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November 1, 2021 |

Fashion Outlets of Chicago Brings Holiday Cheer Back to Rosemont Starting Nov. 19

Special Events Include “Pet Nights”, Sensory-Friendly Visits and a Winter Coat and Accessory Drive with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago

ROSEMONT, Ill. – Macerich’s Fashion Outlets of Chicago, located at 5220 Fashion Outlets Way in Rosemont, will get guests in the holiday spirit with the return of Santa to the shopping center beginning Friday, Nov. 19. The experience will offer guests a variety of photo packages, in addition to a mailbox where children can drop off letters to Santa.

In order to ensure a healthy and happy holiday season for families, visits with Santa will maintain Fashion Outlets’ existing health and safety protocols. This year, Santa’s visitors will find hand sanitizing stations at the experience entrance and exit, social distancing and cleaning protocols and adherence to state and local requirements for face coverings. The shopping center also features an enhanced, high-quality HVAC system with hospital-grade MERV-13 filtration.

Families are invited to bring their furry friends to take part in photos with Santa during Fashion Outlets of Chicago’s “Pet Nights.Every Monday evening from November 29 through December 20, cats and dogs are welcome to join their owners for photos with Santa from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Participating pet owners are encouraged to park on P2 (second level) of the parking garage to easily access Santa’s set. For each photo purchased during Pet Nights, Fashion Outlets of Chicago will donate $5 to Friends of Animal Care & Control, who work to save Chicago’s neediest animals.

Returning for 2021, Fashion Outlets of Chicago invites children with special needs and their families to enjoy a Sensory-Friendly Santa Experience on Sunday, December 5 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Taking place prior to shopping center opening, the Sensory-Friendly Santa Experience will be carefully managed to accommodate guests with autism and other special needs, including necessary environmental adjustments to meet guests’ sensory challenges. Sensory-Friendly Santa Experiences are held in partnership with Cherry Hill Programs and Autism Speaks.

Located near the center’s Food Court, operating hours for Santa visits are outlined below.

November Hours (beginning Nov. 19):

  • Fridays – Saturdays: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Sundays: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

December Hours:

  • Mondays – Saturdays: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. (closed Dec. 7)
  • Sundays: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve): 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

In addition to visits with Santa, Fashion Outlets of Chicago shoppers are invited to save fashionably this holiday season, while giving back to those in need through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago. From November 1 to December 15, the center will host a winter coat and accessory drive, giving guests the opportunity to donate acceptable items valued at $5 or more at Concierge Services and receive a $10 gift card to a participating Food Court restaurant, including Haagen-Dazs, Cinco De Mayo, Freshii and Cinnabon. Acceptable items include new or gently used winter coats, hats, gloves, and scarves—suitable for all ages. Gently used items must be washed and appear new, with no flaws or signs of wear. All fasteners on winter coats (buttons, zippers, Velcro, etc.) must be in working condition.

Macerich’s Fashion Outlets of Chicago is an award-winning 530,000 square-foot, two-level indoor shopping center that is home to more than 130 designer outlets, an impressive contemporary art collection and high-end amenities. The one-of-a-kind upscale outlet property that redefines and elevates the outlet shopping experience, is the only two-level indoor outlet in the Midwest and is located at 5220 Fashion Outlets Way in Rosemont.

Fashion Outlets of Chicago welcomes a wide range of visitors and continues to promote a healthy shopping environment for all guests and employees. With intensified cleaning procedures and proper social distancing protocols, Fashion Outlets of Chicago is dedicated to the well-being of its visitors. Complete information on the shopping center’s COVID-19 healthy and safety guidelines can be found at fashionoutletsofchicago.com/takingcare.

About Fashion Outlets of Chicago

Macerich’s Fashion Outlets of Chicago is an award-winning 530,000 square-foot, two-level indoor shopping center that is home to more than 130 designer outlets, an impressive contemporary art collection and high-end amenities. The one-of-a-kind upscale outlet property that redefines and elevates the outlet shopping experience, is located at 5220 Fashion Outlets Way in Rosemont –minutes from O’Hare International Airport and Chicagoland’s major highways. For more information, visit www.fashionoutletsofchicago.com.