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Countdown to Christmas: 25 ways to celebrate with famil...

December 01, 2021

Hopefully, by now you have slept off the turkey coma and have taken advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for holiday gifts – and a couple presents for yourself too! Wading through the crowds to make sure that you get something for everyone on your list can be exhausting. So you should reward yourself by doing something fun with your family and friends – your cherished loved ones - each day of December leading up to the most wonderful time of the year! That’s right 25 days of holiday fun – capturing magic to celebrate forever.  

Check out these ideas and make sure to create moments to remember every day throughout the month of December in celebration of the 2021 holiday season! 

Are you ready?

Let the Countdown to Christmas Begin NOW! 


December 1st : Get Your Picture Taken with Santa with a Fun Twist 

What better way to start the holiday season than giving a funny little spin to your Santa Magic photo experience? Grab your pompous hat, weird glasses, or whatever silly accessory you might have and let the fun begin! Pop-a-prop Santa Magic events are coming to select locations near you in the week of 11.29.2021 - 12.03.2021. Share this holiday experience with family and friends!

December 2nd: Celebrate National Mutt Day with My Photo Pet 

Since your fur friend is always on the good list, why don't you gift them the perfect holiday experience? Upload your favorite cute images of them to the My Photo Pet platform and create the most amazing holiday photographs in a matter of seconds! My Photo pet has a little something for all of the pet Moms and Dads to enjoy! 

December 3rd: Discover Your Favorite Tradition with The Holiday Traditions Box 

On this year's Make a Gift Day surprise your loved ones with the ultimate family traditions celebration kit- The Holiday Traditions Box! Have fun baking Mrs.Claus secret sugar cookies, be the trend setter among your friends with the exclusive Christmas caroling kit, lay out yummy reindeer treats for hungry visitors and many more! The Holiday Tradition Box is a VIP extra, available to purchase after you book your “A Moment to Remember” Santa Magic photo package. Enjoy your favorite holiday traditions or create new ones. Hurry up and get yours now! 

December 4th: Create Holiday Magic Anywhere, Anytime with My Photo! 

Let the holiday magic come to your home this season. My Photo allows you to create some fantastic holiday memories without having to turn your living room into a film studio! Simply upload your favorite personal pictures to the platform and appear immediately in beautiful, festive backgrounds! Make something special for everyone in your family, including your pets, this holiday season.  

December 5th: Capture the Magic with Sensory-Friendly Events This Holiday Season 

Sensory-Friendly Santa Magic events are back this holiday season. They allow all the fantastic people out there, sensitive to crowded and busy environments, to be able to celebrate the ultimate family tradition at convenient, early opening hours. To celebrate the magic of giving, event guests will be able to support Autism Speaks at many of the participating locations. Sensory-Friendly events are coming to select locations near you in the week of 12.5.2021 to 12.12.2021. Spread the holiday magic- book yours now!

December 6th: Dress Like Santa's Elf This Holiday Season 

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to celebrate Halloween and Christmas at the same time? Well, wonder no more! Have fun while taking your photo with Santa- dress up like one of his elves! Dress Like Santa`s Elf events are coming to select locations near you in the week of 12.06.2021 to 12.10.2021​. Don't let the magic slip away, grab your Elf hat and book your visit now! 

December 7th: Bring Your Kid to Share Their Wishes with Santa 

Make this year's Write a Letter to Santa Day, a moment your child will remember forever! Instead of only having them write their letter to Santa, why don`t you bring them to share their wishes with him personally? After all, is there a better way for a kid to remember the holidays forever than meeting Santa in person and having their picture taken with him? The Holiday Blog thinks not! Let your child experience the Santa Magic today!

