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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

    Tuesday, November 11 - Wednesday, December 24
    See Links Below for Daily Schedules
    Sears Court

    Ho, Ho, Ho – Santa Claus is coming to Mall of America® starting on November 11! 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 & pricing. Presented by Colorvision and Country Inn & Suites. Treats provided by Peeps & Company.

    Visit Santa in more ways! For busy families, you can schedule an appointment to visit Santa! Appointments will be available daily from November 8 - December 24 and will be located on Level 1, near Macy’s. To book your appointment, please click here. 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. Salvation Army Bell Ringing

    Tuesday, November 11 - Wednesday, December 12
    Mall Hours
    Mall Entrances

    The Salvation Army's bell ringing season has started and runs through Christmas Eve. There are 11 entrance locations around the Mall of America that have Salvation Army red kettles with bell ringers. With over 4,300 hours of bell ringing available at the Mall of America, The Salvation Army relies on volunteers to help fill those hours. Bell ringers raise an average of $30 per hour, enough money for The Salvation Army to provide a week’s worth of groceries for a person in need. For more information or to sign up online, click here.

  3. Universe of Light: Holiday Light Show

    Tuesday, November 11 - Wednesday, December 24
    Monday - Thursday: 7, 8 and 9:30 p.m.
    Friday - Saturday: 7, 8 and 10 p.m.
    Sunday: 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.
    Nickelodeon Universe®

    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!

    Presented by Bp. Make the most of your miles this holiday season. Click here for more information.

  4. Michael Birawer Artwork Signing

    Saturday, November 22
    1 - 4 p.m.
    Level 3, West

    Deck the Walls is proud to present nationally-acclaimed artist, Michael Birawer. Michael Birawer has brought a new look to the face of urban neighborhoods through his unique style of painting. Michael's paintings have received praise from both art critics and patrons, who describe his work as "one of the best examples of contemporary revival or urban art." Don't miss this opportunity to have an image signed for the perfect holiday gift.

  5. St. Jude Give thanks. Walk

    7 A.M.

    On November 22nd, join families in Minneapolis/St. Paul at the Mall of America and 65 other cities nationwide for the St. Jude Give thanks. Walk. This exciting, family-friendly event helps raise funds to support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other deadly diseases.  Register, form a team, and raise money to help St. Jude find cures and save children.

    Sign up today at

  6. Everyday Fun Doll 'Dos

    Saturday, November 22
    9 - 9:45 a.m.
    American Girl®

    Your girl can learn how to give her doll a new school-day 'do! Our Doll Hair Salon stylists will share their secrets, and she'll get doll hair accessories and styling instructions to take home. Plus, she'll get hands-on tips for creating fun styles like a braided headband 'do, casual bun and side braids for her doll. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

    Visit the American Girl website to check out even more fun, in-store events happening in November!

  7. Ballet Minnesota Presents The Classic Nutcracker Preview Performance

    NOON - 5 P.M.

    Ballet Minnesota brings The Classic Nutcracker to the MOA. Choreographer Andrew Rist's classic interpretation focuses on telling the story through the dynamic flow of the dancing, stunning design, and energetic performances. Royal court entertainment from high-kicking Spanish, sultry Arabian, and comical Chinese will delight audiences! When you hear the classic notes of the drum beats in the Nutcracker Suite, stand at attention for the Living Room Soldiers as they come to life and prepare to fight the Rat King alongside the Nutcracker! Performances will be every hour on the hour starting at noon until 4 p.m.

  8. Dance District Presents: Sophia Lucia Autograph Signing

    Saturday, November 22
    4 p.m.
    Southeast Court

    Dance District is proud to present Sophia Lucia, 11 year old Dance Prodigy, Guinness World Record Holder, YouTube Sensation and Entrepreneur. Sophia started dancing at the young age of 2 years old at San Diego Dance Centre in Poway, CA and is now flourishing to be one of the most exciting and top talents in the industry. We hope you can join us as Sophia makes her first appearance at Mall of America!

    For complete event information, please read the Official Event Guidelines.

  9. Uptown MN features Mark Rivard

    Saturday, November 22
    1 - 4 p.m.
    Macy's Court

    Please join us for the chance to design your own skateboard graphic with professional artist Mark Rivard.  Rivard will be on-hand along with his own art in the Macy's Court to talk about how he finds his inspiration and give you the chance to create your own skatedeck design!  A limited number of blank boards will be available for purchase through the UptownMN Store and custom skateboard templates and Sharpie's will be provided!

  10. White Dove Foundation presents Caregiver Appreciation Day

    8 AM - 4 PM

    November is National Caregivers Month. In Minnesota, one in six people age 18 or older* provide regular care or assistance to a friend or family member who has a health problem, long-term illness, or disability. It’s time to celebrate their incredible generosity! Plesase join us for these family-friendly events: Walk for Caregivers 8-9am. Register on event site or by 8:45 to get a pair of game day tickets to the Vikings/Packers game! Interfaith Service 9:15-10am in Great Room in Nickelodeon Universe and Aprreciation and Awareness event in the Rotunda from 10am-4pm to see great music performances and find resources for caregivers from many participating organizations including AARP, Wilder Foundation, CaringBridge, LLS, Alzheimers, and many more.

