Every year I swear that the holidays sneak up on me, but this year it definitely is true. With vacations, a crazy amount of doctors appointments, and all the hooplah that having children in two different schools can bring, it seems like fall just flew by. I know I'm not the only one because my Facebook feed is filled with friends lamenting the fact that they have but one or two presents purchased and no idea what to get everyone else on their list.
Hey friend, why don't you head to Northgate Mall and cross off everyone all at once? With three major department stores, a food court, a play area, and over 130 stores to choose from, it's easy to find something for everyone on your list. I envy those people who can seemingly shop for everyone they know in one afternoon, but I can totally see doing just that if I was left kidless and husbandless at Northgate Mall for a few hours so I could sneak presents for them while shopping for extended family and friends.
This past week we got a good start on our holiday shopping thanks to Northgate Mall and I'm already feeling a whole lot more prepared coming into the last little bit before the big rush. I know I've said it before, but I love shopping this time of year – the lights, the good cheer, and especially "holiday hours" – and Northgate Mall is one of my favorite places to shop.
Because not only does Northgate Mall have all the stores we've been raving about all year long, they also have some awesome holiday events, sales, and promotions that make shopping even more merry. We recently attended their Santa Pizza Party with the kiddos and we had a blast meeting Santa, doing arts and crafts, listening to live music, and crossing off some of our shopping list in one fun afternoon.
The kids love the Northgate Mall Santa and I can't help but agree. Not only did he meet the kids personally, he also did a little Santa story time that my kids were crazy excited about. And, when we were all done with the festivities we had to take advantage of the holiday backdrop to take a little family selfie when we realized we were all wearing Christmas colors. Sometimes the best pictures are when you weren't planning on taking pictures at all! Want to find out more about Northgate Mall and sign up to receive emails and notifications to let you know about special events such as these? You can find out more through the Simon Malls Kidgits Club. You can also sign up at the Guest Services Booth next time you're there for only $5 a year and your child will even get a small present when you enroll. A Kidgits membership would be a great stocking stuffer for a little one as it's the gift that keeps on giving.
We signed up for the program two years in a row now and love it. Not only do they give your kids small toys each time you come to the mall, you also hear first about all the Northgate Mall happenings so you can make sure you stop in.
A big thank you to Simon Malls for providing a gift card for one of our readers. As always, all opinions are 100% ours and no form of monetary compensation was received in exchange for this Rave Review. This post does not necessarily represent Simon Property Group's positions, strategies or opinions