Okay, I didn't expect miracles with the Santa picture this year. In fact, I was almost certain their would be tears so I refused to pay the large amount that the malls charge. I found out that Bass Pro Shops have a Santa as well as a "winter wonderland" for the kids to play in, not to mention that the picture is FREE!! We got there yesterday and there were only 3 people in line ahead of us- SCORE! We got the picture taken- not too bad- made candy cane reindeer, played with RC cars, and colored a Christmas themed coloring page- all for FREE! Woohoo! Jackpot! I encourage you to check it out if you have little ones and dread the mall scene (and prices) like I do. Happy Holidays!