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Ho, Ho, Ho: Santa arrives at MOA two weeks before Thanksgiving

Santa Claus has returned to the Twin Cities early this year, two weeks before Black Friday. Fox 9 reports Santa officially arrived at the Mall of America on Thursday and will stay through Dec. 24.
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Santa Claus has returned to the Twin Cities early this year, two weeks before Black Friday. Fox 9 reports Santa officially arrived at the Mall of America on Thursday and will stay through Dec. 24.

Fox 9 has more from Santa’s arrival ceremony Thursday night below:

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Deloitte’s 27th annual holiday survey shows shoppers in the Twin Cities plan to spend roughly $430 on gifts this year. That’s about three percent more on gifts than last year and 10 percent more than the national average.

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