Santa, talent show, and freeze models: Upper Valley Mall events through the years

Santa Claus poses for photos with local children at the Upper Valley Mall on Saturday morning, Nov. 10, 2012, after arriving by chimney for his first appearance of the season. 
Barbara J. Perenic/Springfield News-Sun
Santa Claus poses for photos with local children at the Upper Valley Mall on Saturday morning, Nov. 10, 2012, after arriving by chimney for his first appearance of the season. Barbara J. Perenic/Springfield News-Sun

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Credit: Springfield News-Sun

The Upper Valley Mall, a fixture in Springfield since 1971, will close permanently in June, county officials said today.

ExploreFROM THE ARCHIVES: Upper Valley Mall through the years

The mall has been the site of thousands of children visiting with Santa Claus, Springfield’s Got Talent shows, freeze models showing off clothing and much more. In recent times, the mall has been the site of vaccinations in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

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