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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. The Santa Experience

    Saturday, November 7 - Thursday, December 24
    Hours Vary
    Level 1, Next to Macy's

    Schedule an appointment with Santa! For busy families, you can plan ahead to visit Santa! Appointments will be available daily from November 7 - December 24 and will be located on Level 1, next to Macy’s. To book your appointment, please visit Visit with Santa in an intimate setting – DVDs of your visit will be available for purchase, along with other premiums like 16x20 portraits printed on-site! Presented by Professor Bellows Specialty Photography.

  2. Photos with Santa

    Wednesday, November 11 - Thursday, December 24
    Hours Listed Below
    Sears Court

    Ho, Ho, Ho – Santa Claus has arrived at Mall of America®! Mall of America has the perfect place to pose for photos with Santa and to share your holiday wish list. So pack up the little ones and head on out to Mall of America to share all the joy of the holidays. Visit Santa at your convenience. No appointment necessary! Share your holiday wishes with Santa and purchase great photo packages and other holiday merchandise. Please click here for the daily schedule. Presented by Grandma’s Cookies, Colorvision and Country Inn & Suites. Treats provided by Grandma’s Cookies.

  3. Universe of Light: Holiday Light Show

    Wednesday, November 11 - Sunday, January 3
    Monday - Saturday at 7:30, 8:30 + 9:30 p.m.
    Sunday at 5:30, 6:30 + 7:30 p.m.
    South Entrance to NU

    Mall of America® is bringing back Universe of Light with a holiday twist. Celebrate the holiday spirit with a magical display of lights, festive music and a breathtaking grand finale!

    Universe of Light uses strobe lights and smoke effects.

  4. Nintendo 2015 Holiday Experience

    Monday, November 23 - Sunday, December 20
    Mall Hours
    Rotunda Pillar Area

    All the hottest video games of the holiday season will be on display when Nintendo visits Mall of America. Holiday shoppers who want to make a fun pit stop can try the Japanese sensation YO-KAI WATCH game, which just hit U.S. shores on Nov. 6, the New Nintendo 3DS XL system, amiibo and more. And the Nintendo fun doesn’t end there! In addition to YO-KAI WATCH, other Nintendo 3DS games available to play include The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Mario Kart 7. For Wii U, the scheduled lineup includes Super Mario Maker, Splatoon, Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash, Yoshi’s Woolly World, Skylanders SuperChargers from Activision and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. See you there!

  5. Pinky Swear at Mall of America

    Friday, November 27 - Friday, December 11
    10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Macy's Court

    In December 2002, nine-year-old Mitch Chepokas withdrew his entire life savings and put it in envelopes for the kids on the pediatric oncology floor where he was in treatment at the hospital. That day, terminally-ill Mitch made a pinky swear promise with his dad to always help children with cancer and their families after he was gone – and Pinky Swear Foundation was founded in 2003. Join in the mission to support families affected by pediatric cancer with direct financial aid for basic needs like rent and mortgage payments, auto repairs, gas, groceries, and local weekend getaways. Become a keeper of the pinky swear as we count down to National Pinky Swear Day on December 11 by shopping gifts to benefit kids with cancer, visiting our photo booth, or giving a direct donation.

  6. Holiday Music Festival presented by Nintendo

    Sunday, November 29 - Wednesday, December 23
    Mall Hours

    Mall of America® is excited to announce that we will, once again, be hosting Holiday Music Festival for talented performers and groups to entertain Mall visitors. Holiday Music Festival is a great way to kick off the Holiday season and to share and enjoy great musical talents!

    View the full schedule of 2015 Holiday Music Festival performers.

  7. AT&T #MagicalGifts Lounge + Sweepstakes

    Tuesday, December 1 - Thursday, December 24
    Mall Hours
    West Market Square

    What do you want to unwrap this year? Join AT&T in celebrating the holidays with our #MagicalGifts Sweepstakes! One winner each day will win a Magical Gift! Just visit the AT&T Lounge in West Market Square or the new AT&T store located on Level 1 of the Southeast Court for more details on how to enter. Please check back for the Official Sweepstake Rules.

