Simon Property Group, Inc is hosting its annual Easter celebration festivities at The Falls, offering families the chance to participate in both traditional and unique seasonal events.
The Bunny Photo Experience begins Saturday, March 29 and runs through Saturday, April 19 at The Bunny House in Center Court. Kids will have the chance to visit with the Bunny and take home a treasured snapshot of the fun occasion.
The presenting sponsor for the 2014 Bunny Photo Experience is Gymboree.
The Falls’s Caring Bunny™ event will offer families which have children with special needs a subdued environment to participate in the Bunny Photo Experience. Caring Bunny has been developed by SPG and is guided by AbilityPath.org, a national online resource hub and special needs community. Over 80 Simon® properties will host the Caring Bunny this season.
On Sunday, April 13 from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., many steps will be taken to reduce sensory triggers, creating a more comforting environment for children’s cherished visit with the Bunny. The subdued environment is likely to include (specific elements or aesthetics may vary):
• Turning off in-mall music, stopping escalators located near the photo set, dimming the lights and shutting down fountains for the duration of the event.
• Eliminating queue lines through the use of a numbering system whereby guests approach the set when their number is called.
• Special activities geared toward the needs of the child during the ‘wait’ period to help the child understand what activities will occur during the visit.
The Simon Kidgits Club® will also host a special Easter event on Saturday, April 5 at 3 p.m., as the mall ‘springs’ into full gear with a fun, festive day featuring the beloved Easter Bunny during the Kidgits Easter Eggstravaganza. Children will have the opportunity to munch on goodies provided by BRIO Tuscan Grille, Corner Bakery Café, and Mojito Grill. Additionally, kids will visit with the bunny to celebrate the momentous occasion, as well as enjoy festive arts & crafts, egg decorating, interactive games and more. Guests can also enjoy an ‘egg hunt’, presented locally by Assure-a-Smile, beginning at 5 p.m. throughout participating stores at The Falls. Participants will receive a Kidgits® Easter bucket, exciting goody bags, and Kidgits bunny ears as a keepsake to take home.
The Simon Kidgits Club is a fun and informative program that focuses on health, wellness, education, safety and entertainment for children ages 3-8. The Simon Kidgits Club has kept children and parents alike amused for over a decade with various events and activities while providing incentives for club members, such as special offers, rewards and games.
For more information about the Simon Kidgits Club and The Falls’s Easter events, visit www.simon.com/kidgits, Facebook.com/TheFalls or Twitter.com/TheFalls.