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Mall of AmericaAs the nation’s largest retail and entertainment complex, Mall of America® hosts over 400 events. MOA® has earned a national reputation for entertaining guests with celebrity appearances, musical performances, charitable initiatives, product launches, book signings and movie premieres.

Featured Events

  1. Photos with Santa

    Friday, November 10 - Sunday, December 24
    Hours Vary - See Below
    Level 1, North Atrium

    Visit Santa at your convenience in Santa Land! No appointment necessary. Just hop in line and get ready to snap your special photo with Santa! View daily schedule and pricing.

  2. The Santa Experience

    Now - December 24 | S146 | Level 1, Next to Macy's
    Saturday, November 18 - December 24 | W322 | Level 3, Next to Best Buy

    The Santa Experience provides a unique Santa photo experience at Mall of America. We have two locations-The original S146 location with our Santa that will be celebrating his 21st season at Mall of America and our newest W322 location with three unique Santa talents returning for 2017. Both locations are by appointment only. Please visit our website to view appointment availability. 

  3. Nintendo® Holiday Experience

    Saturday, November 11 - Sunday, December 17
    Mall Hours
    Rotunda Pillar Area

    Nintendo is hitting the road this holiday season, bringing demos of the latest games for you to try out in person. From Nov. 11 through Dec. 17, friendly faces from the Nintendo family, including Mario, Splatoon and Zelda, will offer holiday shoppers a great escape featuring hands-on play time with the season's must-have games for Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS.

  4. The Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign

    November 19 - December 23
    10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    Mall, Macy's + Sears Entrances

    The Salvation Army’s red kettles and bell ringers are out at all mall entrances, along with Macy's and Sears entrances through December 23, excluding Sundays. You will be helping those in need when you donate. The iconic red kettles are responsible for bringing in nearly $3 million of the Army’s $12 million Christmas goal in the Twin Cities each year. The Salvation Army also needs volunteer bell ringers at the Mall of America. Volunteers are the difference between an empty kettle and one that raises about $30 per hour – enough to provide a family with two bags of groceries, or shelter an individual for a night. Please visit our website to sign up or to see other volunteer opportunities.

  5. Walk to End Hunger

    Thursday, November 23
    7 - 10 a.m.

    The Walk to End Hunger is a family-friendly 5K fun walk presented by The Mosaic Company. Held on Thanksgiving morning, it is a great way to start your holiday off right - giving back before you give thanks! Walkers can register online at; onsite registration will be available at the Walk.

  6. The Jason Price Trio

    Friday, November 24
    9 a.m. - Noon

    To start off a full day of performances, we will be presenting The Jason Price Trio to fill the Rotunda with jazzy holiday sounds. This is a local Jazz trio that performs across the metro.

  7. Bailey Bryan + Skylar Stecker Performance

    Friday, November 24
    2 p.m.

    Looking for a break from your holiday shopping? 300 Entertainment and Cherrytree Records are excited to bring you two of the biggest up and coming artists of the year! Featuring performances by Bailey Bryan and Skylar Stecker! A meet and greet will occur after the performances, so make sure you stick around! For more details, please see Official Event Guidelines.

  8. Granite City Brass Performance

    Friday, November 24
    6 - 9 p.m.

    We’re taking it back to the basics with five, local brass professionals ringing in the holidays to close out day one of Black Friday Weekend.

  9. Scratch + Win with Mall of America

    Friday, November 24 - Monday, November 27
    Mall Open

    Join us as we give away 10,000 free gifts* throughout the weekend. All you have to do is arrive early at the Level 1, North Entrance off Lindau Lane, grab a mystery scratch-off and see what you’ve won. We’ll be giving out limited quantities each day Black Friday through Monday, November 27. View our holiday hours here! 

    Prizes include:

    Concert Suites + Tickets
    LED TVs, Tablets, Headphones + Speakers
    Burberry Scarves + Kate Spade Handbags
    Best Buy, Cantina Laredo, Carhartt + LEGO Gift Cards
    Pizza Party for 25 at CRAVE
    Suites at Gopher + Twins Games
    Overnight Stay at SEA LIFE® Minnesota Aquarium for 20
    ​And Much, Much More!

    *Limited quantities available each day. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Contest begins on November 24, 2017 and ends on November 27, 2017. Legal residents of the U.S. & D.C. Once prize is redeemed, no exchanges or returns. To enter, must be three years of age or older. Minors must have written permission of a parent or legal guardian. Must be 18 to redeem. Sponsor: MOAC Mall Holdings LLC. For official rules, prize description and odds, visit: or click here.

  10. Pinky Swear All-Star Letter Writing Lounge

    Friday, November 24 - Friday, December 8
    10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Macy's Court

    Join the Pinky Swear Foundation and write a letter of encouragement to a child with cancer, a Pinky Swear All-Star, this Holiday Season. Letters will be collected and be given to Pinky Swear All-Stars. Pinky Swear Foundation helps kids with cancer and their families with financial and emotional support while a child is battling cancer through its Envelope, Orange Envelope, Pantry and All-Star Weekend Programs.

    For more information about this event and programs, please click here.

