Honestly, I don't remember visiting Santa when I was a kid - it wasn't something my parents heavily reinforced, and we're still not sure how we're going to approach the subject when Hugo is old enough to understand. But this year! This year, we are first-time parents, and we did as first-time parents do.
And Hugo, outgoing child that he is, just charmed the heck out of Santa and his posse.
Proof that these were taken at our town hardware store (which is as cute as can be and dates way back to 1858): the random sheep acting as Santa's assistant.