2004 Magical Night of Giving
What is Magical Night of Giving?
This popular holiday fund-raising evening will be held on Sunday, November 21st from 7 PM to 10 PM. Like last year's extremely well-received event, Magical Night of Giving will be a three-hour extravaganza of exclusive savings throughout the mall, plus family-oriented activities and holiday entertainment. In addition, over 100 door prizes will be awarded.
Is Magical Night of Giving open to the public?
Yes, the mall is open to the general public during the event; however, purchase of a ticket by making a $5 donation to a participating non-profit organization entitles you to receive a special wristband. This wristband identifies you as a MAGICAL NIGHT VIP and entitles you the exclusive savings offered by mall merchants.
Tickets are available to the general public by local non-profit and charitable organizations in the months leading up to the event. They can also be purchased at the Mall at Guest Services.
On the Sunday that Magical Night of Giving takes place, mall stores will close at 6:00pm and will re-open at 7:00pm to prepare for the event.
Why is Magical Night of Giving held?
It is Polaris Fashion Place’s wish to give back to the community that is so good to us all year. 100% of the funds raised through ticket sales will go to local charities.
This event also provides a unique chance for people to get a jump start on their holiday shopping and have a lot of fun at the same time, including visiting with Santa and his special guests. With the many store discounts and specials being offered, MAGICAL NIGHT VIP shoppers can save money while raising funds for local non-profit and charitable groups.
How do non-profit organizations make money?
The event is a unique fundraising occasion in that it presents an opportunity for local non-profits to benefit by receiving 100% of the funds raised from ticket sales. Any qualified non-profit organization, including schools, churches and other groups wishing to become a part of the event, will receive pre-printed tickets from the mall, which its members can sell to the public. There are no start-up cost or fees to the organizations that sell tickets.
Why do shoppers want to buy tickets?
First, all the money generated by ticket sales is donated to the non-profit group selling the tickets. Purchase of a ticket also entitles shoppers to receive special offers and discounts from stores that only are available to MAGICAL NIGHT VIP shoppers that night. Many of last year's attendees cited the shorter holiday shopping lines as one of the most enjoyable aspects of the event. Shoppers attending will find a wide variety of family-friendly activities and entertainment, including live musical performances and much more. Magical Night of Giving will also feature special visits with Santa Claus and his entourage, complete with treats for the kids.
I don’t want to shop or make a donation. Can I just enter the drawing?
You can enter the drawings by sending a 3 ½ x 5 card complete with your name, address, daytime phone number, date of birth, and email address to: MNOG DRAWING c/o Polaris Fashion Place, 1500 Polaris Parkway, Columbus, OH 43240. All mail-in entries must be post-marked by November 14, 2004. Individuals may also visit the Guest Services Center or Mall Office during regular mall hours and request an official entry form, which must be deposited into the Official Entry Box located in the Food Hall on the night of the event. Incomplete entries will not be accepted. Individuals must be 18 years of age or older to be eligible for prizes and must be able to provide proper identification to receive a prize.
Tell me more about the prizes?
Prizes of varying values will be awarded throughout the evening. To be eligible to win a prize, you must complete an official entry form on the night of the event and deposit in the Official Prize Entry box located in the Food Hall. Winning numbers will be posted on a tote board. To enter the drawing, you must be 18 years or age or older, but do not need to be present to win. Details, including a list of available prizes, are available in the Magical Night of Giving Official Rules and Regulations available at the Mall Management Office, Guest Services or on-line at http://www.polarisfashionplace.com. Employees of Glimcher Realty Trust and its affiliate companies are not eligible to win prizes but may take advantage of the MAGICAL NIGHT VIP discounts.
Just how big is this event?
In 2003, more than 200,000 shoppers and charity patrons attended Magical Night of Giving at Glimcher malls across the nation, raising $1,100,000 that went to over 1,000 non-profit organizations in the 22 cities that participated.
How do we get involved?
Representatives of qualified non-profit organizations interested in becoming a part of the event are encouraged to reserve tickets by calling Julie Faltas, Marketing Director, in the Polaris Fashion Place Mall office at 614-456-0146.
Tickets are available from participating non-profit organizations and at the Mall.