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.
Internationally acclaimed artist HOTTEA has transformed the Atrium space at the North entrance of Mall of America with his largest yarn installation ever. Hung from the Atrium skylight, HOTTEA strung together 13,000 strands of yarn, weighing over 700 lbs, to create his masterpiece. Check it out, now through October 29.
Come together for a Nightly Fright Lights show in celebration of the most spooky and fun holiday – Halloween! This nightly light show has been taken over by a funky witch who can command the lights and music to groove, and people to move. Fright Lights uses strobe lights and smoke effects.
Click here for a full list of Halloween events at Nickelodeon Boo-niverse!
Get up close and personal with 33 hand-crafted Super Bowl rings from the past 51 years including the first ever championship ring awarded to Green Bay in 1966 and the most recent ring awarded to New England in 2017. This is a unique opportunity to view a collection of iconic jewels all in one place.
Give your old jeans a new life by participating in Silver Jeans Co.’s annual fall denim drive benefitting Bridge for Youth! Customers who donate their gently worn pairs of jeans during the two-week period will receive 25% off their entire purchase, with those bringing in two or more pairs receiving 30% off! Every jean collected will be donated to Bridge for Youth, a local Minneapolis organization that provides shelter and crisis intervention services to youth ages 10-17. Branded collection bins will be placed around the store for customers to drop their donations in.
It's time to boogie, with Jack + Kitty, an Emmy Award Winning folk duo! Their unique sound described as a blend of "organic vaudeville folk and jug band music", will sure to get your toe-tapping and your toddler dancing. They will be rocking the stage at 10 + 11 a.m. Pumpkin themed games and fall crafts will keep your tots entertained all morning long!
Join Team Nick as we boogie down to your favorite spooky Halloween hits. Shock + Ride will include Nickelodeon® character appearances, giveaways and temporary tattoo stations. Plus, stick around to watch our Halloween dancers perform at 8 + 9:30 p.m. Shock & Ride uses strobe lights and smoke effects.
Starting at the North Entrance, groups of ghouls, goblins, witches and more will parade through the park to show off their ghostly attire! The parade route ends at the South Entrance of the Park where revelers will join their monster friends at the Shock & Ride dance party.
Parade participants must be 12 years of age or younger. Parade participant’s costumes must be free from violence and obscenities, full face masks, commercial endorsements and tie-ins, and be suitable for families. Please check in at the table in the North Entrance to be registered to participate.
Disney Store Mall of America invites all our friends to join us for our special Halloween Dress Rehearsals which will be held on Saturday October 28th, at 2:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:00pm and 3:30 pm. Come dressed as your favorite character and get ready for Halloween fun as you enjoy games, a costume parade and free giveaways! There is no charge to attend the event. Events are limited to the first 50 guests and no characters will appear in the store. Call the store for details. We hope to see you all there!
Patricia "Ms. Pat" Williams is a stand-up comedian, actress, and writer. She broke into the industry at the notorious Uptown Comedy Club in Atlanta, and now headlines at clubs around the country. Ms. Pat has appeared on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central’s This is Not Happening, Nickelodeon’s NickMom Night Out, Katt Williams’s Kattpacalypse and a whole lot of podcasts, including Marc Maron’s WTF, The Joe Rogan Experience, and Ari Shaffir’s Skeptic Tank. Ms. Pat will be stoping by Barnes & Noble Mall of America to sign copies of her new memoir, Rabbit. We hope you can join us!
Twin Cities flutists, Bethany Gonella and Andrea Myers are organizing the Upper Midwest Flute Association (UMFA)’s third Marathon Flute Concert, a fundraiser event to support UMFA’s Flute Student Scholarship Fund. Flutists of all ages and levels are invited to participate! Individual and corporate monetary and instrument donations to support the scholarship program are welcomed at the event and throughout the year. Visit UMFA Marathon Flute Concert for more details.
Sweets Kendamas is proud to present the 5th Annual Minnesota Kendama Open. The 2017 MKO features players from 31 states and 11 countries competing head to head for the championship. There are divisions for all skill levels, Beginner, Intermediate, Open, and Freestyle. We are also hosting our first ever Girls Division this year! For more information about the MKO and Kendama, please checkout MNKendamaOpen.com.
Matt Bellassai is a writer, stand-up comedian, and winner of the 2016 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Social Media Star, which remains his only real accomplishment, besides graduating fourth in his class in high school and losing an election for student body president in college. After the success of his BuzzFeed web series, “Whine About It,” Matt embarked on a solo stand-up career, performing to sold-out audiences around the United States and at least one disastrous not-sold-out audience at a casino in Palm Springs, California. He is the host and producer of his new solo web series, “To Be Honest,” and anchor of the forthcoming podcast, “Unhappy Hour.” Straight out of Chicago, Matt Bellassai will be signing copies of his new book, EVERYTHING IS AWFUL.
