Taking your child to see Santa Claus at the local mall is as much a part of the holiday season as caroling, egg nog and trying to find a parking space at said mall.

New Jersey's Cherry Hill Mall has backed off plans to charge up to $75 to take part in a photo/video package with Santa. Kids would not be allowed to sit on Santa's lap unless their parents coughed up the cash.

The exhibit features characters from the Shrek franchise, a simulated sleigh ride, games and a concert performed by elves.

The exhibit had been free, so the decision to charge up to $75 was met with a swift and severe backlash on the mall's Facebook page. The mall said, "We have heard and value our loyal customers’ feedback and as a result, have decided to remove the photo package purchase requirements."

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