Santa HQ Presented by HGTV is a Memorable Holiday Experience for the Whole Family
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Our family has many traditions that we make sure that we carry out each year. One of our favorite traditions is making a trip to our local mall and visiting Santa Claus. This year we made a special trip to the Danbury Fair Mall in Danbury, Connecticut. We made a special day of it for the kids and they were so surprised when we got there.
When you visit Santa HQ, you can spend less time waiting in line and enhance your enjoyment of your photo-op with Santa by selecting the date and time of your photo session by making your reservation online. You can even prepay for your photo package and it gives you the opportunity to upgrade your package. The online reservation systems even has an opt-in text functionality to provide reminders about your reservation!
Santa HQ is more than just a visit with Santa himself, but a full experience for kids and their families to experience the Christmas spirit. You will even see Mrs. Claus there with her baby deer! Visitors to Santa HQ, are encouraged interact with the entire set from the minute you check in.
At the Naughty or Nice Meters visitors can stand next to the interactive board and find out which list of Santa’s they are on! The kids have been pretty good this year! ❤ Which list do you think the kids were on?
Elfie Selfie allows visitors to take a selfie and star in their own holiday video. The girls thought this was adorable and funny. After your video is completed you are able to send it to your email, where you can share it on your social media channels to share with your friends and family!
Elf-Ray Vision allows guests to explore Santa’s Observatory through the use of special goggles that trigger a series of augmented reality experiences at multiple locations throughout Santa HQ! There are two triggers at Entrance Arch, one trigger on exterior of the Workshop, Toy triggers underneath the Christmas Tree in the Workshop and enhanced triggers in the observatory.
Time to see Santa Claus and get our picture taken! After all what is a visit to see Santa HQ without the traditional photo-op? Santa took the time to talk to both of the girls, ask them what they wanted for Christmas and if they were keeping their rooms clean! Every child leaves with stickers and a special gift from the North Pole.
The set is decorated with more than 10,000 individual holiday lights synchronized to the tune of“Carol of the Bells” to create an illuminated orchestra and special light show.
HGTV’s Help Through Holiday Giving Drive helps visitors enjoy the holiday spirit of giving. The program encourages visitors to donate new, unwrapped toys for local children in need with the goal of collection over 1,000 toys per center! In 2016, HGTV’s Help Through Holiday Giving program collected over 66,000 toys benefiting local organizations. Santa HQ is set up at 15 Macerich shopping centers now through Christmas Eve! Learn more about Santa HQ and make your reservations now at http://bit.ly/2zNYsD0.