Santa online

Woodland Hills Mall isn’t the only place children can visit with Santa Claus this year to tell him their Christmas wishes-now even St. Nick is going digital, too, with special daily messages and interactive games for parents and kids at

With the countdown to Christmas underway, Santa Claus, who can otherwise be found at Woodland Hills Mall, invites children and their parents to visit him at his online home, as well, each day until Christmas. There, they’ll hear special daily video messages, play educational, holiday-themed games and even send their wish list to St. Nick (with their parents’ permission, of course!) as he prepares his sleigh for the long Christmas ride from his North Pole workshop. They’ll even get a message back!

The new online destination also features information on how to meet Santa in person at the mall, free coloring sheets, computer wallpaper and even screen savers.

“This year we are extending the family holiday experience beyond our mall with Countdown to Christmas! on, Santa’s virtual home-away-from-home during the holiday season,” said Jenna Ruprecht, director of mall marketing. “Countdown to Christmas! is brimming with entertainment for children with everything from special messages from Santa Claus himself to fun games and other activities that children and their parents can enjoy together,” said Ruprecht.

Simon’s “Countdown to Christmas!” online experience is presented by Sears, in association with Duracell, ABC Family, and Gymboree.