The Shops at Mission Viejo and Brea Mall will offer Orange County-area children a safe place to take part in Halloween activities as the Simon Kidgits Club® presents its annual Halloween event at both locations.
The Shops at Mission Viejo: The Kidigits Halloween Spooktacular! event will take place on Saturday, October 25 from 10 a.m. to noon on the upper level, near the Play Area. The Shops at Mission Viejo will have several activity stations and games for children to enjoy, including cookie decorating, Halloween-inspired crafts, and more. Simon Kidgits Club members will receive special goodies, while supplies last.
Brea Mall: The Halloween event will take place on Friday, October 31, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the center’s lower level in Center Court. Brea Mall will have several activity stations and games for children to enjoy, including Trick-or-Treating throughout the mall with participating retailers, and Halloween-inspired crafts and activities.
“The Shops at Mission Viejo is the perfect place for families looking for Halloween entertainment in a fun, safe community environment,” said Patsy Sanquist, Director of Marketing and Business Development at The Shops at Mission Viejo. “Whether kids want to show off their new costume or take home some Halloween-themed crafts, there is an activity here for every ghost, witch, princess and werewolf. This Halloween event is a great addition to our year-long Simon Kidgits Club programs.”
This year, The Simon Kidgits Club will recognize October as Bully Prevention Month in association with ‘Malls & Retailers Unite Against Bullying,’ and their children’s property Captain McFinn.
Captain McFinn promotes social and emotional development in children through live virtual playdates, online games, apps and resources for parents and teachers.
At the Kidgits event, a free app called The Bully Free Zone will be available for download. The Bully Free Zone is an app released by Captain McFinn and features fun activities, a new McFinn cartoon, and a chance for families to win a free iPad Air.
Families who download the app can sign the Bully Free pledge and help spread the word about bully prevention. They can also spread kindness with one of the app’s featured activities, the Kindness Calendar. With the Kindness Calendar, children and parents receive prompts to complete acts of kindness. Once an act is complete, it is tracked in the Kindness feed. The more kind acts that are accomplished, the more badges children and their parents receive. This free app is a perfect and fun way for families to participate in Bully Prevention Month.
The Simon Kidgits Club is a fun and informative program that focuses on health, wellness, education, safety and entertainment for children ages 3-8. Since 2003, the Simon Kidgits Club has kept children and parents alike amused with various events and activities while providing incentives for club members, such as special offers, rewards and games.
Simon Kidgits Club members receive a variety of goodies, including a Simon Kidgits Club T-shirt, membership card, birthday card and gift, discounts and scheduled activities. For more information about the Simon Kidgits Club, visit http://www.simon.com/kidgits/.
About The Shops at Mission Viejo
Among the 150 stores and restaurants at The Shops at Mission Viejo, this indoor mall features Nordstrom, H&M, Macy's, Apple, Sephora, and The Cheesecake Factory. Home to Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour, Paradise Bakery and Microsoft, recognized by the OC Register's 2013 People's Choice Awards for "best ice cream," "best cookie," and "best tech store" respectively, The Shops at Mission Viejo serves many nearby communities such as Ladera Ranch, Rancho Santa Margarita, Coto de Caza, San Juan Capistrano and the city of Mission Viejo. The Shops at Mission Viejo is conveniently located at the intersection of the I-5 and Crown Valley Parkway in the city of Mission Viejo. With over 150 stores and restaurants, The Shops at Mission Viejo is south Orange County's main shopping destination. For a map and store listings, as well as directions, events and job listings, visit http://www.simon.com/mall/the-shops-at-mission-viejo or call 949-364-1771. Visit The Shops at Mission Viejo on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram at www.facebook.com/ShopsAtMissionViejo, twitter.com/ShopsMV and instagram.com/ShopsMV.
About Brea Mall
Brea Mall is an upscale center showcasing four major department stores, including Nordstrom, Macy’s, jcpenney and Sears, and more than 175 specialty shops. Brea Mall also features a full-service day spa, a newly upgraded Food Court, and several fine restaurants, including The Cheesecake Factory, BJ's Restaurant and California Pizza Kitchen, which all feature outdoor patios. In March 2013, Brea Mall underwent a large-scale interior and exterior renovation that touched several areas of the shopping center, including new mall entrances and light fixtures, the addition of family-style restrooms, a brand new children’s Play Area on the lower level, a larger and faster elevator in Center Court, and new flooring, landscaping, handrails, signage and lighting throughout. With the completion of the renovation in April 2014, the center showcases updated textures, colors and amenities, creating a more contemporary and inviting shopping environment. For a map and store listings, as well as directions, events and job listings, visit http://www.simon.com/mall/brea-mall or call 714-990-2732. Visit Brea Mall on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BreaMall, Twitter at https://twitter.com/ShopBreaMall or Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/shopbreamall.