Simon®, a global leader in premier shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations, announced the beginning of the holiday season where families can make magical memories by taking photos with Santa as part of the Simon Santa Photo Experience at The Galleria. Santa arrives on November 8 and will visit until December 24, 2019 on Level One of the Nordstrom Wing.
“Visiting the Simon Santa Photo Experience at The Galleria is a fun way for families to create lasting memories and experience all the joy that the holiday season has to offer,” Chris Lane, director of marketing “We recognize the importance of sharing traditions with loved ones during the holidays and want to enable families to experience this special time with Santa that they have come to cherish each year at The Galleria.”
Santa FastPass: Save time, avoid the line by reserving your magical moment with Santa online.
Caring Santa: Provides children with all spectrums of special needs and their families with the opportunity to visit with Santa in a sensory-friendly environment. Caring Santa will occur in association with Autism Speaks before regular mall hours on December 8 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Guests can reserve their appointment online
Pet Photo Night: An opportunity for all members of the family, pet and human, to visit with Santa. Pet Photo nights are hosted after regular mall hours on November 24 and December 1 and the set receives extensive cleaning following the event to minimize potential risks to allergy sufferers.
Shopper appreciation programs will take place throughout the holiday season at The Galleria, including:
The sounds of holiday music will be heard throughout the season at The Galleria. Listen as local community groups perform holiday classics in The Little Galleria
The Galleria will also offer giftwrapping for a cause on select weekends throughout the season benefitting various local nonprofits. After finding gifts for loved ones, shoppers are encouraged to stop by the wrapping location on Level 2 near the Little Galleria Play Area to help make a difference.
Additionally, The Galleria encourages shoppers to help make Christmas brighter for those in need through their Salvation Army Angel Tree program, accepting donations November 22 through December 22 on Level 2 near The Little Galleria Play Area.
Santa Programming Highlights:
Santa Photo Experience: November 8 – December 24
Pet Photos: November 24 & December 1 from 7-8 p.m.
Caring Santa: December 8 from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.