Santa’s Arrival Ceremony at Mall of America® welcomes Santa with a parade and holiday kick off
Santa will march into the holiday season with the help of the Rosemount High School Marching Band, who will be heading to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this year.
The Rosemount High School Marching Band will lead a parade with Santa through the Mall. The big guy in red will make his grand seasonal debut at the South entrance of Nickelodeon Universe where he will kick off the Holiday Light Show for guests – a spectacular interactive nightly show featuring lights, music, fog and snow effects. The light show will play for guests every night through December 24.
Following the light show, he will march over to Santa Land – set up at a new location in the North Atrium – and will begin meeting with families for traditional Santa photos.
Additionally, guests can enjoy tons of holiday activities in the Rotunda 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. including letters to Santa, balloon artists, face painting, a DJ Santa dance party, hot cocoa and more.
Santa will be available for photos until 9 p.m. For those who aren’t able to meet him on Nov. 9, visit www.mallofamerica.com/events for a complete listing of Santa’s schedule this season.
*Santa’s big arrival with the Rosemount High School Marching Band
*Santa kicking off the Holiday light show and waving to fans (South entrance of Nickelodeon Universe)
*Holiday activities for families (Rotunda)
*Santa meet and greets with families (North Atrium – near JW Marriott)
Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.: Holiday activities for families (Rotunda)
6:30 p.m.: Santa Arrives with the Rosemount High School Marching Band (South Entrance of Nickelodeon Universe) and kicks off Holiday Light Show
6:30 – 6:45 p.m.: Holiday Light Show (South Entrance of Nickelodeon Universe)
6:45 – 7 p.m.: Santa parades to Santa Land (located in North Atrium)
7 p.m.: Santa begins meeting with families (Santa Land in North Atrium)
Mall of America – Rotunda, South Entrance of Nickelodeon Universe and Santa Land in NEW LOCATION = North Atrium by JW Marriott
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