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NETHERWORLD IS BACK WITH TWO SPECIAL EVENTS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/1/19
A Haunted Holiday Returns December 14 Featuring a Scary Full Production Haunted House Fueled with Yuletide Horror + A Lights on Tour of NETHERWORLD Debuts December 28th – The Behind-the-Scenes Event Fans Have Been Asking For!

The twisted minds behind America’s top-rated haunt, NETHERWORLD Haunted House, are gearing up for two incredible special events this December. On Saturday, December 14, A Haunted Holiday will feature a yuletide takeover of NETHERWORLD’s 2019 main attraction, NIGHT OF THE GORGON, a festive holiday midway, a gift shop filled with creepy seasonal goodies, and a special laser tag event called MUTANT MADNESS that will be held inside of the COLD BLOODED haunt. Then, for the first time in their new Stone Mountain location on Saturday, December 28, NETHERWORLD will reopen for a Lights on Tour featuring both NIGHT OF THE GORGON and COLD BLOODED. It will be a never-before-seen look behind the curtain of the nation’s most legendary haunted attraction and the ultimate gift for any haunt fanatic!

First up on Saturday, December 14, NETHERWORLD presents A Haunted Holiday! Six guests will enter the attraction and will be led on a rope by a ghostly spirit through a full production of NIGHT OF THE GORGON featuring seasonally inspired monsters, holiday themed scenes, and perhaps most importantly… only one group will occupy a given space at a given time! Then, unexpectedly, your guide will vanish, leaving your group to survive the last portion of the haunt without their protection! This carefully paced event is a great way to experience the house without the larger crowds you might encounter during October. Once you exit the attraction you will be able to enjoy NETHERWORLD’s holiday themed midway and gift shop chock full of great Christmas gifts for the lover of spooky things in your life.

This night also features a separately ticketed event called MUTANT MADNESS. Guests will enter the COLD BLOODED attraction armed with advanced laser tag equipment and blast their way through hideous creatures on a quest to see who will get the best score.  But it’s not that easy – when the monsters attack, you need to blast them fast or they can damage your weapon and knock you out of the game. Tickets for MUTANT MADNESS are $15 each and will only be available in the NETHERWORLD Gift Shop on a first come, first served basis. Individual tickets for A Haunted Holiday are $25.95 online.  If any tickets remain, they will be available at the door for $28. Or if you have a posse, round them up to take advantage of a limited number of discounted six-pack bundles, available online for $125.95. Timed ticket slots include 6:30pm, 7:00pm, 7:30pm, 8:00pm, 8:30pm and 9:00pm.

Then on Saturday, December 28, experience NETHERWORLD as never before with an extremely limited, reserved entry Lights on Tour. You and a very small group of guests will be taken through NIGHT OF THE GORGON and COLD BLOODED with the house lights turned on and the haunt effects turned off – exposing all the details that have helped make NETHERWORLD the highly lauded attraction that it is today. Guests will be accompanied by a knowledgeable guide who will explain the storylines and production details behind the sets, and each person will receive a free souvenir printed photo to commemorate the experience. Additionally, for the first time in NETHERWORLD history, there will even be multiple opportunities to stop and take pictures inside the actual haunts.  Don’t miss this rare chance to go behind the screams… the perfect gift for any haunted house enthusiast!

“We’ve been thinking about doing a premium small group event for a long time now,” said Ben Armstrong, NETHERWORLD Haunted House Co-Creator. “This is a gift from us to the true haunt fans… the ones who have wanted to see the haunt with the lights on for years! Coupled with an informative guided tour and photo stops along the way, this is a great way to really understand the layers of detail put into this place!”

NETHERWORLD’s massive entertainment complex in Stone Mountain has provided room for endless screams, memories and attractions including two haunted houses, four year-round escape rooms, a year-round Laser Adventure Battle Arena, a monster museum, an expanded midway experience, an elaborate gift shop and more. With 2020 just around the corner, patrons can expect nonstop thrilling chills into the New Year and beyond!

