There's a growing trend in malls across the country to add play areas for kids in open mall space. The Miller Hill Mall is doing the same, and turning free space in front of Legacy Toys into an outdoor themed play area.

The new play area will offer slides, climbing areas, and a place for adults to charge their smartphones.

The Miller Hill Mall is celebrating the new space with a grand opening on December 21st. The event goes from 9-11, and there will be a ribbon cutting, face painting, price giveaways, balloon animals, and a photo booth from Legacy Toys.