It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere we go so we might as well see as many Santa’s as possible! I still go back and forth on if Mini me will believe in Santa but that’s for another time and another post.
Mini me and I had to go into the City this week so we made a family day out of it. Met up with some friends and traveled to the North Pole (also known as Macy’s Herald Square’s 8th floor).
I have been visiting this Santa for years. I’m used to waiting in line and I expect it. Right in midtown and world famous who doesn’t think they will be in line when visiting Santaland?
Surprise! We didn’t have to wait!!! Of course there were people ahead of us but there was no line reaching around the depths of freight elevators and the seemingly neverending zigzags that have normally been part of my expedition to the North Pole. We simply walked up and entered Santaland!
As always it was a beautiful fantasy brought to life. I don’t care if it’s your first or 40th trip to Santaland you will not help but to smile when you see the place covered in fake snow and singing snowmen.
Yes, that’s Mini me trying to get a peek at the snowman’s songbook. Thanks Auntie E for the save with going in the snow when it fell down. And big thanks to the Elf that didn’t make a bog deal about it. We worried we might make the naughty list behind that one.
As a parent surrounded by not only the children you are with but the many other children visiting the north pole this was a great sign to see less than 10 minutes into the visit.
And the Santa and elves we visited were wonderful. They let us take different poses and combinations. We didn’t feel rushed and they even supported breastfeeding when Baby E needed a moment. Who could ask for more?
I definitely suggest paying this Santa a visit. If you can go during school hours on a weekday that would probably be best. The closer it gets to the holiday though it might not make a difference. The first time I took Mini me it was a weekday and early and we still had about an hour wait. Bring snacks and something to distract your little people in case you have to wait.
And take tons of photos (even though most might have a red/orange tint based on the lighting). Please practice patience for those in line in front and behind you. Some children will want to spend more time looking at one exhibit than another. There is many things to experience before you get to the man of the hour so allow yourself and littles to do just that, experience the magic of the moment.