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Calling all ghouls and boys! Grab your mummies and daddies and join us as we celebrate all that is Halloween. Come dressed in your All Hallow’s Eve best as you scour the Mall for sweet treats at participating retailers. Snap a photo at our Halloween photobooth, get your own zombie caricature, test out a robot in our Allergy Free Zone, or visit Gene and Hi-5 from The Emoji Movie in their activity area! It'll be a spooktacular evening for all ages!
Join us for our Toddler Tuesdays® Halloween Monster Bash! The morning will be filled with a ghostly good time! Pick up your treat bag and map to treat stations in the Rotunda + Nickelodeon Universe. Need to rest up from Trick or Treating? Catch our Nick Jr. Halloween Episodes up on the big screen! The magic of Halloween doesn’t stop there. Performances from magician, the Mr. Fun Show, will be at 10 + 11 a.m.
Mall of America® and Kimo Sabe Mezcal have partnered together to bring you Mezcal Dining at four Mall of America restaurants. Enjoy a delicious meal featuring Kimo Sabe Mezcal while supporting a great cause, Open Arms of Minnesota. 100% of proceeds from every ticket will benefit Open Arms of Minnesota, a nonprofit that cooks and delivers nutritious meals to people living with life-threatening illnesses in the Twin Cities.
Choose a night, a restaurant and mark your calendar for a tasty night out! For more information + to purchase tickets, please check out the Mezcal Tequila Dinner.
Join Silver Jeans Co. and talented New York City calligrapher Sam Teich for a special two-day calligraphy event! Customers who spend $175 or more will have the opportunity to personalize a jean, jacket or other item of their choice with up to 3 words of calligraphy. Shop the season’s latest denim, sportswear and accessories and watch your custom hand lettering come to life during this exclusive in-store event!
*Limit one calligraphy item per purchase based on scheduling and availability. Certain exclusions may apply.
PurpleLight - an evening of hope and remembrance for those impacted by pancreatic cancer. We will have a special name reading ceremony to honor loved ones fighting pancreatic cancer and remember those who have lost the fight. Our goal is to join together to support one another and build momentum for this cause!
To register for this event, click here.
Enjoy a delicious four course meal while supporting a great cause! 100% of proceeds from every ticket will benefit Open Arms of Minnesota, a nonprofit that cooks and delivers nutritious meals to people living with life-threatening illnesses in the Twin Cities. Choose a night, a dining track and mark your calendar for a tasty night out! You'll travel as a group to each of the four restaurants. For more information and to purchase your tickets, check out the Progressive Dining event!
St. Paul Ballet Company will have your toddler twirling in no time! Dancers will be showcasing scenes from their upcoming performance of “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King”. Shows will be at 10 a.m. & 11 a.m. Don’t forget to stick around to make some dazzling dancer crafts!
In celebration of Veterans Day, Mall of America, Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine and Beyond the Yellow Ribbon have teamed up for the ultimate Chef Challenge. Military personnel will be paired with a MOA chef to compete in a unique cooking competition to crown one cooking duo the winner. The Grand Prize winning Duo will win a Mall of America Prize package worth over $500! Join us in the Rotunda on November 11, 2017 to honor active and veteran military personnel with this lively event. Presented by Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine.
Check out the Chef Challenge page for more information on how to enter.
Go on a magical adventures with genie twin sisters, Shimmer and Shine! Shimmer and Shine will be stopping by to meet all of their friends from 10 –10:30 + 11 – 11:30 a.m. Also, stick around for a new episode. It’s sure to be an enchanted time!
The Salvation Army in partnership with Mall of America and the North America Brass Band Association will kick off its 2017 red kettle campaign with The Big Brass Blast. Hundreds of brass musicians from around Minnesota and surrounding states will gather at Mall of America to perform holiday arrangements under the direction of nationally renowned composer, arranger and conductor, Stephen Bulla. The Salvation Army’s annual red kettle campaign runs through Christmas Eve around the Twin Cities, including 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.
To be a part of this event with your brass instrument, register here.
Sign up today to bell ring at Mall of America here.
Join Special Olympics Minnesota for the third annual Unified Dance Marathon! UDM is back and more action packed than ever with six hours of non-stop entertainment. You'll be kept on your feet all afternoon with endless games, celebrities, performances, hourly prizes, and of course - dancing! A pump up crew will help keep the energy up and free food will keep you fueled all day long. You only need to raise $50 to participate, and all funds raised support Special Olympics Minnesota! Don't miss all the fun! Click here for more information or to get registered.
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!
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.
The Walk to End Hunger is a family-friend 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 www.walktoendhunger.org; onsite registration will be available at the Walk.
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.
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!
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 of the show! Plus, learn about Canine Companions for Independence (CCI).
Please note the meet & greet will occur from a continuous line, specific character cannot be guaranteed.
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.
The Grinch has traveled all the way from Whoville to meet YOU! See the classic Christmas star up close and personal from 10 – 10:30 + 11 – 11:30 a.m. Gather around for story time as we read “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and for holiday craft time!