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Northshore Mall, a Simon property, has announced exciting new family programming in collaboration with Disney Junior. Launching this month, Disney Junior Play Dates will take place in 80 shopping centers across the country. The family fun begins on October 26 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the annual Boo Bash with a screening of Disney Junior’s newest animated series Vampirina, about a young vampire girl and her family who have recently move from their home in Transylvania to Pennsylvania.

Children are encouraged to come to the Boo Bash in costume and to be ready for ‘spooktacular’ fun and surprises! There will be select retailers and restaurants helping to provide arts & crafts, food sampling, giveaways, and more. There will also be a Halloween costume parade and “Best Costume” contest.

The following community partners and retailers will be on hand:


Join Sparky from Peabody Firefighters Local 925 and McGruff from Peabody Police Department in the Halloween Costume parade

Bearamy Bear from Build-A-Bear Workshop and the Chick-fil-A Cow will lead the costume parade!

 DJs from Spinner Music Productions

The Energy Barre’s 3rd Annual Monster Mash dance party

The Goddard School in Middleton


Amazon Giveaways: Temporary tattoos, Amazon bags, one lucky winner will win a tablet, candy

Claire’s Giveaways: Goody bag with candy, 20 percent off coupons to store, information on ear piercings, candy

The LEGO® Store: LEGO items, Legoland coupons, magazines, calendars and catalogs, candy

Green Tangerine Spa & Salon: Coupons & samples, games, candy

Vans: Games and prizes, craft, candy

AT&T: candy

Sephora: Make-up demonstrations and samples, candy

Godiva: Chocolate sampling

Not Your Average Joe’s: Candy and coupons            

Legal Sea Foods will sample chowder

Burtons Grill: Coloring activity, will pass out fruit


The Disney Junior Play Dates’ events will be featured throughout the year and include on-mall activities around Holiday, Easter, and other seasonal celebrations.

Many of Simon’s best-known properties around the country are participating in this program including The Westchester (New York), Northshore Mall (Boston), Opry Mills (Nashville), Grapevine Mills (Dallas), Woodfield Mall (Chicago), The Florida Mall (Orlando), Del Amo Fashion Center (Los Angeles), Stanford Shopping Center (San Jose), and King of Prussia (Philadelphia).

“Northshore Mall has long championed a commitment to delivering family-friendly programming,” says Lauren Dalis, area director of marketing and business development at Northshore Mall, “and teaming up with Disney Junior is the latest fulfillment of that pledge. We couldn’t be more excited to join forces with the world’s leading entertainment company on these exciting family events and themed play areas.”