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Santa & Friends – Augmented Reality Experience

November 19, 2021 - January 1, 2022

Visit Fashion Island this holiday season and enjoy photo experience with our augmented reality holiday characters, including Santa!

Find the signs in the courtyards listed below (hint: they say “SCAN FOR A HOLIDAY SURPRISE!”) and scan the QR code with your mobile device to activate the experience.

Take photos and/or videos of your family members alongside and/or interacting with the characters. Then, save the photos to your mobile device and share with friends and family via email, SMS, and social media.


  • Neiman Marcus Courtyard
  • Atrium Lawn (near CHANEL Beaute and Restoration Hardware)
  • Nordstrom Courtyard

Pro Tips: 

  • There are THREE different characters located throughout Fashion Island – find all three!
  • Make sure the sound is up on your mobile device so you can hear (and record) Santa’s custom message, holiday music, and character sounds.
  • Pinch and zoom the characters on your screen to resize them.
  • Check out the Retail Therapy offers listed on the experience’s web page – you’ll find some good deals from restaurants and retailers nearby!

Have Fun and Happy Holidays!


November 19, 2021
January 1, 2022


Fashion Island
401 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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(949) 721-2000
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