Santa’s Flight Academy at Fair Oaks Mall

flightacademySanta’s Flight Academy Returns to Fair Oaks Mall this Holiday Season

State-of-the-art, immersive technology allows children to join Santa’s elite flight crew

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Fairfax, VA , Nov 21, 2018 – Santa’s Flight Academy, a one-of-a-kind, immersive experience that culminates with a special visit with Santa is at Fair Oaks Mall now through December 24. The holiday attraction merges the physical and digital to provide a personalized adventure for every child.

“The beloved tradition of visiting Santa comes to life through this unique and interactive experience only available at Fair Oaks Mall,” said Sarah Williams, the shopping center’s marketing and sponsorship director. “Our goal is to make every child feel like a hero at the end of this action-packed journey, as Santa’s sleigh won’t make it around the world without their help.”

Set within the North Pole, each ‘cadet’ will receive an official flight crew badge and be instantly recognized by name upon entering Santa’s Flight Academy to become an elite member of Santa’s flight crew. From there, cadets are fitted with a virtual flight suit and will partner up with a helpful elf to inspect and power Santa’s sleigh and navigate the best course for the big day. The experience culminates with a snowfall dance party and, of course, time with Santa who will greet his crew members personally by name.

Though not required, customers are highly encouraged to create flight crew badges in advance of a visit online or through the center’s mobile app (for iPhone/Android). Badges can also be created onsite at special Santa’s Flight Academy kiosks.

Santa’s Flight Academy is free and a variety of photo packages are available for purchase, each will include a complimentary Lovepop card. Santa’s Express Lane passes may be purchased online to reserve a designated time for the visit.

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ABOUT Fair Oaks Mall

Fair Oaks Mall is one of the region’s largest premier shopping destinations in Fairfax, Va., less than 18 miles from Washington, D.C. With more than 16 million annual shopper visits, Fair Oaks features a collection of 200 shops, services and dining options including Macy’s I and II, Lord & Taylor, Sears and JCPenney. Also featuring Apple, MAC, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, Sephora and Williams-Sonoma, plus The Cheesecake Factory, On the Border, Texas de Brazil Churrascaria and Kona Grill. Fair Oaks is located off I-66 and Route 50 (Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy.) with more than 8,000 easily accessed free parking spaces. For more information, call 703-359-8300 or visit or


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