ATLANTA-AREA SIMON CENTERS RING IN THE SEASON WITH HOLIDAY EVENTS 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/10/19

Families invited to get festive with activities at Lenox Square, Mall of Georgia, North Georgia Premium Outlets, Phipps Plaza and Town Center at Cobb

Atlanta-area communities can soon get into the spirit of the holidays at Lenox Square, Mall of Georgia, North Georgia Premium Outlets, Phipps Plaza and Town Center at Cobb. Throughout November and December, the five Simon centers are decking the halls with Santa photos, tree lightings, festive family-friendly events and even blood drives to give back.

Lenox Square

  • Photos with Santa/Macy’s Court: November 1 – December 24
    Families are invited to capture special holiday moments with the jolliest man in town! For hours and Santa’s full schedule, visit simon.com/lenoxsquare. Guests can save time and avoid the line with Santa’s Fast Pass!

    • Pet Photos with Santa/Macy’s Court: December 8 from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
      Calling all festive, four-legged friends! On December 8, families may bring their pets for an unforgettable picture with Santa. Main mall entrance near Nike (no reptiles or exotic animals permitted).
    • Caring Santa/Macy’s Court: December 1 from 8-10 a.m.
      ​​​​​​​Caring Santa is a private photo event designed for children and young adults with special needs and their families. Lenox Square has made adjustments to the environment to support the sensory, physical and other developmental needs of children of all abilities for this special event. Caring Santa will be held during private mall hours to provide a more sensory-friendly environment. Guests are encouraged to enter through the Main Mall Entrance by Nike. Advanced registration on simon.com/caringsanta.
    • Macy’s Pink Pig: November 2 – January 5 *closed Thanksgiving + Christmas*
      Atlanta’s most renowned holiday tradition! Children can climb aboard Priscilla the Pink Pig for a train ride through a life-sized storybook filled with friends and fun beneath the signature 170-foot, 1950’s themed Pink Pig tent. Tickets will be available at the Macy’s Pink Pig kiosk between Abercrombie & Fitch and Godiva on the Upper Level. For the full schedule, visit simon.com/lenoxsquare.
    • Santa’s Celebration: November 2 from 10 a.m. – noon
      Guests of Lenox Square are invited to visit Macy’s Court and join Santa and his elves for story time, snacks, giveaways and more to help kick of the most wonderful time of the year! Register for this fun filled day on Eventbrite.
    • Macy’s Great Tree Lighting: November 24 at 7 p.m.
      The 72nd annual Great Tree Lighting event will feature live musical performances, holly jolly entertainment and fun! The holiday spectacular will conclude with a festive fireworks finale set to fan-favorite music. The Great Tree will be on display November 24 – January 7.
    • The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program: November 22 – December 6
      Lenox Square will host The Salvation Army’s annual Angel Tree program, which provides new clothing and toys for children of families in need. This year’s Angel Tree will be located on the Plaza Level near Urban Outfitters. Representatives will be available Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Marcus Autism Center Quiet Shopping Hour: December 1 from 11 a.m. – noon
      Lenox Square will host a “quiet hour” with the Marcus Autism Center for families with children on the Autism Spectrum Sunday, December 1 from 11 a.m. – noon. At participating stores, dimmed lights, muted music and reduced crowd sizes will provide shoppers on the Autism spectrum with a more comfortable and subdued shopping experience.

Mall of Georgia

  • Photos with Santa/Belk Court: November 1 – December 24
    Families can visit jolly St. Nick from November 1 – December 24 and join Papa Elf for a special appearance at Santa’s workshop on December 1, 7, 14 and 21! Visit simon.com/mallofgeorgia for Santa’s daily schedule. Save time and avoid the line by reserving a magical moment with Santa’s Fast Pass.

