The Falls Rings In The Holiday Season With 7am Opening On Black Friday 11/26/10

The Falls Rings In The Holiday Season With 7am Opening On Black Friday
Shop Smarter campaign returns to make the most of the holiday season

The Falls, one of the largest open-air shopping, dining and entertainment complexes in the United States, will be the best place to shop the day after Thanksgiving with an early opening at 7 a.m., giving eager shoppers enough time to find all the gifts they need and to get the first pick of the season’s hottest items. Shoppers will also benefit from the return of Shop Smarter, a national effort to help make holiday shopping a festive and rejuvenating experience for all.

As part of Shop Smarter, shoppers will be greeted with a wide array of special offers and entertainment options, both on Black Friday and throughout the season. In addition to the following, shoppers will have greater access to retailer sales updates online, through email blasts and guest services:

Santa’s Arrival: Santa Claus is coming to South Florida! From November 20 through December 24, families will have the chance to visit with everyone’s favorite person and take memorable holiday photos. Santa will be available for photos throughout the holiday season. For a list of dates and times, visit or become a fan on Facebook by visiting

Cookies with Santa on Saturday, December 11 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Center Court):
Children will have the opportunity to make sure they are on Santa’s ‘nice’ list as they mingle with Santa during a milk and cookies social.

Free Gift Wrap (Space 383 by Bloomingdale’s): Christ Fellowship Congregation will be donating their gift wrapping services from Fri., Dec. 10 through Fri., Dec.24. They are offering all shoppers free gift wrap for up to two shirt-size boxes. For a list of times, visit or become a fan on Facebook by visiting

Gift Cards: Special gifts with qualifying purchases of the American Express®/Simon Giftcard® (at selected properties) will be available. The Simon Giftcards®, which are available in festive holiday designs, can be purchased in denominations from $20 to $500 and can be used wherever American Express (U.S. only), respectively, is accepted. With no monthly fees or an expiration date on the funds, the Simon Giftcard® is a gift that everyone can enjoy.

The Falls’ Rejuvenation Station**: Shoppers can visit our new Rejuvenation Station to relax, refresh and renew. Located near Simon Guest Services, The Falls’ Rejuvenation Station will be available from Saturday, November 20th through Friday, December 31st and will feature The Falls Holiday Coupon Book filled with savings at participating retailers, holiday gift ideas, complimentary massages, product sampling, restaurant reservations, and much more. Programming may vary. Please visit Simon Guest Services for details.

One Million Sparkling Holiday Lights Spectacular! The Falls features more than one million white lights in our gardens throughout the holiday season. Beautiful animal topiaries enhance the already spectacular scenery at The Falls.

Give A Little This Holiday Season: The season of giving is here and The Falls is pleased to announce the “What CAN You Do” canned food drive to benefit Feeding South Florida. A canned food collection bin will be at Simon Guest Services from Sat., Nov. 20 through Tues., Dec. 14. People who donate five or more cans at one time will receive a special coupon incentive from Pollo Tropical that is valid for one free wrap or sandwich, plus an order of their yucca cheese bites (while supplies last).

Holiday entertainment: Throughout the holiday season, shoppers will enjoy the winter music concert series, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz of Cutler Bay, which will allow music lovers to enjoy and experience a multicultural mix of free, open-to-the-public performances under the moonlight every Friday in November and December, including rock, jazz, bossanova, blues, funk, world music, flamenco, classics, pop melodies, R&B, contemporary Latin grooves and marching band classics. For a list of dates and times, visit or become a fan on Facebook by visiting

For more information about The Falls and its holiday programs and retailer offers, please visit or become a fan on Facebook by visiting

For more information and a complete list of participating Simon malls, visit

The Falls is one of Florida’s largest open-air retail and entertainment destinations, featuring Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, more than 95 stores, restaurants, cafés and Regal Cinemas. In addition to the anchor tenants, The Falls features recognized retailers including Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, Ann Taylor Loft, Brooks Brothers, bebe, Coach, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Talbots, Banana Republic, Williams-Sonoma Grand Cuisine, Cache, Brookstone, Lucky Brand Jeans, Vera Bradley, Origins, Mayor’s Jewelers, White House/Black Market and many other fine specialty retailers. Dining selections include Los Ranchos Restaurant, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Bargello Bistro, Macy’s Taste Bar, TGIFriday’s and Johnny Rockets. For more information about The Falls, located at U.S. 1 and S.W. 136th Street in Miami, go to or call 305-255-4570.

Simon Property Group, Inc. is an S&P 500 company and the largest real estate company in the U.S. The Company currently owns or has an interest in 393 retail real estate properties comprising 264 million square feet of gross leasable area in North America, Europe and Asia. Simon Property Group is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana and employs more than 5,000 people worldwide. The Company’s common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol SPG. For further information, visit the Simon Property Group website at