Santa’s HERE and you’d better head over to Santa’s Headquarters to see him soon!

I was so pleased to be invited to Washington Square (Portland) to meet with Santa at Santa HQ Presented by HGTV to check out the fun and excitement and meet the man himself. There was SO MUCH fun and excitement – you aren’t going to want to miss out on your visit this year! Here’s why….

1. Reservations mean less waiting!

You can make reservations to see Santa so you aren’t spending hours waiting in line with kids who may become bored, tired, hungry… well you know how kids get when they have to wait a long time… I know that less wait means more fun!

2. Elf-Ray Vision is SO much fun!

You can download Elf-Ray Vision on iTunes and Google Play so you are ready to go when you get into the action. If you don’t have it don’t worry, Santa’s helpers have tablets ready for you are the kids to check out what the elves are up to. Simply hold it up to different “triggers” in the room and watch it come to life!

3. Two Photo Opps!

Not only do you get pictures with Santa, but you can also have pics taken in the “North Pole” which is filled with fun props like candy canes, signs, and more.

4. Super Fun Activities While We Wait!

Gone are the days of just waiting in line to see Santa. HGTV has brought not only Elf-Ray Vision, but also the Naughty-or-Nice-O-Meter and some fun things to play with! Fly Santa’s sleigh at his controls, Elf Yourself with a song and dance, or check out if you’ve been naughty or nice (spoiler – my kids barely got on the Nice List!). Parents can watch some fun holiday DIY on the strategically placed flat screens and get some tips & tricks from HGTV personalities like Chip & Joanna Gaines and the Property Brothers!

5. Santa HQ Gives Back!

Visitors to Santa HQ will also be able to enjoy the holiday spirit of giving through HGTV’s Help Through Holiday Giving Drive. The program encourages visitors to donate new, unwrapped toys for local children in need with the goal of collecting over 1,000 toys per center. In 2016, HGTV’s Help Through Holiday Giving program collected over 66,000 toys benefiting local organizations like Forgotten Angel Tree, Salvation Army Angel Tree, Toys for Tots, and Spark of Love Stuff a Bus.
If you are anywhere near a Santa HQ I HIGHLY recommend making your reservations and heading over to check it all out. Going through the installment and visiting Santa is free, but you can also get your pics at the end or order them online.

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*  This is a sponsored blog; while the views expressed here were genuinely mine, consideration was paid to me by Macerich for  experiencing and reviewing this event.

 

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