Seasonal programs assist Coastal Bend non-profits

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (Nov. 15, 2018) – As residents gear up to begin their annual holiday shopping, La Palmera is once again preparing to kick off  a number of programs designed to provide special seasonal services while assisting community organizations.

Although Macy’s and JCPenney will open late Thanksgiving Day, La Palmera officially will be closed. JCPenney will open at 2 p.m. and Macy’s at 5 p.m.; shoppers may access the stores through the outer doors of each as the mall entrances will not be open. On Friday, Nov. 23, the mall doors will open at 6 a.m. for access to select stores opening early, with all stores opening by 10 a.m. A full schedule of early store openings will be available at

Meanwhile, many of La Palmera’s annual holiday events are already underway.

Boys and girls are invited to stop by for visits with Santa Claus, presented by Apollo Towing, every day through Dec. 24 in Center Court during mall hours. Guests may pre-purchase their photo package and reserve a time for their Santa visit with a FastPass, available online at

Now in its tenth year, “Pet Night with Santa,” presented by Apollo Towing, will return for six nights beginning in November. Guests may bring their favorite dog or cat Monday and Tuesday evenings, November 19–20, 26–27 and Dec. 3–4 from 5-8 p.m. As always, the events feature a local organization benefitting animals, including Gulf Coast Humane Society, Mission Pawsible, Kanines and Kitties, and The Cattery Cat Shelter. Only dogs and cats are permitted, and all animals must remain on a leash or in a carrier at all times.

Guests can once again take advantage of La Palmera’s charity gift-wrapping service every Friday through Sunday beginning Nov. 30, and the entire week before Christmas. The gift–wrapping station is located on the Main Level near Concierge where volunteers from local charities will provide their wrapping services for donations each of those days from noon–6 p.m.: The Deaf & Hard of Hearing Center (11/30–12/2), Relay for Life — American Cancer Society (12/7–9), Bikes for Kids (12/14–16), Coastal Bend Blood Center (12/17–19), CASA of the Coastal Bend (12/20–22) and Foster Angels of South Texas (12/23–24).

The Santa Cares program for special needs children will be held Sunday, Dec. 2 and 9, from 9–11 a.m. These events provide a sensory-friendly environment before the mall opens — no fountain, no background music, no crowds — giving those with developmental or physical challenges and their families more time to enjoy quiet one-on-one time for photos with Santa. Provided in partnership with Autism Speaks and Cherry Hill Programs, which oversees photo programs at La Palmera, guests can make the required reservations online at

La Palmera will host a special Breakfast with Santa on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 10 a.m.–noon in Center Court as part of the monthly Tide Turners Kids Club event. Designed for kids 5 and under this free event includes arts and crafts, story time, refreshments and more.

The Salvation Army bell ringers will also be stationed in their traditional locations at select mall entrances.

For more information on La Palmera and holiday events, go to or call (361) 991-3755.


About La Palmera

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 H&M. 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.


About Trademark Property Co.

Trademark Property Company is an operator, investor and developer of award-winning, mixed-use town centers, specialty, community, power centers and enclosed regional malls. In its over 25 years of business, Fort Worth, Texas-based Trademark has invested in or developed 14.6 million square feet of retail and mixed-use assets worth $3.4 billion. Trademark’s experienced team of 200 employees is responsible for approximately 7.1 million square feet of retail and mixed-use projects currently in operation or development/redevelopment, including: 5000 South Hulen (Fort Worth, Texas), Alliance Town Center (Fort Worth, Texas), Annapolis Towne Centre (Annapolis, Md.), Burr Ridge Village Center (Chicago, Ill.), Galleria Dallas (Dallas, Texas), Glades Plaza (Boca Raton, Fla.), Hillside Village (Cedar Hill, Texas), La Palmera (Corpus Christi, Texas), Market Street Flowood (Flowood, Miss.), Market Street – The Woodlands (The Woodlands, Texas), First Street Napa (Napa, Calif.), Perkins Rowe (Baton Rouge, La.), Rice Village (Houston, Texas), Saddle Creek (Germantown, Tenn.), Victory Park (Dallas, Texas), Watters Creek (Allen, Texas), Waterside (Fort Worth, Texas), WestBend (Fort Worth, Texas) and Zona Rosa (Kansas City, Mo.). For more information, visit or interact on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.