Much like the Loch Ness Monster, Christmas decorations barely fit into a box, only emerge once a year, and are often too heavy to hang on a tree. Celebrate bulky ornaments with today's Groupon: for $4, you get one chat with an elf on the North Pole Network (a $10 value) at Santa's Candy Castle in Santa Claus. The castle is open on weekends only but will re-open on a daily basis beginning with Memorial Day weekend.
The Christmas enthusiasts at Santa's Candy Castle entertain children and their parents with an interactive computer lab directly connected to the North Pole, an old-fashioned candy shop, and a holiday-themed exterior that resembles a gingerbread house. One access card (a $10 value) to the North Pole Network—a group of six computers directly connected to the North Pole and its inhabitants—grants children a straight communication shot to one of six elves. Computer tables and chairs lowered to the level of a grown man's kneecap support the candy-filled bodies of youngsters while they plunk away at colorful, oversized keys on durable keyboards made to withstand even the weightiest Christmas wish list.
Once connected to the network, children take an elfen quiz to see if they've made it onto Santa Claus's good list. All of the children, good or bad, receive a good list certificate emblazoned with an official gold seal, endorsements from the elf and Santa Claus, the child's name, and a discarded nose light bulb from a famous reindeer.