  11. Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

    Saturday, November 25 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

    It’s the start of the holiday season and there’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit but by watching Hallmark Channel Movies! Throughout the day, stop by to watch a few of the Hallmark Channel Holiday Classics and watch the live premiere of The Christmas Train. Throughout the day there will be performances from local artists and special giveaways from Santa’s Elves. We hope you’re able to stop by this holiday experience!

    10 - 11 a.m. Due North Performance
    11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Crown for Christmas
    12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Due North Performance
    1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Journey Back to Christmas
    3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Holy Rocka Rollaz Performance
    4:30 - 6 p.m. Nutcracker Christmas
    6 - 7 p.m. Holy Rocka Rollaz Performance
    7 - 9 p.m. Live Premiere of The Christmas Train


  12. Chanhassen Dinner Theatres presents: A Holiday Entertainment Showcase

    Sunday, November 26
    Noon - 1 p.m.

    Join us for an exciting afternoon featuring performances from the cast of Chanhassen Dinner Theatres "Sister Act," CDT Concert Series Performer Mick Sterling playing songs from "An Andy & Bing Christmas," and Kat Perkins of NBC's "The Voice" performing songs from "A Kat Perkins Christmas." "Twin Cities Live" host Steve Patterson will emcee the showcase in what is sure to be a festive celebration of the holiday offerings at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres!

  13. Holiday Music Festival

    Sunday, November 26 - Tuesday, December 26
    Performances at 10 a.m., Noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m., and 8 p.m. Daily

    Take a break from your holiday shopping to enjoy a wide range of school groups, community groups and professional musicians performing in the Rotunda. Check back here soon for a full schedule of all groups participating in Holiday Music Festival!

  14. Toddler Tuesdays: Stages Theatre presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr.

    Tuesday, November 28
    10 a.m. - Noon

    Join us this holiday season for a “tale as old as time!” The fantastical story of transformation and true inner beauty enchants our main stage this December with some of the most popular songs ever written. Based on the original Tony Award nominated Broadway production and the Academy Award-winning motion picture, this classic story of Belle and the Beast who must learn to love and be loved will fill your heart and stir your imagination throughout the holidays. “Be our guest” at the preview performances at 10 + 11 a.m.

  15. Pet Photos with Santa

    Sunday, December 3
    7:30 p.m.
    The Santa Experience

    Bring your pet to Mall of America to have their photo taken with Santa! Pets of all kinds are welcome to take part in this photo opportunity with their loving owners and Santa. Pet Photos will be located in the Santa Experience, on level 1, next to Macy’s. Please review the Pet Photos with Santa Guidelines before arriving.

    *Please download and print your required pet waiver and remember to bring it with you on December 3.

  16. Toddler Tuesdays: The Polar Express

    Tuesday, December 5
    10 a.m. - Noon

    All aboard! Seeing is believing this season on our very own Polar Express. Join us as we read the classic Christmas novel, “The Polar Express.” Don’t forget to grab your ticket while you make your very own bell to keep the spirit of Christmas in your home all month long! Hot cocoa and popcorn will also be served to help your tots stay cozy!

  17. Silent Night with Shoshana Bean

    Thursday, December 7
    6 p.m.

    Join Sennheiser and recording artist/Broadway star Shoshana Bean for an evening unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. In the middle of the busiest mall in America you’ll enjoy an intimate holiday performance by this incredible artist using Sennheiser’s special wireless headphone system. With the loaner headphones provided, you’ll feel as though you’re on stage with Shoshana as she performs holiday classics along with special treats from her albums and Broadway career. Pre-registered VIPs are guaranteed a seat, a loaner pair of headphones for the duration of the performance and some holiday cheer courtesy of Sennheiser and Shoshana. Don’t miss this rare opportunity! Click here to register!

  18. Sharks After Dark

    Friday, December 9
    9 p.m. - 11: 30 p.m.
    SEA LIFE® Minnesota Aquarium

    Discover thousands of sea creatures at SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium...after dark! Snack on the nacho bar and enjoy our Live DJ at the Aquarium. Then, get your game on with unlimited non-ticketing games at Game Works on the 4th floor. Fun activities will be available throughout the night! For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the SEA LIFE website.


  19. Catholic Charities Giving Tree

    Saturday, December 9 - Saturday, December 23
    10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Macy's Court

    As you head out to do some shopping this holiday season, please consider adding a gift under Catholic Charities' Giving Tree! Your gifts help make the holidays—and every day—brighter for adults, children and families living in poverty. If you're stumped on a gift for someone on your list, you can give a gift in recognition of their giving spirit and we'll give you a card to put under your tree!

    Thank you so much for your generosity during the holiday season and throughout the year!

  20. Pet Photos with Santa

    Sunday, December 10
    7:30 p.m.
    The Santa Experience

    Bring your pet to Mall of America to have their photo taken with Santa! Pets of all kinds are welcome to take part in this photo opportunity with their loving owners and Santa. Pet Photos will be located in the Santa Experience, on level 1, next to Macy’s. Please review the Pet Photos with Santa Guidelines before arriving.

    *Please download and print your required pet waiver and remember to bring it with you on December 10.


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