This weekend we got a chance to cross off another family tradition on our list this year: the Northgate Mall’s annual Breakfast with Santa. Every year we look forward to the beginning of December so we can dress up the kiddos in some fancy new clothes from Gymboree and head to Northgate Mall to meet the big guy himself while enjoying a nice continental breakfast. Yes, we could technically see him any day since he has been in the mall for weeks, but there is something special about waiting for the event for the whole experience. Like last year, there were awesome crafts, we ate donuts and had coffee, and there were carolers to make it extra fun and festive.
And, then Santa came in and did a special story time with the kids. When the event was winding down, we got in line and the kids got to sit on Santa’s lap to tell him what they were asking for this Christmas. Just like previous years, the kids adored the Northgate Santa, and he was so sweet to them. He really is an awesome guy, and I’m happy that he’s been the only Santa they have really known. Once we had bought our Santa pictures, we went over to the back of the display and took a family picture just like we did last year using the huge ornament as a backdrop.This year we even borrowed a table for our self-timer shenanigans instead of using the stroller.
After pictures, it was time for some shopping at Northgate Mall. 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. Every store we stopped in had great sales going on and we had a great experience shopping, having lunch, and stopping to dance to the band playing at the end of the mall.
Northgate Mall is always a fun stop, and the holiday festivities make it even more so. Want to find out more about Northgate Mall and sign up to receive emails and notifications to let you know about special events year round? 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 big thank you to Simon Malls for providing a gift card for us to shop. 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