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Santa is skipping Macy's for the first time in 159 years
CNN ^ | October 22, 2020 | Alexis Benveniste

Posted on 10/22/2020 7:06:20 PM PDT by lowbridge

There will be no miracle on 34th Street this year. Santa Claus won't be visiting any Macy's stores in 2020, ending a 159-year holiday season tradition.

The department store's tradition started in 1861, but Santa meet-and-greets won't be happening this year because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, Macy's (M) is creating an interactive virtual experience.

"To replicate the magical experience of visiting Macy's Santaland for children and their families, we will shift to a virtual engagement this year," Susan Tercero, Macy's vice president of Branded Entertainment, said in a press release. It will be available online from November 27 to December 24.

Macy's will limit the number of children who can participate: up to three can take part in the customized experience at one time, the company said.

The experience starts with a greeting from virtual elves who lead the way through Santa's village and workshop, stopping to see the sights and play interactive games. At the end, kids will meet Santa through an interactive video, where they'll be able to share their holiday wish list and take a selfie, which families can download immediately, with Santa.

Even though Macy's won't host Santa in person this year, some malls are still participating in real-life Santa visits.

Brookfield Properties, a subsidiary of Brookfield Asset Management (BAM) Property Partners and the second-largest mall operator in the country, said Santa will be in 134 of its more than 150 malls. But Santa will remain behind plexiglass.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: christmas; comradewilhelm; coronavirus; deblasio; grinch; macys; mayorgrinch; santaclaus
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1 posted on 10/22/2020 7:06:20 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Is Mac’s stil in operation? Who know?


2 posted on 10/22/2020 7:07:36 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (Who stole my tagline? It was here yesterday.)
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To: lowbridge

Even if you can’t sit on his lap, why can’t the old man sit on a throne and wave and laugh with the crowd of shoppers who pass by?


3 posted on 10/22/2020 7:08:48 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Joe Biden- "First thing I'd do is repeal those Trump tax cuts." (May 4th, 2019))
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To: lowbridge

That’s okay, customers aren’t visiting Macys stores either. :P


4 posted on 10/22/2020 7:09:32 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: lowbridge

Hey Macy’s, pass out baby pacifiers to all who enter your store to help them Feel Safe.


5 posted on 10/22/2020 7:10:50 PM PDT by Deaf Smith (When a Texan takes his chances, chances will be taken that's for sure)
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To: lowbridge

Oh, bullshit! This is beyond stupid.

If America really has become such a bunch of 5-letter words for “cat” beginning with “p” and ending with “ussies”, the nation deserves to fall.

Thank God for FR, where a person can see proof that NOT all Americans have sunk so low.


6 posted on 10/22/2020 7:10:51 PM PDT by AFB-XYZ (Option 1 -- stand up. Option 2 -- bend over.)
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To: lowbridge

Will they be replacing santa with mao


7 posted on 10/22/2020 7:11:21 PM PDT by ronnie raygun ( Massive mistakes are made by arrogant fools; massive evils are committed by evil people.")
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To: KosmicKitty

Maybe Macy’s will have Nativity scenes?


8 posted on 10/22/2020 7:13:36 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (I miss Don Imus!)
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To: lowbridge

“With my dyslexia, I ended up selling my soul to Santa.”


9 posted on 10/22/2020 7:16:17 PM PDT by dynachrome (The panic will end, the tyranny will not)
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To: lowbridge

I gave him a better deal with drinking and carousing in the FLorida Keys.


10 posted on 10/22/2020 7:26:02 PM PDT by mfish13 (Elections have Consequences.)
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To: lowbridge

Santa probably has preexisting conditions, hypertension and diabetes most likely


11 posted on 10/22/2020 7:31:56 PM PDT by Nomad577
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To: lowbridge

No miracle on 2020 Street.


12 posted on 10/22/2020 7:43:25 PM PDT by Ciaphas Cain ("Racism" is NOT a rationale for fascism.)
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To: lowbridge

I will be greeting children at an historic mansion nearby.


13 posted on 10/22/2020 7:45:48 PM PDT by jimfree (My 20 y/o granddaughter continues to have more quiality exec experience than an 8 year Obama.)
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To: lowbridge

When I was 5 years old, my terrific dad made sure I went to the Macy’s parade. It was just breathtaking. OOOs, and AHHHs everywhere.

Tragic that kids today do not believe in Santa. And that Macy’s cancelled parade. The really did not need to. It’s televised to a jillion cities and kids all over America can enjoy it.

tragic this


14 posted on 10/22/2020 8:05:12 PM PDT by Veto! (Political Correctness Offends Me)
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To: lowbridge

We NEED a miracle on 34th St; and, coast to coast and border to border on Main St.

ENOUGH ALREADY!

Stop surrendering all that is good and wholesome and hopeful to the ChiCom scamdemic!


15 posted on 10/22/2020 8:17:21 PM PDT by lightman (I am a binary Trinitarian. Deal with it!)
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To: dynachrome

I ended up selling mine to satin.

Mmmmmmm. Satin


16 posted on 10/22/2020 8:34:35 PM PDT by themidnightskulker (And then the thread dies... peacefully, in it's sleep....)
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To: AFB-XYZ

yeah this country...the world... is so stupid right now. But not all of us.


17 posted on 10/22/2020 8:36:25 PM PDT by Phillyred (Kieran Hussie)
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To: lowbridge

I hate to say this but these days department store Santas could be mostly Pedos that get a kick outta having little kids sitting on their laps, maybe a little hair sniffing too - they are drawn to these jobs.

Look for Bye-den to be volunteering after he loses the election!


18 posted on 10/22/2020 8:45:23 PM PDT by Gasshog
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To: lightman; Gamecock; SaveFerris; PROCON; Rebelbase
Eh, probably for the best!


19 posted on 10/22/2020 9:05:29 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: lowbridge

Macy’s 1950: Families took their small children to sit on Santa’s lap and tell him what gifts they wanted as mothers listened intently.

Macy’s 2020: Ethnically-entitled villagers looted tv’s and iPhones through smashed-in windows while cops stood down on orders from liberal Democrat mayors.


20 posted on 10/22/2020 9:28:15 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (How did a bunch of data thieves decide they were the arbiters of truth?)
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