Chris Grap

Chris Grap

Vice President Experiential - Mall of America®

Chris has been at Mall of America® for nearly 10 years, and he leads the events/experiential team, audio/visual team and coordinates a great number of unique, creative projects including massive art installations, and helping develop the Candy Cane Institute. Chris’s favorite pastime at MOA® is to sit and watch guest reactions when they sit in the Slime Chair. [It’s a farting, burping, singing chair that Chris helped to create – mic drop.]


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Ep. 32: Nur-D. Comic Book Nerd to Hip Hop Sensation

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Ep. 17: Decorating the Nation’s Biggest Mall

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Ep. 16: Host Office Party

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Ep: 13: Styling Paul Bunyan
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Ep: 13: Styling Paul Bunyan

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Ep. 11:  Wink World: Permission to Play
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Ep. 10: A Chillingly Fun Conversation
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Ep. 8: Glitter, Glitter...Everywhere!

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