Macy's Santaland Returns for 2021 to Spread Holiday Joy to Families
The popular Macy's Santaland returns for in-person visits in 2021 after going virtual in last year
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Are reservations required to visit?
Santa is a very busy man and has lots of orders to fill, so reservations are required. This also helps cut down on waiting time to see the big guy. Reservations will “open five days in advance of the desired visit date to allow for the most access possible to guests wishing to attend in-person,” according to Macy’s. Check the website for updates on how and when you can book your spot.
How much does Santaland cost?
Admission is free! But parents will most likely want to purchase a professional photo of the kids with Santa at the end of the event. Prices of photos haven't been announced yet, but in the past they started at around $20. You can also take photos with your own phone.
Does Macy's Santaland accommodate people with special needs?
Yes. According to Macy's, Santaland is accessible to all visitors. If you require special accommodations under the ADA, Macy's asks that you make note of it at the time your reservation is created and email the appropriate contact as noted in the reservation system.
What COVID safety precautions will be in place at Santaland?
Macy's is implementing several safety measures to provide a safe experience of visitors, according to its website. Some of these include mandatory face coverings for staff, increased cleaning procedures for all high-touch surfaces and social distancing. Macy's is also monitoring and aligning with local and state health guidelines.
Will Macy’s Santaland be virtual this year?
Yes! The Santaland at Home virtual experience will still be available this year for parents and kids who don't want or aren’t able to visit Santaland in person. The virtual experience is designed for children of all ages and will be available from Friday, Nov. 26, to Friday, Dec. 24. Kids will travel virtually through Santaland, meet the elves, engage with magical holiday scenes, and play fun games. And, of course, they'll get to meet St. Nick himself, ending the experience with an interactive Santa selfie!
Main image: Kent Miller/Macy’s