New ‘SANTA HQ’ Is Coming To Los Cerritos Center!


Santa is all about the experience and this year Los Cerritos Center has partnered with HGTV to present “Santa HQ.” Families are invited to experience the wonder of Santa’s workshop in the digital age. Exciting interactive technology transforms and customizes the experience.


This engaging new version of a visit with Santa uses digital tools to offer an augmented reality environment and a thoroughly new, enhanced social media experience for families.  At Santa HQ, kids will be “scanned” as they arrive to determine if they’ve been “naughty or nice,” enter an observatory where they will use special tablets to view Santa’s magical world – the night sky or Santa’s elves at work, for instance – be able to take an “ELFIE” (a photo opp as a dancing elf) and much more.

Early Bird Photo packages are also available starting at $34.99 through December 8. As an added bonus, guests can start to make reservations with the man of the hour now by

Shoppers also are invited to bring in an unwrapped toy and participate in Help Through Holiday Giving.  Los Cerritos Center hopes to gather enough toys to beast last years ABC7 Spark-Of-Love Stuff-A-Bus Toy Drive record of nine commuter busses.  All Toys will be donated to Spark-Of-Love on December 2.



Santa’s Welcome Party 

November 5, 10am to 11am

Join Mrs. Claus as we welcome Santa back to Los Cerritos Center and his headquarters.  Join us for a special holiday craft, hot coco, gift bags and your best chance to visit with Santa himself!

Help Through Holiday Giving – Spark of Love Toy Drive

November 5 – December 2

Join in a 20 Year Tradition of bringing holiday cheer to children in Los Angeles County.  In partnership with the Southern California Firefighters help us collect new and unwrapped toys to benefit kids in LA County. Bring new unwrapped toys or sports equipment Santa HQ Nov. 5 through Dec. 2.

Wishing for more jingle this holiday season?  One lucky shopper will win $10,000 cash as part of HGTV’s Spreading Holiday Cheer sweepstakes. Enter online (and find official rules and complete details) visiting or or enter in person at the Los Cerritos Center management office. (*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 18 years or older (or legal age of majority under applicable law, whichever is older).  Odds of winning depend on total number of entries received.  Limit one entry per person regardless of method of entry.  Begins 11/14/16. Ends 12/24/16.  Void where prohibited.  Sponsored by Macerich Management Company, 401 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 700, Santa Monica, California 90401.)


Santa HQ will be open 7 days a week from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. and is located in the Main Court next to Forever 21.


Santa will be available for photos and visits at his Headquarters presented by HGTV, located in the Forever 21 Court.  Reservations available, but not required!

Credit: Santa HQ.

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