The Small Mall is designed for children 3-13 years old to do their own holiday shopping for family and friends in a secure environment.  Kids love this event as it allows them to pick out something they think their loved ones will want without the presence of a parent and the gift comes from the heart.  It is important for the first time shoppers and parents to know what to expect so our 'Head Elf' explains the process.  Prior to the child entering the shopping area a list is completed with names, ages and dollar amount for each gift on the list. Gifts are $3, $5 and $7 and prepaid.  Our volunteer elves escort each child with their gift list into the shopping area were gifts are arranged according to category and price.  We have gifts for everyone, women, men, kids, teens and infants.   Our wide selection of items to choose from include jewelry, scarves, tools, toys, books, games, calendars, stuffed animals, novelty items, sweets and so much more.  The selected gifts are then wrapped, labeled and ready to be placed under the tree.  To complete their shopping experience each child receives a free ride on the 1913 carousel, (photo op) a bag of Magic Reindeer Food, movies and access to the Kid's Craft Corner to make awesome ornaments.  Parents while waiting for your little shoppers enjoy a complimentary cup of hot chocolate and browse through the gifts, crafts, baked goods available for purchase and take a chance on our Sports Cooler, Women's Basket and Kid's Tent raffles.  

Price: $3 - $7 


  • Occurs Saturday, December 7th, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Occurs Sunday, December 8th, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm


C.W. Parker Carousel Museum

320 S. Esplanade
Leavenworth, KS 66048


Darlene Whicher

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