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Holiday Events at Northshore Mall

Northshore 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 North Shore-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.

Northshore Mall will also debut brand NEW holiday décor throughout the mall.  Guests will enjoy beautiful garlands adorned with shimmering gemstones and (and energy-efficient) LED lights.  The center will also re-introduce a festive tradition, a spectacular 30’ft. outdoor holiday tree (located near Caffe Nero).


Create Magical Holiday Memories this Season at Northshore Mall in the Following Ways:


Simon® Santa Photo Experience

Friday, November 9th – Sunday, December 24th

During Regular & Holiday Mall Hours

Nordstrom Wing, 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

Black Friday, November 23rd – 2:00 – 6:00p.m.

Across the from the Food Court

Sunday, December 19th – 12:00 – 3:00p.m.

Across from the Food Court

Mix104.1FM’s Karson & Kennedy will be onsite 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 Northshore 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 – 8:00p.m.

Sunday, December 2nd – 7:30 – 9:00p.m. 

Nordstrom 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*


Caring Santa

Sunday, December 2nd – 8:30 – 10:00a.m.

Sunday, December 9th – 7:30 – 9:00a.m.

Nordstrom 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 sites: December 2nd, 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.


Disney Jr. Holiday Play Date Featuring Story Time with Santa

Saturday, December 1st – 9:00 – 10:30a.m.

Nordstrom Wing, Lower Level

Disney Jr. invites the community to a “Holiday”-themed Disney Junior Play Date event. Aimed to entertain and delight children of all ages, families will enjoy Disney holiday-themed arts & crafts, activities including face painting, and photo fun with props. Following the Disney Junior Play Date event, will be Story Time with Santa! Santa will read his favorite holiday stories and visit with attendees. There will also be festive giveaways with stickers, coloring sheets, activity pages and more! (Disney Character Live Appearances are not part of this event.)

Simon has created a national collaboration with Disney Junior to launch Family at Simon with Disney Junior Play Dates in approximately 100 Simon Malls, Mills and Premium Outlets across the country.  Disney Junior Play Dates will be held quarterly featuring a different Disney Junior character to coincide with key shopping periods.


National Cookie Day

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

Nordstrom Wing, Lower Level

In celebration of National Cookie Day, Simon properties encourage customers to get into the holiday spirit with complimentary cookies. Family at Simon has partnered with Cookies for Kids’ Cancer to help spread holiday cheer! Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, a non-profit, is committed to raising funds for research to develop new, improved, and less toxic treatments for pediatric cancer.


Hanukah Celebration

Wednesday, December 5th from 4:30 p.m.– 5:30p.m.

JCPenney Court

This annual festive celebration and Menorah lighting will take place with Chabad of Peabody.

With the holiday season well underway shoppers can also expect to see holiday greeters throughout the center providing information and guides for convenient holiday shopping, as well as random acts of giving that include surprising random shoppers with treats from the mall and select retailers to make the shopping experience even more enjoyable. 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.


Northshore Mall is located at 210 Andover Street in Peabody, Massachusetts. For more information, and up to the minute event updates, contact Guest Services at (978) 531-3440 or visit: Follow Northshore Mall on Twitter: @NorthshoreMall and on Instagram: @NorthshoreMall.