Nobody does the holidays better than the Mall of America in Bloomington.  We had a chance to visit the mall last week and got a healthy dose of Christmas at every turn.

Chad Taylor

There's a laundry list of things going on in this month.  They Holiday Happy Hour every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 1-7PM.  Complimentary valet parking at the north entrance of the mall and free (YES I SAID FREE) Caribou Coffee at all five locations inside the mall (12 ounce cup). Grab Photos with Santa anytime at the Sears Court or even better schedule an appointment ahead of time by logging onto professorbellows.com.

We had a great time visiting the Nintendo Holiday Mall Experience in West Market Square.  You can try 2DS, Wii U and 3DS XL.  My daughter even spun the prize wheel and picked up some cool prizes.  For the first time ever, the MOA rolled out Universe of Light which is a daily experience that combines music and lights.

Chad Taylor

No visit to the MOA is complete with saying hi to the many characters running around Nickelodeon Universe and getting on one of the many rides / attractions they have featured.  May I suggest Ghost Blasters or the Log Chute.

Chad Taylor

There's always something going on in the rotunda to enjoy. From meet and greets with your favorite artists or free concerts from both national and local entertainers.  With the holidays, we got to enjoy a show filled with Christmas classics.