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An example of the new "soft seating" areas McCain Mall has installed as part of its renovation. 

Now that the makeover that started in April is complete, McCain Mall, 3929 McCain Blvd., North Little Rock will hold an opening celebration from 7-9 p.m. today (Jan. 13) in the mall's center court.

There will be a ribbon cutting by North Little Rock mayor Patrick Henry Hays followed by chocolates and other sweet treats, music by the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra's Quapaw Quartet, a fashion show by Dillard's, and a silent auction benefiting Simon Youth Foundation. 

Admission is free. 

The celebration continues from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 14) with fashion demonstrations by mall retailers, fashion stops showcasing trends for spring, a makeover giveaway, hourly drawings for prizes, in-store sales and promotions, live music and light bites.

Local restaurants and chefs will be at the mall from 12:30-6 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 15) with food sampling and cooking demonstrations. Shoppers can register to win a night out on the town including dinner for two, entertainment and hotel accommodations and learn about eating healthy. Those who donate a canned or non-perishable food item benefiting Arkansas Rice Depot will receive a gift.

Monday's activities, going on from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., include free ballroom dance lessons and exercise classes throughout the day. Shoppers may enter to win a fitness giveaway including an athletic club membership, ballroom dance lessons and much more. Free health screenings will be provided.

Renovations to the mall, which remained open during construction, include adding a Regal Cinemas theater with 3D and digital projection (expected to open in October), replacing the center court escalator, adding an elevator and a family restroom, redesigning other restrooms and mall entrances, and new seating, flooring and lighting.

For more information call (501) 758-6317.