Even though Paseo Nuevo mall continues to undergo a $20 million renovation, holiday shoppers can find new retailers, artisan markets and pop-up shops along with free family community events.
On Black Friday Nov. 29 at 8 a.m., the Barn will open at Paseo Nuevo, featuring apparel for men, women and children, accessories and home goods with brands like Frye, TOMS, Northface and Levi’s, according to mall spokeswoman Mary Lynn Harms Romo.
Miss Behavin’ boutique pays homage to the fashionista with bold colors and fun details. The Yes Store is back with its collection of artisanal gifts including wood pieces, pottery, jewelry and photographs.
Tokyo Japanese Lifestyle and Go! Calendars, Games and Toys will also be open for business. Zitzilin Imports offers Turkish ceramics and artisan Mexican ceramics, wood, metal and lamps.
For a complete list of stores and hours, see PaseoNuevoShopping.com
Nightly snowfall shows will be featured twice each evening in the mall’s Center Court as flurries fall on a Christmas tree, singing carolers, and shoppers. Shows start at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. through Dec. 31, with no shows on Christmas Day.
A silent disco holiday dance party will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5. Shoppers may wear their ugliest sweater and be prepared to dance and sing along to favorite holiday tunes through headphones. It is presented by Cottage Children’s Medical Center.
Santa Claus will be found at Center Court starting Nov. 29. Children can visit him daily through Dec. 24. The jolly old elf will appear early from 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 8 for children with special needs.
Tuesday evenings will be dedicated to pet photos where furry family members can be in a photo with Santa. Each child will receive a free gift and Santa’s elves will be on hand to catch the moment in a picture. Photo packages start at $24.99.
Costumed carolers, holiday horns, choirs and an occasional squeezebox will roam the mall with holiday cheer. A schedule of some 20 ensembles will perform throughout the season.
Holiday gifts will be wrapped for a donation to LifeChronicles, whose mission it is to heal and connect through video chronicles for seniors and the terminally ill. The wrapping center will be near Center Court from Dec. 14 through 24.
Posted Nov. 12, 2019.