Mark Sykes Photography | College Station Santa Experience


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Bring the wondrous magic of Christmas

to your child this year! 

Now Booking for November and December Dates

Limited Sessions Available

A child who believes in Santa cannot contain their excitement as the season nears.  They hope to catch a glimpse of Santa placing their presents under the tree.  They wish they could sit with Santa, ask him about the North Pole, and share his milk and cookies. The years when a child truly believes in Santa creates an enchantment that is contagious throughout the Christmas season! 


Each session includes up to you 45 minutes with Santa and Santa's Magical Gift Box set, Limited Edition series featuring a beautiful story book with audio, Santa's Magical Box and Wish Book and we provide the clothing.  Sant will activate your child's Magical Box during the session with his magical reign deer dust and will sign his name in their personal Wish Book.  This new box set will start a new Tradition in your home by having your child write down what they want for Christmas and placing their Wish Book in their Magical Box. On Christmas morning, they will awake to find Santa has left them a clue in their Magical Box where they can find their special Christmas gift.  You will enjoy watching your little one find each clue throughout your home and finding their magical Santa gift.  Over the years, as your child grows, you will have a keepsake with all the different stages of their handwriting development right there in their Magical Wish Book. And when you keep the clues that Grandma, or Grandpa, or Aunt Betty filled out, you will have another cherished keepsake of their handwriting. And when the time comes, you will pass this wonderful gift box set on to your child for them to cherish for a new generation.

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To learn about all of the details of Santa's Magical Gift, watch the video below



This year Mark Sykes Photography brings the childhood dream to life with our Limited Edition Santa Experience Portrait Series. Your child will share up to an hour with Santa while Mark creates portraits of this magical visit.  During your child's time with Santa, they can share their wish list, take a peek at the Naughty or Nice list, help Santa plan his Christmas Eve trip around the world, and yes…talk with Santa about his magical reindeer and elves at the North Pole while sharing milk and cookies. The Santa Experience will be an unforgettable time your little one will cherish forever. 

Images created from our Limited Edition Santa Experience Portrait sessions are digitally hand-painted by Mark in a distinctive storybook style. Our Fine Art Portraiture is available in a selection of high-quality art prints including Heirloom Canvas Wall Portraits, Framed Metal, Archival Storybook Albums, and gift offerings starting at $85. We understand how important it is to our clients to share their portraits digitally, and provide our clients with a custom mobile app that features shareable-sized copies of your purchased portraits. From your custom app, you can share the images on social media and email; however, we do not release digital negatives for reprinting. Our focus is on creating stunning portraiture you will proudly display for generations.


Santa has only a limited amount of time he can be with us, and we sell out every year.  Reserve your child’s time with Santa by clicking the link below. Share the dream of a lasting childhood memory of Santa with your little ones...give them the magic of believing.


Available Dates

November 10 - 11 and 17 - 18

December 1 & 2


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