    Visit our website to register for walk and see overview of the events.

  11. Toddler Tuesdays: Toddler Thanksgiving

    Tuesday, November 25
    10 a.m. - Noon

    Gobble, gobble, gobble! Thanksgiving is just around the corner and we are celebrating at Toddler Tuesdays® in true fall fashion! Join us for a morning filled with fall themed crafts, activities and storytime! Don’t forget to come in your pilgrim best!

  12. Walk to End Hunger

    7 A.M.
    West Market Square

    Give back before giving thanks this Thanksgiving morning at the Walk to End Hunger. A great family tradition that raises money to end hunger in our community. Event includes fun, “break a smile” activities on Level One for kids of all ages including music, games and activities, prizes, balloon animals, photo ops, visits with Santa and craft activities.  “Break a Sweat” on Level Two with a brisker pace and workout activities for the whole family.

    Visit to sign up, donate or volunteer.

  13. Ride for a Cause

    Thursday, November 27
    6 p.m. - Midnight
    Nickelodeon Universe®

    Spend Thanksgiving at Nickelodeon Universe! The cure for turkey overload, $10 Unlimited Ride Wristbands with all sales benefitting Folds of Honor. Experience six hours of unlimited thrills while benefitting this great charity. Folds of Honor gives scholarships to families of service men and women who are disabled or lost their lives serving our country. Mall of America also opens at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving, so make sure to check out the early Black Friday deals in between rides!

    Special Parental Escort Policy hours are in effect and will be enforced during all Mall hours on Thursday, November 27. Click here for more details.

  14. Rixton Black Friday Performance + Signing

    Friday, November 28
    2 p.m.

    British Pop/Rock/R&B band Rixton made their US debut with Me And My Broken Heart EP on March 18. Following release, the music video for the title track and their first single premiered on MTV worldwide while the song has already cracked the Top 20 chart. Hailing from Manchester, UK foursome Rixton are lead singer and rhythm guitarist Jake Roche, bass/keys, backing vocalist Danny Wilkin, lead guitarist and backing vocalist, Charley Bagnall, and drummer Lewi Morgan. We invite you to join us for this exclusive Black Friday event!

    Pre-order the album exclusively in the Rotunda at Mall of America beginning at 8 a.m. on 11/28 to secure a wristband to meet the band. Please check back for the Official Event Guidelines.

  15. Verizon Presents: Greg Jennings

    Tuesday, December 2
    5 - 7 p.m.
    Verizon Destination Store

    As a Green Bay Packer wide receiver, Greg Jennings conquered football's greatest stage, "Super Bowl XLV," with the same sense of purpose and humility he brings to all life's challenges, both on and off the field. Now in his second season as a wide receiver with the Minnesota Vikings, Jennings is making his mark in Minnesota territory. For your chance to meet Greg Jennings in person, stop by the Verizon Destination Store at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, December 2 where he will be making a special appearance for his biggest fans. You must have a Mall of America® issued wristband to attend this event. 250 wristbands will be available. Photos and Memorabilia will be allowed.

  16. Toddler Tuesdays: Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

    Tuesday, December 2
    10 a.m. - Noon

    Join us in celebrating Rudolph's 50 years on television and come see all of your favorite characters from the special! It's an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. Don't miss this wonderful new holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us. Sneak peeks at 10 and 11 a.m.

  17. Spread Cheer, Not Germs

    Saturday, December 6 - Sunday, December 7
    Wednesday, December 10 - Sunday, December 14
    Wednesday, December 17 - Thursday, December 18
    Noon - 8 p.m.
    West Market Square

    Lysol® wants to keep your family healthy this holiday season and invites you to 'Spread Cheer, Not Germs.' Stop by the Lysol display to experience a unique hand washing station where you're sure to learn some healthy tips and discover a few fun surprises too!

  18. Pet Photos with Santa

    Sunday, December 7
    7:30 pm.
    Level 1, near 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 read the Official Event Guidelines for complete event information and please bring along a completed waiver document to participate.

  19. Toddler Tuesdays: Sesame Street Live

    10 A.M. - 1 P.M.

    Come sing and dance along with Sesame Street Live as we welcome Elmo and Grover to Toddler Tuesdays®. Join us for dancing, storytime, crafts and more!

  20. Shopping with The Jennings

    Enter Now Through November 30

    Enter for your chance to win a style makeover and shopping excursion with Greg and Nicole Jennings! We are looking for a dedicated Minnesota Youth Football Coach and Football Mom who are looking to revamp their look for next season! Once the new looks have been revealed, enjoy the evening at Mall of America® with your team in Nickelodeon Universe®. Please visit the Minnesota Vikings to enter the contest and please read the Official Contest Rules.


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