Santa Clause will not be making a Macy’s appearance for 2020
The longstanding retail chain Macy’s will be making holiday history this year and will not be hosting Santa Claus for store visitors. This will be the first time since Macy’s founding in 1861 that they will not be hosting Santa Claus to welcome shoppers to the store.
Children have been visiting with Santa Claus at Macy's since 1861. To safely bring the holiday tradition to families nationwide during the pandemic, @Macys Santaland will be transformed into an interactive, virtual experience. Read more: https://t.co/v8PJ9ERjLJ #Santa #holidays pic.twitter.com/UEjIZ6BjWD
— SKUlocal (@SKUlocal) October 27, 2020
Macy’s is known for being one of the biggest holiday destinations for parents to take their children to visit Santa Claus but the retail stores are opting for a virtual experience. Macy’s will be having a virtual event in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
The virtual Santaland experience can be accessed from home with the hopes that this will reduce the large crowd gatherings in stores. Macy’s report that more than 200,000 people visit Santaland annually.
In celebration of their upcoming new film, our favorite rivals @TomAndJerry are still up to their antics… even on their #MacysParade Float debut! On Thanksgiving Day, tune in to @nbc to watch the fun live from 34th Street at 9am. https://t.co/vy7FoHFx9G pic.twitter.com/IBgWWD5EYq
— Macy's (@Macys) October 28, 2020
Macy’s will also be opting for a digital format for the Thanksgiving Day parade that will not be on the traditional route and will not have an in-person audience. There are few details of the parade but Macy’s is working hard to create a special holiday for people to enjoy from home.
Macy’s will open the virtual Santaland experience online starting on Thanksgiving to entertain the kids while cooking. The Santaland virtual experience will take kids on an interactive journey to the North Pole and have them excited for Christmas.