He’s making a list and checking it twice. This year Sam’s Club is providing an exclusive look into the North Pole and offering live, virtual sessions with Santa Claus himself. Plus it’s free for members to bring the ultimate Christmas experience to their homes. 

Sam's Club Virtual Santa


Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 17, Sam’s Club members can head to https://www.samsclub.com/santasession to book their live visit. Members will be able to choose from a diverse group of Santa’s and they can also enter kids’ details for a more personalized session with Santa. For each live video call, a photo and video will be provided to share with friends and family and via social. Sam’s Club encourages families to share their experience with #SamsSanta, so everyone can follow along.

Sam's Club Virtual Santa

There is a limit of one Santa visit per membership – but multiple children are welcome to attend the visit. The sessions will be booked first come first serve and are expected to fill up quickly

You must have a Sam’s Club Photo Account to sign up. The website will direct you to login to your Sam’s Club Photo account or create one if you don’t have one. Members will be able to select the Santa that best suits their family as they will have diverse options available (Hispanic, Black and White).

To personalize the visit, members can provide details on each child including their name, age and something they want Santa to mention or ask the child.

Once a member books a session, they will receive three emails:

  • Confirmation email with details on their confirmed date and time and a link to their visit
  • Reminder email one week prior to their scheduled visit
  • Follow-up email with instructions to download their photo and video after their Santa visit

Sam's Club Virtual Santa

If you are unable to book a visit because they were all reserved, you can still connect your children with Santa. The website has a Kids Activities section that allows you to create and send a letter to Santa and you’ll receive a response.

There’s also fun activities your children can do to prepare for their visit with Santa – whether it’s a virtual visit or preparing for him to come on Christmas Eve. Activities include recipes for Santa’s favorite cookies, treats for the reindeer, coloring pages and a toy shop to get ideas for your wish list.

—Jennifer Swartvagher

All photos courtesy of Sam’s Club


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