ST. CLOUD - It's the most wonderful time of year, Christmas is right around the corner and excited children are lining up to visit Santa at the Crossroads Mall.

Santa is available for children to visit now through early Christmas Eve. In an exclusive interview with WJON, Santa says he's ready to meet all the kids.

"We sure are glad to see the kids. That's what Christmas is all about-the children and it's a lot of fun. We're expecting some long lines as we move along."

Santa says some of the top gift requests from children this year include Anna and Elsa dolls from the Frozen movie.  Trucks, tractors and trains are also popular requests.

Santa can be found near the Caribou Coffee stand in the mall. He's looking forward to meeting kids when they drop by.

"That's why I'm here, to add to the childrens lives and add to their enjoyment of Christmas," Santa says.

This year, parents can reserve a time slot to visit Santa at the mall to skip the line. You can do so by clicking here.


Dan DeBaun, WJON