Kidgits Holiday Celebration

The Shops at Mission Viejo invites Orange County-area kids and parents to celebrate the season and spread holiday cheer at Simon Kidgits Club’s® annual Holiday Extravaganza!, on Saturday, December 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on the lower level, near Forever 21, sponsored this season by the popular animated movie The Boxtrolls coming this holiday season on Digital HD from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.


The Shops at Mission Viejo will offer kids the chance to get festive while they venture above ground and transform everyday treasures into Holiday adventures during the Simon Kidgits Club Holiday Extravaganza! There will be plenty of holiday crafts and Boxtrolls activities including:

  • Gift Box Creation – Upon arrival, kids will get a box where they can add their magic touches and decorate for the holidays. This is a perfect little treasure box to keep for themselves or to give to someone special this holiday season.
  • Viewing – Watch a trailer from The Boxtrolls movie.
  • Ornaments – Children will receive a snowflake ornament in which they can insert their favorite Boxtroll image or make their own and hang on heir tree.
  • Letter to Santa – Kids can craft their wish list and deliver personally to Santa.

Updated Dining PavillionThe Kidgits event will be followed up on December 6 with a celebration of the grand re-opening of the center’s updated Dining Pavilion. Renovations to the former food court began in August and will culminate in a public Dining Pavilion Celebration on Saturday, December 6. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Shoppers can get their fill of samples and special offers from Dining Pavilion eateries, which include Blaze Pizza, Charley’s Grilled Subs, Great Khan’s, Muscle Beach Lemonade & Hot Dogs, Panda Express, Paradise Bakery & Café, Rubios Baja Grill, Ruby Thai, Sarku Japan, and Smashburger. (In addition, The Shops at Mission Viejo is preparing for 700 square-foot standalone Starbucks with café-like seating, which is set to join the center next year, on the upper level in the Dining Pavilion. An additional food vendor is slated to be announced in 2015.) With festive holiday music playing throughout, the Dining Pavilion Celebration will also include live entertainment, a face painter and balloon artist. The first 250 guests will score swag bags filled with retailer goodies, while supplies last. Giveaways will be held every hour as well.

one for you, one for a friendDid I also mention that The Shops at Mission Viejo management teams will also be bringing its holiday ‘Spread Love’ campaign to life on December 6 by surprising randomly selected shoppers with free Simon Giftcards®? The event will encourage the giving spirit of the holidays by offering the lucky shoppers two cards, one to keep and one to share with a fellow shopper. The Simon Giftcards will be distributed at random. I guess that means you should just walk up and down the mall all day, right?

 So it looks like I’ll be seeing you all at “my mall” for these events, right? If you see me, come say “hi”!

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