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December 2, 2013

Play With Windows at Malls Across America

This holiday season, now through December 24, Windows is partnering with Taubman Centers to present Ice Palace 2013 at fifteen malls across America. The Ice Palace is a magical winter wonderland featuring a 30 foot ice dome built for the holidays in each of the malls.


Inside it has falling snow and children can take pictures with Santa and the beautiful Ice Princess. Instantly popular with kids, we know the Ice Palace lines are often long; so, we’ve decided to help.

While waiting in line this holiday, you’ll have the opportunity to touch and try Windows devices like the Windows Phone and Surface 2s.


You can get hands-on demos, try out new and interesting apps and see the incredible photo-taking quality of a Nokia Lumia 1020 – all in the name of staying busy and tantrum free while in line! We even worked with the popular Fresh Paint app team to create a Winter Holiday Pack to complement the Ice Palace; you can download the pack for free (just make sure you have the latest Fresh Paint update).

Last but not least, visitors to the Ice Palace will also receive a 10% discount offer valid at Microsoft Store and through January 31st.

Also, at The Shops at Willow Bend near Dallas, Texas and Twelve Oaks near Detroit, Michigan you will be able to visit the Windows Creative Station November 27 through December 24. The Creative Station highlights the Fresh Paint app on Surface Pro 2s and the talented Windows ambassadors will help you paint and print a piece of your own wrapping paper!


You can visit the Ice Palace presented by Windows at the mall locations below. Click on the link to access each mall’s website for more details on the fun.

Los Angeles, CA – Beverly Center

Denver, CO – Cherry Creek Shopping Center

Miami, FL – Dolphin Mall

Fairfax, VA – Fair Oaks Mall

Dearborn, MI – Fairlane Town Center

Novi, MI – Twelve Oaks Mall

Auburn Hills, MI – Great Lakes Crossing Outlets

Tampa, FL – International Plaza

Norfolk, VA – MacArthur Center

Charlotte, NC – Northlake Mall

Concord, CA – Sunvalley Mall

Short Hills, NJ – The Mall at Short Hills

Wellington, FL – The Mall at Wellington Green

Plano, TX – The Shops at Willow Bend

Farmington, CT – Westfarms Mall