Last weekend we went to Santa Land at the Flatiron Mall, like we do every year, but this isn’t just any regular Santa Land! This is the Santa Land that little kid (and kid-at-heart) dreams are made of. It’s all put together by HGTV, and they call it Santa HQ. As you approach, to line up, you see that this is very different than anything you’ve probably seen before. There is so much to do while you wait! A good list/bad list detector that you can stand near and it will scan you and see which list you are on. You continue toward Santa, and you enter a dome where you can use tablets to see hidden elves, or use some gears and levers just for fun.
I forced all of the kids to sit with Santa and take pictures, it’s getting a bit harder now that they are nearing the teen years, but they actually didn’t resist as much as I had prepared for. The pictures turned out really good too. The “elves” made our visit wonderful, my boys even did the naughty/nice meter after the elf convinced them that they should. It warmed my heart to see them relaxing, and just having fun.
NEW ‘SANTA HQ’ IS COMING TO (FlatIron Crossing)!
Santa is all about the experience and this year (FlatIron Crossing) has partnered with HGTV to present “Santa HQ.” Families are invited to experience the wonder of Santa’s workshop in the digital age. Exciting interactive technology transforms and customizes the experience.
This engaging new version of a visit with Santa uses digital tools to offer an augmented reality environment and a thoroughly new, enhanced social media experience for families. At Santa HQ, kids will be “scanned” as they arrive to determine if they’ve been “naughty or nice,” enter an observatory where they will use special tablets to view Santa’s magical world – the night sky or Santa’s elves at work, for instance – be able to take an “ELFIE” (a photo opp as a dancing elf) and much more.
Early Bird photo packages are also available starting at $34.99. As an added bonus, guests can start to make reservations with the man of the hour starting by visiting www.santa-hq.com.
Shoppers also are invited to bring in an unwrapped toy and participate in Help Through Holiday Giving. FlatIron Crossing hopes to gather 1000 toys to be donated to local charity, A Precious Child.
Santa HQ is located in Lower Level at the base of the Grand Staircase. For additional information of Santa HQ’s operating hours please visit: www.flatironcrossing.com/Events/Details
One West FlatIron Crossing Dr
Broomfield, CO 80021
Lower Level at the base of the Grand Staircase