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Santa: The Experience gives kids a virtual sneak peek of the North Pole

The elves are ready to show you around.

Danielle Valente

No one is busier in December than Santa's elves. However, the Christmas helpers are anxious to take a breather and show kids around the North Pole. 

Hop on a (virtual) sleigh ride and get lost in the new cyber winter wonderland Santa: The Experience, produced by GTC. This elf-guided digital delight takes Zoom visitors through every corridor of Santa's digs, including his mail room (surely a bustling spot), the elves' bedrooms, the reindeer stables and, naturally, the most coveted spot in the Arctic—Santa's workshop. 

"We are so excited to bring Santa: The Experience to life," GTC Co-Founder, James Hyland, said in a statement. "Giving the ability to share such a precious moment virtually with family members makes this holiday season even more special.” 

Kids and families can let Rudolph and co. guide them to the fun from Dec 1–24 ($34.99). Of course, no trip to the North Pole would be complete without a chat with Kris Kringle himself. At the end of the journey, participants can receive a video recording of their toy discussions with Santa (which are social media-ready).

Although Christmas events are looking slightly different in 2020—and many vendors are resorting to socially-distanced celebrations like drive-thru experiences—there's still a way to make the most wonderful time of year merry and bright. Be sure to also take a look at Macy's virtual SantaLand, which will give kids all over the country a taste of a NYC tradition—right from their couch! 

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