The kids can visit Santa (from the comfort of his MAGI-SPHERE) for free.

Santa has once again come to town, more specifically to the Sugar Land Town Square. A new installation called Santa’s MAGI·SPHERE allows Houstonians to visit Santa—in said magi-sphere—one by one (i.e., socially distanced) by stepping inside a giant wrapped gift.  While that's cool enough, it's also entirely free. You just need to make reservations online.

The attraction was created by The Flight School Studio, a Dallas-based school that specializes in mixing reality, technology, and animation. All of those specialties are on display in the MAGI-SPHERE,  a holographic snow globe that projects Santa as a three-dimensional presence in real-time, guaranteeing that you can still let Santa know what you want for Christmas.

Visitors enter a giant wrapped gift to see Santa.

The MAGI-SPHERE runs through Christmas Eve. Face Masks are required as well as folks maintaining social distance. Hours include 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday–Thursday, noon to 9 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. More information at santasugarland.com.

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