After a busy day of ice skating and lunch at Tysons Corner, Brennan wouldn't let us just walk past the beautifully decorated Santa HQ without stopping to see Santa himself! We had stopped by Santa last year, but we waited later in the season when there was a really long wait. The HGTV Santa HQ at Tysons Corner actually lets you book a reservation online so that you can avoid the long lines once you get into the mall.
Santa HQ included a digital "naughty or nice" meter, a station to take an "Elfie Selfie". While we were in Santa's Workshop, we used our Elfie Selfies to star in our own holiday dancing elves video that was emailed to us! It was a really neat experience - and included an app that you can download for the kids to use while walking through the North Pole Observatory. The app lets you experience Elf-Ray Vision in 3D. If you can't download the app, there were iPads on-site for the kids to use.
My favorite part of Santa HQ: The family picture opportunity. When I look back at our family memories, I find that I don't have many photos of the three of us together -- unless it's a selfie that I've begged my two loves to take with me. Santa HQ has a family photo area when you can snap a picture before you get to see the big man in red.
Thanks to Santa's elves for walking us through HGTV's Santa HQ experience! For more information, you can check out My Santa Experience.
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