Here in Michigan it's completely embraced and there will even be a special screening of the film at the Masonic Temple in Detroit December 9th, and Chevy Chase will be there to be the special host, along with a Q&A following the show.
The hill starts off at a nice angle and slope, but a little before halfway down, the hill shoots out straight. Anyone sledding would easily take over a 30 foot plunge to the ground, which doesn't sound like fun at all. In fact, that kind of a drop could seriously injure you or worse.
Kids who visit will get a Santa Letter writing kit to take home. The kit includes all materials needed to send a letter to Santa, a holiday craft, wrapped goodies, and more. There will be several Santa mailboxes placed throughout downtown for families to send their letters to Santa.