You know the holidays are official when the malls start to deck their halls – the concept of a sparkly Christmas village set up in the middle of the town shopping center has been around since Macy’s introduced it in 1870.
Huntsville is lucky enough to have two great indoor malls to continue this American holiday tradition, and both are kicking off the season with Santa celebrations this weekend!
The Jolly Old Elf will make his debut at The Children’s Place from 9:00-9:45AM for a meet & greet and Holiday Preview Party. He will arrive at his Holiday Home in the center court of the mall for a brief story time with children at 10:00AM and remain there thru Christmas Eve. Each child who visits Santa will receive a free gift.
Parkway Place Mall
Santa arrives on Saturday with a PJ Party with Santa at 10AM. Children will enjoy Great American Cookies and Purity Milk, a special story time with Santa with a book created just for this event. All children under the age of 12 who wear pajamas will receive a free “Santa’s Magic” Pillow Case. “We hope that we are adding another wonderful tradition to the Holiday Season for families in the Tennessee Valley,” said Jana Kuner, Group Marketing Director for CBL & Associates Properties.
Your little one will also get to meet other characters like Cindy Lou Who, The Grinch, Bearemy and the Chick-fil-A Cow. Santa will be at Parkway Place November 10th – Christmas Eve at his Holiday Home on the lower level near Dillard’s department store.
The arrival of Saint Nick is just the beginning of mall festivities. Chick-fil-A’s Breakfast with Santa is November 17th at 8:30 AM in the Food Court at Parkway Place. This event will include a Santa Letter Station, ornament and greeting card crafts, music, dance, and appearances by Bearemy and the Chick-fil-A Cow. Registration is required at ParkwayPlaceMall.com and proceeds benefit Kids to Love.
“This year our Breakfast with Santa event will benefit the Kids to Love organization so families will know that while they enjoy a fun event with their children monies are also being raised to make Christmas special for foster children in our area too,” said Jana Kuner.
Other Notable Mall Events at Parkway Place Mall:
Pet Photos with Santa – November 20th & December 4th from 6-9PM
Roll Tide Santa – November 29th from 6-9PM
Bama fans come and visit Santa in his Houndstooth and Crimson Suit.
War Eagle Santa – December 6th from 6-9PM
Auburn Fans come and visit Santa in his Orange & Blue Suit
So polish up the kids and go ahead and pick up those holiday duds! For our “12 Days of Giveaways”, Parkway Place Mall is giving away a Santa Photo Package including: four 5x7s, four 4x6s, four 3x5s, four wallets, a portrait CD, and one 5×7 black and white photo. Santa’s waiting!
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My son is our family’s biggest train fan!
Are we supposed to say who is the biggest train fan or did you forget to change the question from yesterday? Anyway, my daughter loves trains and she loves Santa, we go visit him multiple times a season.
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My girls have never had their picture taken with Santa. We were going to try last year, but they were terrified when we got too close. This year they’re 2.5 so maybe we’ll have better luck!
So many great things for kids this holiday season! We love living in North Alabama!
My little guy has never had his picture taken with Santa. I don’t think he’d be scared though.
Sounds like fun
Both of my girls were deathly afraid of Santa. This is our little boys first Christmas and I think he will do fairly well.
My girls have never had their pictures taken with Santa. They are going to be 2 and 1 this Christmas so hopefully they won’t be scared. My oldest didn’t seem scared last year, but we didn’t get really close. Hopefully we will have good luck, this mom can only hope! =)
LOVE santa! 🙂
So many fun things!
This will be my little ones first year getting Santa pics and I doubt he will be scared.
Both of my kids (2 and 4) love Santa and are not a bit scared of him… They never have been~ My daughter is so ready to see Santa this year and I plan on carrying them to see him but I will not have money to spend on pictures this year after losing my job:( I hope we win this package!!! But even if we dont we will enjoy just being together and visiting Santa~ I love Christmas!!!
My little girl was scared of Santa when she was a little younger but now she loves him! My little boy is two so we will get to see how he likes it!
My oldest two always loved Santa. My youngest though is still unsure of him. She likes him far away. We got our first picture of him and her last year (at age 3) without her crying. The one the year before was HYSTERICAL! my most favorite Santa picture ever. She’s screaming and he’s making a scared face!! LOL
My daughter isn’t a fan, but isn’t terrified of being up close & personal with Santa. Last year, I let her hold a lollipop during the photo and she was allowed to enjoy it at home afterward. It worked for us! I’m hoping neither kid needs a lollipop this year! Hoping for big smiles!
Both my boys LOVE going to see Santa!
My daughter is head over heels for Santa!
Definitely going…what a great tradition to start.
My 5 year old loves it. I’m excited to see how are 17 month old and 8 week old react.
Neither of my girls have had their picture taken with Santa 🙁 Would be interesting to find out how’d they’d react!
My kids are 2 and 3 and really seem to understand Santa this year. I’m so excited!
Im so happy about the holidays! Mi kids LOVEEEE SANTA!!!
She is scared of Santa I think but it’s been a year so maybe not. And she loves trains
My 5 year old used to be terrified of Santa, but she’s come to love him in recent years 🙂 Thanks for another great giveaway!
This is such a great opportunity. Thank you!
My little guy loves Santa!
As far as trains, my dad is the train lover in the family!
My boy hasn’t missed a year yet with Santa- he loves him! It’s another story for my daughter!
My older child is fine with Santa. The youngest is sometimes okay with Santa. 😀
The kids Nativity program at church, Family, Christmas Trees, Lights,…all make it Special. 😀
Don’t know yet, we haven’t taken our little guy to see Santa yet! He seems to have just gotten the concept, though, so I think he’ll do well.
Last year my daughter loved Santa but she was 3 months old. Not sure how she will be this year. It will be interesting.
My 5 yr. Old loves him. We will have to see how our almost 2 yr. Old will do this year.
mine has always been scared. i’m hoping this year will be different.
I have one kid that loves pics with Santa and one that hates it! Makes it challenging!
Last year my son was terrified of Santa up close, but loved him far away. This year he seems much more interested in him, and even said he wants to say hi. So I guess we’ll just wait and see how he does :).
My two youngest have never had their picture taken with Santa. I’m excited to see what they do!
My son likes seeing Santa!
My 3 yr old and 1yr old were both great with Santa last weekend at the Galaxy of Lights!