Eager children and their families can experience the joy and magic of the holiday season with a visit to the Simon® Santa Photo Experience at Atlanta-area Simon malls. Children can visit and be photographed with Santa at Lenox Square, Mall of Georgia, North Georgia Premium Outlets, Town Center at Cobb, and Sugarloaf Mills.
Santa Photo Experience schedules and locations are as follows:
· Lenox Square: Now through December 24 in the Macy’s Court
· Mall of Georgia: Now through December 24 in the Mountain Court
· North Georgia Premium Outlets: November 19 through December 24 in the Food Pavilion
· Town Center at Cobb: Now through December 24 in the Center Court
· Sugarloaf Mills: Now through December 24 in the AMC Theatres Court
Families can save time and avoid the line with Santa by Appointment by reserving their magical moment with Santa online at simon.noerrsanta.com. Check each Simon shopping center’s website for Santa’s day-to-day photo schedules.
“One of the great traditions of holiday shopping at Mall of Georgia is the annual family visit to the Simon Santa Photo Experience,” said Teresa Holloway, director of marketing at Mall of Georgia. “I know Santa can’t wait to greet children bringing him their holiday wishes.”
Lenox Square, Mall of Georgia, Town Center at ,Cobb and Sugarloaf Mills also provide children with special needs and their families with an opportunity to enjoy a carefully managed Santa photo experience through the Caring Santa program. Guests must register in advance at simon.com/caringsanta. Caring Santa events have expanded from seven Simon malls in 2011 to over 100 Simon malls today, reflecting the positive impact of this unique program. The Caring Santa photo schedule will occur prior to each mall’s opening.
Caring Santa photo schedules and locations are as follows:
· Lenox Square: November 22 and December 6 from 8 – 10 a.m. in the Macy’s Court
· Mall of Georgia: November 22 from 9 – 11 a.m. in the Mountain Court
· Town Center at Cobb: November 22 from 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. and December 6 from 9:30 – 11 a.m. in the Center Court
· Sugarloaf Mills: December 6 from 9:30 – 11 a.m. in the AMC Movie Court
The popular Pet Photo Night returns to the Simon Santa Photo Experience at Mall of Georgia, North Georgia Premium Outlets, Town Center at Cobb, and Sugarloaf Mills this year. Many pet owners view their pet as an integral member of the family and are just as committed in caring for their pets as their “human” family members.
Pet Photo nights are hosted after regular mall closing and the set gets an extensive cleaning following the event to remove any potential risk to allergy sufferers. Reservations can be secured at each center’s website or by visiting simon.com/petphoto.
Upcoming Pet Photo Night schedules and locations are as follows:
· Mall of Georgia: December 13 from 8 – 10 p.m. in the Mountain Court
· North Georgia Premium Outlets: December 12 from 8:30 – 10 a.m. outside the Food Pavilion and near Kay Jewelers Outlet
· Town Center at Cobb: November 29 from 6 – 8 p.m. and December 13 from 8 – 10 p.m. in the Center Court
· Sugarloaf Mills: November 22 and December 13 from 6 – 7 p.m. in the AMC Movie Court
The Simon Santa Photo Experience is again sponsored by Gymboree. The Gymboree Corporation is a specialty retailer operating stores selling high-quality apparel and accessories for children under the Gymboree, Gymboree Outlet, Janie and Jack and Crazy 8 brands.
The 2015 Simon Santa Photo Experience is also sponsored by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment which is celebrating the highly-anticipated release of “Minions,” available on Digital HD on November 24 and on Blu-ray and DVD December 8. Shoppers can visit the Simon Santa Photo Experience and receive a fun-filled activity sheet and custom Minion holiday headband, pose for photos with the colorful Minions standee, and watch highlights from the movie.
Simon’s theme for Holiday 2015 is “Spread Love.” From the love of giving to those who matter, to children’s love of Santa, to celebrating love through holiday festivities with family and friends. Join Simon to experience the season’s good cheer with the best of holiday shopping and entertainment.
Guests to every Noerr set will have another opportunity to share Santa’s heart by making a donation via The Noerr Programs to Save the Children. For nearly 100 years, this non-profit has given underserved children in the U.S. a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Since this program began four years ago, Noerr has collected over $978,000 largely due to the generosity of Simon shoppers. This season, Noerr will pass the $1,000,000 milestone.
Simon is a global leader in retail real estate ownership, management and development and a S&P100 company (Simon Property Group, NYSE:SPG). Our industry-leading retail properties and investments across North America, Europe and Asia provide shopping experiences for millions of consumers every day and generate billions in annual retail sales. For more information, visit simon.com.
Gymboree has a nearly 30-year rich heritage in dressing children, newborn to 12 years old. Gymboree offers colorful, head-to-toe clothing and accessory collections—quality clothes that let kids be kids.
Gymboree is part of The Gymboree Corporation family which began in 1976 with Gymboree Play & Music, offering parent-child play programs. Today, along with franchised and company-operated Gymboree Play & Music locations, The Gymboree Corporation operates three specialty retail brands—Gymboree, Crazy 8 and Janie and Jack—offering unique, high-quality products delivered with personalized customer service in more than 1300 stores worldwide and on www.gymboree.com, www.crazy8.com and www.janieandjack.com.
About Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com). Universal Studios is a part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.