’Tis the season at The Gardens Mall
2017 Holiday Happenings
Friday, November 17: Santa’s Arrival Dance Party
Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, put on your dancing shoes, bring your wish list, and head to The Gardens Mall to welcome Santa. The party starts at 6 p.m. with a DJ, jugglers, and stilt walkers to entertain kids of all ages. At 6:30 p.m., Santa Claus makes his grand entrance accompanied by his merry dancing elves. The crew from the North Pole will mingle with guests in the Grand Court on the lower level. Children can pose for keepsake photos in Santa’s Enchanted Garden from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For admission, please bring an unwrapped toy to donate to the Salvation Army.
Saturday, November 18: Santa’s Enchanted Garden Opens
The kids won’t stay this age forever, so capture the wonder of the season in a photo with Santa. Visit Santa in his Enchanted Garden in the Grand Court during mall hours through December 24.
Sundays, November 19 through December 3: Pet Photos with Santa
Snowball and Spot have been little angels this year, and they want Santa to know it! Make a reservation at the Guest Services desk to have your furry friend’s photo taken with Santa.
Special hours are available: Sunday, November 19, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, November 26, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; and Sunday, December 3, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Well-behaved dogs and cats are welcome. Exotics such as reptiles, rodents, insects, and livestock are not permitted.
Friday, November 24: Salvation Army Angel Tree
It’s the season of giving, so help make the holidays brighter for needy children in our community. The Gardens Mall supports the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program. Adopt an “angel” from the decorated tree on the lower level in the Sears Court, and fulfill a child’s wish for clothing, shoes, or a toy. The Angel Tree Program runs through Christmas Eve.
Friday, November 24 through Sunday, December 24: Holiday Gift Wrap Suite
Rest and refresh from the holiday rush at The Gardens Mall’s Holiday Gift Wrap Suite. Enjoy complimentary gift wrap, charge your cell phone, and catch a favorite holiday movie. Stop in from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the upper level near the food court. It’s the perfect sanctuary for busy shoppers. Donations will benefit The Arc of Palm Beach County.
Saturday, November 25: The Nutcracker
Bask in holiday tradition while you enjoy the best moments of The Nutcracker. Your imagination will soar as toys come to life and the Sugar Plum Fairy dances in Tchaikovsky's fantastical ballet. Paris Ballet and Dance will perform at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on the lower level in the Nordstrom Court.
Saturday, December 9: Kids’ Club – Holidays with The Gardens Mall
Kids can express their creativity through a variety of craft projects, including decorating an ornament and a holiday cookie. Kids’ Club is held in the Nordstrom Court from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The activities are sponsored by The Benjamin School, Macaroni Kid, Mandel JCC, KIND, Resource Depot, and Jupiter Medical Center.
Saturday, December 16: Holiday Musical Extravaganza
Keep your spirits up while you shop with seasonal songs performed by young local musicians. Students from the Palm Beaches and the Treasure Coast will show off their talent on piano, violin, voice, flute, and guitar. Visit the Bloomingdale’s Court from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit Camp VITAS, a bereavement camp for children and teens who have lost a loved one.
About The Gardens Mall
The Gardens Mall is located one mile east of I-95 on PGA Blvd. in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The luxurious, 1.4-million-square-foot, super-regional shopping center features more than 150 world-class retail specialty shops and restaurants. It is anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, and Macy’s. The Gardens Mall is owned and managed by The Forbes Company. For more information about The Gardens Mall, call 561.775.7750 or visit the mall online at thegardensmall.com or floridaluxuryshopping.com.