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Holiday Events at Burlington Mall

Pet photos with santa, community events, partnerships, and more.

Burlington Mall, a Simon mall, is inviting families to experience the joy and magic of the holiday season with Santa and a variety of holiday programming taking place throughout November and December. The full line-up of holiday events, community partnerships, entertainment, and more are open to the public, and Burlington-area families are encouraged to join in the festive fun!

This holiday season, Simon Malls invites everyone to ‘Find It. Gift It.’ Share the Holiday Spirit with Simon and experience the season’s good cheer with the best of holiday shopping and entertainment. When sharing your Simon holiday experiences socially, make sure to use the #foundatsimon when posting.

Simon® Santa Photo Experience

Now – Monday, December 24th

Center Court, Lower Level

Children and their families can experience the joy and magic of the holiday season with a visit to the Simon® Santa Photo Experience. Children will have a chance to visit and have their picture taken with Santa.  For a complete list of Santa’s photo hours visit: or Simon Guest Services.

Save time, avoid the line with Santa FastPass! Now you can reserve your magical moment with Santa online by visiting (photo packages and pricing vary). Visitors can get more information at the Santa set.

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.


Mix104.1FM’s Karson & Kennedy’s 10,000 Toys for Girls & Boys to benefit Toys for Tots

Saturday, November 17th – 11:00a.m. – 1:00p.m.

Thursday, November 29th – 5:00 – 7:00p.m.

Center Court, Lower Level

Mix104.1FM’s Karson & Kennedy will be onsite near the Santa set for ‘Karson & Kennedy’s 10,000 Toys for Girls & Boys!’ to benefit Boston-area Toys for Tots. Karson & Kennedy fans, as well as shoppers who are at Burlington Mall during the collection dates and times, are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to help make a local child’s holiday wish come true!


Pet Photo Night with Santa

Sunday, November 18th – 6:30 – 8:30p.m.

Sunday, November 25th – 6:30 – 8:30p.m.

Sunday, December 16th – 8:00 – 9:30p.m.

Center Court, Lower Level

The popular Pet Photo Nights add a magical element to visiting with Santa, as many pet owners view their pets as important members of the family.  Pets will have a turn to visit with Santa on Sundays in November and December. Pet Photo Nights are hosted after the mall closes and the set gets an extensive cleaning following the event to remove any potential risk to allergy sufferers.


*All pets must be leashed or crated and must enter and exit the mall through the mall entrance between LensCrafters and Johnny Rockets*

Caring Santa

Sunday, December 2nd – 9:00 – 10:30a.m.

Sunday, December 9th – 9:00 – 10:30a.m.

Center Court, Lower Level 

Caring Santa provides a sensory-friendly environment for families of children with special needs, to safely experience the time-honored tradition and magic of Santa. Guests can register in advance at or the following Eventbrite site: December 2nd or December 9th.  This is an event dedicated to providing families a subdued and welcoming environment as many steps are taken to reduce sensory triggers, creating a more comforting environment for the children’s magical visit with Santa.  Caring Santa events have expanded from seven Simon malls in 2011 to 111 Simon malls today, reflecting the positive impact of this unique program.


Hanukkah Celebration

Sunday, December 9th – 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Primark Court, Lower Level

This festive celebration and Menorah lighting will take place with the Chabad Center for Jewish Life of Arlington-Belmont with Rabbi Avi Bukiet. There will be arts & crafts, small bites including donuts and latkes, a magic show and more!  At 3:45p.m. Rabbi Bukiet will light the 7th candle on the menorah in the Primark wing.


Burlington Mall Hosts Annual Wish Tree to Support Burlington’s People Helping People

Friday, November 23rd – Wednesday, December 12th

Lord & Taylor Wing, Upper Level

Burlington Mall will host the annual Holiday Wish Tree to support People Helping People. The Wish Tree has been a staple at the mall over the holidays for over 40 years. It is a way for local residents to help families in need within the community during the holiday season.

  • Shoppers choose a Wish card displayed on the volunteer table
  • A People Helping People volunteer will transfer the information from the Wish card onto an ornament
  • After the wish has been fulfilled, shoppers return the ornament along with the wish item to the People Helping People table by 8:00p.m., on Wednesday, December 12th
  • The ornament will then be added to the People Helping People Christmas tree on display on the Upper Level of the Lord & Taylor wing.


Teen Challenge Charity Giftwrap

Friday, November 23rd – Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24th

Near Lord & Taylor (Lower Level)


Salvation Army Bell Ringing

Monday, November 12th – Monday, December 24th – 10:00a.m. – 6:00p.m.

Food Court Entrance (near Legal Sea Foods), Lord & Taylor Entrance, Macy’s Entrance


National Cookie Day

Tuesday, December 4th – 3:00 – 6:00p.m.

Guest Services, Lower Level

On National Cookie Day, treat yourself to a complimentary cookie, Santa’s favorite! Simon and Burlington Mall have partnered with Cookies for Kids Cancer, a non-profit organization that raises funds for pediatric cancer research. (While supplies last).

With the holiday season well underway shoppers can also expect to see random acts of giving from the Burlington Mall management team that includes surprising random shoppers with goody bags filled with gift certificates from select Burlington Mall retailers and holiday treats. Holiday shoppers will find all of these holiday programs, seasonal events and deals in one place while enjoying center wide amenities such as comfortable seating areas, complimentary wi-fi and so much more.


Burlington Mall is located at 75 Middlesex Turnpike in Burlington, Massachusetts. For more information, and up to the minute event updates, contact Guest Services at (781) 272-8668 or visit: