Bridgewater Commons’ Innovative Safe Santa Celebration Opens Nov. 16

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (OCTOBER 28, 2020): Safe Santa is on his jolly way to Bridgewater, N.J.’s Bridgewater Commons located in Somerset County.

The more than 1.2 million square foot shopping, dining and entertainment destination announced today Safe Santa Celebration will welcome children of all ages for safe, socially-distanced visits and photos via a reimagined, no-touch walk-though experience filled with holiday magic, surprise and wonder.

Located in Center Court on the mall’s Lower Level, visits to Safe Santa Celebration will begin Monday, Nov. 16 through Thursday, Dec. 24.  To maintain appropriate COVID-19 safety measures and social-distancing procedures, those wishing to visit Santa will be required to wear face coverings and make an appointment in advance.  And, it’s easy to do so!

Beginning Sunday, Nov. 1, shoppers may visit the Bridgewater Commons’ website at to book a reservation.  Not only will families be able to enter their child’s first name when they make an appointment, but will have the opportunity to include special gifts straight from their wish lists, too.  Select hours have been reserved for live Virtual Santa appointments via Zoom, as well.

“We have gone to remarkable lengths to reimagine the tradition of visiting Santa this year and ensure the annual family event does not disappoint,” said Bridgewater Commons Senior General Manager Troy Fischer.  “Safe Santa Celebration, designed with no touchpoints and advanced technologies, promises to not only keep both our guests and Santa himself safe, but deliver a one-of-a-kind, personalized experience like no other from start to finish.  We look forward to beginning the amazement as the holiday shopping season nears.”