Area-residents are invited to come early and capture the tradition of photos with Santa through December 24. The mall will also host a series of special Santa events this holiday. 

SAN ANTONIO, TX.- November 9, 2017. – Eager children and their families can experience the joy and magic of the holiday season with a visit to the Simon® Santa Photo Experience at Ingram Park Mall this holiday season. Children can whisper wishes and capture photo memories with Santa at Ingram Park’s brand-new Santa Set beginning November 11 through December 24 in JCPenney Court. Ingram Park Mall will also be debuting new and improved holiday decorations. 

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“One of the great traditions of holiday shopping Ingram Park Mall is the annual family visit to the Simon Santa Photo Experience,” said Veronica Cavazos, Area Director of Marketing. “I know Santa can’t wait to greet children bringing him their holiday wishes.”

Ingram Park Mall also provides children with special needs and their families with an opportunity to enjoy this time-honored holiday tradition through sensory-friendly Caring Santa events in partnership with Autism Speaks.  These private photo sessions exclusively for families of children with special needs will take place at Ingram Park Mall on Sunday, November 19 and Sunday, December 3 from 9 to 11 a.m., prior to opening. Guests must register in advance at simon.com/caringsanta. Caring Santa events have expanded from seven Simon malls in 2011 to over 100 Simon malls today, reflecting the positive impact of this unique program.

For local pet owners, the popular Pet Photo Nights with Santa will occur on Sunday, December 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ingram Park Mall. Many pet owners view their pet as an integral member of the family and are just as committed in caring for their pets as their “human” family members. Pet Photo nights are hosted after regular mall closing at the properties and the set gets an extensive cleaning following the event to remove any potential risk to allergy sufferers. Reservations can be secured at simon.com/petphoto.  

Shopper appreciation programs will take place throughout the holiday season at Ingram Park Mall.

INGRAM PARK MALL HOLIDAY PROGRAMMING 

Ingram Park Mall will host a Santa Letter Writing Station beginning November 11 through December 24 in JCPenney Court during mall hours. 

Parents and children can brunch with Santa at Ingram Park Mall’s Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 9 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Families can enjoy a free, light breakfast, a story with Santa and a Snowflake Tim show performed by Magik Theatre.

Shoppers can enjoy the delightful sounds of holiday music and caroling with live performances at Ingram Park Mall November 11th through December 24th. Additionally, Ingram Park Mall encourages shoppers to help make Christmas brighter for those in need through their Salvation Army Angel Tree program, accepting donations near the play area under the dining pavilion November 10 through December 24. Shoppers are also invited to contribute to the The Giving Tree, a holiday tree with handmade ornaments honoring organ donors, their families and recipients on Friday, December 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. in Dillard’s Court. 

The Simon Santa Photo Experience is again sponsored by GYMBOREE GROUP. The GYMBOREE GROUP is a specialty retailer operating stores selling high-quality apparel and accessories for children under the Gymboree, Gymboree Outlet, Janie and Jack, and Crazy 8 brands.

The 2017 Simon Santa Photo Experience is also sponsored by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment which is celebrating the highly-anticipated release of “Despicable Me 3,” available on Digital and Digital 3D November 21 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand December 5. Come visit the Simon Santa Photo Experience and receive a fun-filled Despicable Me 3 activity sheet and watch highlights from the movie.

Guests to every Simon Photo Experience will have another opportunity to share Santa’s heart by making a donation via The Cherry Hill Programs to Save the Children. For nearly 100 years, this non-profit has given underserved children in the U.S. a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Since this program began five years ago, Cherry Hill Programs has collected over $1,000,000 largely due to the generosity of Simon shoppers.