Imonni visit with Santa at our favorite place to go get pictures with Santa! HGTV’s Santa HQ in Los Cerritos Center. It’s something that we’ve been doing for 4 years. When I first took her there she was 3 year’s old. I remember the next day her asking if we could go back to visit Santa. I told her we would next year and she said: “Mom, I really want to go back now”. HGTV’s Santa HQ is something I truly think every child should experience. It’s going beyond the traditional pictures with Santa to create a memory that will last a lifetime.
“This is a sponsored blog; while the views expressed here were genuinely mine, consideration was paid to me by Macerich/HGTV’s SantaHQ.”
HGTV’s Santa HQ revolutionizes the traditional Santa Claus visits by guiding through an immersive, interactive holiday experience. The Elf Academy includes a Naughty or Nice Meter, a Magic Mirro and a visit to Santa’s control deck.
Before visiting Santa we check to see if Imonni was on Santa’s list by stepping on to Naughty or Nice Meter. After the imaginary scan that included a mini lights show was complete, Imonni discovered her name on the interactive board. As she read her name she lit up with Joy.
Next, Imonni stood in front of the Magic Mirror and, through augmented reality, transform into one of Santa’s elves by selecting one of four elf styles (Hazel, Ruby, Jack, and Strawberry) and then she virtually tried on three separate elf outfits based on the elf she chose.
Once she completed her Magic Mirror experience, we had the option to send the three photo opps to my email or mobile number.
Then we explored Santa’s Control Center. Through the use of Elf-Ray Vision on a table, certain areas within Santa HQ trigger an augmented reality experience that Imonni truly enjoyed and enhance the entire HGTV Santa HQ visit.
Finally, we took a holiday picture and visited Santa. Where Imonni had a little chat with him and give him a complete list of what she wanted this year.
Begin a new family tradition with your little one by visiting, HGTV Santa HQ’s a family-friendly experience that features interactive technology that will enhance your tradition visit with Santa.
Los Cerritos Center’s Hours Of Operation
SUN (12/1): 11:00 AM-7:00 PM, NO BREAKS
MON-THUR (12/2-12/5): 11:00 AM-8:00 PM, NO BREAKS
FRI-MON (12/6-12/23): 10:00 AM-9:00 PM NO BREAKS
TUES (12/24) CHRISTMAS EVE: 8:00 AM-6:00 PM, NO BREAKS