Mega Bloks heads into its local community to kick off the holiday season
MONTREAL, Nov. 22, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - MEGA Brands, the Montreal-based maker of the world-renowned Mega Bloks, will be celebrating the start of the holiday season with its friends around the city, starting this weekend with several events leading up to the New Year!
Montreal's "Destination centre-ville" Santa Claus Parade
MEGA kicks off the season on Saturday, November 23rd at this year's "Destination centre-ville" Santa Claus Parade with a must-see giant 48-foot float complete with a full Winter Wonderland theme! The Mega Bloks team will be greeting spectators and handing out thousands of free gifts to kids throughout the entire event, featuring popular buildable micro-action figures including Mega Bloks Halo, Mega Bloks Hot Wheels and Mega Bloks Barbie. Also, making his first appearance, lookout for Mega Bloks' all-new friendly mascot, MEGA Man!
Ludovica Miniland: world's most spectacular miniature Mega Bloks city!
Mega Bloks is the proud and exclusive block-sponsor for Ludovica Miniland. From November 22nd to January 2014, at the Grand Marché de Wickham in Quebec, check out the extraordinary compilation of over 600 reproductions of buildings and iconic monumental structures from around the globe, completely built out of Mega Bloks!
Created in 2010 by Mr. Gilles Maheux, architect, Ludovica Miniland was named one of the most impressive architectural builds by Ripley's Believe it or Not! in 2012. Make your way out to Wickham for a field trip worth taking for people of all ages!
For more information, please visit ludovicaminiland.com.
Come visit Mega Bloks, North America's Biggest Toy Factory!
Since July 2013, Mega Bloks has opened its doors to students of all ages to discover how Mega Bloks building toys are made in their home town. Since then, hundreds of children have been wowed by the magic that goes on in North America's Biggest Toy Factory.
With the holidays around the corner, it has become a yearly tradition for Santa Claus to visit Mega Bloks in mid-December. To celebrate his arrival, Mega Bloks has extended an invitation to groups of children from the Sun Youth Organization as well as the Generations Foundation to come meet Santa Claus, visit the toy factory and personally receive a special Mega Bloks gift from the big man himself…and event that brings joy to local Montrealers every year!
What's more, the Mega Bloks Factory Tours were launched as an initiative to raise funds for the Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation, in exchange for a 5$ donation per visiting child/student. To book a tour for your school, please contact [email protected].
MEGA Brands is dedicated to bringing smiles to children by donating toys to many different families and children's foundations across North America all year long and throughout the holiday season.
Stay tuned for more Mega Bloks news to come!
About MEGA Brands
MEGA Brands (TSX: MB) is a trusted family of leading global brands in construction toys, games & puzzles, arts & crafts and stationery. They offer engaging creative experiences for children, families and collectors through innovative, well-designed, affordable and high-quality products.
The MEGA Brands headquarters is in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, where the company was originally founded by Rita & Victor Bertrand over 30 years ago. The Montreal facility houses an International Design Center and North America's Biggest Toy Factory, where hundreds of people make millions of MEGA BLOKS products every year.
Check out the new Mega Bloks Parents website! Visit parents.megabloks.com for fun Mega Bloks family activities, interesting articles about children and toys, Mega Bloks product information and more!
The MEGA logo, Mega Bloks, Rose Art, Mega Puzzles, Mega Games and Board Dudes are trademarks of MEGA Brands Inc. or its affiliates.
SOURCE: MEGA Brands Inc.
For further information:
PR & Communications Specialist, MEGA Brands
Tel: (514) 333-5555 ext. 2507
Cell: (514) 238-7089