Join Santa’s Flight Academy!


Visit Fair Oaks Mall this Holiday Season and experience the first-of-its-kind Santa’s Flight Academy! This larger-than-life reimagination of the North Pole is paired with state-of-the-art technology and enables children to partner with Santa’s Elves to prepare his sleigh for its journey around the world.

New for 2016 is a one-of-a-kind, immersive holiday experience that combines a giant reimagination of the North Pole with state-of-the-art technology to enable children to become a member of Santa’s flight crew. Partnering with an elf – either Sleigh Mechanic George, Flight Director Sparkle or Reindeer Caretaker Flash – each child will help ready Santa’s sleigh so he can deliver presents to children around the world.

Upon entering Santa’s Flight Academy, each child ‘Cadet’ will present their official flight crew badge and will be immediately recognized by name. You can register your child on site at the kiosk or ahead of time by visiting…… I love the option to save some time in line and doing it before hand. From there, several of Santa’s onsite helpers will guide children throughout the experience to be fitted for a virtual flight suit, help inspect and power Santa’s sleigh before takeoff, and other tasks to ensure that every present will be carefully delivered. My kids were so excited to be a part of Santa’s crew! They loved finding out what special job they had, and of course, receiving their VIP Flight Academy badge. It has been 3 days and they are still reenacting the fun of being a part of the Flight Academy!


Your child will love helping Santa power his sleigh, choosing the best route to your house, and a celebratory dance party with the elves. At the end of the adventure, each child will step inside a 22-foot-tall sleigh for an enchanted snowfall dance party before meeting Santa. Children will also receive a special gift from Santa to personally thank them for heroically saving the day. My kids ages 12, 10, and 5, all enjoyed this magical experience and did not want it to end!


Santa’s Flight Academy will be available exclusively at Fair Oaks Mall from Friday, November 11, through Saturday, December 24. Due to the unprecedented nature of the experience and anticipated high demand, visitors are encouraged to pre-register children for a Santa’s Flight Academy entrance badge online. Be sure to use the coupon below for $3 off!!!

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A variety of photo packages, in addition to intricate and magical 3D pop-up paper holiday cards by Lovepop, will be available for purchase. Santa’s Express Lane passes and photo packages may be purchased online in advance of the visit. For more information, please visit

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I was provided with a complimentary photo package, in exchange for promotion.  As always, all opinions are 100% my own. 

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