Suit Up With Santa at The Mall at Green Hills

The immersive Santa's Flight Academy returns to spread holiday holiday cheer.

Do your part to help Santa's holiday operations go smoothly. As a valuable member of his flight crew, you'll help to inspect and power his sleigh at a series of interactive stations. 

Thus goes your experience at Santa's Flight Academy, a 3,000-square-foot feast of all things holiday at The Mall at Green Hills, where you'll rub elbows with elves and the Big Man himself while keeping the holiday on track. 

In this free funfest, you'll receive a flight crew badge and are fitted with a virtual flight suit. Once your work is complete, there's a snowfall dance party; you'll also be able to get some quality time with Santa. 

"Santa's Flight Academy has become a beloved tradition in the community," said Norah Buikstra, general manager of The Mall at Green Hills. "It's very special to create fun, adventure and lasting memories for children and adults over the holiday season."

Santa's Flight Academy runs through Dec. 24.

While at the mall, visit stores in the 132,000-square-foot, two-level expansion that debuted earlier this year. Among them are a fully reimaginated Dillard's, Altar'd State, INDOCHINO, Casper, Dry Goods, Johnny Was, Warby Parker, UNTUCKit and a new David Yurman. 

With the new additions, approximately 55 percent of retailers are unique to the market.