Since 1977, families have flocked to Macy's in Herald Square to venture through the whimsical, festive Santaland, and of course, snag some one-on-one time with the man in the red suit. This year, things will look a little different: From Nov 27 through Dec 24, Macy’s Santaland will be transformed into an virtual experience, ultimately bringing a little piece of NYC Christmas magic to homes everywhere. Grab a cup of cocoa, put on some Christmas songs for kids and venture to the North Pole from the comfort of your couch via Macy’s Santaland at Home. (It's free!) Visit macys.com/santaland and allow moms, dads or adult guardians to enable all permissions. Then, join the elves, who will guide visitors on their journey. (Up to three children can enjoy the customized experience at the same time.) Visitors will be able to play interactive games and take a gander at Santa's village and workshop while on a North Pole-bound train. Stay until the end of the event, where a digital interactive video with Santa will allow kids to read off their wish lists and pose for a selfie.
These days, even Kris Kringle is social distancing.
But not to worry: A virtual Santa visit will still ensure kiddos get a chance to read off their holiday wishlists and strike a pose with the man in the red suit. Macy's Santaland is going digital and bringing its annual experience right to the comfort of your home. Airbnb is hosting a slew of online activities with Saint Nick, including storytimes. No need to get out of your flannel jammies for these activities! (Added bonus: There will be no crying on Santa's lap this year...hopefully.)
These Christmas events might not necessarily be what we're used to, they are still fun ways to celebrate the holidays safely. Pour some hot chocolate and make the most out of these delightful digital experiences! (And watch one of these Christmas movies after you've returned from your North Pole expedition.)