Charlotte, NC - SouthPark Mall opted to replace its Christmas tree for a glacier display this holiday season.
However, many residents aren't satisfied with SouthPark's decision to modernize its holiday display. A petition to bring the Christmas tree display back has over 20,000 signatures.
After listening to customer feedback, the mall now plans to include a traditional Christmas tree this week alongside the Santa glacier set.
Earlier, Fox 46 reached out to the mall who responded with the following statement:
"SouthPark is thrilled to be among the first wave of Simon centers to receive the new "Glacier" Santa experience. The reinvented and modernized experience will bring the Charlotte community together in a way that hasn't been done before. Simon values tradition, and that's exactly why we wanted to refresh and modernize our holiday experience at SouthPark to keep the tradition fresh and exciting. This new experience will delight our shoppers and their families with fun and interactive elements, including a sound and light show every 30 minutes. We're aiming to create a magical experience - something truly different and fun for families to enjoy together this year and for years to come."
Officials say the mall will add a traditional Christmas tree and additional smaller elements.
Many people have taken to social media to express their thoughts about this new display.
One father and his children created a YouTube video singing about their desire to see a Christmas tree. Click here to check it out.
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