Instead of waiting for Santa to deliver pre-made toys on Christmas, the children who visit the Inventionasium are asked to invent their own, making Santa’s workshop come alive.
Dubbed “guest inventors,” young visitors don white coats and are asked to come up with new toy ideas for the season and even make snow by adding water to a special powder so that people in warmer climates can have a white Christmas.
After completing those activities, children visit Kris Kringle in his office. Wearing a red-and-white-striped shirt and green overalls, he sits behind a desk or on a stool instead of a cushiony throne and tells youngsters about his latest invention ideas and invites them to suggest improvements.
“Children are so caught up in the world of technology and social media, so our goal is getting them to use their imaginations more and to promote innovation,” said Cory Markowitz, Creative Director of Mr. Kringle & Company.
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