The little ones lined up early, drawn by the chance to share their Christmas list with Santa...and don't underestimate the free cupcakes.
Santa Claus arrived at 10 a.m. Saturday at , heralded by a performance of scenes from The Nutcracker courtesy of the Ballet Theatre of Maryland.
The jolly old elf made the rounds, chatting with children waiting in line before enjoying the show along with everyone else.
He'll be in the court area outside of and available for photos from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays until Christmas Eve.
JoJo's Cupcakes and Cream, which has a kiosk in the mall, in addition to its two locations on the Eastern Shore in Queenstown and Easton. The shop provided free mini-cupcakes to the first 100 children in line to see Santa.
Have any photos of the kids with Santa from Christmases past you'd like to share? Better yet, do you have any good ones of you as a kid with Santa?