North Carolina mall replaces Santa’s Christmas tree with giant ice glacier

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A North Carolina mall is making some changes this Christmas season. Santa’s tree is being replaced with a giant ice glacier and there will be no more tree-lighting ceremony.

The Charlotte Observer reported that SouthPark Mall in Charlotte is implementing the new changes in an effort to make visiting Santa “fresh and exciting.”

“The reinvented and modernized experience will bring the Charlotte community together in a way that hasn’t been done before,” the mall said, according to the paper.

The mall is among the first wave of Simon malls to get one of the giant fake glaciers. It’s an addition that the mall said is meant to create a “magical experience” for families.

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