Ranked #1: Yorkdale Shopping Center | 3401 Dufferin St, Toronto

Toronto model, Paul Mason who naturally sports an all-white beard will be Fashion Santa this year at Yorkdale Shopping Center. Modernizing Santa is a fun way to entertain parents and shoppers alike while children get to tug on a real white beard that won’t fall off – now what’s not to love? We heart Paul Mason!

Ranked #2: Upper Canada Mall | 17600 Yonge St, Newmarket

News alert! Mrs. Claus will be taking over the spot light this year at the Upper Canada Mall as they seek to break convention by introducing a new tradition. “Women are the unsung heroes of Christmas,” said Upper Canada Mall marketing director Jennifer Kleinberg, explaining the mall’s decision to launch a thoroughly modern Mrs. Claus character for the holiday season.

Ranked #3: Sherway Gardens Mall | 25 The West Mall, Toronto

At this larger than life holiday interaction with Santa, children will get to take part in Santa’s Giant Storybook Experience where they will become the heroes of the story by helping Santa and his reindeer save Christmas. We love how interactive this opportunity is for the kids!

Ranked #4: Dufferin Mall | 900 Dufferin St. Toronto

From Story time with Santa to the feeding of reindeers, this Santa experience is one that children will not soon forget! Parents will also get to choose from a wide variety of goodies that will feature their kid’s pictures on it such as light-up frames, snow globes and music boxes.

Ranked #5: Fairview Mall | 1800 Sheppard Ave. West, Toronto

Joy! Children will get to enjoy Story Time and Breakfast with Santa this year at Fairview mall. Also, this year Santa will be introducing a “FastPass” which allows you to reserve a spot with Santa for various segments.