SIOUX CITY -- With the holiday's approaching, Bon-Ton Store Inc. are adding FAO Schwarz toy brands to its 186 department stores including Younkers in Sioux City.

Established in 1862, FAO Schwarz is known for its unique whimsical toys, cuddly plush stuffed animals and fun imaginative games.

Some of the toys that will be available include The Piano Mat made famous by Tom Hanks in the film "Big," a motorized train set, retro remote controlled bumper cars, a British bomber drone and more.

To celebrate the launch, parents and kids can join in the fun at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Younkers store in Southern Hills Mall.

The first 25 children at each location will receive a special gift and have the opportunity to participate in the official FAO Schwarz ribbon cutting and photo opportunity.

Guests visiting the FAO Schwarz toy department can also participate in an Instagram photo contest by snapping a photo or selfie with their favorite FAO toy or stuffed animal and tagging the photo with #returntowonder and #bontonstyle. Photos posted between Oct. 26 through Dec. 9 will be entered for the chance to win one of three FAO Schwarz prize packages, including the grand prize package that includes an 8-foot oversized giraffe.

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