Ala Moana Center, the world’s largest outdoor shopping center and Hawaii’s premier shopping and dining destination will celebrate its landmark 50th anniversary with over two weeks of fashion, fun, and festivities. The center’s 50th anniversary event schedule kicks off on August 13 with a special birthday celebration at Centerstage featuring a traditional Hawaiian blessing and an honorarium ceremony to congratulate the center’s original businesses and employees. The celebration then extends to the center’s 290 retailers with special offers, sales, gift-with-purchase promotions, in-store events and performances at Centerstage.

In conjunction with the 50th anniversary celebration, Ala Moana Center and Hawaii Fashion Incubator will present “Fifty Years of Fashion in Hawaii”, and exhibition featuring garments from the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s impressive archived Costume Collection. Special feature displays include swimwear, aloha attire, and era-inspired fashion wear.

Visitors can also bring home a free collector’s keepsake by visiting the center’s U.S. Post Office from August 13-31 for an exclusive 50th anniversary cancellation stamp. Any mail item can be imprinted with the special cancellation stamp and Ala Moana’s Customer Service Cetner will offer a commemorative envelope for use with the stamp. For further event information and anniversary special, visit

Ala Moana Center is recognized as one of America’s Premier Shopping Places, a unique collection of tourism-oriented shopping centers located throughout the USA owned by General Growth Properties, Inc. For a complete li sting of America’s Premier Shopping Places and special offers for travelers, please visit

General Growth Properties, Inc. currently has ownership interest in, or management responsibility for, over 200 regional shopping malls in 44 states, as well as ownership in master planned community developments and commercial office buildings. The Company’s portfolio totals approximately 200 million square feet of retail space and includes over 24,000 retail stores nationwide. GGP’s common stock is trading in the pink sheets under the symbol GGWPQ. For more information, visit

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