HGTV will be putting the Santa in Santa Monica (sorry, couldn’t resist) this Christmas with the HGTV Holiday House. The Southern California shopping and lifestyle center is a “modern-day, life-size gingerbread house that will serve as Santa’s home in Center Plaza through New Year’s Day,” the network said in a press release.
Consumers who are able to stop by might find it was worth their while in a big way, as there will be an opportunity to enter the HGTV Home Holiday Cash Giveaway that comes with a chance to win $10,000, meet HGTV stars and take photos with Kris Kringle himself. The house will open Nov. 23, and beginning Nov. 29 (aka Black Friday), the network will offer fun activities at the HGTV Holiday House including tacky sweater contest, along with cookies and hot cocoa. (Although, being Southern California, it’s not certain how much people will be craving hot cocoa.) Many familiar HGTV faces are schedule to stop by, including David Bromstad (Color Splash), John Gidding (Curb Appeal), Genevieve Gorder (Dear Genevieve), Casey Noble (Design on a Dime), DIY Network’s Josh Temple (House Crashers) and HGTV Magazine editor in chief Sara Peterson.
Also featured at the HGTV Holiday House is the HGTV Home Pop-Up Showroom, a 2,000-square-foot space where visitors can receive a complimentary design consultation and view a bunch of HGTV furniture and design collections.
The fun doesn’t stop with Christmas Day either, as from Dec. 26-Jan. 1, HGTV w ill use themes from the network’s new series Hawaii Life to help Santa getaway after his big yearly outing. Genevieve Gorder will host a special luau Dec. 28 and 29.
The HGTV Holiday House will be open daily from 11am-8pm PST, noon-7pm Sundays, and 11am-5pm on Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve nad New Year’s Day.
Here is the full schedule for appearances (2-4pm PST) at the HGTV Holiday House:
Nov. 29-Dec. 1 — John Gidding
Dec. 7-8 — David Bromstad
Dec. 14 — Sara Peterson
Dec. 15 — Casey Noble
Dec. 21-22 — Josh Temple
Dec. 28-29 — Genevieve Gorder