Press release, Simon Management

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– Popular Caring Santa® event and Pet Photo Nights Offer Special Opportunities for photos with Santa –

Hanover, MD, November 9, 2019 – Eager children and their families can experience the joy and magic of the holiday season with a visit to the Simon® Santa Photo Experience at Arundel Mills. Children can whisper wishes and capture photo memories with Santa beginning Friday, November 16 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Monday, December 24 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Dining Pavilion. To get Santa’s daily schedule, visit the Arundel Mills website,, and look under the “Events” page.

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“One of the great traditions of holiday shopping at Arundel Mills is the annual family visit to the Simon Santa Photo Experience,” said Dave Ricklin, Director of Marketing at Arundel Mills. “I know Santa can’t wait to greet children, bringing him their holiday wishes.”

Arundel Mills also provides children with all spectrums of special needs and their families with an opportunity to enjoy this time-honored holiday tradition through a sensory-friendly Caring Santa event in association with Autism Speaks.  Caring Santa will occur on Sunday, December 2 from 8:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. prior to mall opening. Guests can register in advance at Arundel Mills Santa Experience will also share the heart of Santa by collecting donations for Autism Speaks throughout the holiday season. Caring Santa events have expanded from seven Simon malls in 2011 to 111 Simon malls today, reflecting the positive impact of this unique program.

For local pet owners, the popular Pet Photo Nights with Santa return to the Simon Santa Photo Experience at Arundel Mills this year. Many pet owners view their pet as an integral member of the family and are just as committed in caring for their pets as their “human” family members. Pet Photo Nights are hosted after regular mall closing and the set gets an extensive cleaning following the event to remove any potential risk to allergy sufferers.  Pet Photo Nights at Arundel Mills with Santa will occur on Sunday, November 25 and Sunday, December 2 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Make your children’s dreams come true of a little extra face time with Santa Claus, thanks to the Arundel Mills tradition of Breakfast with Santa, which offers the opportunity for all in attendance to have a special, one-on-one greeting from Santa himself. Head over to the Dining Pavilion on Saturday, December 1st, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and enjoy a free kid’s meal provided by Chick-fil-A. While the event is free, registration is required. To register, please visit under the “Events” page in order reserve your seat.  

Finally, Arundel Mills is proud to host a Military Breakfast with Santa, designed exclusively military families at Fort Meade. Arundel Mills consistently features programs that show appreciation to local active military members and veterans. For example, earlier this year, parking spaces designated for veterans were added, surrounding the entire center.

The Simon Santa Photo Experience is again sponsored by GYMBOREE GROUP. GYMBOREE GROUP is a specialty retailer operating stores selling high-quality apparel and accessories for children under the Gymboree, Gymboree Outlet, Janie and Jack, and Crazy 8 brands.

About Arundel Mills

As the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in Maryland, Arundel Mills brings together more than 225 stores, plus great dining and family entertainment options. Popular retailers include Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Under Armour Factory House, kate spade new york, Coach, J.Crew Factory, LEGO Store, Michael Kors Outlet, Nike Factory Store, and Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH.  Shoppers can also enjoy quality dining and entertainment at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, Dave & Buster’s, Cinemark Egyptian 24 Theaters, and Zinburger Wine and Burger Bar. Plus, Arundel Mills is home to Live! Casino & Hotel—one of the largest commercial casinos in the country, featuring a brand-new luxury hotel with over 300 rooms and 50 suites…as well as a lineup of nationally-acclaimed restaurant brands and live entertainment. Arundel Mills is located 10 miles south of Baltimore and 20 miles north of Washington, D.C. and just 6 miles west of the Baltimore-Washington International Airport. For more information on Arundel Mills and events taking place at the center, please visit

About Simon

Simon is a global leader in retail real estate ownership, management and development and a S&P100 company (Simon Property Group, NYSE:SPG). Our industry-leading retail properties and investments across North America, Europe and Asia provide shopping experiences for millions of consumers every day and generate billions in annual retail sales. For more information, visit