When I was a kiddo, the mall was where everything happened. If you wanted to meet up with friends...at the mall. If you wanted to grab a quick bite to eat...at the mall. My high school job...at the mall. Whether it was shopping, or socializing, the mall was where we were.
#LJMDigiTree at the Louis Joliet Mall, I was a bit curious...and so were my kiddos!
For us, the best part about it is, it is right smack dab between us up in the city, and my parents, who live downstate. I hate to admit, we don't get downstate as much as I'd like. Meeting in between makes things SO much easier to do some Christmas shopping together.
My daughter wanted to share her Christmas wish with Santa, and my son wanted to check out the Digi Tree. We hopped in the car, and buzzed down I-55 to check things out.
Wow...there is NO missing this tree...it is HUGE! I know I've delivered when my son stands and stares. They were still setting up last night, so it was in test mode. The tree goes live Wednesday Nov. 26, at 10am. It is a digital tree with panels for posting store deals, events, a photo booth to post selfies...Very interactive and fun!
I don't know what it is with my son, every year, he chickens out on Santa at the last minute *insert big sad face. What's up with that? He LOVES getting presents from Santa, but I can not get my Benny to pay him a visit. Miss Maggie on the other hand, was all about seeing Santa to explain the logistics of him getting her a live elephant this Christmas. Good luck to Santa on that one.
After a quick stop to play...we were ready to pay the man in red a visit.
That Santa is one crafty character. He managed to steer my daughter into a nice stuffed elephant instead of a real elephant. SO much easier on the sleigh...and mommy's living room. THANK YOU Santa!
My daughter had a blast just hanging out and chatting with Santa. We have already targeted our next trip. We are meeting my mom and her adorable dog Tucker Puppy for Paws and Claws pet pictures with Santa at Louis Joliet Mall December 1. How fun is that?!
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You can bet we'll be sending Tucker's picture up to the Digi Tree! Stay tuned!
*While I was invited to experience the holidays at Louis Joliet Mall, and compensated, all experiences and opinions are my own.