Join Sherway Gardens For The Award-Winning Santa Experience

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  • (1888PressRelease) November 02, 2011 - Enjoy the festivities this holiday season at the award-winning Santa Experience, an exciting, interactive visit with Santa at Sherway Gardens (Hwy 427 & the QEW) weekdays and Saturdays from Monday, November 14 until Friday, December 23. To register, visit the Holiday Booth any time after November 1st, near the entrance to Sherway Square to secure a spot. Tickets sell out by the end of November for this magical event so reserve a spot early. Tickets are $5 per child. Call (416) 621-1070 for more information or visit

    Kids get to join Santa for an entertaining and interactive play session that features singalongs, dancing and story reading. Children are invited to share their wishes with Santa and pose for an informal picture taken by mom or dad at the end of each 30 minute session. Parents are encouraged to join in the fun.

    With these scheduled sessions and pre-registration, children do not have to wait in long line-ups to visit with Santa. Each child must be registered, newborns included and the number of participants for each session is limited to a maximum of 40 children. Groups of up to 15 children can be accommodated in November only. Admission is limited to children age 10 and under. Please be at Sherway Square 15 minutes before your scheduled session time to check in. Late arrivals cannot be admitted.

    Tickets are $5 per child (limit of 6 tickets per family). Tickets are not required for adults accompanying children. 100% of the $5 per child ticket price goes to Sleeping Children Around the World - a locally based charity that provides bed kits for needy children in developing countries. Each bedkit consists of a mat or mattress, pillow, sheet, blanket, mosquito net (if applicable), clothes outfit, towel and school supplies. Bedkit contents vary from country to country depending upon local needs. Visit for more information.

    Although all sessions are listed below, please be aware that time slots fill up quickly as the season progresses and registration is usually closed by the end of November due to the popularity of the Sherway Santa Experience. The Santa Registration Staff will be happy to advise you as to which spaces are still available. The Santa Experience sessions start at the following times:

    Monday Nov. 14 - Saturday Nov. 19: 10am / Noon / 2:30pm / 4:30pm
    Monday Nov. 21 - Friday Nov. 25: 10am / Noon / 2:30pm / 4:30pm / 6:30pm
    Saturday Nov. 26: 10am / Noon / 2:30pm / 4:30pm
    Monday Nov. 28 - Friday Dec. 23: 10am / Noon / 2:30pm / 4:30pm / 6:30pm

    Please Note: There are no Santa Experience Sessions on Sundays & there is no 10am session on Wednesday, Dec. 21st.


    Sherway Gardens encourages every Santa Experience visitor to bring a new, unwrapped toy to place in the special Toy Box in Sherway Square. For each new, unwrapped toy donation made during the Santa Experience sessions before December 18, you will receive a ballot for a chance to win a special home visit from Santa on December 21. The draw will be on December 19. All toys will be donated to Toy Mountain for distribution by The Salvation Army to needy children.


    Everyone can use a bit more time to shop during this busy holiday season. For your holiday shopping convenience, Sherway Gardens' extended hours begin Monday, November 28, 2011.

    Weekdays & Saturdays 9:30am - 9:30pm
    Sundays 10:00am - 7:00pm
    Saturday, December 24 8:30am - 6:00pm
    Sunday, December 25 CLOSED
    Monday, December 26 - Boxing Day 8:00am - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, December 27 - Friday, December 30 9:30am - 9:30pm
    Saturday, December 31 - New Years Eve 9:30am - 6:00pm
    Sunday, January 1 - New Years Day CLOSED
    Monday, January 2 Regular Hours Resume

    About Sherway Gardens:
    Sherway Gardens is a Cadillac Fairview property, one of North America's largest investors, owners and managers of commercial real estate. For over 50 years, Cadillac Fairview has been leading the way in commercial real estate with innovative design, development and management. With a portfolio valued at more than $17 billion, Cadillac Fairview and its affiliates own and manage 84 properties across North America. Cadillac Fairview is wholly-owned by the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, which invests to secure the retirement income of 284,000 active and retired teachers in Ontario.

    Sherway Gardens is a leading fashion shopping destination. Officially opened in 1971, the centre covers 972,540 square feet of leasable space, has 205 shops and services, and is be home to many influential retailers such as Apple, Michael Kors, Bench, Coach, Pottery Barn, Williams Sonoma, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Hollister. Current anchors include Sears, The Bay, Holt Renfrew and Sporting Life. Sherway Gardens is a winner of numerous awards for excellence in Marketing and Operations, including several Maple Leaf Awards from the International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC). It attracts 12 million visitors annually. For more information please visit

    For further information contact:

    Peter Ashworth/Ashley Lloyd; Ashworth Associates Inc.; 416-603-6005;
    peter ( @ ) ashworthassociates dot com / ashley ( @ ) ashworthassociates dot com

    Marnie Bonnett; Marketing Manager; Sherway Gardens; 416-621-1071 ext. 7022;
    marnie.bonnett ( @ ) cadillacfaireview dot com

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