I know it isn't even December yet but here at A Charleston Santa Experience we are halfway through the Christmas season!!!! It's actually dropped to the 40's here in Charleston, SC this week if you can believe it! We've been enjoying every second of the cooler weather and of spending that time with the kiddos making sure they have a magical time with Santa!!!!
While we do not recommend this experience for children under three (we go into why HERE!) we do a lot of younger siblings come in with older brothers and/or sisters! Our under 3 policy is recommended only if they are an only child or don't have an older sibling. Why is it different with an older sibling? Well . . . they're used to following that older sibling around. They feel comfortable with them and they are more likely to warm up if they see big brother or sister hugging the guy in the red suit! Now, with that being said, we sometimes still find that younger children are still a little unsure of Santa. I'm here to tell you that is FINE! We don't operate like the lines at the Citadel Mall, Festival of Lights, or other places you're used to seeing Santa Claus! I operate a small studio and each session is completely private. I go into extreme detail on how I do that HERE. Each appointment is booked knowing sometimes children need time to warm up to Santa and, therefore, given enough wiggle room to do so. If your child needs the sibling to sit between them and Santa? Done. If your child needs to play catch with Santa first? Done. Want mom to come sit next to you for a couple of minutes? Done. We figure out how best to get your child to warm up and we have all the patience in the world! We don't force anyone to do something they aren't comfortable with. We would never ask an adult to do something they didn't want to do and the same goes for the kids!