Simon Santa Photo Experience at The Shops at Riverside


Photos with Santa!

The Shops at Riverside, a Simon property, is an expansive retail destination for fashion, discovery and community. Located only minutes from your rental apartment at The Modern in the affluent suburban area of Bergen County, adults and eager children with their families visiting this site will be dazzled with the magic of the holiday season and the presence of Saint Nick.

What child doesn’t believe in Santa?  Here, your youngster will have an opportunity for an up-close and personal visit with the jolly man . . .and can take home a picture to prove he does, indeed, exist.

In the spirit of the holiday Simon, and the owner of the The Noerr Programs, providers of the Simon Santa Photo Experience, have joined together to bring Santa into the 21st century, and into your home. You and your child can keep up with Santa’s daily musings online this holiday season on his Facebook page,, on Twitter @BeMerrySanta, or Instagram at BeMerrySanta.

The “BeMerrySanta®” promotion has taken one additional step to make certain that Santa knows to keep your child’s name on his ‘good’ list; parents can post news about a good deed their child has done this year. Just go to Santa’s Magical Badge Generator page at, enter the information and your youngster will receive a customized Be Merry! badge. With a choice of five badges, either Caring, Sharing, Good Manners, Helping Others and Healthy Choices, this is a fun way to acknowledge and reward your child for their positive behavior. The image of the badge(s) may be printed, or downloaded to a mobile device and shown to Santa during your visit. He will merrily reward each child for their kind act with a very special chocolate treat from Lindt, while supplies last.

Simon® Santa Photo Experience is ongoing now through Wednesday, December 24, 2014 on Level One, outside of Saks Fifth Avenue and Smashburger. Save time and avoid the line by reserving your magical moment with Santa at

Have pets?  Everyone knows how much Santa loves Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen and considers his reindeers to be part of his family. Santa hasn’t forgotten about your pet this holiday season. The popular Pet Photo Night with Santa happens for one evening only, Tuesday, December 9th, from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Pet Photo nights are hosted after regular mall closing and the set gets an extensive cleaning following the event to remove any potential risk to allergy sufferers.

Adults at every photo session will have an opportunity to better explain to their child the true meaning of ‘giving’ this holiday season by making a donation, via The Noerr Programs, to The Save the Children Fund. Your encouragement of this program will delight your child, knowing they are helping to spread Santa’s goodwill to less fortunate children. Better known as Save the Children, this non-profit organization has, for almost one hundred years, promoted and protected children’s rights, provided relief and brought support to underserved children in the United States. Since becoming involved with this program just four short years ago, Noerr has impressively raised over $708,000 in donations through their affiliation with Simon and the Santa PhotoExperience. Each holiday season, Noerr launches their fundraising campaign by visiting a Save the Children location to choose a recipient. This year, Santa will travel to the community of Union, South Carolina to spread holiday cheer for those in need.

And, speaking of ‘giving, why not finish up (or begin) your holiday shopping while at The Shops at Riverside? A two-level, upscale regional shopping center, The Shops at Riverside is anchored by Bloomingdale’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Barnes & Noble and Pottery Barn. It also features a full-service day spa, although use of that facility is recommended for another time, and without the children! Shoppers will experience an unrivaled collection of over 70 high-end and bridge specialty stores, as well as New Jersey’s own Restaurant Row, featuring eight full-service appetizing options from fine dining at Morton’s, The Steakhouse to casual family dining at Smashburger.

Holiday hours are in now in effect to accommodate every busy schedule;

11/27/2014:                             Closed  (Thanksgiving)

11/28/2014:                             7:00am – 9:30pm (Black Friday)

11/29/2014:                             9:00am – 9:30pm

12/06/2014:                            10:00am – 9:30pm

12/08 – 12/12/2014:             10:00am – 10:00pm

12/13/2014:                             9:00am – 10:00pm

12/15/2014:                             9:00am – 10:00pm

12/16 – 12/20/2014:              9:00am – 11:00pm


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