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HGTV Holiday 3D Adventure at the Lakewood Center

We visited as a guest of the venue


My family and I were guests at the HGTV Santa headquarters in Lakewood Center. We were excited to tour this “one of a kind” Santa’s 3D workshop. The headquarters was unlike anything I’ve seen! !) There was laughter and smiles abound as we entered this make-believe 3D world. It’s located in the center of the Lakewood Mall adjacent to Macy’s….Easy to access by the centers open parking lot just outside. We were greeted by reindeer staff that told us to PREPARE for a special, interactive JOURNEY. We felt transplanted into a land of Christmas trees, and visual HGTV creations….with music and “hands on” activities for all kids (and BIG kids like Mom and Dad too❤️)! The smell of chocolate chip cookies filled the air.



As we entered this HGTV creative 3D experience, there was a gold porthole that stopped us in our tracks. Uh oh!! What do my wondering eyes appear?…but an arch way with a Digital Naughty or Nice O’Meter …OMY… :0). The children, one by one, were invited to stand on a scale to see if they made Santa’s “nice” or “naughty” list! As a mother and long time teacher, it was a HOOT to see the children’s expressions on their faces as they eagerly awaited the results of the meter. We chuckled as the children took deep breathes and sighs of relief as they discovered their OWN name transposed on a 6 foot wall. “Phew!” said a little boy in front of us….. “THAT was a CLOSE call!”……;0).



There is nothing more gratifying than attending Holiday events with family and making it a memorable time (sealing the memory with a photo with the man in red himself ;0)..) I ABSOLUTELY love the tv program HGTV (my personal favorite are the Property Brothers) and to know the TV crew designed an interactive room for families was enough, let alone design a cool place for Santa to hang his cap and take memorable family pictures. You can sit down inside and take in the imaginative sights as elf’s walk by assisting you with your journey. Make sure to check out the iPad experience and seeing elfs appear behind hidden doors…or taking “Elf Selfies!” Not only is Santa available for pictures at the end of the tour, they also welcome pictures with your pet at designated times.
This is sure to be a Holiday delight for ALL.



Santa’s Hours at the
Lakewood Center
500 Lakewood Blvd
Lakewood, CA 90712

November 7- December 10
Monday- Saturday 11-8pm
Sunday 11-7pm

December 11-23
Monday- Sunday 9-9pm
Open Christmas Eve




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  1. This was fantastic. Really enjoyed the article with its verbal imagery and the lovely pics

    Nicely done

    • Thanks Eva! Really a whimsical, fun place! Can’t wait to go shopping with you there.

  2. Great blog Colleen
    Loved your creative writing.
    Kate looks like Vanna White
    With the hand gesture. Very cute♡

    • Oh my goodness Joanne!! Funny that you mention the vanna white thing!! Hah….totally!!

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