Santa Claus won't visit your house until the night of Dec. 24, but there are plenty of opportunities to see the jolly old elf and his helpers before then in Lexington.
Here are some of them.
Fayette Mall. 3401 Nicholasville Rd. In corridor in front of Dillards at the mall. Photo packages $21-$47. (859) 272-3493. Shopfayette-mall.com.
■ Photos with Santa. Through Dec. 24. Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-6 p.m. Sun.; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 24.
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■ Pet photos with Santa. 6:30-9 p.m. Dec. 13. Enter through doors next to Talbots. All animals must be on leash or in cage.
■ Breakfast with Santa at Abuelo's. 8-10 a.m. Dec. 14. Call (859) 971-0922 to make reservations.
The Mall at Lexington Green. 161 Lexington Green Cir. Appointments available at (859) 983-2630. Photo package $9-$48. Coupons available at Facebook.com/SantaLexingtonGreen.
■ Photos with Santa. Through Dec. 23. Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun. (daily break 2-3 p.m.).
■ Pet photos with Santa. Through Dec. 23. Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Sat. (daily break 2-3 p.m.).
Petsmart pet photos with Santa. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 14. 1945 Pavillion Way, Lexington; and 310 East Brannon Rd., Nicholasville. Bring camera to take pet's photo with Santa, then donate $5 at checkout to benefit local animal welfare groups. Petsmart.com.
Lexington Humane Society pet photos with Santa. 4-6 p.m. Dec. 15. LHS Adoptions Center, 1600 Old Frankfort Pike. $10 for the first photo, $5 for additional photos; benefits Humane Society. (859) 233-0044. Lexingtonhumanesociety.org.