Seeing Santa is a timeless Christmas tradition. My heart melts each time I see the look of awe and wonder on my childs face as she sets eyes on the big man in red. There is something so special and nostalgic about Santa visits. I love this time of year when I get to relive fond childhood memories and create new ones with children of my own. Our favorite place to see Santa is at HGTVs Santa HQ, inside of Tysons Corner Center. It is one magical, interactive Santa visit. I think you are your family will love it!
What makes HGTVs Santa HQ So Magical? I’m glad you asked!
● Traditional photo opportunities with Santa Claus, with a variety of photo packages families
can choose from. Nothing like a classic picture memory!
● You can visit HGTV Santa HQ’s Elf Academy, a new, family-friendly experience that
features interactive technology to enhance the entire HGTV Santa HQ visit. My kids thought this was a ton of fun to be elves for the afternoon.
● The Elf Academy includes the Magic Mirror: You can transform into one of Santa’s
elves and virtually try on various elf outfits, and Elf-ID: Guests can create their very own
customized Elf-ID card using the new Elf-ID app and a “selfie”.
● Magic Mirror: Guests can transform into one of Santa’s elves and virtually try on various elf
outfits. My daughter though it was so cool to stand in front of the Magic Mirror video screen and watch herself transform into Santa’s Elf.
These are just a few of the interactive experiences awaiting you at HGTVs Santa HQ!
Spend less time in line. Purchase Fast Pass today! Visit Tysons Corner Center to secure a Fast Pass and pre-purchase a photo package. You can select the date, a 30-minute window of time to use Fast Pass, pre-pay online, upgrade their package by adding a family photo weeks/days in advance, and opt-in to receive text reminders about your Fast Pass window.
HGTV’s Help Through Holiday Giving Drive
HGTV’s Help Through Holiday Giving is a program that encourages visitors to donate toys for underserved children during the holiday season. In past years, HGTV’s Help Through Holiday Giving has collected more than 66,000 toys benefiting local organizations such as Forgotten Angel Tree, Salvation Army Angel Tree, Toys for Tots, and Spark of Love Stuff a Bus.
In addition to saying hi to Santa, there are many festive events taking place this month with Santa himself! Tysons Corner Center has many events happening this holiday season! See all the event details here!
Sensory Santa December 1st & 8th 8am-10am. This sensory-friendly holiday event at Valley River Center allows families with all spectrums of special needs to experience the time-honored tradition of a visit with Santa, in a comforting environment prior to public hours. Accommodations are made to support the sensory, physical, and developmental needs of this special audience.
Breakfast with Santa Saturday, December 7th at 8am. Take part in holiday festivities provided by Tysons Corner Center, entertainment by Those Funny Little People (featured on America’s Got Talent), a balloon artist, holiday crafts, retailer activations from b8ta, LL Bean, Roots, and more, free breakfast and time with the Man in Red.
Holiday Storytime PJ Party Thursday, December 12 at 6pm. Join us in your PJs for a fun, holiday-themed event where we read through some holiday classics and enjoy hot chocolate, other sweet treats, and fun-filled activations with special entertainment.
Yappy Hour with Santa December 9th & 16 from 6-8pm. Gather your furry friends and head to Santa HQ for some fun times and a unique opportunity to get your precious pets a picture with Santa with fun pet-themed activations.
Come see if you landed on the Naughty or Nice list and experience the magic of HGTVs Santa HQ at Tysons Corner Center!