HGTV Unwraps 'Santa HQ'



Visit Santa's Magical Workshop & Observatory

Visit Santa's Magical Workshop & Observatory, presented by HGTV -  for photos and family activities.
Capture memorable photos with  family & friends, scan yourself at the Naughty or Nice O’Meter, Snap
and “Elfie” and star in your own video, experience Elf-Ray Vision in Santa’s Observatory and much more! 

Santa HQ Entrance LR

Set to open November 8 at Lakewood Center and November 11 at Los Cerritos Center, Santa HQ invites families to experience the unparalleled wonder of Santa’s world in the modern and digital age. Guests will be scanned at the ‘Naughty O’ Nice Meter, explore Santa’s Observatory using ELF-RAY Vision, and enjoy a memorable family photo and interaction with Santa. Exclusively at Lakewood Center visitors can take an ELFIE selfie and star in their own holiday video. Best of all, guests can plan ahead this year by booking a reservation online at to make the experience easier than ever to enjoy. More holiday, less hassle.

Santa HQ also features a light show that runs throughout the day featuring “Carol of the Bells” and “Sleigh Ride” - a track on the recently-released Pentatonix holiday album, That’s Christmas To Me - as part of the experience. That’s Christmas To Me is available for purchase at the Santa set throughout the holiday season.

Both centers invite guests to enter the HGTV Home for the Holidays Sweepstakes for a chance to win $10,000 starting on November 11, 2014. To enter, guests can visit or enter at Guest Services.

Visitors to Santa HQ can expect a jingle-filled sensory overload, in which the sights and sounds of the season will be up front and personal. The striking set was handcrafted in Atlanta, Georgia where Santa’s HGTV elves were hard at work designing the new environment for shoppers. Santa HQ will be open 7 days a week Monday –Saturday from 11am until 8pm, 11am-7pm on Sundays through Dec. 11 and 9am-9pm from Dec. 12 - Dec. 23. Santa HQ is open until 6pm on Christmas Eve. Santa will be awaiting our arrival, excited to host visitors at his new Santa HQ. Reservations are encouraged through

“Our goal at both Lakewood and Los Cerritos Centers it to enhance the customer experience in every way possible, and we are delighted to deliver exciting experiences to guests of all ages, “ said Nicole Flynn, Assistant Vice President Marketing, Macerich. “Visits and photos with Santa at the mall are a well-loved holiday tradition, and this year we are enhancing the entire experience and making it fun with Santa HQ.”

On November 8 from 6pm-8pm Lakewood Center will have on-site entertainment for guests as they wait in line to meet the Big Guy. Enjoy cookies from Panera Bread with Mrs. Claus as well as live entertainment from the Orange County Dance and Song Co.

Santa welcomes his four legged friends at Santa Paws pet photo nights from 6-9pm on December 1, 8 and 15 at Lakewood Center and December 2, 9 and 16 at Los Cerritos Center.

For up-to-the-moment Santa HQ information visit and