Meet Santa & Experience the Magic at the HGTV's #SantaHQ at the Queens Center Mall #LoveHGTV

*We were invited to experience #SantaHQ, and received a gift bag as well as a complimentary photo package to truly get an experience.  All opinions are a 100% my own.  No other compensation was provided. 

Do you get pictures of your family or your kids with Santa every year?  I admit I ran out of time last year - time flew by and it was too late. Which is why I'm saying you can be too late, but never too early.  Head on over to #SantaHQ at the Queens Center Mall to experience the magic of HGTV's Santa HQ starting today, November 11, 2016.  Queens Center Mall in partnership with HGTV - one of America's leading home and lifestyle brands - invite you to a modern, extraordinary experiential visit with Santa - the new Santa HQ.  We got to experience it right before it opened up to the public and had an incredible time.

 with the app "Elf Ray Vision" features along the journey come to "life" 
Santa HQ had so much to offer while you wait to meet Santa.  You start off by downloading the free app "Elf Ray Vision."  With the app, guests are able to experience an augmented reality environment where elves come alive and you get to see Santa's workshop come to life through app on the screen.  
Children can enter their names into the special tablet and get scanned as they arrive to determine if they are on the "naughty or nice" list, be guided by elves who juggle and spend time to talk to the children.       

There's even a space set up with tablets where you can take an "Elfie" and making a dancing elf video of your whole family and post or email it to yourself.  
And in the end, the traditional photo opp with Santa will be available right before you exit #SantaHQ.  Santa was there with Mrs. Clause when we went and they were so sweet! 

Queens Center invites all shoppers to bring an unwrapped new toy in celebration of Help Through Holiday Giving.  All toys All toys will be donated to local Queens charities serving families and children in need. Help us reach our goal of 1000 toys for children in need. 

"Visitors to Santa HQ can expect a jingle-filled sensory overload, in which the sights and sounds of the season will be immersive and involving. The nearly 1,600 square-foot set was handcrafted in Atlanta and Santa’s elves were hard at work installing the new environment for Queens Center shoppers. Starting November 11 through December 24, seven days a week Santa will be ready to host visitors at his new Santa HQ. “Our goal at Queens Center it to enhance the customer experience in every way possible, and we are delighted to have  a partner like HGTV that shares our passion about delivering exciting opportunities  guests can’t find anywhere else,” said John Scaturro, Senior Marketing Manager, Queens Center. “Visits and photos with Santa at the mall are a well-loved holiday tradition, and this year we are ramping up the digital and social experience with Santa HQ.” Guests can start to make reservations now by visiting
For up-to-the-moment information check out their website"