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HGTV Santa HQ Has Arrived at Chandler Fashion Center!

This is a sponsored post for HGTV Santa HQ. However, all opinions expressed are my own.
Santa has arrived at Chandler Fashion Center! And in style to say the least!! Santa’s digs have had a makeover! Long gone are the days that parents dreaded the infamous “mall Santa” photo. The Santa HQ experience by HGTV, features a Naughty or Nice O’ Meter, ELF-ray vision and Elfie selfies!!
Jicelle and I had the chance to get up close and personal with the big guy and his headquarters during our recent VIP visit. His “elves” were very friendly and rolled out the green carpet for us.
We were greeted with chocolate milk and cookies as we waited for the first part of our journey, the “Naughty or Nice O’ Meter”.  Jicelle slipped by into the nice category but was still in the yellow zone (yikes).  I guess she has some work to do to get a little nicer. Then she got to take a photo in front of a winter wonderland backdrop before going into the HQ hub to take her “Elfie selfie” in Santa’s studio. She of course, included mom so we could turn into dancing elves in Santa’s workshop. You have the opportunity to send a video to yourself to forever capture the elf-ness. Santa’s studio is even fashioned like a living room with a sofa and photos of famous past visitors on the wall.
Before you get to the next area, the “Control Center”, you better have downloaded your elf ray vision app so that you can see what Santa’s elves are working on behind the scenes! There are also tons of levers and sounds for kids to enjoy as they discover the hidden elves all around with the iPad.
Adorned with over-sized “buildings” that look like a huge observatory telescope, Santa’s headquarters are complete with snow, decorated trees and lots of sparkle, which us Alexander girls tend to appreciate. When Jicelle got to Santa’s sled to take pictures, she had a blast making faces and hanging with the big guy himself. This is a great way to experience the “mall Santa” photo in a unique and adventurous way. If you want to avoid the craziness as it gets further into the season, make reservations at:
You can also download the ELF-ray vision app beforehand at the app store so you are ready to roll. If you are like me and hate downloading apps, don’t worry, they have iPads there for the kids to use!
Guests can enter HGTV’s “Home for the Holidays Sweepstakes” for a chance to win $10,000. 

Santa HQ hours:

November 5th – December 11th

Monday – Thursday:  11am-8pm

Friday – Saturday:  10am-9pm

Sunday:  11am-6pm

November 24th, Thursday

*Closed Thanksgiving Day

December 12th – December 23rd

Monday – Thursday:  10am-9pm

Friday – Sunday:  9am-9pm

December 24th (Christmas Eve)

Saturday:  8-6pm

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