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This is my absolute favorite time of year!! We try to soak it in as much as possible and hit up as many events as we can. I love spending the season with my family, making memories! Each event is so different and it's own experience! HGTV celebrates the holidays with Santa HQ, an immersive experience that transforms the traditional visit with Santa Claus into a jingle-filled, interactive journey for all ages at 10 Macerich malls across the country. For more than six weeks, from now through Christmas Eve, December 24th, HGTV and Macerich will present a completely re-imagined visit with Santa for the 21st century by pairing cutting-edge technology with an authentic holiday experience. Visitors can take an ELFIE Selfie and star in their own holiday video, explore Santa's Observatory using Elf-Ray Vision, test out the Naughty O' Nice Meter and enjoy a memorable photo with Santa himself.
By using your handheld device as a "portal," you can see and interact with stunning digital scenes surrounding them inside Santa's Obsevatory. Visitors can continue the adventure with a custom photo opportunity, followed by the ultimate moment with Santa inside his modemized sleigh. You can reserve your experience time in advance via the Santa HQ Website.