WHITE PLAINS, NY, NOVEMBER 20, 2013 – Eager children and their families can once again experience the magic of the holiday season with a visit to the Simon® Santa Photo Experience at The Westchester and The Galleria at White Plains. Children can be photographed with Santa now through December 24 on Fashion Level 2 at The Galleria and Center Court at The Westchester.
The Westchester and The Galleria at White Plains will also be the place for Santa to greet pet owners at Pet Photo Nights.
HP is the presenting sponsor for the 2013 Simon Santa Photo Experience at The Galleria at White Plains, and will demonstrate its next generation PCs in select malls this holiday season.
The presenting sponsor for the 2013 Simon Santa Photo Experience at The Westchester is Microsoft retail store.
The Microsoft retail store offers a curated assortment of products to fit anyone’s needs and budgets, including Microsoft Surface Pro 2, Windows 8.1, Microsoft Office 365, Xbox, a variety of Windows Phone 8 devices, and other Microsoft devices and accessories. Microsoft retail store associates are readily available to answer questions, make recommendations, and help with PC setups, tune-ups, and other services, so customers can walk out the door with a product that’s ready to go.
ABC Family, Universal and Gymboree are associate sponsors this year.
ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas is sponsoring the Simon Santa Photo Experience for the ninth consecutive year. 25 Days of Christmas is the holiday viewing destination for holiday classics, blockbuster movies and original holiday programming, December 1 – 25. Visitors to the Simon Santa Photo Experience will receive a 25 Days of Christmas programming guide and scented holiday ornament.
Universal Studios Home Entertainment is celebrating the highly-anticipated release of Despicable Me 2, available on Digital HD on November 26 and Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, and DVD on December 10. Come visit the Simon Santa Photo Experience and pose for photos with the Minions standee while watching highlights from the movie.
Returning again as a sponsor this year is 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,
“One of the great traditions of holiday shopping at The Westchester and The Galleria at White Plains is the annual family visit to the Simon Santa Photo Experience,” said Paula Kelliher, area director of mall marketing for The Westchester and The Galleria at White Plains. “I know Santa can’t wait to greet children bringing him their holiday wishes.”
The popular Pet Photo Night returns to the Simon Santa Photo Experience at The Westchester and The Galleria at White Plains this year. Many pet owners view their pet as an integral member of the family and are just as extravagant in caring for their pets as their “human” family members. Because some of our customers may suffer from pet allergies, Pet Photo nights are hosted after regular mall closing and the set gets an extensive cleaning following the event to remove dander, etc. Pet Photo Night at The Westchester will take place on Sunday, November 24 and Sunday, December 15 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Center Court. Pet Photo Night at The Galleria at White Plains will take place on Monday, December 16 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Fashion Level 2. All pets should be kept leashed or caged prior to visit.
The Noerr Programs, operators of the Santa Photo Experience at The Westchester and The Galleria at White Plains, is sharing the heart of Santa online this holiday season, through the “BeMerrySanta®” program where families can keep up with Santa’s daily musings on his Facebook page at facebook.com/BeMerrySanta or Twitter @BeMerrySanta. Parents can also input their child’s good deed into Santa’s Magical Badge Generator and then print out their child’s customized badge, or show it to Santa on a smartphone or tablet during their visit.
Guests to every Noerr set will have the opportunity to share Santa’s spirit of generosity by making a donation via The Noerr Programs to U.S. rural children in need through Save the Children, a 75-year-old non-profit organization. To create even more magic for donors, The Noerr Programs will offer a chance for a lucky family of four to win a trip to Orlando, Florida.