The SouthPark Mall in Charlotte, North Carolina, had decided to break with tradition this holiday season and give Santa Claus a brand new place where tiny tots with their eyes all aglow could visit him.
And that meant no Christmas tree — but a way cool glacier!
As you might imagine, the reaction to the new Santa experience wasn't very positive:
Who needs a silly tree when you have, well, um...
A song even hit social media blasting the display:
A petition soon hit the Internet, which gathered over 22,000 signatures:
The mall finally got the message:
We're adding key elements to the Santa set this week & listening to our customer feedback, we will now include a traditional Christmas tree.— SouthPark Mall (@SouthParkMallNC) November 7, 2015
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