  8. Mitch Albom Book Signing

    Wednesday, December 2
    6 p.m.

    With each new book, New York Times bestselling writer Mitch Albom takes readers deeper into the universal experience we call life. With inspiring wisdom, Albom has infused both his non-fiction and fiction with an understanding of what makes us human and what we share here on earth. His new novel, “The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto” is the book that Albom, a lifelong musician, has been waiting his whole career to write: a paean to his first love—music—wrapped in the kind of inventive, compelling story that has marked all of his work. In Albom’s most original narrative yet, written with a musician’s ear for rhythm and cadence, the voice of music itself narrates the story. We hope you can join us for this special event!

    Please see the event guidelines for more information.

  9. Together, We Make the Holidays

    Saturday, December 5 and Saturday, December 12
    Bistro Hours
    American Girl® Bistro

    Nothing makes the holidays merrier than sharing time together! So gather friends, girls, and dolls for a fun in-store event celebrating traditions with wish-themed activities, party-planning and decorating ideas, gingerbread-inspired recipe boxes, and more. This event includes a meal together, too—and the opportunity to make great memories! Tickets are $38/person. Please note, this is a prepaid event and reservations are non-exchangeable and non-refundable. Gratuity not included. Reservations required. Call toll-free at 877.247.5223. For girls ages 8 and up.

  10. Ree Drummond Book Signing

    Saturday, December 5
    1 p.m.

    Ree Drummond is a writer, photographer, ranch wife and mother of four. Her blog, The Pioneer Woman, attracts more than 20 million page views per month and was named Weblog of the Year at the 2011, 2010 and 2009 Bloggie Awards. As if that’s not enough, Drummond is also the author of the #1 best-selling cookbook “The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl” and now she’s back at it with her new book, “The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime,” answering the age-old question, “What’s for dinner?” From freezer food to homemade comfort food, Drummond tackles dinner from every angle for any lifestyle. Grab your food-loving friends and come on out for an afternoon with the Pioneer Woman herself!

    For more information, please see the Official Event Guidelines.

  11. Meet the Element Skate Team

    Saturday, December 5
    2 - 4 p.m.

    Come meet the Element Skate Team at Zumiez! Brandon Westgate, Evan Smith, Greyson Fletcher, Nick Garcia and Donny Barley will be here signing autographs and hanging out with their biggest fans. There will be plenty of giveaways from Zumiez and the Element crew! For more information, call Zumiez (952) 814-9260.

  12. Hickory Farms Holiday Tasting Event

    Saturday, December 5
    1 - 4 p.m.
    Hickory Farms

    Come join America’s most famous holiday food gift brand to sample all your favorites: award-winning sausages, cheeses, sweets and more.  Try the new Simply Hickory Farms™ -  100% all-natural beef sausage, hand-made, all natural cheeses, Hot Pepper Bacon Jam and other products containing no artificial flavors, preservatives or colors. Or Hickory Farms Reserve, the exclusive collection of artisan all-natural, award-winning cheeses and dry salami. Plus there’ll be drawings for Hickory Farms gifts! Come celebrate the tastes of the season with Hickory Farms.

  13. Pet Photos with Santa

    Sunday, December 6
    Sunday, December 13
    7:30 - 9 p.m.
    The Santa Experience (Level 1, Next to Macy's)

    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.

    Please see the Pet Photos with Santa guidelines for more information.  

    Please download and complete the December 6 waiver prior to your visit with Santa.

  14. Toddler Tuesdays: Stages Theatre Presents: Charlie Brown Christmas

    Tuesday, December 8
    10 a.m. - Noon

    Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the whole Peanuts gang as they grapple with the real meaning of Christmas. With the music you love and remember come experience the warmth of the season in this cherished production. Shows at 10 a.m. & 11 a.m.

