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Eager children and their families can once again experience the magic of the holiday season with a visit to the Simon® Santa Photo Experience at Smith Haven Mall. Children can be photographed with Santa now through December 24 in Center Court.
Smith Haven Mall will also be the place for Santa to greet pet owners at Pet Photo Night.
HP is the presenting sponsor for the 2013 Simon Santa Photo Experience and will demonstrate its next generation PCs in select malls this holiday season.
ABC Family, Universal and Gymboree are associate sponsors this year.
ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas is sponsoring the Simon Santa Photo Experience for the ninth consecutive year. 25 Days of Christmas is the holiday viewing destination for holiday classics, blockbuster movies and original holiday programming, December 1 – 25. Visitors to the Simon Santa Photo Experience will receive a 25 Days of Christmas programming guide and scented holiday ornament.
Universal Studios Home Entertainment is celebrating the highly-anticipated release of Despicable Me 2, available on Digital HD on November 26 and Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, and DVD on December 10. Come visit the Simon Santa Photo Experience and pose for photos with the Minions standee while watching highlights from the movie.
Returning again as a sponsor this year is Gymboree. The Gymboree Corporation 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,
“One of the great traditions of holiday shopping at Smith Haven Mall is the annual family visit to the Simon Santa Photo Experience,” said Ashley Jacobsen, director of mall marketing and business development for Smith Haven Mall. “I know Santa can’t wait to greet children bringing him their holiday wishes.”
The popular Pet Photo Night returns to the Simon Santa Photo Experience at Smith Haven Mall this year. 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. Pet Photo Night at Smith Haven Mall will take place on Sunday, December 15, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. All pets should be kept leashed or caged prior to visit. Attendees must line up at the mall entrance by Macy’s to gain access to the event.
The Noerr Programs, operators of the Santa Photo Experience at Smith Haven Mall, is sharing the heart of Santa online this holiday season, through the “BeMerrySanta®” program where families can keep up with Santa’s daily musings on his Facebook page at facebook.com/BeMerrySanta or Twitter @BeMerrySanta. Parents can also input their child’s good deed into Santa’s Magical Badge Generator and then print out their child’s customized badge, or show it to Santa on a smartphone or tablet during their visit.
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 Orlando, Florida.