Thousands greet Santa at Mall of America® for the annual Santa's arrival celebration
BLOOMINGTON, MN— November 7, 2019
Tonight, thousands gathered to welcome the big guy in red for the annual Santa’s arrival at Mall of America.
The festivities began with families enjoying various holiday treats in the Rotunda including cookies and hot chocolate. Before Santa arrived, guests enjoyed performances by the Eden Prairie High School Marching Band and Minnesota Dance Collaborative.
Santa made his grand appearance on stage and then paraded through Nickelodeon Universe with Mrs. Clause, elves, characters from Nickelodeon and the Eden Prairie High School Marching Band. Following the parade, Santa ended at Santaland in the Atrium to meet with families and officially kick off the holiday season.
He will be available for photos through December 24 at Mall of America. Visit www.mallofamerica.com/events for a complete listing of Santa’s schedule this season.
Mall of America has been preparing for the holiday season all year long. It takes hundreds of “elves” to decorate the 5.6 million square foot property including constructing two 44-foot trees, hanging 500-pound ornaments, stringing miles of lights and placing over 500 trees around the Mall.
Mall of America: Brett Burger (Brett.Burger@moa.net or 612-787-6293)
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At 5.6 million square feet, Mall of America is the largest shopping and entertainment complex in North America with more than 520 world-class retail stores and restaurants; Nickelodeon Universe, the nation’s largest indoor theme park; SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium; FlyOver America; Crayola Experience; Hard Rock Café; The Escape Game; CMX Cinemas; and more. The Mall opened in 1992 and is located in Bloomington, Minn., minutes from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul and adjacent to the MSP International Airport. Follow Mall of America on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and visit our blog. Download the Mall of America app from the App Store for iOS or Google Play for Android.