After backlash, Charlotte mall will have Christmas tree

CHARLOTTE (WTVD) -- The SouthPark mall in Charlotte has reversed their decision to not have a Christmas tree, saying they are listening to their customers, WSOC reports.

The mall originally planned to not have a Christmas tree but instead have a glacier display. The Santa set will now include a traditional Christmas tree.

The mall released this statement on Friday before they decided to add a tree.

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.

Many shoppers said they were disappointed with the decision to replace the tree with a glacier.

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