As the holiday season approaches, children and families can look forward to Santa’s arrival and a festive schedule of events at The Shops at Montebello, that bring so much joy this time of year.
Children can visit Santa daily at The Shops at Montebello starting November 5 at 10 a.m. to capture treasured photos and share their holiday wishes until December 24. The center will also feature special holiday events and entertainment throughout November and December, including:
- Holiday Photo Booth: On Friday, November 25 from 12 to 2 p.m. in Center Court, enjoy the festive photo booth experience with holiday and winter wonderland accessories.
- Pet Photos with Santa: Furry friends have the opportunity to pose with Santa during the popular Pet Photo Night on Sunday, November 27 and Sunday, December 4 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.
- Christmas Giving at The Shops at Montebello: On Thursday, December 1 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Center Court, 100 students from the Boys & Girls Club of East Los Angeles will receive gifts from Santa.
- Friday Free Days: On Friday, December 2, December 9 and December 16, the marketing team at The Shops at Montebello will be spreading holiday cheer by handing out holiday gift bags filled with retailer gift cards, coupons and other surprises to shoppers at random. There will also be a DJ and social media dessert bar in Center Court from 4 to 6 p.m.
- Gift Wrapping: Shoppers can get their holiday gifts and goodies wrapped on the Upper Level near the Macy’s Home entrance beginning Saturday, December 3 at 2 p.m. All net proceeds benefit Boys & Girls Club of East Los Angeles, Simon Youth Foundation and the Montebello-Commerce YMCA. A full gift wrapping schedule can be found at the center.
- Holiday Photo Booth:On Saturday, December 3 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., enjoy a festive photo booth experience with holiday and winter wonderland accessories.
- Kidgits Breakfast with Santa: On Saturday, December 3 from 9 to 10 a.m., children and families can enjoy a yummy breakfast with Santa to create special holiday memories. Reservations are required and can be made through the mall.
- Countdown to Christmas Prize Giveaways: From Monday, December 19 to Friday, December 23, shoppers are invited to enter to win daily prize giveaways at Simon Guest Services. Winners do not need to be present to win. Prizes include:
o Monday, December 19: $100 Crazy 8 Gift Card
o Tuesday, December 20: Yves Saint Laurent Men’s Cologne Gift Set
o Wednesday, December 21: $200 Express Gift Card
o Thursday, December 22: Michael Kors Handbag
o Friday, December 23: $300 Coach Gift Card
“The holiday shopping season brings a festive and bustling atmosphere to The Shops at Montebello,” said Marida Petitjean, director of marketing and business development at The Shops at Montebello. “We love the holiday cheer that lights up the center with Santa’s arrival and lasts throughout December with this year’s list of special events.”
This holiday season, Simon invites everyone to celebrate “The Joy of Giving.” Giving is contagious and this season Simon invites everyone to pass that spirit on and “Give Love,” “Give Sparkle,” “Give Warmth,” and “Give Fun.” Join The Shops at Montebello to experience the season’s good cheer with the best of holiday shopping and entertainment.
Credit: The Shops at Montebello.