    • ​​​​​​​Pet Photos with Santa/Belk Court: November 24 from 7-9 p.m. and December 8 from 8-10 p.m.
      Pet parents are invited to get the paw-fect photo of their four-legged friends with the jolly man in red! Use the mall entrance between Belk and Von Maur. Reptiles and exotic animals are not permitted.
    • ​​​​​​​Caring Santa/Belk Court: December 1 from 8-10:30 a.m.
      Caring Santa is a private photo event designed for children and young adults with special needs and their families. Mall of Georgia has made adjustments to the environment to support the sensory, physical and other developmental needs of children of all abilities for this special event. Caring Santa will be held during private mall hours to provide a more sensory-friendly environment. Guests are encouraged to use the mall entrance between Belk and Von Maur. Advanced registration on simon.com/caringsanta.
  • Marcus Autism Center Quiet Shopping Hour: December 1 from 11 a.m. – noon
    Mall of Georgia will host a “quiet hour” with the Marcus Autism Center for families with children on the Autism Spectrum Sunday, December 1 from 11 a.m. – noon. At participating stores, dimmed lights, muted music and reduced crowd sizes will provide shoppers on the Autism spectrum with a more comfortable and subdued shopping experience. This will follow the Caring Santa event from 8-10:30 a.m.
  • Tree Lighting: November 9 at 3 p.m.
    St. Nick kicks off the merry season at 3 p.m. in The Village! Families can enjoy holiday-themed performances from a DJ; live entertainment by The Xperience; the annual 50-foot Christmas tree lighting; visits from Santa and Papa Elf; a special Movie Under the Stars presentation of “The Grinch;” festive activities and more! Chairs and blankets and welcome and guests are encouraged to come early, grab a seat, sip a cocktail and celebrate the start of a cheerful season!
  • Disney Holiday Play Date: November 23 from noon – 2 p.m.
    Disney Junior spreads cheer in JCPenney Court, with festive activities from noon – 2 p.m.!
  • Red Cross Blood Drives: November 29 – December 1 from noon – 5 p.m.; December 26 – 28 from noon – 5 p.m. Trained Red Cross staff will collect donations from noon-5 p.m. in the Upper Level near Dick’s Sporting Goods. Visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment in advance, and enter code ‘moga’ for Mall of Georgia.
  • The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program: November 22 – December 6
    The Salvation Army will again visit Mall of Georgia for its annual holiday Angel Tree program, providing new clothing and toys for children of families in need on the lower level near Gap. Representatives will be available Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Sounds of the Season: December 5 and 6 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    Local community and school groups will lead festive holiday performances in the Dining Pavilion to get shoppers in the spirit of the season.
  • Holiday Giftwrap: December 4-24
    Shoppers looking to save some time to spend with family can have their gifts wrapped in JCPenney Court!

North Georgia Premium Outlets

  • Photos with Santa/Food Pavilion: November 15 – December 24
    Families are in for a holiday treat with the brand-new Santa photo experience at Atlanta’s premier outlet shopping destination! For Santa’s day-to-day schedule, please visit premiumoutlets.com/outlet/north-georgia. Save time and avoid the line by reserving a magical moment with Santa’s Fast Pass.

    • Pet Photos with Santa/Food Pavilion: December 8 from 7-9 p.m.
      Pets need photos with the jolly man in red, too! Four-legged best friends are invited to get the paw-fect photo with Santa. Food pavilion main entrance (reptiles and exotic animals are not permitted).
  • Get Holiday Ready: November 1-17
    It’s never too early to begin shopping for the most wonderful time of the year! Fashionistas are invited to get advance access to the best deals on the season’s hottest gifts – including clothing, shoes, accessories, home goods and more.
  • The Ultimate Holiday Outlet Sale: December 6-24
    North Georgia Premium Outlets is taking the guesswork out of gifting during The Ultimate Holiday Outlet Sale! The center will offer a digital savings guide providing even more deals on over 140 premier brands – perfect for last minute gift-giving.

Phipps Plaza

  • Marcus Autism Center Quiet Shopping Hour: December 1 from noon-1 p.m.
    Phipps Plaza will host a “quiet hour” with the Marcus Autism Center for families with children on the Autism Spectrum Sunday, December 1 from noon-1 p.m. At participating stores, dimmed lights, muted music and reduced crowd sizes will provide shoppers on the Autism spectrum with a more comfortable and subdued shopping experience.
  • Sounds of the Season/Holiday Community Day: December 7 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    As part of Phipps Plaza’s Tenth Annual Holiday Community Day, families are invited to celebrate the season with a day of live entertainment from local Atlanta organizations in Monarch Court.

