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Santa to Visit Smith Haven Mall for the Holiday Season

Simon®, a global leader in premier shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations, announced the beginning of the holiday season where families can make magical memories by taking photos with Santa as part of the Simon Santa Photo Experience at Smith Haven Mall. Santa arrives on Friday, November 1, 2019 and will visit until Tuesday, December 24, 2019.

“Visiting the Simon Santa Photo Experience at Smith Haven Mall is a fun way for families to create lasting memories and experience all the joy that the holiday season has to offer,” said Ann Schultz, Director of Marketing and Business Development at Smith Haven Mall. “We recognize the importance of sharing traditions with loved ones during the holidays and want to enable families to experience this special time with Santa that they have come to cherish each year at Smith Haven Mall.”  

Santa FastPass: Save time, avoid the line by reserving your magical moment with Santa online at  

Caring Santa: Provides children with all spectrums of special needs and their families with the opportunity to visit with Santa in a sensory-friendly environment. Caring Santa will occur in association with Autism Speaks before regular mall hours on November 10, 17 and 24 from 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Guests may reserve their appointment online at

Pet Photo Nights: An opportunity for all members of the family, pet and human, to visit with Santa. Pet Photo nights are hosted after regular mall hours on November 10, 17, 24 and December 1, 8 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and December 15 from 9 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. The set receives extensive cleaning following the event to minimize potential risks to allergy sufferers.

Additional Holiday Events and Initiatives:

Chocolate & Honey Kiosk: Visit Center Court from November 15 – December 31 to experience bean to bar chocolate from global cacao farms and local honey and bee products from the hives of BeeWitched Bee. Visit for more details.

Mrs. Claus Story Time: Visit Center Court on Tuesday mornings for Story Time with Mrs. Claus on November 19, 26 and December 3, 10, 17 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

L.L. Bean Story Time with Santa: Join both Mr. and Mrs. Claus for Story Time and a craft on Wednesday, November 27 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in L.L. Bean.

Make-A-Wish Tabling: December 6 – 15

Santa Breakfast: The Holiday breakfast on Saturday, December 7 from 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. is limited to 200 people – registration is required. Visit Smith Haven Mall’s website for more information.

Grateful Greyhounds Gift Wrapping: December 13 – 22 in Food Court

Disney Jr. Event: Celebrate the Holidays with fun activities for the kids. Located in mall soft seating in front of Macy*s from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. to enjoy light snacks, music, crafts and more on Saturday, December 14. DISNEY CHARACTER LIVE APPEARANCES ARE NOT PART OF THIS EVENT. 

Walk 97.5 Toy Drive: Thursday, December 12 in Center Court near Santa

For more information, visit Smith Haven Mall’s website.

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