C.W. Parker Carousel Museum's 15th Annual Children's Small Mall
The Children's Small Mall is designed for kids 3 to 13 years old to do their own holiday shopping for family, teachers and friends in a secure environment. This fun filled event will be held on Sat. Dec. 7, 9-5, and Sun. Dec. 8, 10-4. Children love this event as it allows them to pick out something they think their loved ones will want without the presence of a parent and the gift comes from the heart. For the first time shoppers and parents it is important to know what to expect so our 'Head Elf' explains the process. Prior to the child entering the shopping area a gift list is completed by the parent with names, ages and dollar amount for each gift on the list. The gifts are $3, $5 and $7 and prepaid. Our volunteer elves escort each child into the shopping area were the gifts are arranged according to category and price. For the first time shopper it can be exciting and overwhelming trying to make a decision on that perfect gift. We have a wide selection of gifts to choose from including jewelry, scarves, calendars, candles, tools, toys, books, games, stuffed animals, novelty items, sweets and much, much more. The selected gifts are then wrapped, labeled and ready to be placed under the tree. To complete their shopping experience each child receives a free ride on the 1913 carousel, (photo op) a bag of Magic Reindeer Food, movies and access to the Kid's Craft Corner to make some awesome ornaments. Parents while waiting for your little shoppers enjoy complimentary hot chocolate and browse through the gifts, crafts, baked goods available for purchase and check out the Sports Cooler, Women's Basket and Kid's Tent raffles.