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Santaland at Macy’s State Street

Every year, thousands of people visit Santaland at Macy’s State Street to tell him their holiday wishes and have their picture taken with him. He'll be at the store from early November through December 24th.

History of Santaland Chicago

Macy's on State Street has long been Santa's home away from home. More than 70 years ago, the historic Marshall Field's building was where children visited Santa in "Cozy Cloud Cottage." The Cottage was the home of Uncle Mistletoe and Aunt Holly, who helped Santa keep track of good boys and girls. They were storewide mascots at Marshall Field's for 44 years.

The decor in present-day Macy's Santaland is a nod to the original Cozy Cloud Cottage.

Visiting Santa

Snap a photo with Santa when you visit Santaland at Macy’s State Street from early November through December 24 on the 5th Floor!  Admission is free and reservations are not required.*

*Photo packages begin at $18.99.

Santaland is closed on Thanksgiving Day, but look for Santa in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!

See more information and check Santaland hours here.

Other Holiday Happenings at Macy’s State Street

For many families, visiting State Street during the holidays is a tradition that has been passed down for generations.

A trip to Santaland would not be complete without visiting the Walnut Room restaurant and viewing the store windows on State Street.

For more than a century, the illuminated Great Tree has taken centerstage in the Walnut Room restaurant to celebrate the season, while the animated holiday windows have entertained kids of all ages for over 50 years.

Check out more holiday events at Macy’s State Street.

Write a Letter to Santa: Macy’s Believe Campaign to Support Make-A-Wish

While you’re in the store, be sure to write a letter to Santa and drop it in the red Believe letterbox—for every letter received, Macy’s will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish, up to $1 million, to create life-changing wishes to critically ill children all across the country.