With Easter just around the corner, Columbia Center Mall, a Simon® center, is hosting its annual Easter celebration festivities, offering families the chance to participate in seasonal events from March 5 up to March 26, 2016.
March 5 to 26, 2016 – The Bunny Photo Experience begins Saturday, March 5 and runs through Saturday, March 26, located adjacent to the Children’s Play Area near JCPenney. Kids will have the chance to visit with the Bunny and take home a treasured snapshot of the fun occasion. Save time and avoid the line by reserving your family’s time with Bunny online at simon.noerrbunny.com.
“We love to hold family-friendly events and we always look forward to watching children interact with the Bunny at Easter,” said Jordan Youngs, director of marketing and business development at Columbia Center Mall.
March 5, 2016 from 10:00am to 12:00nn – Columbia Center will host “Bunny Bash,” an event to welcome the Easter Bunny to the center, including themed games, activities and an egg hunt.
March 13, 2016 from 9:00am to 10:30am – the Caring Bunny™ event will offer families that have children with special needs a subdued environment to participate in the Bunny Photo Experience. Caring Bunny has been developed by Simon and is guided by AbilityPath.org, a national online resource hub and special needs community. Over 90 Simon® properties will host the Caring Bunny this season. Autism Speaks has provided promotional assistance for Caring Bunny. Families can register for Caring Bunny via Eventbrite here.
During Caring Bunny many steps are taken to reduce sensory triggers, which are likely to include:
- Turning off in-mall music, stopping escalators located near the photo set, dimming the lights and shutting down fountains for the duration of the event.
- Eliminating queue lines through the use of a numbering system whereby guests approach the set when their number is called.
- Special activities geared toward the needs of the child during the ‘wait’ period to help the child understand what activities will occur during the visit.
The presenting sponsor for the 2016 Bunny Photo Experience is The Gymboree Corporation – including its Gymboree and Crazy 8 clothing brands. To stay up-to-date on the latest sales, events and news, follow Columbia Center on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.