La Palmera Gives Shoppers an Early Start to Holiday Shopping

Mall opens 5 p.m. Thanksgiving Day; all stores open by 6 a.m. for Black Friday shopping

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (November 21, 2014) – Those hoping to get an early start on their holiday shopping will have their wish fulfilled with many La Palmera stores opening Thanksgiving evening.

La Palmera will open its doors at 5 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, November 27, with more than 40 retailers opening for business throughout the evening, most between 5-8 p.m. Beall’s will get an even earlier start that day, opening at 4 p.m. All La Palmera stores will be open at 6 a.m. on Friday, November 28, and remain open until the mall closes at 10 p.m.

An up-to-date list of store openings is available at

“We will once again be opening Thanksgiving night to accommodate our tenants and shoppers wanting to get an early start,” said Fred Walters, general manager of La Palmera and The Shops at La Palmera. “Last year we opened our doors at midnight with almost all stores open at that time, but this year, retailers are tailoring their schedules a little more to what they think their shoppers will want, so that makes for an earlier start. We’ll be open for 29 straight hours, which is a first.”

In addition to La Palmera’s regular tenants, shoppers will once again find many seasonal favorites, including Hickory Farms, Toys ”R” Us Express, and Calendar Club.

La Palmera’s extended holiday hours will also begin on November 28 and run through December 24, with an extra hour of shopping the day after Christmas as well.

For more information on Black Friday, including a complete list of store openings, holiday hours, and special deals, go to or call (361) 991-3755.


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, J.C. Penney, 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). The mall features a 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.