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Sunday, 11.1.15

It's The Most Wonderful Time Of Year

Kick Off the Holiday Season with Santa Claus, Keepsake Photos and a Focus on Giving

(ORLANDO, Fla.) – November 2015 – On Friday, November 6th, The Mall at Millenia will kick off the Holiday season with a community celebration to welcome Santa Claus back to his home away from home in Hollyville. The grand arrival is sure to create lasting memories for adults and children alike, with a variety of festivities taking place at the Mall’s main entrance, but Santa’s Arrival is just the beginning of the Mall’s holiday festivities. The retail center undergoes a festive makeover, turning into a wonderland of decorative grandeur, with a host of holiday events and activities that give back to the community planned throughout the season.

The kickoff celebration begins at 5:30pm on November 6th, and features stilt walkers, magicians, elves, strolling entertainers, and even a sprinkling of “snow.” Admission to the event is complimentary, but a $20 donation per family of four, and $5 per additional guest, is required for food or drink. The entire donation benefits Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.  At 6:45 p.m., Santa’s Spectacular Rooftop Arrival takes place atop the landmark Neiman Marcus store accompanied by a grand fireworks display, as he proclaims the start of the holiday season. A host of Christmas characters join Santa as he makes his way inside to The Mall at Millenia’s holiday village, Hollyville.

One week later, in the spirit of the season, The Salvation Army Angel Tree begins to bloom in the Mall’s Orangerie Café on November 13th (mallatmillenia.com/events/salvation-army-tree). During its stay through Saturday, December 12th, this very special giving tree allows shoppers to “adopt” an Angel from the tree and make a donation that will truly change the holiday of a local child in need.

Photos With Santa

Beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 6th, through 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Santa Claus can be found in his favorite chair greeting children, hearing special wish lists, giving gifts, and posing for photographs that will last a lifetime (mallatmillenia.com/events/santa-photos). A variety of photo styles and individually-priced packages are available. Guests who choose to snap their own shots are requested to make a $10 donation to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.

The Mall is excited to announce a new line management system designed to allow you to enjoy holiday shopping or grab a bite to eat while awaiting your visit with Santa.

Extended Shopportunities

Although days grow short come December, The Mall at Millenia is making shopping visits more convenient with extended mall hours throughout the holiday season. The mall will open earlier and stay open later (mallatmillenia.com/events/holiday-hours). For added convenience, Mall at Millenia American Express Gift Cards will also be available for purchase online and at the Concierge Desk (mallatmillenia.com/gift-cards).  

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