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Santa’s Big Day at Outlets at Castle Rock Kicks Off a Month of Festivities!

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To celebrate the arrival of Jolly Old St. Nick, Outlets at Castle Rock will be hosting a special family-friendly celebration on Saturday, Nov. 18 dubbed ‘Santa’s Big Day.’

The morning will begin at 8:30AM with a pancake breakfast with Santa in the Food Court for $5 per person (purchase tickets here); all proceeds benefiting Special Olympics of Colorado. After posing for photos and meeting with attendees, Santa will move to an outdoor courtyard at 10AM to announce the launch of the season-long ‘Run, Run Rudolph’ scavenger hunt activities.

The ‘Run, Run Rudolph’ scavenger hunt is a self-guided tour around the center to find all 9 of Santa’s reindeer – including Rudolph – that will be on display throughout the holiday season. Participants are given a map and reindeer stickers at Customer Service and, after going on the hunt, those that return with the stickers placed over each correct location will receive a special treat from Cinnabon.

The animated reindeer installations are new for the 2017 season and were designed specifically for Outlets at Castle Rock. Each reindeer is programmed to have individual movements and the herd was built using the same control systems as the animatronics displays at Disneyland. Special effects will include moving their heads to look around at shoppers and shaking their necks draped with hand tuned sleigh bells that emit a perfect Christmas jingle. 

“With this new extra special decor, Outlets at Castle Rock is going above and beyond to transform into a winter wonderland,” said Andrea Nyquist, Marketing Director. “It’s the perfect place for families to take their family photos, meet Santa and Mrs. Claus and build magical memories this holiday season.”

Additional Santa Claus activities scheduled for the 2017 holiday season are detailed below:

 Dec. 3 – ‘Santa Cares’ Creates Holiday Magic for Children with Special Needs

Outlets at Castle Rock is proud to host a ‘Santa Cares’ event on Sunday, December 3 from 9AM-11AM, welcoming families with special needs children to a photo environment supportive of their sensory, physical and developmental needs. The sensory-friendly event will take place in a comforting and physically accommodating setting designed to reduce behavioral triggers associated with this bustling time of year. The center will be providing a warm and quite space, eliminating the need to stand in line and providing special activities like coloring books and special sensory books from the Douglas County Library that will keep children engaged and prepare them for their visit with Santa. Registration is encouraged; however, walk-ins are welcome.

Dec. 6 – Pet Night with Santa

On Wednesday, December 6 from 6PM-8PM, shoppers are invited to bring along their furry, feathery or fuzzy friend for a special “Pet Night with Santa” photo opportunity. Guests are asked to be sure pets are on leashes or appropriate harnesses. All friendly and safe pets are welcome.

2017 Santa Claus Schedule

Santa Claus will be posing for complimentary photos from Nov. 18 until Christmas Eve. Professional photo packages will also be available for purchase. Hours vary and can be found at

Outlets at Castle Rock is conveniently located between the Denver Metro Area and Colorado Springs region at I-25 and Exit 184 in Castle Rock, Colorado. For more information please visit To join the Outlets at Castle Rock community, please follow us on Facebook, Instagram @outletsatcastlerock, Twitter @OutletsCR or Snapchat @outletscr and search #CastleRockIt and #HolidaysAtOCR.

Mile High Mamas
Author: Mile High Mamas

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