You better watch out, you better not cry; you better wear a mask, I'm telling you why: Santa Claus is coming to Cabela's.
The outdoor recreation franchise says it's found a safe way to bring Santa at its stores nationally -- including Minnesota at its Woodbury, Rogers and Owatonna locations. Beginning Sunday, Cabela's visitors can register online for a
"contactless" visit with Santa.
First, Santa is expected to finish his journey from the North Pole to Cabela's Saturday at 5 p.m. for an outdoor drive-by event, which is free and open to the public.
Then, beginning Sunday, he'll be available for visits with the following safety measures in place, Cabela's says:
- What Cabela's calls a "Magic Santa Shield" will be in place between Santa and families.
- A team of elves dubbed "Santa's Sanitation Squad" will be on hand to clean the shields between each visit and ensure everyone is following safety measures, including wearing a face mask and social distancing.
- Visitors and staff will also complete a non-contact temperature screening prior to entering the area.
- Reservations must be made in advance in order to insure appropriate social distancing and cleaning in between visits.
The visits are planned to run through Dec. 24.