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Macy's Santaland Holiday Show: Downtown Minneapolis Macy's Holiday Show

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Santaland, the annual Holiday show at Macy's, has been running for over 50 years.

The Macy's store on Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis puts on the show every year. 2013 is the 51st Santaland Show.

For 2013, the theme is again "A Day in the Life of an Elf", reprising the same subject of the last couple of years. Animatronic puppets depict elves as they prepare for Christmas at the North Pole.

In 2013, Macy's Santaland opens on November 23. It is open daily until December 24, except Thanksgiving Day.

Admission to Macy's Santaland is free. But, prepare for significant queues during busy times. Saturday and Sundays tend to be busy and queues can be over an hour long. If you can, avoid visiting during these time and instead, visit on a weekday if possible. 

As well as the Santaland Holiday display, Macy's has a real, live, Santa for photo opportunities. And, Mrs. Claus' Bakery has fresh cookies and holiday treats, and Santa's Toy Shop is filled with gifts.

A recent addition is Macy's Puppet Theater. On Thursdays through Sundays, Macy's Puppet Theater presents Moose Crossing, three holiday musical tales. There are six shows per day, tickets are $4 each, and the shows are approximately 25 minutes long.

Details on Macy's Santaland opening hours, and Macy's Puppet Theater showtimes, at Macys.com.

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