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Macey’s Grocery Offers Unconventional Way for Santa Visits 

Macey’s offers a safe way for children to visit Santa  

SALT LAKE CITY (Dec 22, 2020)— Local grocer Macey’s has found an unconventional way to keep holiday traditions alive. With the COVID-19 pandemic, visiting Santa for many families this year has been a challenge. Macey’s has found a way for children to visit Santa safely. This holiday season, Santa visited children at Macey’s through scheduled pickup appointments with Macey’s Anywhere orders, where the jolly man of Christmas visits each car and says hello to children with a ho ho ho and a sprinkling of holiday cheer.  

Through Macey’s Anywhere, guests schedule their Santa pickup time with no minimum fee, therefore, purchasing a box of Macaroni and Cheese or bag of M&M’s would allow a visit with Santa. Selfie photos of Santa and children are taken from outside the car, offering a way to preserve the memory of an unconventional Christmas.   

Santa, as well as those paying a visit all wear masks for safety.  

We all know that online grocery has become very popular over the last 9 months and we wanted to utilize the change and deliver groceries curbside differently this holiday season with the help of our good friend Santa Claus. Now through Christmas Eve Santa is teaming up with our personal shoppers and help to deliver your groceries and a treat right to your car,” said Thomas Horne, Associated Food Stores e-commerce manager.   

We could not be more excited to be able to offer this to the local communities around our stores. The feedback we have gotten from shoppers so far has been nothing but positive. For many shoppers this is the only way that their families will be able to have a chance to tell Santa what is on their wish list this year,” Horne said.   

Santa will be making a few more visits this year, right before Christmas. Media that is interested may join a Santa visits,   

  • West Jordan Macey’s  12/24/2020          3 p.m.-6 p.m. 
  • Murray Macey’s           12/24/2020           9 a.m.-noon 


About Macey’s 

In 1947, Walt Macey and Dale A. Jones started the “Save-A-Nickle-Market” in Rose Park, Utah. Macey’s grew from a small store into a multi-store chain by providing personalized old-fashioned service. Known for their famous doughnuts and Kong Kones, Macey’s grocery stores offer an in-store bakery, delicatessen, full-service grocery, meat, produce and non-foods department and above all, friendly service. For more information visit