Written By Hillari Deschane
Photos Provided by Vintage Faire Mall
Don’t let the long white beard fool you. Santa, that jolly old elf, is young at heart, and hip as well. How do we know? Just look at the new-now-next developments he’s bringing with him to Modesto’s Vintage Faire Mall when he arrives on November 8th for the Christmas 2019 season. But don’t worry, Santa never forgets the feeling behind the festivity. He’s made sure there’s lots of opportunities for you to share your holiday spirit during your visit.
Love you, Santa; love my jammies too: The man who has possibly the most demanding work schedule ever devised (delivering gifts to every deserving child around the world in one night) understands the need for comfort. After all, he wears a snuggly soft suit while he circles the globe. So naturally Santa put in a word for the rest of us. The result? Partnering with Modesto On Ice, Vintage Faire Mall’s Kids Club will fill Santa HQ with flannelly fun at a series of ‘Jamming in My Jammies’ PJ Parties. Plus each participant will receive a $2.00 off skate pass coupon to Modesto On Ice, and 30% off of their photo package with Santa at his fabulous Santa HQ presented by HGTV. The fun starts on Friday, November 22nd for Breakfast with Santa, hosted by Macy’s. On Thursday, December 5th, snuggle up with Santa for Story Time, presented by the Stanislaus County Library. And no Christmas season is complete without indulging at least once in Santa’s favorite food—cookies! Join him for a Milk & Cookies party on Wednesday, December 11th, hosted by Nestle Tollhouse Café by Chip.
Be good for goodness’ (and the planet’s) sake: Santa wants the children of today to grow up strong and healthy. New for 2019 is the ‘Healthy People-Healthy Planet’ focus of Vintage Faire Mall’s Kids Club, where children from pre-K through 8 years old learn the basics of sustainability and how they, too, can make a difference in building the world they want to live in.
All I want for Christmas is a parking space: Santa knows the rest of us don’t have the luxury of a flying sleigh. For us earthbound types, Christmas shopping usually means circling the lot hunting for a parking space. But not this year at Vintage Faire, thanks to their new ‘Front & Center Parking.’ This valet assist program ensures you get access to the best possible parking spaces in front of the most popular mall entrances. Available on select days and hours, the $7.00 price includes a donation to Modesto’s Memorial Medical Foundation. Plus, Front & Center customers receive exclusive offers to Vintage Faire Mall retailers. You’ll find the Front and Center kiosk outside the main mall entrance on the Sisk Road side of the property.
Even Santa plays with trains: Santa got his wish, he got a train set for Christmas. Hop aboard the Vintage Faire Express and share in the fun as it circles its pint-size way through the holiday-decorated Village. Fares are $3.00 per rider, and if you’re a just a big kid at heart, your adult ride is complementary if a child under 2 years of age accompanies you. Listen for Vintage Faire’s popular Sounds of the Season, as community groups and organizations share their musical talents by serenading Village visitors.
It’s all about heart: Santa never forgets the holiday season is about demonstrating love through giving to others. Since 1985, the Soroptimist Community Christmas Tree has been a way for Modestans to care for children in our community who need a little extra kindness this season. Make a donation through the Help Through Holiday Giving program, or select a tag off the tree from November 22th through December 18th, and shop a child’s wish list. “Most of our children are asking for warm clothes and shoes and wish for simple toys,” according to the Soroptimists. Deliver the items back to the Community Tree volunteers and they’ll make sure ‘your’ child receives your wrapped gifts—and a more magical Christmas, thanks to you.
Thanks to Santa’s suggestions, the forecast for Christmas 2019 at Modesto’s Vintage Faire Mall is warm: warm with laughter, learning, and love.
For More Information: Vintage Faire Mall 3401 Dale Road, Modesto, CA.
Shopping line 209.527.3401 or text their Concierge Service at 209.284.6240
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