Are you tired of driving to Barrie after work, or in bad weather JUST to see Santa with the kids? Then you can’t even get any Holiday shopping done because your spouse is cranky and your kids are with you? I HEAR YOU! That’s why I am bringing Santa to Collingwood this year! One evening a week and one weekend afternoon, we will open our studio to walk in visitors who want to see and get photos with Santa! It’s absolutely FREE, BUT there’s a catch – you MUST bring a food bank or toy drive donation. There will be 3 different ways to interact and visit with Santa.
1) Walk in and visit, sit on Santa’s knee, drop off your letter etc. This will be FREE with a food bank or toy drive donation (pet food or toy on pet days). All those who choose to leave their email will receive the free digital (as outlined below).
2) If you wish to purchase a 4×6 print on site, they will be $25 and we will print for you right there. (Duplicates will be discounted) No logos, just the image A portion of this fee will go to CG&MH (GTHS on Pet Day), to Santa and to costs for printing. Additional products will be available to order onsite, but will need to be paid for and ordered. All those who choose to leave their email will receive the free digital (as outlined below).
All walk in visitors will get one free web sized image with a TEMPO Logo at no charge which will be emailed to you within 72 hours. You will pick your image at your visit and leave your email address for it to be sent to you. No other photos (including cell phone images) will be taken except by our staff. No purchase is necessary but all FREE visits require a donation – if you are buying an image or product, a portion of that will be donated so no further donation is required, although we will happily accept it. There will be a cash donation box if you’d like to donate cash instead of or in addition to the food/toy drive.
Peek at our Vintage Christmas Set here: A Vintage TEMPO Christmas
Come visit Santa on the following days and times! And YES kids, Santa’s beard is definitely real!
Nov 15 6-8pm
Nov 19 1-4pm
Nov 22 6-8pm
Nov 27 1-4pm
Nov 29 6-8pm PET DAY
Dec 3 2-4pm
Dec 6 6-8pm
Dec 11 1-4pm
Dec 15 6-8pm
3) We are also offering a special session type in November! Book “The Santa Experience” and your kids can spend 30 minutes with Santa, reading a story, enjoying milk and cookies and we will take lots of photos and video footage. This is treated like a private photo session with your immediate family only, and you will come back after a week or so for a viewing appointment where you can buy products/prints and anything from our regular product catalogue, and buy the video if you so wish! This session will be priced at $195 and all prints/products are purchased separately, like our regular studio sessions.
Having Santa in our studio is largely a CHARITABLE endeavour, BUT, Santa must be paid for his time, so there are some simple rules to ensure that we can make the biggest donations for our charities.
Every visitor MUST bring a food drive OR toy drive item (Pet food or toy on Pet Day, please). Additional cash donations are welcomed. The Charities benefiting from photos sold and cash donations are Collingwood G&M Hospital & GTHS on Pet Day). EVERY visitor will get a photo with Santa and if you choose to leave your email, we will send you a low-res digital file with a studio frame (hand drawn by a local student). It will not be printable and WILL have our studio logo on it. There will be NO OTHER photography allowed, no cell phones, no cameras.
We do not have the room in Santa’s Corner to do group photos, so a maximum of 3 children are allowed (unless there are more siblings in your single family). If it is busy, we will take a maximum of 5 minutes per child/family to give everyone a chance.
Payment for all images/products is Cash only. Taxes are applicable on all prints and products ordered. There is a cash machine located next door in the Hasty Market.
Please check the posted hours CAREFULLY… they are not on the same weekday or time in all cases, so make sure. Our studio is a very busy one in Nov and Dec and we may have private sessions booked and not be able to go over these hours, even by a little bit. Arrive as early as you can to be safe.
No pets other than on Pet Day, but children MAY accompany their pet on pet day.
If you wish to book a private Santa Experience, please contact me to do that outside of these posted hours. We do NOT take appointments for these dates/times – it is first come, first served.
If you have any questions, please hit the Contact above or call the Studio at 705-443-8886.
Please, share with your friends and co-workers…. let’s get as many donations as we can for these 4 VERY deserving Charities. I have created a printable flyer here, if you can share and post we’d greatly appreciate it!