Fri 16 Nov 2018 - Mon 24 Dec 2018
Water Tower Place Debuts Magical Virtual Santa Sleigh Ride Experience
CHICAGO – November 1, 2018 – This winter, Santa is coming to town in style with a fun seasonal adventure at one of Chicagoland’s premier shopping destinations. Water Tower Place is partnering with Portable North Pole (PNP), a web and mobile platform that specializes in creating customized Santa videos, to bring a unique virtual sleigh ride experience exclusively to Chicago. As the only U.S. location to host the iconic red sleigh from PNP, Water Tower Place is elevating the traditional visit to Santa Claus this holiday season.
Between November 16 and December 24, Chicagoans and tourists alike can experience the holiday magic of an interactive virtual ride on Santa’s sleigh, parked on the 7th floor of Water Tower Place. For $39.99, visitors can take Santa’s reindeer on a training flight with immersive technology and have a recorded video of their thrilling adventure from the North Pole to Chicago sent to their email address to be shared with loved ones. After the sleigh ride, children can greet Santa’s elves and meet with Santa to have their picture taken. In addition to their virtual sleigh video, guests will receive complimentary digital downloads of the pictures with Santa, one 5x7 print, one 4x6 print and four wallet-sized photos.
Visitors can upgrade to a premium package priced at $49.99 and continue the magic at home by creating a highly personalized video at PortableNorthPole.com. There are eleven videos to choose from, each offering incredible scenes from Santa’s North Pole village. In the tailor-made video message, Santa will mention children by name, show photos of them in his magic big book, list real details of their life and much more to create a truly special, personal experience.
“Exclusive to Water Tower Place, the PNP Santa sleigh ride is a unique, engaging way to include the whole family in a holiday adventure,” said Mitch Feldman, senior general manager of Water Tower Place. “It enhances the holiday shopping experience, giving families cherished memories that they can capture with customized videos to keep for years to come.”
Water Tower Place welcomes walk-ups to the Santa sleigh ride experience, or visitors can skip the line by making a reservation at https://www.celebrateyourholiday.com/Reservations. From November 16 to November 30, Water Tower Place is offering a special promotion of $10 sleigh rides for Chicago Public School students.
For more information about holiday happenings at Water Tower Place please visit https://www.shopwatertower.com/en.html. You also can find Water Tower Place on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ShopWaterTower or on Instagram @watertowerplace.
About Water Tower Place
Water Tower Place is located on the Magnificent Mile in the heart of Chicago's retail district. This vertical shopping center is one of the foremost tourist attractions in the city and features a stunning eight-floor atrium that allows visitors to see the different levels of retail options from a unique and expansive view.
In addition to great retail and unique-to-market dining options, the shopping center is home to Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, Broadway In Chicago’s newest venue and a state-of-the-art live performance theatre, as well as the Chicago Sports Museum, an 8,000-square-foot interactive experience including skill challenges and sports memorabilia. Water Tower Place is managed by Brookfield Properties Retail Group, which ranks among the largest retail real estate companies in the United States.
About UGroupMedia creator of Portable North Pole
UGroupMedia Inc (UGM) was established in 2008 and is based in Montreal, Canada. The company specializes in making Christmas magic for families around the world by creating, distributing and publishing Portable North Pole (PNP) personalized digital experiences via PortableNorthPole.com, mobile applications, television, consumer products and in-store experiences. To help spread a little extra cheer to those who may need it the most, PNP’s Children’s Hospital Program donates five percent of all online sales proceeds to more than 50 children’s hospitals around the world. More than $400,000 has been donated since 2012. For more information, visit www.portablenorthpole.com.