This year's theme is "A Day in the Life of an Elf" and tells the story of Santa's elves at the North Pole preparing for Christmas. What does a day in the life of an elf involve? Getting Santa's mail and making toys, of course, and then there's teaching the reindeer how to fly, and they have to fit in time to go to school too.
Preparations for the elaborate animated display have in the works since last year's beautiful Nutcracker show opened. Construction of the actual display began back in September. When around half a million people come to visit every year, it's understandable that Macy's takes that much time to make it as magical as possible.
Macy's SantaLand, Macy's eighth-floor auditorium,
700 Nicollet Mall,
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Open now through December 31 during store hours, with earlier opening hours after Thanksgiving.