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2012 Holiday Season at Arizona Mills Mall

Justin Bieber isn’t coming to Arizona Mills Mall but his wax figure is! The first 200 Belie-bers to RSVP to Debra (480-491-7300) can enjoy a VIP Breakfast at the Rainforest Café at 8:00 am on December 1, 2012. Sing along to his music and try his favorite breakfast foods. From 10:00 am to 9:00 pm the wax Bieber is available for pictures in Neighborhood 3 by Gymboree and Kenneth Cole. The first 100 guests to the picture area aged 13 years and under will get a ticket redeemable for a Justin Bieber swag bag at the Santa Set.

In addition to this fun tween event, find great deals on all your shopping needs and fun for the whole family this holiday season at Arizona Mills Mall.

Arizona Mills Mall
5000 South Arizona Mills Circle
Tempe, AZ  85282
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                 Black Friday Weekend Hours
Friday, November 23        12:00 am to 10:00 pm
Saturday, November 24      9:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday, November 25        11:00 am to 7:00 pm

GET A PICTURE WITH SANTA…
Santa Claus has come to town and he’s at Arizona Mills in his sandcastle set. Made from 75 tons of sand, this creative piece of art’s theme is Christmas Classics and it features depictions of The Polar Express and A Christmas Carol. This is a  must-see for all who have been naughty or nice. Find the Sand’ta Experience in the Saks OFF 5th Court in Neighborhood 4.

PLAY…
The new Arizona-themed play place is now open in front of Old Navy Outlet. Little ones can climb on a giant rattlesnake, sit in a raft that makes water sounds, and play music on a mounted piano. Parents, there’s even a charging station so you can juice up your i-gadgets while you keep an eye on the kids.

SHOP…
Arizona Mills is the state’s largest indoor outlet, value and entertainment mall offering the brands you love at prices you can afford. With over 185 stores to shop at, find something for everyone on your list. Save on some of your favorite brands by purchasing an Arizona Mills exclusive coupon book worth over $500 in savings for just $5!

Enjoy deep discounts on already bargain-priced merchandise during the Black Friday Super Sale November 23 – 25, 2012. Look for the red “Super Sale” sign in participating retailers’ windows, including: Gymboree, Aeropostale, Disney Store Outlet, Gap Outlet, Forever 21, NIKE Factory Store, and many more!

The following is a list of some stores with fashionable kids clothing and accessories.

Old Navy Outlet in Neighborhood 4
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Shop this outlet store and save everyday on Old Navy basics. Save 40% off the entire store November 22 – 24 only. Be among the first shoppers at midnight on Friday and get a free new Super Mario Bros U Game (with a $40 purchase) and a chance to win one of 1,000 Wii U gaming systems.

Sprockets Kids in Neighborhood 6
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“Kid Cute, Puppy Tough,” this fashion-forward brand of clothing for infants to little boys and girls is fun and affordable. No itchy labels in the shirts and the bottoms have adjustable waistbands for longer wear.

Carter’s in Neighborhood 6
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Get value and comfort from this trusted brand with a variety of clothing styles and accessories for infants to toddlers.

Gymboree Outlet in Neighborhood 4
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The colorful style and quality you love at outlet prices, available in sizes newborn to 12 years.

OshKosh B’Gosh Outlet in Neighborhood 3
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A brand by the trusted Carter’s name, OshKosh B’Gosh is famous for their bib overalls and denim for kids. Their style spans everything from casual playwear to special occasion dresses.

P.S. from Aeropostale in Neighborhood 1
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Trendy merchandise at value prices for girls and boys ages seven to twelve. This is the place to find colorful jeggings, leggings styled to look like tight denim jeans.

Crazy 8 in Neighborhood 3
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New to Arizona Mills, Crazy 8 is a brand by Gymboree offering great kids’ fashions at crazy low prices.

EXPLORE…
Arizona Mills offers entertainment options like Gameworks, Harkins luxury cinemas and IMAX Theatre, and SEA LIFE Arizona. The time will fly by while you’re having fun!

SEA LIFE Arizona in Neighborhood 1
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Have your kids always wanted to see a real life jellyfish like Spongebob captures with his net? Did Finding Nemo spark their interest in clownfish? Meet these underwater creatures and so many more at SEA LIFE Arizona, an educational encounter and underwater adventure. Always check their website for the best deals on tickets.

Fun holiday events at the aquarium…

‘Tis the SEAson Holiday Breakfast
December 1st and December 8th. Seatings at 7:30 am and 9:00 am.

Sharky Santa will be at this fun holiday event where kids will enjoy a light breakfast in the Bay of Rays, make a SEAsonal ornament, write a letter to Santa and hear a holiday storybook reading followed by light snow flurries. Attendees also get a souvenir photo and all day admission to the aquarium after 10:00 am. Tickets are $35 for adults and $30 for children. Space is limited so buy tickets online here.

Merry Fishmas
Weekends in December and the 17th – 25th

This holiday SEAson the aquarium transforms into an underwater winter wonderland with festive décor and visits from Sharky Santa. Kids can do a holiday craft in the play area and hear a holiday storybook reading followed by light snow flurries at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm each day of the event. Also, help SEA LIFE choose their first community project for 2013. Bonus: everyone gets in at the Kids price on Christmas Day! Purchase tickets at the admissions counter.

Disclosure: I attended a Blogger Reception at Arizona Mills Mall to celebrate the grand opening of their new play area. I was given coupons and a few freebies but received no compensation to write this post. All opinions expressed are strictly my own.

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  3. Jackie James 11/21/2012 at 8:07 pm

    This is full of great ideas for the holidays! Thanks! 🙂