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HGTV’s Santa HQ

The JetSet Family has partnered with Macerich on this sponsored post sharing our experience of Santa HQ.

This holiday season, The JetSet Family had a really unique opportunity to partner with our friends at HGTV and Macerich Shopping Centers to visit the man with all the toys…Santa Claus. Christmastime is my favorite time of year, so I will jump up and down at the chance to experience new Christmas inspired activities especially those promising “An unforgettable family experience!”



Greetings from Santa HQ!

We still believe here at The JetSet Family, and if we are still not certain, then none of us are admitting it. We love soaking up everything magical about this time of year. Kiddo picked her favorite plaid dress, and HGTV did the rest as we experienced Santa HQ, a completely immersive holiday celebration that took traditional visits to Santa to a whole new level. Thanks to state-of-the-art technology, our annual photo-op with Santa also included an “Elfie Selfie” which Kiddo LOVED because she was able to star in her own holiday video. 

She also got a kick out of Elf-Ray Vision where she was able to explore Santa’s Observatory with special goggles that allowed her to visit different areas of Santa’s Workshop, and I loved the Naughty or Nice Meters which were completely interactive. 


It didn’t stop there, Santa HQ in true HGTV-style had over 10,000 individual holiday lights which were in sync to the tune of “Carol of the Bells” and you can just imagine how rad that orchestra sounds.

Making Christmas Merry

But the best part? That I was able to make reservations and payment directly online with opt-in text reminder even before leaving home up to weeks in advance. This saved so much time for someone who is always down to what I refer to as the “Christmas Crunch,” and perfect for juggling multiple family schedules. Not to mention how this enhances the overall experience by allowing us to truly enjoy these unique surroundings without having to get antsy wondering “How much longer?”

For those considering making a trip to your local Santa HQ, bring a new, unwrapped toy for HGTV’s Help Through Holiday Giving Drive for local children in need. Their goal is to collect over 1,000 toys per center, and in 2016 they collected over 66,000 toys for organizations like Salvation Army Angel Tree and Toys for Tots.


What Is On Your List for Santa This Year?

We want to know more about your favorite things! By sharing your tips, experiences, and recommendations in our comment section below, you help fellow travelers in The JetSet Family community decide the best fit for them and their families. Let us know what you are hoping for this holiday, or if you have any questions about Santa HQ from HGTV and Macerich.

Promotional consideration is courtesy of Macetich Shopping Centers and HGTV. On occasion, contributors of The JetSet Family are invited to experience gifted products and services. This practice does not hinder the influencers’ point of view. Our descriptions have always accurately reflected our overall feelings, and The JetSet Family will only ever share things that we genuinely love and believe worthy of being featured. This post may include affiliate links, but that’s OK. Any purchases made using these links helps The JetSet Family blog continue to share great content with our readers. Thank you for supporting us and our sponsors.

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