Macy's Holiday Display & Letter to Santa / Late Lunch / Holidazzle Parade

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!

Holidazzle Parade:

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.

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  • Nancy M

    Bob I will be at the corner of 7th St and Nicollet Ave.

    December 1, 2012

    • Nancy M

      I think so sorry about that. Hope that you enjoyed it.

      December 1, 2012

  • Kim

    Sorry guys I have to work!

    November 30, 2012

    • Nancy M

      Sorry to hear that you will not be able to make it. Would be good to see you again.

      November 30, 2012

  • Krystal

    Hi Everyone - Looks like work may cause me to have to back out. I may still be able to swing it but I wont know until Saturday. Nancy will be hosting in my absence if necessary....she will be there for sure so the event will go on with or without me :)

    November 29, 2012

  • Krystal

    Does anyone in the group have any good ideas in regards to where to meet? Should we all meet there or somewhere local and follow each other down? Thoughts....Nancy....Kim? Ideas....anyone....anyone.... :)

    November 27, 2012

    • Nancy M

      I have not been down to Macy's in a long time. Who is thinking of driving there? We may want to carpool if people want to do that. It will save on parking.

      November 27, 2012

    • Lisa M

      Forecast says rain showers on Saturday - I will check again Friday & decide if I will still go - not in the rain!!

      November 28, 2012

  • val

    rhonda maybe we could carpool especially if you know where you're going - let me know - thanks,

    November 25, 2012

    • Nancy M

      If you are still interested in getting a ride into downtown, I can help you with that. Let me know.

      November 25, 2012

    • val

      ok Ill let you know for sure - thanks

      November 25, 2012

  • val

    I'd like to come to this event, I've never been downtown yet so hopefully I can find everyone and figure out how to get around

    November 25, 2012

  • Rhonda P.

    Sorry, I won't be able to go! I have a Christmas Tea to go to at Noon that day! Have fun everyone!

    November 17, 2012

  • Rhonda P.

    Can I carpool with anyone from the south of the river surburbs?

    November 17, 2012

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  • Nancy M
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