The Macy's store on Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis puts on the show every year. 2012 is the 50th Santaland Show.
For 2012, the theme is "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 2012, Macy's Santaland opens on November 21. It is open daily until December 24, with the exception of Thanksgiving Day.
Admission to Macy's Santaland is free. But, prepare for significant queues during busy times, like Saturdays - visit during weekdays or other less busy shopping times 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.