Never one to disappoint when it comes to the holidays, MacArthur Center has winter favorites, as well as new additions, for the 2012 holiday season. Ice Palace, their winter wonderland inside the mall, will feature a cool (pun-intended) Ice Age: Continental Drift theme this year with interactive globes. Check out their full list of events below and if you are looking for fun on the other side of the water, check out holiday events at Peninsula Town Center.
November 8th-December 24th: Photos with Santa
Bring the family to enjoy one of the most beloved traditions of the season-a visit with Santa. We’ll capture the moment with high-quality digital photos that will last for generations to come. Photo keepsakes, frames and accessories are available to make your picture with Santa even more perfect. Receive a promotional certificate for a free 8” x 11” Photo Book from Snapfish when you purchase any photo package. Package prices range from $21-$55.
November 17th- January 21st: MacArthur On Ice
MacArthur Center kicks off the eighth season of ice skating at the coolest place in town . Whether it’s a family tradition or a first date, our 7,200 square-foot outdoor ice rink is the perfect place to find good times this winter. Those who haven’t skated before or have been off the ice for a while can sign up for private lessons or get a helping hand from our skate guards. Season passes and birthday party packages are also available. Throughout the season, enjoy public skating sessions, ice hockey clinics, figure skating exhibitions and more. Food and drink are available. Regular admission is $6 or $4 with military ID. Skate rentals are $5. See full calendar and list of events for MacArthur On Ice.
*NEW THIS YEAR* November 17th-January 21st: Winter Carnival
Enjoy the newest addition to the holiday fun at MacArthur Center this year, our outdoor Winter Carnival. The carnival will feature nine family friendly rides including a 55 foot tall, LED lit ferris wheel and a twenty-foot tall fun slide for big and little kids and a host of holiday fun rides like the spinning monkeys, the wacky worm roller coaster and the Rio Grande train for the youngsters. Ticket prices are $1 for single ticket, $10 for 11 tickets, $20 for 25 tickets and package of 50 tickets for $35. The Winter Carnival is located outside next to MacArthur On Ice.
December 2nd & 9th: Pet Photos with Santa
MacArthur Center welcomes you and your four-legged friends for photos with Santa during two purr-fect evenings reserved just for them. Your cat or dog is welcome to sit pretty for Santa and you can fetch keepsake photos of all the fur-raising fun. Package prices range from $21-$55.
December 6th: Sign Language Santa
Deaf and hard of hearing children can visit with a sign language Santa at Center Court from 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
December 8th: Breakfast with Santa
Santa always starts his day with a good breakfast and the kids are invited to join him at California Pizza Kitchen. Guests can meet and talk with Santa and enjoy their favorite breakfast and a jolly good time. Seating is limited and available for a first-come, first-served basis. Prices are $7 for kids and $8 for adults and include your choice of breakfast pizza or pancakes, fruit, juice and coffee. Call 627-6502, ext 4202 or register online.