First Stop Macy’s in Bangor for Santa’s Cross-Country Trip
Santa Claus is coming to town. Actually many towns. “We’re going to Seattle, Las Vegas, Nashville, we’re going to Savannah, Georgia,” said Santa Claus.But Bangor is the first stop for Macy’s Santa. He traded in his sleigh for a different mode of transportation for this cross-country trip.”To be able to be on the bus, be able to see the different homes from down below as opposed to up top,” said Santa.While in Bangor, he spent some quality time with a VIP group.”There are a whole bunch of Make-A-Wish kids getting to see Santa and giving him their Christmas lists,” said 8-year-old Caitlin Gorecki.While snacking on Santa’s favorite meal, milk and cookies, the kids wrote down their lists to hand deliver.Santa explained to these kids and others at a larger gathering inside Macy’s that their Christmas lists can help spread some holiday cheer. As part of Macy’s “Believe” campaign, the store will donate one dollar to the Make-A-Wish Foundation for every child who sends a letter to Santa using Macy’s mailbox, a possible donation of up to $1 million.”It’s what the season is all about is granting wishes. Now I”ve been granting wishes for quite a long time now so to be able to do this with Macy’s and to be able to give to these children something to be looking forward to, to be able to just be a child for a little small period of time, that to me is what Make-A-Wish and this whole ‘Believe’ campaign is about,” said Santa.Though Santa had to get back on his bus to head to other cities, the kids in Bangor know he’ll be back on the night before Christmas.