WHAT: Trading in his reindeer for a shiny
Macy’s tour bus, Santa Claus is coming to Nashville in style!
Visiting children of all ages, Santa will welcome one-and-all to
join in the festivities as he reminds everyone about the magic of
the Christmas season and shares a few magical moments with his
Santa will continue to spread cheer with a special private visit to the Belle Meade Mansion at the historic Belle Meade Plantation where 5-time GRAMMY winner Wynonna Judd will perform holiday songs for the Make-A-Wish kids and their families as well as tour the historic mansion’s holiday decorations. At 6 p.m. that evening, Santa will share his joy and Christmas cheer with the community at Macy’s Green Hills at 6 p.m.
MORE: Now in its third year, Macy’s famous Santa will embark on his popular whirlwind American tour. Aflac will partner with Macy’s to bring holiday happiness to boys and girls in 26 cities across the United States through December 21, when Santa’s National Tour gives children the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet the man himself. Visit macys.com/believe for scheduled stops and to track Santa’s journey across the U.S.!
As it has for the past three years, Macy’s “Believe” campaign invites children to mail letters to Santa using Macy’s Santa Mail Letterboxes. Macy’s donates $1 for each letter mailed in-store, up to $1 million, to the Make-A-Wish Foundation®.
Visit www.macys.com/believe to track Santa on his journey across the U.S.!
WHO: Santa Claus was first introduced to his home-away-from-home at Macy’s on 14th Street in 1862. As time passed, Macy’s expanded, moving Santa to the store’s new location on 34th Street in 1902. In 1924, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® stepped off for the first time to usher in the season and bring Santa to the store to unveil Macy’s famous Christmas windows. In 1947, Santa was immortalized in the classic film “Miracle on 34th Street,” and his home at Macy’s was proclaimed. Many decades later, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® has become the official start of the holiday season each year, bringing the one-and-only Santa Claus to town.
When/Where: Private Media
Wednesday, December 21 at 9:30 a.m.
Breakfast - Carriage House at Belle Meade Plantation
5025 Harding Pike
Nashville, TN 37205
Wednesday, December 21, 6 – 8 p.m.
Macy’s at Green Hills
3813 Hillsboro Pike
Nashville, TN 37215
Contact: Melissa Goff, Macy’s Media Relations 305.577.2171 or Melissa.Goff@macys.com
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About the Make-A-Wish Foundation
The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Based in Phoenix, the Foundation is one of the world’s leading children’s charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 25,000 volunteers, the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants a wish every 38 minutes. It has granted more than 212,000 wishes in the United States since its inception in 1980. Visit the Make-A-Wish Foundation at www.wish.org and discover how you can share the power of a wish®
About Wynonna Judd
Five-time GRAMMY Award winning artist and New York Times best-selling author Wynonna Judd first gained fame as part of one of the most successful musical duos of all time, The Judds. On top of that amazing feat, she also holds multiple gold, platinum and multi-platinum certifications from the RIAA in excess of 30 million units sold for albums released throughout her illustrious 28-year career. Wynonna recently reunited with her mother, Naomi, for a final Judds tour in 2010, The Last Encore. During this time, the iconic duo invited cameras from the new Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) to capture their unprecedented moments together as they navigated the intricacies of their first tour in 10 years. The television docu-series, “The Judds” debuted in April 2011 with the highest rated premiere outside of OWN’s launch week and boasted the highest rated season finale in OWN history.