The following is a release from the Burlington Mall:
Burlington Mall, a Simon mall, is toasting the holiday season with the country’s number one Santa set, ongoing community events and charity partnerships beginning now and continuing through the new year. All events are free and open to the public, and area families are encouraged to join the festivities.
Burlington Mall will offer extended holiday hours on Black Friday, Nov. 25:
Mall doors open early at 4 a.m. to accommodate the 2011 holiday shopping season with special retailer early-bird offers and discounts and the mall will close at 10 p.m.
Upcoming Holiday events at Burlington Mall include:
Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011
Don’t miss out on this fun filled day of activities as we formally welcome Santa Claus to the Burlington Mall! Come to the Center Court next to Santa for a variety activities including Letters to Santa, Ornament Decorating, Christmas Puzzles, Reindeer Food Making, Letters to the Troops and much more!
Santa Photo Program
Through Dec. 24, 2011
Burlington Mall welcomes back the jolly old elf, Santa! He will meet, greet and pose for photos with children in his Topiary Garden near Guest Services throughout the holiday season. Burlington Mall’s Santa Photo Program offers upgraded digital offerings this year, including digital Christmas cards, ornaments, calendars and more. For a full list of Santa’s hours, visit www.simon.com and search for Burlington Mall, or become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/burlingtonmall.
Pet Photo Nights
Sunday evenings, Nov. 20 – Dec. 4
Pet photos will take place at the Santa Set in Center Court. Pet photo nights are a fun chance to capture your four-legged member of the family celebrating the holidays with Santa, and will take place on the following dates and times:
- Sunday, Nov. 20th 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
- Sunday, Nov. 27th 8:30 – 10:00 p.m.
- Sunday, Dec. 4th 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Live Holiday Entertainment:
Burlington Mall will host the following live performances from local musical groups and ensembles on Saturdays throughout the holiday shopping season.
- No. 13: THE SAXYDERMS, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Upper Level Lord & Taylor Wing
- Nov. 25 (BLACK FRIDAY): ANDOVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS CHORAL GROUP, 4 a.m. - 8 a.m., Black Friday V.I.P. Lounge; OCCASIONAL BRASS, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Upper Level Nordstrom Wing
- Nov. 26: MUSIC TOGETHER, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Upper Level Play Area
- Nov. 27: ELVIS HOLIDAY, Upper Level Sears Wing
- Nov. 30: LEXINGTON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Upper Level Lore & Taylor Wing
- Nov. 18: FRIENDS OF BOSTON, 5 p.m.
Holiday Wish Tree to Support People Helping People
Friday, Nov. 25 – Wednesday, Dec. 14
Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. & Sundays 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The Burlington Community Wish Tree will once again be located at the Burlington Mall starting the day after Thanksgiving, Nov. 25 and ending on Wednesday December 14. Since 1985, the Burlington Mall has graciously hosted the Burlington Community “Wish Tree” where shoppers purchase gifts for needy children.
The Tree is located at the second floor of the Mall (above Santa) and between Coach and Ann Taylor. The tree is sponsored by People Helping People in Burlington. It is truly a community event with all the churches in Burlington as well as Flatbread Pizza, Town employees and the Chamber of Commerce helping to cover the spots at the tree. Last year the tree provided gifts for over 188 children in the Town of Burlington. This year the need is even greater.
Please consider visiting the Wish Tree at the Burlington Mall or making a financial donation made out to People Helping People, P.O. Box 343, Burlington, MA 01803. For more information about People Helping People see www.peoplehlepingpeopleinc.org.
Charity Gift Wrap Sponsored by Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Monday, Nov. 21 through Saturday, Dec. 24
Charity Gift Wrap at Burlington Mall will begin Monday, Nov. 21 through the holidays. Have your gifts wrapped by volunteers of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and have them shipped to their destination without ever leaving the mall. They will be located lower level near Lord & Taylor.
Salvation Army Bell Ringers at Burlington Mall
Saturday, Nov. 19 – Sunday, Jan. 1
The Salvation Army will once again be on-site at Burlington with their bell ringers though the holiday season. Volunteers will be collecting donations outside the main mall entrances at Legal Seafoods, Lord & Taylor, Sears and Macy’s.