A Visit to Santa HQ Presented by HGTV at Scottsdale Fashion Square

This is a sponsored blog; while the views expressed here are genuinely mine, consideration was paid to me by Macerich to review this product.

  Remember that song about Santa that goes…? 

Who wears boots and a suit of red?

These days we can sing,  

Who takes reservations and drives a high powered sled?

Santa Claus has adapted well to the times with a fully interactive experience that gives us a glimpse into how things operate up north.

Santa headquartersI took my little boys (two of Santa’s biggest fans) to Santa’s HQ at Scottsdale Fashion Square to visit with the jolly old and was surprised to find out how high-tech that operation is in the North Pole. Did you know that in addition the reindeer power, Santa’s sled is equipped with TWO turbo jet engines and has an in-flight navigation system? We learned that fascinating fact inside the control center where the elves actually let us operate the system! The lights & sounds and gadgets & gizmos were a full sensory experience. The elves even had special iPads that let us peek into the magical hiding place where all the gifts are stored.  

We each took a turn at the Naughty-or-Nice ‘O Meter and we are very pleased to report that we all made it to the Nice List. Although, truth be told, I barely made it over the mid-way mark. But hey, at least I was in the green! Even my almost two-year-old made the nice list!  

It’s so great that you can make a reservation online  HERE to spend less time in line. Keep in mind that in order to secure a reservation, a photo package must be purchased and paid for with a credit card at the time of booking. Kiddos big & small can get even more out of the interactive experience by downloading the Elf-Ray Vision app to your mobile device before arriving and join Santa’s elf pals as they take you on a newly-enhanced journey throughout Santa HQ! Find out more details about Santa HQ presented by HGTV on their website.

Visiting Santa at the HQ was truly a fun experience that our family will look forward to each year!