Shoppers Shout and Pout Over Santa Display at Long Island Mall

A Santa Claus display at a mall on Long Island, New York, is prompting some shoppers to accuse the managers of being Grinch-like in their holiday decorations.

The Roosevelt Field mall in Garden City rolled out what it calls a "uniquely modern and interactive Santa experience featuring cutting edge artistic design."

The design places Santa in an "enchanted glacier," where children can play games within an artificial snow bank before hopping on the bearded fellow's lap for the traditional holiday photo op.

However, shoppers complained that the display lacked traditional decorations, namely a Christmas tree.

Simon Properties, owner of the mall, quickly responded to the complaints.

"Key elements are still being added to the Glacier experience at Roosevelt Field over the coming week – and after hearing early customer feedback, one of those elements will be a traditional Christmas tree alongside the Glacier experience," mall management said.

Simon Properties installed the display in seven of its malls nationwide. 

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