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- Popular Caring Bunny events and Pet Photo Night Offer Special Opportunities for photos with the Easter Bunny
Katy, Tex. (March 20, 2019) — Simon®, a global leader in premier shopping, dining, entertainment, and mixed-use destinations, is hosting its annual Easter celebration festivities at Katy Mills, offering families the chance to participate in traditional and unique seasonal events.
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The Bunny Photo Experience begins Friday, March 22 at 11:00 a.m. and runs through Saturday, April 20 until 8:00 p.m. at Katy Mills. Kids will have the chance to visit with the Bunny and take home a treasured snapshot of the fun occasion.
Katy Mills also provides an opportunity for people with all spectrums of special needs and their families to enjoy this time-honored holiday tradition through a sensory-friendly Caring Bunny event in association with Autism Speaks. Caring Bunny events will occur on Sunday, March 31 at 9:30 a.m. and on Sunday, April 7 at 9:30 a.m. prior to mall opening. Guests can register in advance at simon.com/caringbunny. Katy Mills Bunny Photo Experience will also share the heart of the Easter Bunny by collecting donations for Autism Speaks throughout the season.
On Sunday, March 31, and Sunday, April 7, many steps will be taken to reduce sensory triggers, creating a more comforting environment for children’s cherished visit with the Bunny. The subdued environment is likely to include (specific elements or aesthetics may vary):
- 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.
- Planning special activities geared toward the needs of guests during the ‘wait’ period.
The popular Pet Photo Night returns to the Easter Bunny Photo Experience at Katy Mills this year. Many pet owners view their pet as an integral member of the family and are just as committed in caring for their pets as their human family members. Pet Photo nights are hosted after regular mall closing and the set gets an extensive cleaning following the event to remove any potential risk to allergy sufferers. Pet Photo Night at Katy Mills will be on Sunday, April 14 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
About Katy Mills
Katy Mills, a climate controlled indoor shopping mall is home to over 175 stores featuring a high-fashion line-up including H&M, Kate Spade New York, Fossil, Michael Kors, Coach Outlet, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th, Under Armour, Cole Haan, Tommy Bahama and Steve Madden. The center is located at the intersection of I-10 West and Pin Oak Road approximately 25 miles West of downtown Houston and conveniently located near the Houston Energy corridor. For more information, visit https://www.simon.com/mall/katy-mills.
Simon is a global leader in the ownership of premier shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations and an S&P 100 company (Simon Property Group, NYSE: SPG). Our properties across North America, Europe and Asia provide community gathering places for millions of people every day and generate billions in annual sales. For more information, visit simon.com.
Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. We now know that there is not one autism but many subtypes, and each person with autism can have unique strengths and challenges. A combination of genetic and environmental factors influence the development of autism, and autism often is accompanied by medical issues such as GI disorders, seizures and sleep disturbances. Autism affects an estimated 1 in 59 children.
About Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We do this through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. To find resources, join a fundraising walk or make a donation, go to www.AutismSpeaks.org.