Holiday magic returns to Boynton Beach Mall, Coral Square Mall and Town Center at Boca Raton as the Santa Photo Experience opens to greet bright-eyed visitors with their wish lists. Children can be photographed with Santa beginning November 9 at Boynton Beach and in the Center Court and at Town Center at Boca Raton on November 9 at the Nordstrom Court. Coral Square Mall welcomes Santa November 10 following a grand entrance and parade at 4 pm.
Presenting Sponsors for the Simon Santa Photo Experience include ABC Family, VISIT FLORIDA, Gymboree, and ScentSicles.
ABC Family is sponsoring the event for the eighth consecutive year and will be promoting its 25 Days of Christmas television programming event which begins on air December 1, by distributing keepsake programming guides.
Another sense will be engaged this holiday season as Simon is teaming up with ScentSicles® scented ornaments to fragrance each mall’s Santa Photo Experience with the aroma of Douglas Fir to create an authentic Christmas experience.
“ScentSicles capture the true-to-life fragrance of a freshly cut Christmas tree, making it feel like Christmas – just like a visit with Santa does,” said Nick McKay, CEO of EnviroScent, Inc., the company behind ScentSicles. “Our sense of smell is extremely powerful as it links directly to childhood memories.” ScentSicles will be available for sale at the mall’s Santa Photo Experience location.
Returning again this season is the ‘Cutest Santa Photo Contest’, designed to find the most adorable kids and pets! The ‘Cutest Santa Photo Contest’ will be hosted on each mall‘s Facebook page. It’s easy – simply post your favorite kid or pet photo with Santa on the Santa Photo App each mall’s Facebook page, to be available from early November through mid-December. A copy of the official contest rules will be available on the Santa Photo App or at Guest Services at Boynton Beach, Coral Square and Town Center at Boca Raton.
The cutest kid Grand Prize winner gets a visit at their home from Santa in a horse drawn carriage before Christmas Eve, with a sleigh full of prizes including $1,200 in Gymboree clothing, $250 in toys and a $250 Simon Giftcard as well as an all-inclusive trip for a family of four to Club Med Sandpiper resort in Port St. Lucie, FL which includes air transportation and rental car valued at more than $8,300.
Simon Property Group will also award the pet winner a $250 Simon Giftcard as well as an all inclusive trip for a family of four to Club Med Sandpiper resort in Port St. Lucie, FL which includes air transportation and rental car valued at more than $6,850. Ten (10) additional all-inclusive trips for a family of four to Club Med Sandpiper resort in St. Lucie, FL including air transportation and rental car valued at more than $6,600 will be given away to runner-ups in each category.
Back again this year to the Simon Santa Photo Experience is the popular Pet Photos with Santa Claus. Many pet owners view their pet as an integral member of the family and are just as extravagant in caring for their pets as their “human” family members. Because some of our customers may suffer from pet allergies, Pet Photo nights are hosted after regular mall closing and the set gets an extensive cleaning following the event to remove dander, etc. The photos may be used for entry into the Cutest Santa Photo Contest that customers can enter on Facebook.
· Pet Photo Night at Boynton Beach Mall will be on Sunday, December 2 from 11 am – 1 pm.
· Pet Photo Night at Coral Square Mall will be on Thursday, November 15 and Thursday, December 6 from 6 – 8 pm.
· Pet Photo Night at Town Center at Boca Raton will be on Monday, November 19 and Monday, December 3 from 7 – 9 pm.
Town Center at Boca Raton is thrilled to announce the appointments with Santa may be made online by visiting the following link: http://TownCenteratBocaRaton.fullslate.com.
The Noerr Programs, operators of the Santa Photo Experience at Boynton Beach Mall, Coral Square Mall and Town Center at Boca Raton, is sharing the heart of Santa online this holiday season, through the following programs:
· An innovative social media program called “BeMerrySanta®”. Families can keep up with Santa’s daily musings on his Facebook page at facebook.com/BeMerrySanta or Twitter @BeMerrySanta.
· In addition, parents can reinforce Santa’s spirit of goodwill with their children, either by clicking on the BeMerrySanta page on Facebook, or www.bemerrysanta.com. In just a few moments, parents can input their child’s good deed into Santa’s Magical Badge Generator. Parents can print out their child’s customized badge, or show it to Santa on a smartphone or tablet during their visit to Noerr’s Santa Photo Experience at each of the three malls, where Santa will congratulate and reward them with BeMerry! stickers and special offers.
· Guests to every Noerr set will have the opportunity to share Santa’s spirit of generosity by making a donation via The Noerr Programs to U.S. rural children in need through Save the Children, a 75-year-old non-profit organization. To create even more magic for donors, The Noerr Programs will offer a chance for a lucky family of four to win a trip to America’s Capitol, Washington D.C.
Caring Santa is a special event dedicated to families that have children with special needs, providing a subdued environment to visit The Santa Photo Experience. Many steps are taken to reduce sensory triggers, creating a more comforting environment for their magical visit with Santa.
The Caring Santa event at Coral Square Mall will be held on Sunday, December 2 from 9:30 – 10:30 am. The program is guided by AbilityPath, an online support organization serving the special needs community for over 90 years.
Club Med Sandpiper Bay – Florida
Sandpiper Bay is the ideal active family getaway and Club Med’s only all-inclusive resort in the United States. The 216-acre property recently completed a $28 million renovation and features two new restaurants, Slice Bar & Lounge, four swimming pools including an infinity pool exclusively for adults, a certified lap pool, three elite academies (golf, tennis and fitness) and the only L’OCCITANE-branded spa in North America.
As the Sunshine State’s No. 1 industry, tourism was responsible for welcoming 87.3 million visitors in 2011 who spent $67.2 billion, generating 23 percent of the state’s sales tax revenue and employing more than 1 million Floridians. For every $1 spent on tourism marketing, VISIT FLORIDA – the state’s official tourism marketing corporation – generates more than $258 in tourism spending and $15 in new sales tax collections, paid by visitors, not residents. VISIT FLORIDA promotes tourism to Florida through sales, advertising, promotions, public relations and visitor services programs. As a public/private partnership, VISIT FLORIDA serves nearly 12,000 tourism industry businesses, including 2,700 invested Partners, 8,900 web affiliates and major strategic alliance partnerships with Disney Destinations, Dollar Rent A Car, The Hertz Corporation, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment and Universal Orlando. To learn more about VISIT FLORIDA, please go to www.VISITFLORIDA.org or follow our corporate blog at www.SunshineMatters.org.
ScentSicles® are the first scented ornaments that effectively and authentically make any tree smell fresh-cut. Headquartered in Atlanta and made in the United States, ScentSicles scented ornaments are 5.5 inches long and made from natural fibers from sustainable resources that have been infused with pure fragrance oil, offering an authentic, simple and mess-free way to enhance the scent of the holidays throughout each room. Simply hang from Christmas tree branches, hook into wreaths, or wrap into garland. ScentSicles scented ornaments retail for $7.99 per 6-pack. Additional information about ScentSicles scented ornaments can be found at www.scentsicles.com. ScentSicles are a product of Enviroscent, Inc.
Simon Property Group
Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE:SPG) is an S&P 100 company and the largest real estate company in the world. The Company currently owns or has an interest in 333 retail real estate properties in North America and Asia comprising 242 million square feet. We are headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana and employ approximately 5,500 people in the U.S. For more information, visit the Simon Property Group website at www.simon.com.