**This post is sponsored by Grapevine Mills to bring you this experience. All opinions are 100% our own!**
There’s no doubt this time of year is the absolute most wonderful time of year! Kids are so excited, parents are busy planning the perfect gift, and there are whispers of the big man in red coming to visit all the nice little boys and girls! Planning a visit to see Santa is a must for most families, but finding the right venue and time can be a little tricky.
We recently had the opportunity to partner with Grapevine Mills for a super fun event, called Arrival of Santa! Fifty lucky families gathered over cookies and milk, compliments of Starbucks, to welcome Santa to town. Each child had the opportunity to listen to a private storybook reading, get their photo made with Santa, and even received a special gift from him as they said goodbye.
Grapevine Mills did an amazing job setting up the perfect backdrop for Santa’s arrival! There were even a few of Santa’s best elves in attendance!
In addition to being welcomed with fresh cookies and milk, guests also received coupons for the mall, and a complimentary ticket to Magical Winter Lights. Also, as an added element of fun Grapevine Mills had a fabulous group of carolers perform at the event called, Uptown Carolers. They were a wonderful addition, and really brought the event to life!
Finally, the time came for Santa to make his big entrance. The children were all giddy with excitement as they watched for him to enter. After Santa made his way in, a few of the children were so excited they ran up and hugged him. It was all so magical!
Once Santa had a chance to greet everyone, he read the popular children’s story, Pete The Cat Saves Christmas. After story time the children had the opportunity to have their picture taken with Santa. Each child got to sit on Santa’s lap and was given their very own copy of Pete The Cat to take home.
Everyone who attended the event had such a great time! It was the perfect way to kick off the holiday season, and made a mall visit to see Santa really enjoyable. If you didn’t have the opportunity to visit Santa at this event, we highly recommend visiting Grapevine Mills this holiday season. For a complete list of events and information on visiting Santa please visit Grapevine Mills website found here. Thank you to everyone who attended the event, and here’s to hoping you and yours are on the nice list this year!
From all of us at Dallas Moms Blog, we wish you a wonderful and stress free holiday season!