The Santa display at one mall in Charlotte, North Carolina just got a little more of a ‚Äúclimate change‚ÄĚ type setting:
Taking the kids to visit Santa will be a bit different this year at SouthPark Mall.
Officials announced on Friday that instead of the traditional Christmas tree and North Pole set up, Santa will be sitting inside of a large glacier.
Simon Property Group officials say the new ‚ÄúGlacier Santa experience‚ÄĚ is aimed to modernize the holiday experience.
Kids visiting Santa at the mall will now do so under a faux glacier instead of the shadow of a Christmas tree that was on display in previous years.
‚ÄĒ Jess Petrauskas (@JessPetrauskas) November 7, 2015
Before and after:
‚ÄĒ Andrea Lockard (@andilockard) November 7, 2015
A petition to #BringBackTheTree is now getting plenty of signatures:
‚ÄĒ JP Amick (@JoelAmick) November 7, 2015
‚ÄĒ Kohleen Nornes (@KohleenNornes) November 7, 2015
Meanwhile, the mall‚Äôs holiday glacier is being ridiculed and criticized:
‚ÄĒ Meghan Miles (@meghanmusgrave) November 7, 2015
‚ÄĒ Corley Higgins (@corleyhiggins) November 7, 2015
‚ÄĒ jackfesperman (@jackfesperman) November 7, 2015
‚ÄĒ Lisa Stryker (@Lisa_Stryker) November 7, 2015
There‚Äôs even a song for #BringBackTheTree mocking the mall‚Äôs display:
‚ÄĒ David Britt (@davidbritt) November 7, 2015
‚ÄĒ WSOCTV (@wsoctv) November 8, 2015
We're adding key elements to the Santa set this week & listening to our customer feedback, we will now include a traditional Christmas tree.
‚ÄĒ SouthPark Mall (@SouthParkMallNC) November 7, 2015
‚ÄĒ Marvin Beach (@MBeach14) November 8, 2015
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