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There will be no sitting on Santa’s lap this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. But that doesn’t mean he’s not making a list — and checking it twice — ahead of Christmas 2020. This year, he’s getting a little creative. Santa will make some appearances at local malls, but families will be asked to wear masks and sit six feet away to ensure proper social distancing. 

You can also visit with Santa virtually in a handful of festive online events. So make sure you’re on your best behavior — there’s still time to land on the nice list! Here’s where you can see Santa Claus in the Louisville area this year: 

Santa Claus Is Coming to Jefferson Mall

Samuel Turner is pictured at 15 days old with Santa Claus at a Christmas brunch at Valhalla Golf Club on Dec. 1. (Photo: Courtesy of Blake Turner)

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