While trying out the new trinkets, you’ll be able to help Santa design one-of-a-kind toys.

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Shoppers can reserve 30-minute time slots beginning from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. until Monday. On top of helping out Kris Kringle, shoppers have the convenience of getting their last-minute Christmas shopping done.

There’ll also be time for photo-ops with Santa, which are offered with three photo packages.

  • Package A – $49.99 digital and print. Digital files offered are four 5x7, photos, two in sizes 4x6, four 3x5 photos and four wallet-sized options. Up to three can be purchased.
  • Package B – Digital Files Only for $44.99, until December 14 when the price goes up to $47.99
  • Package C – $39.99 prints only. One 3x5, one 5x7, two 4x6 and two wallet sized images are offered.

All photo packages include a free Shutterfly promo card.

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Santa photo operating hours can be found on the event website.

Santa’s Toy Factory

$49.99-$39.99 photo packages

30-minute time slots beginning from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Now through Dec. 23

North Point Mall’s West Court

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