My annual Christmas tradition is getting Santa Photos at Metropolis at Metrotown. It draws thousands of families each year until December 24th. All photos with Santa are by donation for a minimum of $2 per photo. All proceeds go towards the Burnaby Christmas Bureau.
I came early in December on a Friday and there was about a 20 minute wait. Not too bad compared to the week before Christmas. I remember I did that last year and I told myself that I will get our photos done early.
When you’re waiting in line, they have a few games that kids (or adults) can play. I had this weird fascination with finding a mouse under a santa hat.
Photos with Santa
Once you get to the front of the line, they ask you how many poses you want. We went with one pose and put our donation in the bin. Their Santa has a real beard and was pretty friendly with us. The picture only took less than a minute and then we were on our way.
The photo is digitally sent to your email, so you get it right away. I downloaded it onto my phone and was able to begin sharing it.