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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 Kettle Bells

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

    The Salvation Army bell ringers will be outside all Mall entrances, Macy's and Sear's entrances from November 19 - December 23, excluding Sundays. Help do your part and donate to help those in need over the holiday season or sign up here to bell ring at Mall of America. The iconic red kettles are responsible for bringing in $3 million of the Army’s $12 million Christmas goal in the Twin Cities each year. Please visit our website to learn more about volunteer opportunities.

  5. Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders Annual Showcase

    Monday, November 20
    6 p.m.

    The Minnesota Viking Cheerleaders present their Annual Showcase.  This two-hour spectacular is filled with exciting routines that are performed on game day and will also showcase the talents of their many programs, including their youth all-star competitive teams and their practice squad – training program. Come out and show support for this year's team!

  6. Toddler Tuesdays: Ferdinand

    Tuesday, November 21
    10 a.m. - Noon

    Join us on the ultimate adventure of FERDINAND with story time, music, and themed crafts & activities. Get ready for the giant bull with a big heart as FERDINAND hits theaters December 15.


  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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!

  11. 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!

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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!

  15. 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.


  16. 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!

  17. 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.

  18. Toddler Tuesdays: Paw Patrol

    Tuesday, December 12
    10 a.m. - Noon

    Join us for a morning that is worth barking about! Chase + Marshall have come all the way from Adventure Bay to visit with all of their friends at Toddler Tuesdays®. Come visit with these special pups all morning long and be sure to stick around for a special episode screening! Plus, learn about Canine Companions for Independence (CCI).

    Please note the meet & greet will occur from a continuous line, specific character cannot be guaranteed.

  19. "KS95 for Kids" Radiothon

    Friday, December 15
    6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Sears Court

    Join KS95’s Morning Show, Crisco, Dez & Ryan, for 12 Hours of Hope as they broadcast live at their "KS95 for Kids" Radiothon.  To date, "KS95 for Kids" Radiothon, has raised over $14.6 million for Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare, a hospital that treats children with disabilities, and Children's Cancer Research Fund, which supports research and training in the cure, prevention and treatment of childhood cancer. Stop by Sears Court or tune in to 94.5 KS95 as Crisco, Dez & Ryan broadcast live and share stories of numerous families in our community who have been touched with some type of disability or cancer. We invite you to join us and 4,000+ other participants, staff, donors + families during the finale which involves a check unveiling at 6:15pm at KS95’s “Clouds” Choir for a Cause in the Rotunda.

  20. KS95 "Clouds" Choir for a Cause

    Friday, December 15
    6 - 7:15 P.M.

    Registration is now open for KS95's 5th Annual "Clouds" Choir for a Cause! We are inviting families, friends, schools, churches, choirs and more to come out and create KS95's largest "Clouds" Choir. Join us as we sing a few holiday songs, "Clouds" live in the Rotunda, and unveil the dollars raised for KS95 for Kids benefitting Children's Cancer Research Fund and Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare. Joining the "Clouds" Choir this year will be members of the Twin Cities Community Gospel Choir and the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra.

    For more information and to register today, please visit the "Clouds" Choir for a Cause page.


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