RSVP to See Santa at Woodfield
Would you RSVP to have your kids meet and sit with Santa if it meant you could skip waiting in line to see him?
That's what Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg is doing this Christmas season.
According to the Daily Herald, "Woodfield and all Simon Properties malls are offering a chance to bypass the crowds this holiday season with a $10 reservation for an appointment with Santa."
Woodfield's spokeswoman Lauren Fyke says that "the new system allows patrons to save time by making an appointment online." However, the free visits are still available to all who come to see Santa. It just means that you will be waiting in line instead being able to skip, or like Great America, get a "fast Pass" to the front of the line with your reserved appointment.
The $10 fee is non-refundable so if you miss your appointment you will not be getting that $10 back. The Mall also says that if you make your appointment "the $10 can be put toward the purchase of a professional photo package at the mall's Minion-themed Ice Palace."
I guess what this comes down to,is the $10 worth it to you and your kids. Would you pay the fee to not have to stand in the long line with all the other parents and their children to see Santa?
As of now, there's no word that CherryVale Mall in Rockford will be doing something similar like Woodfield has.
I personally think the whole waiting in line is traditional thing, as a kid I remember getting so excited and nervous to tell Santa what I wanted for Christmas. I guess maybe I more of a traditionalist and one that goes for nostalgia. This fast pass to the front of the line sort kills that Christmas wonder. Or at least I think so.
By the way coming up December 5th, we have a fun family outing to visit with Santa and even play reindeer games at the first ever "Night at the North Pole." You can even reserve and over night stay at the Hilton Garden Inn which will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland.
If your interested in finding out more for this fun Christmas themed family event, click the button below for all the details.