Friday, Nov 18, 2011 · 5:00 pm
Mall of Louisiana Get Directions 
This November 18th will be a beary good time on the Boulevard at Mall of Louisiana. Starting at 5pm kids and their families can get in line at the registration table where the first 100 children will get a free Build A Bear bear! From then on it’s all out fun with meet and greets from Hollywood Hal and Rhinestone Al, performances by the Tiger Girls, autograph signings by Ryan Ault of Project Runway, live reindeer for petting and photos, carnival games, a trackless train, face painting, balloon twisting, Mike The Tiger and lots more. LSU’s Department of Music will be entertaining the crowd with holiday classics all evening. To cap it all off there will be an enter-to-win contest with fabulous prizes like an Apple iPad 2 and an Xbox 360 Kinect Holiday Bundle! Folks can also join Santa and the Mayor in Center Court at 6:45 for a special parade down the Boulevard where he will give his holiday wishes to the crowd and to present a $1,000 donation from the Mall of Louisiana to the Baton Rouge Area Food Bank. Folks are encouraged to bring a canned food item to further benefit the Food Bank. Santa will do his magic and light the tree at approximately 7pm and those that want to get photos with Santa can join the parade back to Center Court.