Everything You Need to Know About the Holidays at West Acres

From visits with Santa and holiday performances & events, to gift inspiration for everyone on your list, here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening at West Acres this holiday season!

By: Niki | November 29, 2018

It is truly our favorite time of year – the mall is decked out in holiday decor, there are new spaces and new faces popping up around the mall, music by local performance groups fills the halls, and so many new memories are made with our staff and visitors. With all of the holiday hustle and bustle, and so many ways to celebrate the season, we’ve broken down everything that’s happening at the mall during the holidays, so you don’t miss out on a thing!

Santa is here!

Old Saint Nick has made his way from the North Pole to visit and take pictures with our shoppers all season long. Take a walk through Santa’s Whimsical Wonderland, interact with all of the fun elements, and don’t forget to get your photo taken with Santa himself! He will be here during all mall hours through Christmas Eve. To see specific Santa hours, click here.

Holiday Performances

Local school and other musical and dance groups will be making cheer for all to hear this holiday season! Groups will perform on weekdays in the fountain court. To see a full list of holiday performances, click here. (Note: times and performance groups may change. Please check back for updates.)

Holiday Gift Wrapping

No need to wrap all those gifts yourself! The Kiwanis and Optimists clubs will be doing their annual gift wrap fundraiser, kicking-off December 8th across from Guest Services and will run through Christmas Eve. If you’re in need of gift wrapping beforehand, please visit Guest Services. No matter what, we always have your wrapping needs covered.

The amenities and services don’t stop there! Click here to see all the ways we can help you have a stress-frees shopping trip (including FREE gift wrapping on Tuesday nights in December!)

Giving Tree of Hope

The First Link Giving Tree of Hope is located across from Bath and Body Works starting November 21. The tree and donation tables will be staffed through Tuesday, December 11 collecting toys and gifts for children and adults with special needs that would otherwise not receive gifts this holiday season.

Share the Joy

Our Share the Joy campaign is back for the holiday season! In the weeks leading up to Christmas, West Acres staff will be surprising random shoppers throughout the mall! It is our mission to spread a little extra joy this season, and we encourage our shoppers to do the same. A small act of kindness can go a long way – paying for someone’s coffee, helping someone to their car, or sharing the joy through a simple smile – it all makes a big difference! To read more about our Share the Joy campaign, click here.

Celebrate the Season

From sip & shops to family-friendly festivities, our calendars are jam packed with joyful events to help you celebrate the season. Click here for family-friendly festivities and here for even more joyful events to enjoy during the holidays!

Gifts Galore in our Holiday Gift Guides

Get inspired to gift with tons of gift ideas for everyone on your list! View top gifts for her and him, ideas for the beauty maven or tech-lover, and we didn’t forget about those kiddos! Β You’re sure to find the perfect gift for those special someones in our holiday gift guides. Just consider it your go-to guide for great gifts to give (& get!). Click here to find the perfect presents!

Your Hub for All Things Holiday

We have everything you need in one place! For everything from mall and Santa hours, to holiday performances and mall card purchasing, just visit our holiday website (click here).


Happy Holidays, everyone!


I have the privilege of being on the amazing Marketing, PR and Fashion team as the Digital Marketing Manager at West Acres. When I am not managing our social and digital platforms and brainstorming content ideas, I am the woman behind (and sometimes in front of) the camera – creating content and working with the media to create segments to introduce the latest trends! When I’m not at the mall, you can find me watching β€œFriends,” eating ice cream by the carton, spending time with my family and friends, feeding my Pinterest addiction or crossing off destinations on my traveling bucket list.




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