Town Center at Cobb 

  • Santa Arrival Celebration: November 1 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
    Santa is riding his sleigh to Town Center at Cobb for the county’s best Santa Arrival Celebration! Shoppers can gather outside the Main Entrance to the Food Court between Belk and JCPenney at 6 p.m. to welcome Saint Nick with a festive parade of reindeer, other special guests, an enchanted snowfall and even photos with live reindeer! Activities include face painting and giveaways; and photos will be available from 6-9 p.m. in Center Court. The first 200 people to visit with Kris Kringle will receive a special gift courtesy of Town Center at Cobb. This is sponsored by WellStar Pediatrics.
  • Photos with Santa: November 2 – December 24
    Say “jingle bells” and smile with the jolly Mr. Claus himself! The man in the red suit will be stationed at holiday headquarters in Center Court for photo opportunities. Check simon.com/towncenteratcobb for his schedule! Save time and avoid the line by reserving a magical moment with Santa’s Fast Pass.

    • Pet Photos with Santa/Center Court: November 24 from 6-8 p.m. and December 15 from 8-10 p.m.
      On November 24 and December 15, shoppers can bring their beloved furry friends to pose with Santa Claus! Food Court’s main entrance between Belk and JCPenney; no reptiles or exotic animals will be permitted.Caring Santa/Center Court: December 1 from 10 a.m.-noon and December 8 from 9-11 a.m.
      Caring Santa is a private event designed for children and young adults with special needs to have a photo opportunity with Santa in a quieter setting along with their families. Town Center at Cobb will make adjustments to the environment to support the sensory, physical and other developmental needs of children of all abilities. Register online at simon.com/caringsanta to attend.
  • Marcus Autism Center Quiet Shopping Hour: December 1 from noon-1 p.m.
    Town Center at Cobb will host a “quiet hour” with the Marcus Autism Center for families with children on the Autism Spectrum Sunday, December 1 from noon-1 p.m. At participating stores, dimmed lights, muted music and reduced crowd sizes will provide shoppers on the Autism spectrum with a more comfortable and subdued shopping experience. This will immediately follow the Caring Santa event from 10 a.m. – noon.
  • The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program: November 22 – December 7
    Town Center at Cobb will once again host The Salvation Army for the annual Angel Tree program, which provides new clothing and toys for children of families in need. This year’s Angel Tree will be located in the Upper Level Center Court, and representatives will be available Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Red Cross Blood Drives: November 27 and 29 from noon-5 p.m.; December 22-23 from noon-5 p.m.
    Join in the spirit of giving at Town Center at Cobb’s annual holiday blood drives. Trained Red Cross staff will be collecting donations on the Upper Level JCPenney Wing. Visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment in advance, and enter the code ‘tcac’ for Town Center at Cobb.
  • Sounds of the Season: November 29 – December 23
    Local organizations and schools will lead holiday performances throughout the season for shoppers. Visit simon.com/towncenteratcobb or facebook.com/towncenteratcobb for a list of scheduled appearances.
  • Holiday Giftwrap: December 5-24
    Newly purchased gifts can be wrapped at the Oakwood Gift Wrap booth – located on the Lower Level Macy’s wing – and have them complete by the time they are finished shopping. Visit simon.com/towncenteratcobb for schedule and pricing
  • PJ Party with Santa/Disney Jr. Holiday Event/Upper Level JCPenney Wing: December 7 from 1-3 p.m.
    ‘Tis the season to cozy up in holiday PJs! Town Center at Cobb’s PJ Party welcomes all kids on the nice list to enjoy activities, games and giveaways. During a special appearance, Kris Kringle will read a story to all of the good little boys and girls! For more information: simon.com/towncenteratcobb. This event is sponsored by WellStar Pediatrics.