Make magical memories at the Simon Santa Experience at Fashion Centre at Pentagon City this holiday season

Save time, skip the line by reserving your magical moment with Santa online; Popular Caring Santa® event, Pet Photo Night and Breakfast with Santa offer special opportunities for photos with Santa

ARLINGTON, Va. (October 18, 2018) – Eager children and their families can experience the joy and magic of the holiday season with a visit to the Simon® Santa Photo Experience at Fashion Centre at Pentagon City. Children can whisper wishes and capture photo memories with Santa beginning Friday, November 9 – Monday, December 24 on the First Level in Nordstrom Court.

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Fashion Centre at Pentagon City provides children with all spectrums of special needs and their families with an opportunity to enjoy this time-honored holiday tradition through a sensory-friendly Caring Santa event in association with Autism Speaks. Caring Santa will occur on Sunday, December 2 from 9-11 a.m. prior to mall opening. Guests can register in advance at Fashion Centre at Pentagon City’s Santa Experience will also share the heart of Santa by collecting donations for Autism Speaks throughout the holiday season. Caring Santa events have expanded from seven Simon malls in 2011 to  111 Simon malls today, reflecting the positive impact of this unique program.

The popular Pet Photo Night also returns to the Simon Santa Photo Experience at Fashion Centre at Pentagon City this year. Many pet owners view their pet as an integral member of the family and are just as committed in caring for their pets as their “human” family members. Pet Photo night is hosted after regular mall hours and the set gets an extensive cleaning following the event to remove any potential risk to allergy sufferers. Pet Photo Night at Fashion Centre at Pentagon City will be on Sunday, December 9 from 7-9 p.m.

In addition, families are invited to delight in the magic of the holidays and start the countdown to Christmas with Breakfast with Santa at The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City on Saturday, December 1 from 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. The warm breakfast will feature comfort classics, such as eggs benedict smothered in a lemon hollandaise, assorted danish, croissants, muffins, an heirloom breakfast potato medley and more, that will satiate any festive craving. The breakfast is $30 per person, excluding tax and gratuity.

The Simon Santa Photo Experience is again sponsored by Gymboree Group. Gymboree Group is a specialty retailer operating stores selling high-quality apparel and accessories for children under the Gymboree, Gymboree Outlet, Janie and Jack and Crazy 8 brands.

“One of the great traditions of holiday shopping at Fashion Centre at Pentagon City is the annual family visit to the Simon Santa Photo Experience,” said Todd Jerscheid, director of marketing and business development at Fashion Centre at Pentagon City. “I know Santa can’t wait to greet children bringing him their holiday wishes.”


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About Fashion Centre Pentagon City

Fashion Centre at Pentagon City features over 170 stores, including anchors Nordstrom and Macy’s, and dining options such as honeygrow, Matchbox and Shake Shack. The international shopping destination is also home to a variety of specialty stores ranging from fashion-forward shops such as Armani Exchange, Allen Edmonds, Coach, Roots, Hugo Boss, Stuart Weitzman and ZARA to celebrated favorites like Apple, Sephora and Victoria’s Secret. For a map and store listings, as well as directions, events and job listings, visit or call 703-415-2400. Visit Fashion Centre at Pentagon City on, and


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