  15. Ryan, Shannon & Fish’s Largest “Clouds” Choir for a Cause

    Friday, December 11
    6 - 7:30 p.m.

    Please join us once again for Ryan, Shannon & Fish’s Largest “Clouds” Choir. We’re looking for school choirs, church choirs, groups and families to register and come out to create the largest choir for a cause to sing a couple of holiday songs and close with singing “Clouds” live at Mall of America's Rotunda! New this year, Ryan, Shannon & Fish will also be unveiling the amount raised from the “KS95 for Kids” Radiothon which also takes place on Friday, December 11 in Nordstrom Court.

    If registering, please be sure that you are committed to attending the event on the evening of December 11. We want to give as many people as possible the opportunity to attend. If you register and do not attend, it takes a spot away from someone that could have participated.

  16. Ryan, Shannon & Fish’s KS95 For Kids® Radiothon

    Friday, December 11
    5:30 A.M. - 7 P.M.
    Nordstrom Court

    This will be the 17th annual Ryan, Shannon & Fish’s KS95 For Kids® Radiothon, occurring on-air beginning Friday, December 11th at 5:30a.m. and ending at 7:00p.m. Donations to KS95 for Kids help children in this community who are living with cancer or a complex disability. Both benefiting organizations, Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare and Children's Cancer Research Fund, are maximizing every dollar given to help children like those featured during the event. The KS95 for Kids Radiothon raises money for the organizations by taking pledges and donations over the phone, as well as online.

    Please visit our website for more information.

  17. Catholic Charities Giving Tree

    Saturday, December 12 - Wednesday, December 23
    10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Daily
    Macy's Court

    As a holiday tradition, the Giving Tree provides gifts to those who would not normally receive them. Each ornament on the Giving Tree represents one gift wish for homeless and low-income members of the community. Mall guests who select an ornament can purchase the item listed and return it to Catholic Charities in Macy’s Court. Catholic Charities will see that all gifts are delivered to those in need. Last year, Catholic Charities collected nearly 2,000 gifts for those in need. Come to Macy’s Court and participate in the Giving Tree program. Your efforts will make the holidays a little brighter for those in need.

  18. Toddler Tuesdays: Clara’s Dream

    Tuesday, December 15
    10 a.m. - Noon

    St. Paul Ballet Company will be showcasing scenes from their upcoming performance of Clara’s Dream from The Nutcracker. With scenes from the second act of the Nutcracker, this will include some of your most beloved songs and variations. Shows will be at 10 a.m. & 11 a.m. You’ll also get the chance to make dazzling dancer crafts!

  19. Minnesota Vikings & KFAN Toys for Tots Drive

    Tuesday, December 15
    5:30 a.m. - 6:15 p.m.
    Level 2, West

    Make the holidays a little bit better for someone in need! Stop by to drop off a toy or make a donation to the Marine Corps Toys For Tots Program. KFAN will be broadcasting live all day joined by special Vikings guests throughout.  All fans that drop off a new, unwrapped toy or make a cash donation to Toys for Tots will be eligible for Vikings prize giveaways. 

  20. Verizon Presents: Teddy Bridgewater Autograph Signing

    Monday, December 21
    6 - 8 p.m.
    Verizon Destination Store

    Teddy Bridgewater, Quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings, was drafted in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He has since set virtually every Vikings record for a rookie QB in his debut season, going 6-6 as a starter. He was ranked among the NFL’s top Quarterbacks in the month of December in passer rating and completion percentage. He posted the 3rd highest completion percentage by a rookie Quarterback in NFL history and the 7th highest passer rating by a rookie Quarterback. Bridgewater is now set to make a special appearance at the Verizon Destination Store on Monday, December 21 at 6 p.m. We hope you can join us for this special autograph signing!

    For more information, please view our Official Event Guidelines.


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