We just finished Halloween and here we are with the holiday season upon us. Christmas is just around the corner and I have barely begun to think about outfits for the kids, pictures, presents or decorating the house. We recently visited HGTVs Santa HG at the Fashion Fair Mall which allowed me to check one of the items of my to do list for the Christmas season.
Santa and his workshop came alive as we toured HGTV Santa HQ
Christmas 2016 at the Fashion Fair Mall welcomes HGTVs Santa HQ for the first time and they are excited for the 21st century winter wonderland.
The children are welcomed by a Naughty or Nice O'Meter where the children put their names in the computer and wait to see where their names pop up on the naught or nice list.
Giada showed up on the Nice List.
An elf selfie is another feature of the Winter Wonderland. Snap a selfie and watch yourself in an elf video which can be emailed to you for a keepsake.
While the kiddos are watching their elf selfie video, parents can take a peek at the DIY experts and learn some tips and tricks of festive DIY crafts and gifts inside Santa’s Workshop.
Elf Ray Vision, who would of thought?! Get the inside scoop with an IPad and state-of-the-art technology and app that allows you to see Santa’s helpers.
I was able to capture a photo WITH smiles!
Once we finished our Elf Selfie and DIY cheer, Jocko was ready for his own photo inside the workshop.
He had all of Santa's helpers smiling as he put on his charm.
As if all of this isn’t enough, every 20 minutes there is a light show with all the favorite holiday tunes. To wrap up the experience, a family photo opportunity is available just before the kids meet Santa.
In the end, Santa is waiting for the main moment of HGTVs Santa HQ. Photo Time!
The HGTV Santa HQ experience was a provided to me in exchange for this review. As always, all opinions expressed are honest and my own.