Santa coming to Independence Mall

Santa Claus arrives at Independence Mall via helicopter in 2015. (Photo: WWAY)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — It may only November but Santa and his reindeer are ready for the jolly holiday!

Santa arrives Saturday at Independence Mall in Wilmington.

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Everyone’s invited for his grand arrival in the mall’s front parking lot.

Santa’s saluting Veterans by giving away 20 free photo packages to the first 20 military families there Saturday.

Santa will be available for photos every day through Christmas Eve.

Hours are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays noon to 6.