'Tis the season already -- to deck the halls, hunt for the perfect gift and make up wish lists for Santa. And he'll be ready to hear what good girls and boys have on their minds at a number of area malls:
Santa Claus is in Santa's Place, Harborplace through Dec. 24, noon to 8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. Look for celebrity santas from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 6, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 7 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 8, to benefit the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.
Santa Claus will be at the Annapolis Mall tomorrow through Dec. 24. Call (410) 266-5432.
Santa will visit the Recreation Pier, 1715 Thames St., from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and Dec. 9 and 16 with entertainment and a free gift. Call (410) 396-9177.
Santa Claus is at White Marsh Mall until Christmas Eve. Call (410) 931-7100.
Children from 3 to 10 can have breakfast with Santa beginning at 10 a.m. Dec. 7 at Joppa branch, Harford County Library. Call (410) 679-7520.
Santa is at the Towson Town Center through Dec. 24. Call (410) 494-8800.
Santa arrives at Mondawmin Mall Saturday and will be there from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in center court. Look for him from 10 a.m.- 9 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Call (410) 332-4191.
Santa Claus is at Westview Mall through Dec. 24, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon to 8 p.m. Sundays. Call (410) 744-5650.
Santa Claus is at the Mall in Columbia tomorrow through Dec. 24. Call (410) 730-3300.
A streetcar-operating Santa Claus will come to the Baltimore Streetcar Museum, 1901 Falls Road, at 2 p.m. Dec. 15. Call (410) 547-0264.
Santa Claus is at the Glen Burnie Mall through Dec. 24. Call (410) 766-6527.
Santa arrives at 10 a.m. tomorrow in Center Court at Marley Station. "Santa's Super Saturday Club" will be held with a 9 a.m. breakfast and holiday movie Saturday, Dec. 7, 14 and 21. Tickets, for$1, can bought at the Customer Service Center in Center Court on the lower level. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call (410) 766-2033.
Santa and Snoopy will hold forth at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. in Center Court, Harford Mall Dec. 3. Santa hours are 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 24. Call (410) 879-9319 or (410) 838-3322.
Breakfast with Santa will be held at 9 a.m. Dec. 7 in the conservatory at the Owings Mills Mall. Reservations are required. The event is $5 a person. Call (410) 363-1234.
Santa will be in the Shops at Kenilworth, 800 Kenilworth Drive, Towson, tomorrow to Dec. 23. Call (410) 321-1909 for times.
Santa Claus is at the Reisterstown Road Plaza through Dec. 24. Call (410) 764-3222.
Santa Claus will visit Security Square Mall in Center Court from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. Call (410) 265-6000.