That cherished family tradition of having your photo taken with Santa will return to Oakdale Mall on Dec. 4. This year, in keeping with social distancing safety, Santa will sit behind "snow globe" decorations that will allow children to interact with Santa through plexiglass.

Don't worry, though, Santa's still making his list and checking it twice! You will need to have a reservation for your child's picture with Santa. Please click on this reservation link to reserve a time for your child to have their picture taken with Santa at Oakdale Mall!

And on top of that, Oakdale Mall is open with all your favorite shopping destinations, from American Eagle to Burlington, JCPenney, Foot Locker, Hollister, Torrid, Verizon and more. It's not too early to start your holiday shopping or to stock up on winter clothing and supplies.

Check out Oakdale Mall's online directory for the latest sale information! (For example, Claire's is offering free ear piercing through Dec. 30, and many other short-term sales are listed and updated frequently, too.) Toys for Tots will be located at the former Macy's from Nov. 30 to Dec. 12; get all the details here.

In addition, Oakdale Mall is actively leasing space in the mall, including pop-up shop opportunities. To learn more, check out their contact page.

So, start writing your shopping list and thinking about what gifts you'll need. Then head out to Oakdale Mall, 601-635 Harry L Drive in Johnson City, to stock up. They've got everything you need and the safety precautions you want!

More From WNBF News Radio 1290 AM & 92.1 FM