Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Gateway Celebrates the Holidays With New Traditions

Christmas tree 2Breakfast with Santa, Facebook Contest for a $500 Shopping Spree

Salt Lake City, UT—Dec. 17, 2013—The holidays are officially underway at The Gateway shopping center and there are many fresh features for visitors to enjoy. In addition to the new seating areas complete with fire cauldrons to stave off the cold, The Gateway has new retailers that offer a unique shopping experience and new Santa traditions as well.

“This holiday season we are really celebrating our local retailers and the unique stores that are at The Gateway,” said Rochelle Fraser marketing director at The Gateway. “We have many stores that offer unique gift ideas that you can’t find anywhere else in Salt Lake City. Take for example, the gift baskets at Chili & Max and Mountain Town Olive and the French pastries at Bon Bon. Many of these places offer free tasting bars as well, so you can make an educated decision when choosing a gift.”

SantaChildren can visit Santa Clause at The Discovery Gateway Monday–Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. Every child who visits Santa will receive a free lunch at either Jason’s Deli or the California Pizza Kitchen. In addition, kids can have breakfast with Santa every Saturday and Sunday through December 22. The breakfast includes play time in the museum with Santa before it opens to the public. Every Thursday through December 19 is pet night with Santa.

For those with tight purse strings, The Gateway is offering a chance for you to do all of your holiday shopping for free. The Gateway Refresh Facebook Photo contest runs through December 19 and the winner will receive a $500 shopping spree to The Gateway. Take a photo of yourself enjoying your favorite feature at The Gateway, post it to Facebook and tell us why you like that feature. Make sure to tag “@The Gateway” and/or use the hashtag “#shopthegateway.” The winner will be chosen on December 20 and announced on The Gateway Facebook page.

The Jingle Bus is a festive way to visit downtown this holiday season and it makes two stops at The Gateway: Entertainment Alley (near the restaurants) Olympic Legacy Plaza. For more information about the hours of operation and the route visit

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About RPAI

Retail Properties of America, Inc. is a fully integrated, self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust that owns and operates high quality, strategically located shopping centers across 35 states. The Company is one of the largest owners and operators of shopping centers in the United States. The Company is publically traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol RPAI. Additional information about the Company is available at

About The Gateway
The Gateway is the premier shopping destination in the Salt Lake region with more than 100 shops, restaurants and attractions including the dancing waters in the fountain at the Olympic Legacy Plaza, Megaplex at The Gateway, Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum and the Clark Planetarium and IMAX Theatre.  The Gateway is also home to The Grand Hall, a restored 100-year-plus historical train depot. For more information, visit


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