CHARLOTTE – Northlake Mall is giving local deaf and hard-of-hearing children an opportunity to be the first to experience the signing picture-in-picture feature on a movie release at an all-day event that begins at 10 a.m. Dec. 6.

The event is a partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Northlake Mall that will feature footage from “Ice Age: Continental Drift” with Blu-ray featuring sign-language interpretation for the first time in a feature film.

The signing is done by deaf actors Sean Berdy, star of ABC Family’s “Switched at Birth,” and stage and film actress Amber Zion.

In addition, the children will be welcomed to walk through the multi-sensory Ice Palace, be entertained by performers and visit with Signing Santa. Signing Santa will remain on site after the private event to welcome all shoppers, both hearing and deaf/hard-of-hearing, throughout the day and evening.