HGTV Is Brings Santa HQ to Connecticut November 4 – December 24

HGTV Santa Headquarters is coming to your town and will be in Connecticut at the Danbury Fair Mall from November 4th to December 24th.

Looking for some holiday entertainment? Danbury Fair has an exciting line-up of holiday shows and meet and greets! Children of all ages will enjoy Danbury Fair’s line-up of exciting interactive shows that feature many beloved holiday characters. Bring Christmas to life at one of our holiday events!

Santa is all about the experience and once again Danbury Fair has partnered with HGTV to present “Santa HQ.” Families are invited to experience the wonder of Santa’s workshop in the digital age. Exciting interactive technology transforms and customizes the experience.

HGTV Is Bringing Santa HQ to Connecticut

For seven weeks, from November 4 through December 24th, Santa HQ spreads holiday cheer to guests of all ages with a 21st century immersive journey that features state-of-the-art digital technology. In addition to the classic photo with Santa Claus, mall guests can take an Elfie selfie to star in their own holiday video, use Elf-Ray Vision to explore Santa’s Observatory, and test out the Naughty or Nice O’Meter.

Wishing for more jingle this holiday season? One lucky shopper will win $10,000 cash as part of HGTV’s Spreading Holiday Cheer sweepstakes.

HGTV Is Bringing Santa HQ to Connecticut

This engaging new version of a visit with Santa uses digital tools to offer an augmented reality environment and a thoroughly new, enhanced social media experience for families.  At Santa HQ, kids will be “scanned” as they arrive to determine if they’ve been “naughty or nice,” enter an observatory where they will use special tablets to view Santa’s magical world – the night sky or Santa’s elves at work, for instance – be able to take an “ELFIE” (a photo opp as a dancing elf) and much more.

Photo packages are also available starting at $34.99. As an added bonus, guests can start to make reservations with the man of the hour starting mid-September by visiting


  • Monday – Saturday: 10 am to 8 pm
  • Sunday:  11 am to  7 pm
  • December 10th – December 23rd
  • Monday – Sunday: 9 am to 9:30 pm
  • December 24th: 9 am to 6 pm


Danbury Fair
7 Backus Avenue
Danbury, CT 06810

Shoppers also are invited to bring in an unwrapped toy and participate in Help Through Holiday Giving.  Danbury Fair hopes to gather 1000 toys to be donated to local Salvation Army chapter.

Java John Fogarty’s “Somebody Wake Up Santa” and the famous Singing and Parading Toy Soldiers are coming to Danbury Fair. Help us WAKE UP Santa in this exciting, musical featuring children’s entertainer Java John Fogarty! When Santa finally wakes up….parade with Santa and the famous Toy Soldiers to the Santa HQ set.  The show starts at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, November 5th in Lord & Taylor Court. The Toy Soldiers will be next to Santa and available for a meet and greet after the show until 1:00 P.M.

Free Holiday Concert – Kris Allen LIVE at Danbury Fair. Kris Allen, season eight winner on American Idol, will be at Danbury Fair on Saturday, November 12th at 4:00 P.M. in Lord & Taylor Court. Between November 1 – 4, follow Danbury Fair Mall on Facebook & Instagram for your chance to attend the VIP meet & greet. And, on this special day, Danbury Fair will donate $1 for each Santa photo package purchased at the Santa HQ set on November 12th to our local pet animal shelter – DAWS.

Frosty and Rudolph will be at Danbury Fair for a meet and greet, high fives, hugs and photos on December 3rd from 10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. The kids will love meeting these two beloved holiday character favorites! And, as an extra festive touch, stay for an afternoon of fun and enjoy holiday-inspired face painting and a holiday make-and-take craft!

Pet Photos are back by popular demand! We’ve reserved these special times for your furry friends to visit Santa!* December 5, 12 & 19 from 6-8pm *Cats and dogs only. Please be sure to have your pet on a leash or in a pet carrier.

On the HGTV Santa Headerquarters website you can reserve a time for your family, get a sneak peek at the Santa HQ interactive experience and receive special discounts by pre-paying for your photos.

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