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Santa Claus at The Somerset Collection: 2012 Schedule

The jolly old elf will arrive this Friday. Here are the days and hours he'll be available this season.

Ho, ho, ho! Santa Claus is coming to town – or, more specifically, to The Somerset Collection in Troy.

Here's what you need to know about Santa's arrival and extended visit to the mall this season.

The Arrival

Santa will arrive in Troy at 6:30 p.m. this Friday, Nov. 16 in front of Somerset Collection North between J Alexander’s and Capital Grille. There will be stilt walkers, jugglers, a caroling quartet and townspeople handing out roasted almonds to guests. 

At 7 p.m., the Dearborn Marching Band will begin marching and playing a holiday tune from Nordstrom’s to the center doors. They will play as Santa arrives in a horse-drawn carriage with Princess Celeste. 

Once inside, the Dearborn Jazz Band will play while Santa visits with all his guests while the marching band plays another couple songs. After the marching band finishes playing, the jazz band will take over and play until about 8 p.m.

Santa's Hours for the Season

If you want to bring the kids out to meet Santa and share their holiday wish list this season, here's when he'll be available:

  • Monday through Saturday: 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Sunday: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Thanksgiving: CLOSED
  • Christmas Eve: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 

The Departure

On Christmas Eve, The Somerset Collection will give Santa a special send-of starting at 2 p.m.

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