Macy's Holiday Display:
Now known as Macy’s Santaland, the annual “A Day in the Life of an Elf” animated theme is the story of how Santa’s elves prepare for the holiday season. Visitors walk through the elves’ bunk room, kitchen, a school, a toy factory and Santa’s mailroom, as the elves prepare for Santa’s big night.
First introduced in 2008, the Life of an Elf theme was created by 45 artists, carpenters and technicians who worked for a full year to develop the theme and translate it into an animated display that is seen by a quarter of a million visitors during the holiday season. Each year more than 20 carpenters, scenic painters, prop-masters, lighting and sound designers, and technicians work to recreate the magic beginning each August.
Help Make a Wish while we are there:
True to tradition during the season of giving back, customers will once again be able visit our Believe mail station that benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation,” explained Mike. “Macy’s Believe campaign returns again and during its run, for every letter written to Santa and dropped off at any Macy’s Believe mailbox in store, Macy's donates $1 up to $1 million dollars to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Getting There: Macy’s 8th Floor Auditorium is located in the downtown Minneapolis store at 7th Street and Nicollet Mall.
Late Lunch: Where ever we decide!
Once again it is time to bundle up and head to Target Holidazzle! 'Come See the Night in a Whole New Light' at Target Holidazzle with illuminated floats, music, celebrity Grand Marshals, and of course, Santa in his sleigh! Every year since 1992 when the first parade marched down Nicollet Mall, over 300,000 spectators converge on Downtown Minneapolis to celebrate this Holiday tradition.
Target Holidazzle runs down Nicollet Mall in Downtown Minneapolis, through the heart of the central business and shopping district.