If you were worried Santa wouldn’t be visiting this year due to COVID 19, never fear.

Officials with Simon malls and Bass Pro Shops say Santa is coming, but he is laying down a few rules to keep children safe.

That includes social distancing, temperature checks and mask wearing.

You’ll also be asked to request a reservation at both locations, in order to have a spot in the limited line.

Officials with Bass Pro say Santa will start seeing children November 7th at all their locations, including Springfield and Columbia.

Simon officials say Santa will arrive on November 27th near the JC Penney location at Battlefield Mall in Springfield.

There will be no visits from Santa this year at Simon’s Osage Outlet Marketplace here in Osage Beach.


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Simon Malls Requirements:

  • Santa will be a socially distanced experience.
  • Santa and his helpers will be wearing masks throughout each visit.
  • You Must make a reservation at the website below

Santa will be available from:

  • Monday – Saturday from 1 – 7 p.m.
  • Sunday from 1 – 5 p.m.