Friday, November 08, 2019

Visit Santa at Nickelodeon Universe at Mall of America

We may not be past Thanksgiving yet, but Santa Claus is already coming to town!

Santa will arrive at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minneapolis on Thursday, November 7 to kick off the holiday season.

The festivities start in the Rotunda at 5 p.m. A parade led by the Eden Prairie High School marching band and the Minnesota Dance Collective will bring Santa through Nickelodeon Universe to Santa Land in the Atrium, where he will meet families and take photos through 9 p.m.

If you can’t make Thursday, don’t fret — Santa will be at the MOA through Christmas Eve (Tuesday, December 24).

Below is the official event description for Photos With Santa at Mall of America:

"Ho, Ho, Ho – Santa Claus will be at Mall of America® starting on November 7! Mall of America has the perfect place to pose for photos with Santa and to share your holiday wish list. So pack up the little ones and head on out to Mall of America to share all the joy of the holidays. Visit Santa at your convenience. No appointment necessary! Share your holiday wishes with Santa and purchase great photo packages and other holiday merchandise."

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Update (11/8) - From KARE:

Santa arrives at Mall of America

Thousands gathered to help welcome Saint Nicholas Thursday evening at the Rotunda.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Tis the season.

Hundreds of people gathered Thursday evening to welcome Santa Claus at the Rotunda at the Mall of America. Santa was joined by the Eden Prairie High School marching band and Minnesota Dance Collaborative.

Santa's introduction began with a parade that went through the north side of Nickelodeon Universe and ended at the Santaland in the Atrium.


From FOX 9:

Santa Claus arrives at Mall of America

Santa Claus will be at the Mall of America through Christmas Eve.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (FOX 9) - The Christmas spirit is in full swing at the Mall of America.

Thursday night, Santa Claus arrived at the mall, where he will be making his list and checking it twice this holiday season.

The Mall of America kicked off his arrival with performances from the Eden Prairie High School marching band and a parade through Nickelodeon Universe. Jolly Ol' St. Nick then began meeting with boys and girls to hear their special Christmas wishes.

Santa will be in Santa Land in the North Atrium every day until Christimas Eve. For a full list of Santa's schedule at Mall of America, click here.


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Originally published: Tuesday, November 5, 2019.

Original source: FOX 9 Minneapolis-St. Paul.
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