We don't generally push the Santa thing and honestly I think I might have one pic of my older kids on Santa's lap, miserable and sad. We never went again and the younger ones have never been to see Santa. Neither of them were overly excited at the idea but they both did it.
They are a little out of focus, because they are a pic of a pic. He was probably one of the nicest Santa's I had ever seen. He was extraordinarily soft spoken and so gentle, you couldn't hear their conversation but you could see the animation on the kids faces as they talked to him. They really seemed to enjoy it.
They had multiple play areas set up for the kids to enjoy, Mom enjoyed racing with Ry and Sissy.
We looked around a lot and really enjoyed the pond and live ducks in the store. They have multiple stuffed animals and mannequins doing different outdoor sports that we thought were really cool, too.
The miniature train set up to go through a snowy landscape was one of Ry's favorites, he played with the train and I played with my camera and the aperture settings a bit to try to get the background to go blurry. It worked pretty well, click and see.
Finally, I've been working on the above technique at home too. It's called Bokeh when you can get your background to blur and cause lights to make beautiful blurry spots. Here's another example of my effort.