December 8th: Make Customized Ornament to Put on the Tree 

Make everyone believe in magic just in time for the holiday season! Using your favorite Santa Magic photo, you will be able to create a unique personalized Christmas ornament. No matter where you choose to display it, you will be sure to bring a personal touch to your holiday décor! Choose an ornament design that you like and simply add your Santa Magic photo to it. Make a special gift for a friend or get one for yourself! Book your Santa Magic experience today and get your ornament with your captured memories at  

December 9th: Make Personalized Christmas Cards for Christmas Card Day 

Did you know that by purchasing any Santa Magic photo experience you also get $25 to shop at Shutterfly? Not only will you experience the ultimate holiday tradition, but you will also get to kick off the season by sending season’s greetings with custom holiday cards, personalized gifts and many more. Find a Santa Magic location near you. 

December 10th: Create Holiday Memories with Your Pet 

Pet Night events are a holiday heaven for all the pet Moms and Dads out there. Bring your fur friends and create special holiday memories together. The Holiday Blog will share a little secret with you: Santa loves all the animals! So don't be shy and capture the Santa Magic with your fur friend this season! Celebrate the Magic of Giving by supporting The Humane Society's great cause at many of the participating locations. Pet Night events are available only in select locations near you in the week of 12.13.2021 to 12.17.2021. Celebrate this year's Animal Rights Day, December 10th, by pre-booking your Pet Night visit today. 

December 11th: Create New Holiday Traditions 

If your family values traditions over everything else, your best bet this season is The Holiday Traditions Bundle! With this modern, virtual experience not only will you get to create unlimited holiday photos using the My Photo portal, but you can also have Santa read your kids a bedtime story! And the key feature of this holiday experience is giving your whole family the amazing opportunity to participate in a Live Call with Santa himself! Be a trendsetter among your child's friends' parents! Surprise your kids with a moment that they will never forget! 

December 12th: Visit a Holiday Magic Village- Your Only Place for Santa and The Grinch™ © Dr. Seuss 

Take a trip down to a Holiday Magic Village- the most exciting pop-up event of the season! Celebrate the holidays with all of your favorite characters in one place! Whether you want a traditional picture with Santa or a one-of-a-kind photo experience with The Grinch™ © Dr. Seuss, The Holiday Magic Village is sure to have something for you and everyone in your family. Don't let this unique pop up opportunity slip away- book your visit now! 

December 13th: Celebrate National Cocoa Day with Story Time 

Put on a pair of comfy PJs, grab a cup of hot cocoa, and have fun listening to Santa reading to you the classic tale of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas.Celebrate the magic of giving by donating to St. Jude noble cause with the purchase of your Story Time holiday experience. Purchase Story Time now at 

Want a little sneak peak? Watch Santa read the all time favorite tale “A Christmas Carol” for free! 

December 14th: Capture the Moment in Your Ugly Holiday Sweater! 

Attitude is everything when you’re wearing a ton of jingle bells and pom poms! Capture the holiday magic by wearing your favorite ugly holiday sweater to your photo with Santa! Events are coming to participating locations near you from 12.13.2021 to 12.17.2021. Find one near you, grab your family and friends and let the Ugly Sweater Magic begin! 

December 15th: Celebrate Santa Magic in Brand New Big Lots Locations 

That's correct! Big Lots is hosting Santa Magic this year. The jolly old man will make appearances at select Big Lots locations across the United States. Modernizing the traditional photo with Santa, this experience incorporates a cozy feel thanks to the use of comfortable furniture in the backdrop. While you're there, take advantage of the great deals on holiday shopping they've got going on! Make sure to check out a Big Lots store near you to participate in the Santa Magic photo experience! 

December 16th: Visit Navy Pier`s Winter Wonderland- "Light up the Lake" 

Navy Pier's "Light up the Lake" is a must-see Christmas event. The jewel of Lake Michigan offers one of the biggest indoor, temperature-controlled light gardens, featuring large-scale light-sculpture displays, an Alpine ice skating rink, an authentic holiday beer garden, and many more. Capture your favorite moment at Navy Pier with My Photo! The platform allows you to upload your images, select your favorite Navy Pier themed background, download the photo, and share the memory instantly with family and friends! The light show is available for visits from November 26th through January 2nd and should definitely be on your holiday experiences list this year. 


