We had a practice run with Santa a few weeks ago. We were at the Children's Museum with school and we visited the Jolly Days and there was NO line for Santa so we tried. Jones watched him and they gave him jingle bells and he danced with them near Santa. But he was skeptical. Immediately upon me dropping him on Santas lap jones was crying and screaming. Obviously this makes we glad we didn't try first with the $30 mall Santa.