Have you been to Rosedale Center lately? Because it’s gorgeous. As a former weekly mall-walker, I can safely say that I would definitely walk this mall willingly. Wilson, on the other hand, has long outgrown his stroller, and would prefer to run it. Anyway. It’s gorgeous – bright, airy, clean. Matilda and I can shop here, aimlessly wandering and coffee dating for as long as she thinks I’m cool enough to hang out with (and then I’ll push it a few more years). Rosedale, two huge thumbs up.
We spent a few days hanging out with their Santa in their new Winter Castle. I’m sure some of you felt a big hole of holiday happenings with the closing of Macy’s Downtown. We were so bummed we wouldn’t be able to see our annual Santa display. That was (along with many Minnesotans) our holiday tradition.
While Rosedale Center isn’t Santaland, it’s pretty fun. Santa took time to get Wilson to warm up. He listened patiently to all of Matilda’s stories. He did a great job.
We really enjoyed finding the other hidden holiday displays throughout the mall. My personal favorite was the giant, Christmas light ornament that you can stand in for photos ( I think I take my ornament photos a little differently than most visitors). Wilson really like jumping under the giant star.
Overall, Rosedale Center was a really doable and fun family outing for the holidays, without dealing with driving down to the Mall of America. I’m crossing my fingers that updating their play area is next on their to-do list.