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CHICAGO, Ill. – November 2021– Southlake Mall (2109 Southlake Mall, Merrillville, IN) is decking the halls with a line-up of holiday themed events to celebrate the upcoming season of giving. Located in the Chicago metropolitan area of Hobart, Indiana, Southlake Mall is kicking off the holiday season with Santa Claus visits through December 24th. For hours and reservations, please visit the South Lake Mall website.

On Saturday, December 4, Crown Point Choir will bring holiday cheer to Southlake Mall by singing Christmas carol favorites in the Center Court while also collecting donations for a once in a lifetime chance for them to visit New York City during Spring Break and perform at Carnegie Hall. There will also be a special visit from the Grinch who will be available forphotos from 12pm to 2pm. 


On Saturday, December 11,Southlake Mall will host a kids Pajama Party from 4pm to 6pm in the Center Court with special guests including Mrs. Claus and her elves. Mrs. Claus will gather the children to read holiday books to them while they enjoy goodies and treats. Campagna Giving Tree will be collecting pajamas for their resident children and giving out $10 gift cards to the first 200 shoppers to be used at one of the food court restaurants. The Hobart YMCA will also be on-site leading a holiday-inspired craft for the children. A kids dance party featuring holiday tunes will take place in Center Court. 


On Saturday, December 18th, the characters from Frozen will be at the Southlake Mall and available for photos from 12pm to 2pm. The Northwest Indiana Crisis Center will also be on site collecting pajama donations. The Crisis Center focuses on strengthening communities and empowering families with an emphasis on children in need of shelter, safety and support.


Holiday gift wrapping will be provided by Chicks that Wrap and available for shoppers in Center Court beginning on November 18th and running through Christmas Eve. Southlake Mall will be raffling off ten gift wrapping packages on their Instagram account starting on November 26th. Giveaway details will be posted on their Instagram here.


Each event will be free and open to the public.,-CHRISTMAS-CAROLING,-A-P

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