Throughout my childhood, and even in my limited time being a parent, if you went to a mall during the holiday season, there is a strong likelihood that Santa would be there.

A lot of people have been wondering whether or not Santa would be appearing at the Berkshire Mall in Lanesborough -- which, these days, is not a farfetched question considering the current state of the shopping center.

The answer to that question is yes. However, it will be on a very limited basis.

Jolly Old Saint Nicholas will be at the Berkshire Mall on four dates only -- Dec. 15 and 16, then again on Dec. 22 and 23. He will be there for photos between 1 and 5 p.m. on all four dates. The good news is that photos with Santa are absolutely free. The other piece of that equation is that you will have to provide the tools in which to take those photos, whether it be on your phone or camera.

Photo taken at Berkshire Mall