Fair Oaks Ice Palace Event for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Thursday, December 6 from 10-11 am
From Ed. Cassidy
Marketing & Sponsorship Director
Taubman Fair Oaks
11750 Fair Oaks
Fairfax, VA 22033
703.359.8302 ext 2218
On Thursday, December 6 from 10 am to 11 am, Fair Oaks will be hosting a unique event at its spectacular holiday Ice Palace.
Deaf and hard of hearing children from local schools and their teachers will visit with our first-ever American Sign Language ‘Signing Santa’ and his Signing Elf.’ Beginning with a special reception catered by the Corner Bakery, balloon artists and a signed performance by the deaf dance troop Hulala, the event will culminate with a tour of the Ice Palace and a visit with our ‘Signing Santa.’ Each child will also receive special keepsake photos with Santa, a gift bag including surprises from Cox Communications, and a voucher for a first-ever signed Blu-ray video, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment’s “Ice Age 4: Continental Drift” releasing December 11.
If you are acquainted with a family with a deaf or hard of hearing child, please extend an invitation for them to join us on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 10 am. With such an extraordinary response to our private opening event of Fair Oaks’ ‘Signing Santa,” my only request is an rsvp by Tuesday, December 4th to 703.359.2708 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
As many of you know, Fair Oaks’ Ice Palace is the one of the most anticipated holiday traditions in the metropolitan Washington D.C. area. The free, multi-sensory exhibit features falling snow; interactive elements; screens of antics of the “Ice Age 4: Continental Drift” animated characters; and is completed with a visit with the big guy himself, Santa Claus. Glistening in icicles within Fair Oaks 65-foot grand court atrium, the 35-foot Ice Palace dome is surrounded by a winter wonderland of snow-covered trees and larger than life snow globes that beckons visitors to enter its arctic aura. Adjacent to the Ice Palace, Fair Oaks celebrates the eight days of Hanukkah with a unique display featuring the history and significance of the sevivonim (dreidel).
Following the welcoming event, Fair Oaks’ Signing Santa and his Signing Elf at the Ice Palace will open to the public for visits with deaf and hard-of-hearing children and their families throughout the day until closing at 9:30 p.m.
Dec. 1: Grand opening of Washington Redskins Team Store
Through Dec. 24: Fair Oaks Enchanted Ice Palace with Santa, locally presented by Cox Communications
Dec. 2 and 9: Santa Paws pet photography at the Ice Palace
Dec. 6 only: American Sign Language “Signing Santa and Signing Mrs. Claus Day” at the Ice Palace
Feb. 9 and 10, 2013: Lunar New Year Celebrations in the Year of the Snake, 4711
Fair Oaks also offers a wide range of services and amenities, including ticketmaster, DMV, play area and exclusive Privilege Card frequent shopper program. Fair Oaks is located immediately off I-66 and Route 50 (Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy) with close to 8,000 easily accessed free parking spaces. Daily shopping hours are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For additional information, call 703.359.8300 or visitwww.ShopFairOaksMall.com and on Facebook at facebook.com/fairoaksmall
Voted a 2012 Best Shopping Area by Virginia Living Magazine and 2012 Best of NoVa by Northern Virginia Magazine
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