December 17th: Visit Comcast, Tinseltown- Get Lost in the Magic of Million Christmas Lights 

Enjoy a magnificent outdoor Christmas light display at The Fairgrounds at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks this holiday season. The Comcast begins on November 26th through January 2nd, and in addition to the lights, visitors to this winter wonderland will be able to satiate their desires with a variety of seasonal culinary treats. Tinseltown's top holiday event also features an opportunity for traditional photos with Santa from November 26th through December 24th. Mrs. Claus can also be found in her reading room, where she will be reading some of her favorite holiday tales for you and your family to hear. The event offers convenient sensory-friendly entry times as well as dog-friendly nights. It's definitely worth the visit. 

December 18th: Send Personal Christmas Cards to Family and Friends 

Send Christmas cards to family and friends just in time for the holidays by using photos from your Santa Magic 2021 experience. Simply download your favorite Santa Magic image from and turn it into the best Christmas card! Book your Santa Magic experience today and send your cards just in time for the holidays!

December 19th: Enjoy the Upcoming Holidays with a Sweet Deal! 

Create a little something special for everyone in your family, including your pets with the Jingle Bells Bundle. This package gives you unlimited access to the My Photo Platform, where you can create fantastic holiday memories in seconds without having to turn your living room into a film studio! Included in the bundle is Story Time. Give your child the unforgettable opportunity to listen to the classic holiday tale, Twas the Night Before Christmas as bedtime story read by Santa himself! Visit and purchase the Jungle Bells Bundle today! 

December 20th: Celebrate Go Caroling Day 

December 20 is all about the beautiful tradition of Christmas Caroling. Spread the holiday magic this year! Gather with friends, go from house to house and sing your heart out!  

Don't forget: Prepare for this holiday with The Holiday Traditions Box! Including the ultimate Christmas Caroling kit among many other surprises, this magic box is your secret helper in celebrating your favorite traditions this holiday season! Book your Santa Magic "A Moment to Remember" photo experience today and get your Holiday Traditions Box just in time for Christmas!

December 21st: Say Hi to Winter 

December 21 is the day of the Winter Solstice, or better known as the first day of winter. Greet the most wonderful time of the year by grabbing a last minute chance to visit Santa this holiday season. Simply visit and book your Santa Magic experience in a location near you. 

December 22nd: Create Last Minute Gifts 

You had no time to go gift shopping or forgot somebody's name on your nice list? No worries! With My Photo you can create unforgettable Christmas memories with everyone in a matter of seconds! Upload your favorite picture together and choose from a variety of different festive backgrounds. Email it, share it or print it out as a holiday postcard- the opportunities are unlimited! Get your My Photo Santa Magic now at 

December 23rd: Order your Christmas Mug and Remember the Holidays Forever 

Drinking hot cocoa from a personalized magic Christmas mug can make you remember the beautiful holiday season every single day of the year. Use your favorite Santa Magic photo and create the best personalized holiday present for yourself or a loved one- a Christmas mug! Visit and get yours today.

December 24th: Prepare Your Children for a Night of Magic and Wonder 

Putting your child to bed while they are impatiently expecting Santa is a task on its own. Be a cool parent- bring Santa to your child this holiday season! Whether you choose to do it with Story Time or organize a one-on-one Live Video call between Santa and your kid, The Holiday Traditions Bundle is your best bet! Make sure to get yours early and be ready to gift your kid with the most enchanting evening in their life! 


December 25th: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas 

And finally- Merry Christmas!! Take the time and spend this day with family and loved ones. Exchange presents, indulge in the holiday feast, share laughs and most importantly- live the magic! Don't forget that Santa Magic doesn't end with Christmas. It is always there for you when you need it, living on through the beautiful memories created and shared with friends, pets, and family. 

Create the Moment. Capture the Magic. Celebrate Forever!


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Happy Holidays! Ho-Ho-Ho!  

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