PHOTOS, VIDEO: Santa Claus Meet and Greet Now Open at Town Square Courtyard in the Magic Kingdom

Only 27 days ’til Christmas! If you’re looking to meet Santa Claus, his meet and greet has just opened in the Magic Kingdom! Town Square Courtyard has been transformed into a splendid, garland-covered Candy Cane Garden for the meet and greet, so we went over to check it out.

Unlike the indoor meet and greet in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, here Santa meets outside in the courtyard.

All of the adorable ornaments make up for it, though. There are oversized candy canes, peppermint Mickeys, and wreaths covered in ribbons and cookies.

This Mickey-shaped wreath is the centerpiece of the decor at the meet and greet…

…but we’re really here for Santa. And he even has his own monogrammed rug!

Santa meets in his classic fur-trimed red outfit, with a pair of jingle bells to boot!

Santa takes intermittent breaks throughout the day to make his list and check it twice. We didn’t find waits to be too long first thing in the morning, and recommend you head here first if you’re determined to meet him. You can meet Santa at the Town Square Courtyard from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily. The meet and greet runs through December 24th, since Santa needs to head out and deliver some toys.

You can check out the full meet and greet experience in the video below!

In Santa’s words, have a happy Thanksgiving, and a very merry Christmas!

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