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Magical Memories at the Simon Experience, Carlsbad Premium Outlets

Popular Caring Santa® event and Pet Photo Night Offer Special Opportunities for photos with Santa

Carlsbad CA— Eager children and their families can experience the joy and magic of the holiday season with a visit to the Simon® Santa Photo Experience at Carlsbad Premium Outlets. Children can visit and be photographed with Santa beginning Saturday, November 15 at 10:00 a.m. in Center Court.

Carlsbad Premium Outlets also provides children with special needs and their families with an opportunity to enjoy a carefully managed Santa photo experience through the Caring Santa program. Caring Santa will occur on Sunday, December 7, prior to mall opening. Guests can register in advance at simon.com/caringsanta.

For local pet owners, the popular Pet Photo Night with Santa will occur on November 23 and December 14 at 6:30pm.

The Simon Santa Photo Experience is again sponsored by Gymboree. The Gymboree Corporation 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.

Simon’s theme for Holiday 2014 is “Spread Love.” From the love of giving to those who matter to children’s love of Santa to celebrating love through holiday festivities with family and friends. Join Simon to experience the season’s good cheer with the best of holiday shopping and entertainment.

“One of the great traditions of holiday shopping at Carlsbad Premium Outlets is the annual family visit to the Simon Santa Photo Experience,” said Janissa Reyes, Director of Marketing and Business Development at Carlsbad Premium Outlets. “I know Santa can’t wait to greet children bringing him their holiday wishes.”

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 on Sunday, December 7 prior to mall opening. Guests can register in advance at simon.com/caringsanta. Caring Santa events have expanded from seven Simon malls in 2011 to over 100 Simon malls today, reflecting the positive impact of this unique program. In 2013, Simon and The Noerr Programs were honored by Community Gatepath, earning a Community Impact Award for their efforts in pioneering Caring Santa.

The popular Pet Photo Night returns to the Simon Santa Photo Experience at Carlsbad Premium Outlets this year. Many pet owners view their pet as an integral member of the family and are just as committed in caring for their pets as their “human” family members. Pet Photo nights are hosted after regular mall closing and the set gets an extensive cleaning following the event to remove any potential risk to allergy sufferers.  Pet Photo Nights at Carlsbad Premium Outlets will be on November 23 and December 14 at 6:30 p.m.

The Noerr Programs, providers of the Simon Santa Photo Experience, will be sharing the heart of Santa online this holiday season through  “BeMerrySanta®”, where families can keep up with Santa’s daily musings on his Facebook page at facebook.com/BeMerrySanta, on Twitter @BeMerrySanta or Instagram at BeMerrySanta. Parents can also share their child’s good deed with Santa by going to his Magical Badge Generator at simon.bemerrysanta.com. After their child creates their badge, they can show Santa on a mobile device or print out their child’s customized badge. He will merrily reward each child for their kind act with a very special chocolate treat from Lindt, while supplies last.

Guests to every Noerr set will have another opportunity to share Santa’s heart by making a donation via The Noerr Programs to Save the Children. For nearly 100 years, this non-profit has given underserved children in the U.S. a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Since this program began four years ago, Noerr has collected over $708,000 largely due to the generosity of Simon shoppers. Each holiday season, Noerr kicks off the fundraising campaign by visiting a Save the Children location. Each launch is connected to a Simon mall. This year, Santa will travel to the community of Union, South Carolina to spread holiday cheer for those in need.

About Simon

Simon is a global leader in retail real estate ownership, management and development and a S&P100 company (Simon Property Group, NYSE:SPG). Our industry-leading retail properties and investments across North America, Europe and Asia provide shopping experiences for millions of consumers every day and generate billions in annual retail sales. For more information, visit simon.com.

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