We love the Man in Red in Bend.

After flying in on an AirLink helicopter on Friday, Nov. 29, Santa Claus will make his way to SantaLand in the Old Mill District, located this year in the former Gymboree space between REI and Tumalo Art Co.

Families can stop in and take pictures will Jolly St. Nick every Friday through Sunday after Thanksgiving until Dec. 15 and daily from Dec. 19-23. You’ll also find the Tree of Joy in SantaLand, a project between the Rotary Clubs of Central Oregon and the Salvation Army that provides gift suggestions for children and families in need.

SantaLand is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. the following days:

November 29-December 1, December 6-8, December 13-15, December 19-23.

Doors open each day at 10:45 a.m.

Be sure to check-in at the SantaLand table as soon as you arrive. Santa’s helpers will take down your cell phone while you wait for your turn in line giving you the opportunity to finish shopping or have lunch.