FAIRLESS HILLS, PA — Not even the coronavirus can cease Santa Scott. However Bucks County’s beloved, tattooed Santa will probably be taking particular precautions in 2020 to assist maintain everybody protected and wholesome.
Santa Scott, also known as Scott Diethorne, will probably be obtainable for images once more this 12 months at Fairless Hills Backyard Heart, beginning on Sunday.
As COVID-19 well being precautions, workers will probably be checking brow temperatures when friends arrive and guests will obtain a textual content when Santa Scott is able to see them, so they will not have to attend in a line.
All adults and kids over age 2 will probably be required to put on masks throughout their whole go to, besides throughout images. Anybody who needs to maintain masks on in the course of the picture, or for Santa Scott to take action, could request that as effectively.
“To date, we will probably be doing no Plexiglass, however we will probably be sterilizing and doing our greatest to maintain everybody protected,” Diethorne mentioned on his Santa Scott web page on Fb. “I’ll not have the ability to choose folks up and stuff like that because of state guidelines — not our selection. However we will nonetheless do the tattoo footage and nonetheless have enjoyable.”
A hands-off strategy is a departure for the previous skilled wrestler, who made a reputation for himself regionally by taking nontraditional images with children (or pets together with alligators, snakes and unique birds) whereas displaying off his “Naughty” and “Good” tattoos.
Most Bucks County locals received to know Scott throughout his almost decade-long run as a Santa at Oxford Valley Mall. However, in 2018, the corporate that owned his picture sales space there determined it needed a extra conventional Santa.
No appointments are required. Right here is Santa Scott’s 2020 schedule at Fairless Hills Backyard Heart:
(NOTE: The final two hours of each night time with Santa Scott are open to images with pets. Particular wants hours supply a calmer atmosphere, with quieter music and fewer distractions.)
Sunday, Nov. 15. 3-8 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 17. by Friday, Nov. 20. 4-8 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 21. Midday-8 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 22. Midday-8 p.m. (Particular wants time 11 a.m.-noon)
Tuesday, Nov. 24 and Wednesday, Nov. 25. 3-8 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 27. Midday-8 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 28. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 29. 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 1-Friday, Dec. 4. 3-8 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 5. 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 6. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. (Particular wants time 9-10 a.m.)
Tuesday, Dec. 8. by Friday, Dec. 11. 3-8 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 12. 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 13. 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 15. by Friday, Dec. 18. noon-8 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 19. 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 20. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. (Particular wants time 9-10 a.m.)
Tuesday, Dec. 22. 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 23. 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 24. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Fairless Hills Backyard Heart is positioned at 636 Lincoln Hwy. The middle is urging guests to come back in November if they will, saying they must restrict crowd sizes in December.