PHOTOS: Santa Claus Returns to Sunset Boulevard for Meet and Greet Photo Op at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Attention, all guests! Santa Claus has been spotted on Sunset Boulevard! I repeat, Santa has been spotted on Sunset Boulevard!

Santa at DHS

That’s right, the big guy himself is now meeting guests in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The back of the Once Upon A Time souvenir shop has been transformed into a Christmas haven with a big comfy couch waiting for you and your kiddos to meet Santa.

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Santas at DHS

Santa Sign

Santa meets with guests intermittently throughout the day about every other hour. Wait times vary from half an hour, to over an hour, with breaks in between. Santa of course has to take breaks to feed Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen. Am I missing anyone? Oh, yeah! And Rudolph.

Santa at dhs

The line is set up in between Once Upon A Time and Beauty and the Beast: Live on Stage, so no need to walk around the shop in confusion.

Santa at dhs

The set up is beautiful and the ideal location if you’re looking for the perfect place for this year’s Christmas card photos. PhotoPass photographers are stationed here as well. This 1930s inspired meet and greet location first debuted back in 2016 and has been going strong since.

Santa at DHS

He was very excited to see us, as you can tell. Santa even has his naughty and nice list displayed!

Santa at dhs

One of Santa’s elves will also give you and the tykes candy canes as you leave, home-made by Mrs. Claus, of course.

Santa at dhs

Well what are you waiting for? ‘Tis the season to meet the Jolly man. Also, when you meet him, put in a good word for us, we don’t want to end up on the naughty list. You can check out a tour of the photo op from back when it first debuted in 2016 in the video below:

This is a fun, free activity to do with the family if you’re in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, so make sure you check it out!

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Jilly Hite

Jilly, a native New Yorker has been visiting the parks since before the tender age of 1 and is happy to finally call Orlando her home. When she's not on Sunset Boulevard professing her love to Evie Starlight you can probably find her in line for Popcorn. The only thing she loves more than the mouse himself is her pup, Macoco.

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I KNOW HIM!!!!!!!!

sorry couldn’t resist.