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Santaland at Macy's.

Renee Jones Schneider, Star Tribune

Family spotlight: Santaland, Gibbs Christmas

  • December 13, 2012 - 3:07 PM

Santaland and Puppet Theater

The perennial favorite in the Macy's auditorium, "A Day in the Life of an Elf," is reprised. Witness how Santa's elves prepare for the holidays, checking to see who's been naughty and nice. While there, visit with Santa and give him your wish list. (Store hours. Free. Macy's, 700 Nicollet Mall, Mpls. 612-375-2200. )

Gibbs Christmas

Have a farm-style holiday at the Gibbs Museum of Pioneer and Dakotah Life. Visit animals in the barn as they hunker down for a long winter. See the miniature Christmas village and take a holiday tour with treats. (Noon-4 p.m. Sat. $7-$10. 2097 W. Larpenteur Av., Falcon Heights. 651-222-0701. www.rchs.com.)

MELISSA WALKER

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