I am a member of the Everywhere Society, and Everywhere has provided me with some form compensation for this post. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own. Many moons ago, before I became a mom and before I played Santa, I worked at a major department store to finance my Christmas shopping sprees. During the winter breaks from college, I was hired as a fragrance model and convinced customers to buy gift sets for the loved ones on their lists. At first, I was employed at Kaufmann’s. I got that job, because my mom was a counter manager. Let’s just say sales wasn’t hereditary! Then, I floated floors at Lazarus, but spent most of my time in the lingerie department. Not long after, Macy’s opened its doors in Monroeville Mall. Although the store names changed, one thing stayed the same over the holidays—Old Saint Nick. Year after year, kids from across the city clutched their Christmas wishes and stood in line to see Santa. This Friday, I’ll join that line and celebrate the season with Macy’s. This time, my little girl will anxiously await Santa’s arrival. She talks about him every time we spot a deer in our neighborhood and has been looking forward to this day since, well, last Christmas! She doesn’t know we’re going to celebrate the season this week. She’ll get a bit surprise when we head to Macy’s Downtown Pittsburgh location. We’ll start off by watching the iconic Holiday Window Unveiling. Then, the fun will kick off on the Smithfield Street stage with a fire eating and LED hula performance by Fire and Flow. The evening hosts, YouTube sensations Rose and Rosie, will light up the night with show stopping performances by Taste of Country Critic’s pick Jamie Lynn Spears and Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Star contest winners Before You Exit. Completing the all-star line-up is Pittsburgh’s own defensive end, Cam Heyward, along with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the man of the hour, Santa Claus! To warm up after the show, Caitlynn and I will sip hot chocolate and participate in FROZEN themed activities, like Olaf snowman building, basket weaving and face painting. I’ll be sure to bring my camera to snap a shot with the stars of The Nutcracker. Maybe that will be our next tradition–attending a show. One lucky winner will take home a set of tickets. We hope to see you there! Hey DFTM Fam–What’s on your Christmas wish list? How are you celebrating the season this month? Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.