As 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.
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 www.professorbellows.com. 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.
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.
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.
Discover an ocean of creatures with SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium! Explore the world of stingrays, enjoy a fishy watercolor activity with the Minneapolis Institute of Art, touch real shark teeth and explore many more SEA LIFE activities!
Trade your Shopkins with fellow fans and check out all the great Shopkins we have at Claire's!
Use the Walk to End Hunger to create a Thanksgiving tradition. Hunger is intolerable, solvable, and must be addressed. Become part of the solution! Share your time and resources with others less fortunate by participating in the Walk to End Hunger on Thanksgiving Day morning.
Walkers can register online; onsite registration will be available at the walk.
When you visit Mall of America® Thursday, November 26 until Sunday, November 29, you have the chance to take part in the Twizzard, presented by AT&T—the only indoor, tweet-activated blizzard. People from all over the world can control the weather inside Mall of America by tweeting #Twizzard. The Twizzard will activate once 1,000 tweets using #Twizzard roll in. A barometer on the Rotunda video wall will keep tally of the Twizzard hashtag and display the progress for all to see.
How many times will it Twizzard in the Rotunda throughout the four days? That's up to you to decide.
When Tori Kelly was 14, she started writing songs in the bedroom of her Southern California home. Within years, she began sharing those songs online, and quickly won over Internet audiences with her sweetly soaring vocals, graceful guitar-playing and knack for blending breezy melodies with boldly heart-on-sleeve lyrics. With her YouTube channel boasting more than 60 million views and over 700,000 subscribers, the 22 year old singer/songwriter has now landed a spot on the We Love Disney album, a compilation series that features cover versions of classic Disney songs by contemporary artists. The "Should've Been Us" singer covers the Pocahontas classic "Colors of the Wind," and we are excited to welcome her to Mall of America for a special performance and meet + greet on Black Friday.
For more information, please see the Official Event Guidelines.
Join us on Thanksgiving night and Ride for a Cause. Starting at 6 p.m. and lasting until Midnight on Thursday, November 26, Nickelodeon Universe will offer Unlimited Ride Wristbands for only $10. All proceeds will be donated to Walk to End Hunger.
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.
We are sorry to announce that the book signing scheduled for Saturday, November 28 with Cindy Williams has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience. At this time, the event has not been rescheduled. If or when the event is rescheduled, it will be updated here, on the Mall of America® Events page. We hope that you stay tuned for other great event opportunities.
The Big Epic Show is Minnesota’s comical hip-hop variety show for kids and the BIG EPIC FUN is coming to Mall of America! Come join us for live comedy, hip-hop performances, dance games, costume characters, and prizes. This is a family event you will not want to miss! Performances will be at 10 & 11 a.m.! See you there EPIC Fans!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 November 22 waiver prior to your visit with Santa.
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.
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!
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.