Here come the holidays! It’s time for shopping and presents and especially, visits with Santa. Mr. Claus arrives at Collin Creek Mall bright and early at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 17. The elves have been hard at work at the shopping center, creating a Snowy Wonderland to remind Santa of his home at the North Pole. Snowmen make themselves right at home. And, to complete the picture, every hour, fluffy snow sprinkles down on Santa and his visitors.

Santa will be receiving guests in his Snowy Wonderland every day until Monday, December 24. Little friends (and big ones, too) are invited to stop by and whisper their wish list in Santa’s ear. And, the elves can take a commemorative photo. Photo packages start at $15.

For Santa’s schedule – he does take breaks to feed his reindeer – guests can visit here for more information. The Snowy Wonderland is on the lower level in Center Court.

Midnight opening on Black Friday, November 23:
Collin Creek Mall gets the shopping going early with a midnight opening on Friday, November 23. The shopping center will be giving away I Survived Black Friday bags to the first 1,000 shoppers. The bags will be packed with survival goodies, plus some with have mall gift cards and a chance to win one of two $500 shopping sprees. For details, visit here.

Mondays, cats and dogs are invited to visit:
On Mondays, November 26, December 3 and December 10, Santa invites guests to bring their cats and dogs to Collin Creek Mall to pose for photos from 6 to 9 p.m. in his Snowy Wonderland. Photo packages start at $15. (Cats and dogs on a leash or in an appropriate carrier only, please.) Animals, other than those servicing the disabled, are not allowed in the shopping centers other than on regularly scheduled pet nights. Pet owners are asked to enter with pets at Entrance #3 or #4, on the lower level.

Pancake Breakfast with Santa at Amazing Jake’s at Collin Creek Mall on Saturday, December 8: 
From 8 to 10 a.m., children enjoy a Pancake Breakfast and have an opportunity to meet Santa when he drops by to say hello. Parents can bring cameras to snap photos. Breakfast is $5.99 per person and tickets can be purchased here. For more information, contact Amazing Jake’s at 972-509-5253.

November 9 to December 10, adopt an angel:
Once again, Collin Creek Mall is hosting The Salvation Army Angel Tree. Shoppers can adopt an angel, either a child or a senior, and purchase a gift to make someone’s holiday - merrier. The Angel Tree is decorated with numbered tags, each with information about individuals who are in need of a gift for Christmas, including children ages newborn to 13 and senior citizens who are in area nursing facilities. Contributors can remove one or more tags from the tree and purchase appropriate gifts based on the information on the tag. Shoppers return the gifts, unwrapped, and The Salvation Army will distribute the gifts in time for Christmas.

All gifts must be delivered to The Angel Tree, located on the upper level near Center Court by 9 p.m. on Monday, December 10.

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