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Monday, 12.2.13

Holiday 2013

IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR AS THE MALL AT MILLENIA RINGS IN CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS

Santa Claus, an Angel Tree, Holiday Photos, and Extended Hours Create a Festive Setting

for Contributions to Community Partners

(ORLANDO, Fla.) - NOVEMBER 2013 - On Friday, November 8th, the Christmas adage “’tis better to give than receive” again rings true when The Mall at Millenia gives back witha host of traditional events and holiday activities that will warm hearts throughout the season. From a grand arrival worthy of a Hollywood premiere to donations to local charities, The Mall at Millenia has planned Christmas celebrations that are sure to create lasting family memories and fulfill every child’s fantasy.

As has become tradition, each holiday season The Mall at Millenia undergoes an extravagant transformation into a festive wonderland of holiday music, décor, and events. The community celebration begins with the arrival of Santa Claus whose over-the-top entrance heralds a level of holiday spirit and decorative grandeur one can only expect from this luxury retail center. At 5:30 p.m. Santa’s Spectacular Rooftop Arrival begins and at 6:45 p.m. Santa lands atop the Neiman-Marcus store where, to the echoing report of a grand fireworks display, he proclaims the start of the holiday season. Accompanied by a host of Christmas characters, Santa then makes his way to his home away from home, The Mall at Millenia’s child-friendly holiday village, Hollyville.

During Santa’s Arrival, attendees will find a variety of festivities taking place at the Mall’s main entrance. Amidst stilt walkers, magicians, elves, and strolling entertainers, holiday classics played by a DJ ring throughout the celebration as guests enjoy food and drink samples created and donated by The Mall at Millenia food court vendors and restaurants. Admission to enjoy the entertainment is complimentary while a $15 donation per family of four, with all donations benefitting Orlando’s Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children is required for access to the food and drink samplings.

Also in the spirit of the season, at noon on November 8th the Salvation Army Angel Tree begins to bloom on the second level of the Orangerie Café. Yet another way to give back to the community, during its stay through Friday, December 13th, this very special giving tree allows all shoppers to “adopt an angel” with donations creating a special holiday for local children in need.

Picture Perfect

Nearly every photo album in America shares a common likeness: A picture of a child with Santa Claus.

The Mall at Millenia is making sure this tradition continues.

From 7:30 p.m. on November 8th through 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Santa Claus will be at his post to greet children, hear special wish lists, give gifts, and pose for photographs that will last a lifetime (www.mallatmillenia.com/events/santa-photos). With a variety of photo styles and individually-priced packages available, guests who choose to snap their own shots are requested to make a $10 donation to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.

Extended Shopportunities

Although days grow short as you reach December, The Mall at Millenia offers a solution: To make visits easier and more convenient, during the holiday season more shopping hours will be added to each shopping day. (www.mallatmillenia.com/events/holiday-hours).  And while it doesn’t happen often in a 1.2 million square foot retail center, on rare occasions when a shopper may not be able to find the right gift, The Mall at Millenia American Express Gift Cards (www.mallatmillenia.com/gift-cards) are available online and at the Concierge Desk, solving every shopping challenge as the perfect choice for those on your shopping list. One Card. Endless Possibilities.

About The Mall at Millenia

Non-Holiday daily shopping hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Many restaurants are open through midnight seven nights per week. For more information, call (407) 363-3555 or visit the Mall’s web site at MallatMillenia.com. 

About The Forbes Company

Based in Southfield, Mich., The Forbes Company is a nationally recognized owner, developer and manager of distinctive regional shopping centers that provide exceptional retail experiences in each of their respective markets.  For more information, please visit TheForbesCompany.com.

About Taubman Centers, Inc.

Taubman Centers, Inc. (NYSE: TCO), a real estate investments trust, owns, develops, acquires and operates regional shopping centers nationally. Taubman Centers currently owns and/or manages 28 urban and suburban regional and super regional shopping centers in 15 states. Taubman Centers is headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

For more information, contact:

Brenda Lounsberry, Marketing Director

blounsberry@mallatmillenia.com

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