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.
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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