Santa Claus is making his grand entrance at the West Manchester Mall, 1800 Loucks Road, 6 p.m. Friday.

Visit the mall's center court, near the orange entrance, and pose for a picture with Santa, get your face-painted, see balloon artist and children's entertainer Mr. Music, and a enjoy a treat from Wolfgang Candy.

Santa will be available for photos throughout the holiday season during the following hours:

Nov. 14 to Dec. 15:

11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday

10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday

12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

Dec. 15-24:

10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Sunday

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Christmas Eve

Santa will also be available for pet photos 2 to 5 p.m. Nov. 16 and Dec. 14; and 6 to 8 p.m. 19, Dec. 3 and Dec. 10.

Those coming visiting Santa with their four-legged friends must use the orange entrance.