By Staff

THE COLONY (CBSDFW.COM) – Santa is prepared for his first Christmas during a pandemic and one North Texas retailer is taking steps to make sure a holiday tradition continues in a safe way.

As the world deals with the COVID-19 pandemic Nebraska Furniture Mart has built a different kind of ‘museum’ for the holidays.

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“We knew that we needed to provide that magical experience but do it in a safe way, so we provided innovation with Christmas spirit and basically came up with an interactive Santa museum,” explained public relations manager Andy Shefsky.

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The experience allows families to stand 7 feet away and talk to the man in red through a window.

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After detailing how you’ve been naughty or nice and listing what you want for Christmas, visitors can snap a festive photo with Santa.

The store wants to avoid lines so visitors can book reservations with Santa online. The entire experience is free of charge.

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Visits at the Santa Experience begin December 5. Staff