Santa Arrival Kicks Off Holiday Season at La Palmera

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Ashley Larrabee (361) 986-7915



Big crowds expected for annual holiday event Thursday, Nov. 7

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (Nov. 1, 2013) – There are only eight weekends left before Christmas and merchants are quickly preparing for holiday shoppers. The season will officially begin at La Palmera with the annual arrival of Santa Claus on Thursday, Nov. 7.

The evening’s activities will take place from 5-8 p.m., with Santa’s arrival in a horse drawn carriage at 6 p.m. at the mall’s main entrance.

Guests will enjoy live music and entertainment throughout the mall with face painting, arts and crafts, the Texas State Aquarium “Animal Encounter,” local mascots, plus cookies and storytelling with Mrs. Claus in the children’s play area on the upper level. Guests will also see Freddie The Elf, who will be at La Palmera throughout the holiday season to bestow holiday cheer and gifts on La Palmera shoppers.

La Palmera merchants will be part of the festive atmosphere with promotions and specials, as well as giveaways throughout the evening, including a $500 La Palmera Gift Card.

As is tradition, there will be a special ceremony to welcome Santa upon his arrival at the main entrance by P.F. Chang’s and Grimaldi’s. Santa will then be greeted by his helpers and members of the U.S. Marine Corps who will escort him to his traditional throne in Center Court.

While waiting to visit with Santa, guests will meander through the Forest of Giving, a collection of 12 trees uniquely decorated by participating local charities. The public is invited to vote for their favorite Nov. 7 through Dec. 15, and the tree receiving the most votes will then receive $2,500 for the Coastal Bend charity of their choice from La Palmera.

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Located in Corpus Christi, Texas, La Palmera is a 1-million square foot super-regional mall with more than 100 retail and restaurant tenants including Dillard’s, JCPenney, Macy’s, P.F. Chang’s and Coach. Acquired in July 2008 by IMI and Trademark Property, La Palmera is the first mall to be awarded LEED® Silver for Core and Shell 2.0 established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Following a $50 million renovation, the mall features a new outdoor main entrance, 600-seat food court with a 4,500-gallon feature aquarium and a children’s ocean-themed play area. For more information on La Palmera, go to; or call (361) 991-3755.