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 Lenox Square, Mall of Georgia, Sugarloaf Mills and Town Center at Cobb. Children can whisper wishes and capture photo memories with Santa beginning November 3 – December 24. Sugarloaf Mills Santa photos will begin November 17 – December 24.
Santa Photo Experience locations are as follows:
• Lenox Square: Macy’s Court
• Mall of Georgia: Von Maur Court
• Sugarloaf Mills: Food Court
• Town Center at Cobb: Center Court
Save time, avoid the line with Santa’s Fast Pass! Now you can reserve your magical moment with Santa online at simonsanta.com.
“One of the great traditions of holiday shopping at Lenox Square, Mall of Georgia, Sugarloaf Mills and Town Center at Cobb are the annual family visits to the Simon Santa Photo Experience,” said Shelly Weidner, director of marketing and business development at Town Center at Cobb on behalf of the four participating Atlanta-area Simon centers. “I know Santa can’t wait to greet children bringing him their holiday wishes.”
These four Atlanta-area centers also provide special needs children and their families an opportunity to enjoy this time-honored holiday tradition through a sensory-friendly Caring Santa event in partnership with Autism Speaks. Caring Santa events have expanded from seven Simon malls in 2011 to 108 Simon malls today, reflecting the positive impact of this special program. Guests can register in advance at simon.com/caringsanta.
Caring Santa will occur on the following dates:
• Lenox Square: Sunday, December 3 from 8-10 p.m.
• Mall of Georgia: Sunday, December 3 from 8-10 a.m.
• Sugarloaf Mills: Sunday, December 3 from 8-10 a.m.
• Town Center at Cobb: Sunday, November 19 from 10:30 a.m.-noon; Sunday, December 3 from 9-11 a.m.
The popular Pet Photo Night returns to the Simon Santa Photo Experience 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. The set gets an extensive cleaning following the event to remove any potential risk to allergy sufferers. Guests can register in advance at simon.com/petphoto.
For local pet owners, the popular Pet Photo Night with Santa will occur on the following dates:
• Lenox Square: Sunday, November 12 and Sunday, December 10 from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
• Mall of Georgia: Sunday, November 12 from 6-8 p.m.; Sunday, December 10 from 8-10 p.m.
• Sugarloaf Mills: Sunday, December 10 from 6-8 p.m.
• Town Center at Cobb: Sunday, November 12 from 6-8 p.m.; Sunday, December 10 from 8-10 p.m.
The Simon Santa Photo Experience is again sponsored by Gymboree Group. Gymboree Group 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 2017 Simon Santa Photo Experience is also sponsored by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment which is celebrating the highly-anticipated release of “Despicable Me 3,” available on Digital and Digital 3D November 21 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand December 5. Come visit the Simon Santa Photo Experience and receive a fun-filled Despicable Me 3 activity sheet and watch highlights from the movie.
Guests to every Simon Photo Experience will have another opportunity to share Santa’s heart by making a donation via The Cherry Hill 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 five years ago, Cherry Hill Programs has collected over $1,000,000 largely due to the generosity of Simon shoppers.