Auburn Mall, a Simon mall, is inviting families to experience the joy and magic of the holiday season with Santa and a variety of holiday programming taking place throughout November and December. The full line-up of holiday events, entertainment, and more are open to the public, and Auburn-area families are encouraged to join in the festive fun!

This holiday season, Simon Malls invites everyone to ‘Find It. Love It. Gift It.’ Join Simon to experience the season’s good cheer with the best of holiday shopping and entertainment. When sharing your Simon holiday experiences socially, make sure to use the #foundatsimon when posting.

Create Magical Holiday Memories this Season at Auburn Mall in the Following Ways:

Simon® Santa Photo Experience
Now through Sunday, December 24th
Near the Food Court

Children and their families can experience the joy and magic of the holiday season with a visit to the Simon® Santa Photo Experience. Children will have a chance to visit and have their picture taken with Santa. For a complete list of Santa’s photo hours visit: simon.com/auburnmall.

The Simon Santa Photo Experience is again sponsored by GYMBOREE GROUP and also sponsored by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment which is celebrating the highly-anticipated release of “Despicable Me 3.” Come visit the Simon Santa Photo Experience and receive a fun-filled Despicable Me 3 activity sheet and watch highlights from the movie.

Guests to every Simon Photo Experience will have another opportunity to share Santa’s heart by making a donation via The Cherry Hill Programs to Save the Children. For nearly 100 years, this non-profit has given underserved children in the U.S. a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Since this program began five years ago, Cherry Hill Programs has collected over $1,000,000 largely due to the generosity of Simon shoppers.

Caring Santa
Sunday, December 3rd – 9 a.m.-10:30a.m.
Near the Food Court

Caring Santa provides a sensory-friendly environment for families of children with special needs, to safely experience the time-honored tradition and magic of Santa. Guests can register in advance at www.simon.com/caringsanta. This is an event dedicated to providing families a subdued and welcoming environment as many steps are taken to reduce sensory triggers, creating a more comforting environment for the children’s magical visit with Santa. Caring Santa events have expanded from seven Simon malls in 2011 to 108 Simon malls today, reflecting the positive impact of this unique program across the country.

Santa’s Breakfast
Saturday, December 9th – 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Food Court

Local families are invited to join for a morning of holiday-themed activities, a delicious continental breakfast and of course, that extra special visit from Santa. *The event is FREE, but families must RSVP by Dec. 6: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/santas-breakfast-tickets-39491768944*

Pet Photo Night with Santa
Sunday, December 10th – 7 p.m.-8 p.m.
Near the Food Court

The popular Pet Photo Nights add a magical element to visiting with Santa, as many pet owners view their pets as important members of the family. Pets will have their own turn to sit on Santa’s lap on Sunday, Dec. 10th.
Pet Photo Nights are hosted after the mall closes and the set gets an extensive cleaning following the event to remove any potential risk to allergy sufferers. Reservations can be made by visiting: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pet-photo-night-tickets-39918500309

*All pets must be leashed or crated and must enter and exit the mall through the mall entrance located by Forever 21.*

Charity Giftwrap
Friday, November 24th through Sunday, December 24th
In front of Forever 21

After a long day of shopping, leave the wrapping to someone else! Auburn Mall has partnered with local nonprofit Dance Expressions of North Oxford to provide gift wrapping services in exchange for a donation. All of the proceeds support Dance Expressions, which provides dance training scholarships and promotes the art of dance. Booth hours are available here.

Auburn Mall is located at 385 Southbridge Street in Auburn, MA. For more information, and up to the minute event updates, please visit www.simon.com/AuburnMall . Follow Auburn Mall on Twitter: @ShopAuburnMall and on Instagram: @shopauburnmall.