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'American Idol' Winner Kris Allen Singing Christmas Carols At Danbury Mall

Kris Allen, the Season 8 winner of "American Idol," will be performing at the Danbury Fair Mall.
Kris Allen, the Season 8 winner of "American Idol," will be performing at the Danbury Fair Mall. Photo Credit: Contributed

DANBURY, Conn. — Fans of "American Idol" can see Season 8 winner Kris Allen live — and for free — for a Christmas concert Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Danbury Fair Mall. 

Allen will be performing his new Christmas album, “Somethin’ About Christmas,” as the mall begins to celebrate the season. The free concert will be in the Lord & Taylor Court from 4 to 5 p.m. 

For those who like to get a jump on shopping for gifts and visiting Santa, the Danbury Fair Mall is already set up for the Christmas season. The HGTV Santa HQ Experience is set up at Center Court, with Santa Claus ready to greet visitors and hear about wish lists.  

Visitors can explore the immersive Santa HQ, which offers a digitally enhanced visit with Santa presented by HGTV.

At Santa HQ guests can customize their visit by using augmented reality to view Santa’s Workshop and Observatory in magical ways. Visitors can download the Elf-Ray Vision app or use a provided tablet to discover the enchanting world of Santa HQ in 2D and 3D digital scenes. 

Families can also get a custom photo with Santa during an in-person visit inside his modernized sleigh.

Visitor can also enter for a chance to win $10,000 in cash in HGTV’s Spreading Holiday Cheer Sweepstakes.

Reservations to visit the Snata HQ experience can be made in advance at

For more information, call Danbury Fair at 203.743.3247 or visit the website. The mall is located at 7 Backus Ave, Danbury, near the intersection of Route 7 and I-84. 

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