Can you believe that Christmas 2017 is only 5 THURSDAYS AWAY?! Yes, I know that we didn’t even get through Thanksgiving, but now’s the time to get a jumpstart on those gift lists and of course visit the big man himself–SANTA!! The holidays truly bring out the child in me and I couldn’t wait to attend the HGTV Interactive Santa HQ Workshop at Queens Center Mall.
Making A List and Checking It Twice
The first stop at Santa HQ is learning if you make Santa’s naughty or nice list by being scanned at the Nice O’Meter. Once you’re scanned, you can see your name magically appear on a screen. I captured the entire experience on my Insta-stories!
Once inside Santa’s workshop, you can take your first set of photos with holiday props and then officially enter Santa’s Headquarters, the “North Pole.” Once inside, guests can sit comfortably in a mid-sized couch while checking out beautifully decorated holiday props like Santa’s favorite snack, milk and cookies, a mid-size Christmas tree and more.
The next room in the workshop is the most fun for all attendees. Imagine being able to direct Santa’s sleigh. Well everyone can do just that by experimenting with Santa’s Control Center. The Control Center shows a map of the entire world and YOU get to choose where the sleigh goes.
Another great part of the Control Center room is downloading a special app where you scan the workshops for elves! The last part of the Santa HQ experience is of course meeting Santa Clause! My son couldn’t wait to sit on Santa’s lap and tell him ALL about the MANY, MANY toys he wants this year. I swear, his list gets longer and longer every year.
The Santa HQ experience starts November 10th through December 24th and is located on the 2nd level of Queens Center Mall. However, there are many more holiday festivities for all families as shown below.
Check out a few highlighted dates and times:
November 18th 2017: Santa HQ Holiday Parade (11am-2pm)
December 2nd, 2017: Breakfast with Santa (8am-10am)
You can visit the Queens Center Mall website for more information and updates.