Recognized as the largest shopping mall in the country, Tysons Corner Center This upcoming shopping season has announced a series of holiday events and happenings at the property.
A shopping destination home to more than 300 shopping, dining and entertainment brands creates the perfect backdrop for communities and families to enjoy the holiday season. As is the tradition at Tysons Corner Center, the center includes family-friendly activities, fundraising efforts, and special gift offers for customers of all ages to enjoy during the holiday season.
Shopping trends and forecasting
All properties in the Tysons Corner Center and McCreech portfolio of regional town centers are poised for a positive, profitable holiday season. The property is excited to offer customers the best personalized holiday experience this year, from getting up close and personal with Santa, enjoying the tree lighting, and on-site music. In addition, the center will offer extended shopping hours, both early and late, with curbside pickup, dine-in takeout and online/in-store shopping offerings providing more options for maximum enjoyment and convenience.
Since October, the Tysons Corner Center has been busy and full of customers. Leading industry watchers expect a better holiday season in 2022 The National Retail Federation expects holiday sales to increase 6% to 8% over last year. Based on McReach’s conversations with retailers nationally, brands are also optimistic and expect some growth this year. For the first holiday season since the start of the pandemic, US consumers say they feel “brighter and happier”, and more than half of those surveyed by McKinsey say they are excited for the shopping season (previous year from the third part).
Holiday events and center activities
Many mall retailers have extended their Black Friday sales by starting early this holiday season, so shoppers don’t have to wait until Black Friday to score once-a-year deals. The mall will be closed on Thanksgiving and open on Black Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Santa Photos (Through December 24)
Lower Level – Fashion Court
Mon 11am – 8pm / Sun 11am – 6pm
Tysons Corner Center gets into the holiday spirit with photo sessions with Santa. Starting November 11 through December 24, the decorative snow-covered winter forest theme photo set will operate on the schedule: Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 a.m. and Sunday, a.m. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Reservations are recommended and made easy to plan through the Tysons Corner Center website. Reservations are a facility that allows families to plan. Although they are not required, Tyson will be able to accommodate walk-up visitors. Click here for reservations and a complete viewing schedule.
Pre-book now and get a personal phone powered by Santa’s portable North Pole. All guests who pre-book and purchase a photo package receive a free, personalized video of the North Pole after the visit.
Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, sponsored by Lexus
Friday, November 18thof the
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Join Santa on the Plaza to kick off the 2022 holiday season. The event celebrating the sights and sounds of the season will feature Santa’s lighting of the Plaza Christmas Tree, with community performances, live music, a pop-up market with Tysons Corner Center retailers, specialty drinks by Barrel + Bushel, free s’mores and a hot chocolate station, giveaways, and more.
Pet Nights with Santa
November 14, 21, 28 and December 5 (Monday)
6:00pm to 8:00pm (Santa Set)
This special theme night has become her most popular event for the holiday season. On select Mondays in November and December, come bring your furry friends dressed in their best holiday cheer for photos with Santa. Discretionary donations will benefit the humane society.
Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 3rdrd
8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Food Court, Level 3
‘Breakfast with Santa’ continues the tradition of inviting families to have a special and intimate relationship with Santa. Free breakfast will be served along with entertainment for children and family-friendly activities for all to enjoy.
Sensory Santa talks to those with autism
Sunday, December 4of the
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (Santa Set)
Tyson’s Corner Center is proud to partner with Cherry Hill Photography and Autism Speaks to welcome children with special needs for a low-impact experience with Santa. The center will open its doors soon, especially for families with autistic children to make that special and intimate time with Santa.
Happy holiday activities
November – December
Located in the mall and plaza
All season long, Tyson’s Corner Center will delight its customers with amazing entertainment, festivities, and random acts of kindness, all to enhance their holiday shopping experience. For a truly festive holiday, Tyson will be featuring light performers, carolers, groovy DJs, free gift wrapping and more surprises.
Season of Giving in partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
In the spirit of spreading holiday cheer and in partnership with our McReach centers across the country, Tyson’s Corner Center is hosting a fundraiser to encourage donations for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. We believe that raising funds to help children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses is a great cause to rally around this holiday season. The family never receives a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food. Our goal is to raise at least $100,000 this holiday through the support of our vendors and retailers, and MacReach has guaranteed the first $50,000. In addition to special events, all holiday signs will feature a “text to give” message and information will be displayed on the door during the season. To participate and give the gift of hope to families at St. Jude, text “Heart” to 707070.
For more information on holiday events and hours of operation, visit TysonsCornerCenter.com/Events.
About Tysons Corner Center
One of the nation’s top-performing shopping centers, the 2 million-square-foot Tysons Corner Center is anchored by Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, Macy’s and a 16-screen AMC theater. The shopping center offers more than 300 unique stores, including popular digital native brands, as well as restaurants, and attracts more than 25 million visitors annually. For more information, visit www.tysonscornercenter.com.
About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
The nonprofit Children’s Research Center, founded in 1962, continues to provide clinical treatment and care to children with life-threatening illnesses. Founder, Danny Thomas’ motto is to serve children battling cancer across the country regardless of family income, race or religion. As St. Jude continues scientific research and treatment, charitable donations help fund their mission and work. For more information and how to help, visit www.stjude.org.