Mall hosting ugliest sweater contest, fashion show, Kids World magic show, photos with Santa

Sunset Mall, 4001 Sunset Drive, is offering several events throughout the holiday season for shoppers including a Kids World magic show, an ugliest sweater contest and a holiday fashion show, as well as photos with Santa Claus and Giving Spot 2016.

Holiday fashion show

The mall’s annual fashion show will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 10 in Beall’s Court. Local models will showcase styles from Sunset Mall retailers. Audience members will have a chance to win door prizes.

Ugliest sweater contest

The second annual Ugliest Christmas Sweater Contest will be at 6 p.m. Dec. 15 in front of the Dillard’s women’s store. The contest is open to all ages. The winner will receive a $100 Dillard’s gift card. Second and third place winners will receive $25 Chick-Fil-A gift cards.

Additionally, Chick-Fil-A’s Sunset Mall location will give a free peppermint milkshake to anyone wearing an ugly Christmas sweater from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 15.

Kids World Holiday Edition

A special holiday edition of Kids World will be at 1 p.m. Dec. 17 inside the mall’s community room. The Amazing Mr. K will perform a magic show for children. Children can make free holiday-themed cards after the show.

Photos with Santa

Photos with Santa are available from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays in the center court across from MasterCuts.

Pet photo nights with Santa are from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 13.



Holiday Salute to Heroes, through Dec. 1  

The mall will accept holiday letters and cards for military service members serving overseas. Representatives from Goodfellow Air Force Base have provided an address to send the letters. Drop off unsealed, unaddressed letters and cards to the “Holiday Salute to Heroes” box until Dec. 1 and the mall will take care of the shipping. The box will be located near Dillard’s men’s store, across from Buy the Way.

Seniors Still Believe, through Dec. 9

The mall is the headquarters for the Meals For The Elderly Seniors Still Believe program. MFTE has placed ornaments on the tree with names and wishes of clients in need. Shoppers can select an ornament from the tree, purchase the gift and return it to the donation box, located at Barbed Wire and Roses. The tree will be located at the mall’s south entrance, near Kay Jewelers.

Salvation Army Angel Tree, through Dec. 11

The Salvation Army Angel Tree program will be at the mall through Dec. 11. The Salvation Army has placed ornaments on the tree with the name of a child and that child’s wishes and needs for the holidays. Shoppers can select an angel ornament from the tree, purchase the gifts and return them to the Angel Tree, located at the mall’s north entrance, off Sunset Drive near Concho Valley PAWS. This year, the mall is offering a special incentive for those returning their gifts on Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Anyone returning gifts during that time will receive a $10 gift card to Claire’s, ENCORE Shoe Dept., Lids or Payless (limit one gift card per person. Offer valid while supplies last).

Salvation Army Kettle Campaign, through Dec. 24

The Salvation Army Kettle Campaign will be at the mall through Dec. 24. Bell ringers will be stationed outside mall entrances to accept donations throughout this time period. The campaign is the non-profit’s annual fund-raising campaign where 75 percent of the annual operating budget is raised during the six-week period. Funds are used for shelters, food services, disaster services, church programs for at-risk youth and adults, a prison ministry and more.

Pet Food and Kitty Litter Drive, Pet Nights with Santa, Tuesdays through Dec. 13

Visit the Santa Spot, sponsored by Amerigroup, for photos with Santa. Bring pet food, kitty litter or other pet supplies as a donation to Concho Valley PAWS and receive $2 off photo packages. The offer is valid during pet nights only: Tuesdays Nov. 29, Dec. 6 and Dec. 13. Concho Valley PAWS is a 501 (c) 3, no-kill animal advocacy group that rescues approximately 1,000 cats and dogs each year and provides more than 2,000 free or low-cost spay and neuter procedures to pets of low- to moderate-income household. PAWS programs are supported by donations and grants.

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