Santa’s Winter Welcome at La Palmera

Festive free event to kick off the Coastal Bend holiday season; new mall hours begin

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (Nov. 1, 2022) — La Palmera will officially kick off the holiday shopping season on Nov. 11 with Santa’s Winter Welcome, presented by Apollo Towing, its annual party to welcome Santa Claus.

Guests can enjoy free, family-friendly events throughout the mall from 5–9 p.m., including live music and entertainment, events, and special activities.

“The annual arrival of Santa Claus at La Palmera has become a tradition for the whole community,” said Amanda Sanchez, La Palmera general manager. “We’re pleased to be able to host the event each year as we welcome residents from around the Coastal Bend to join in the festivities.

“We are also happy to announce that as of  November 1, La Palmera is expanding evening hours on Fridays and Saturdays, closing now at 9 p.m. instead of 8 p.m. Those hours are not seasonal and will remain moving into 2023.”

Santa’s Winter Welcome begins with Santa’s 5 p.m. arrival with the King High School Marching Band at the mall’s main entrance. Santa then heads to Center Court to begin his annual photos with boys and girls.

Guests of all ages will find plenty to do throughout the mall all evening long, including:


  • Photos with Santa, presented by Apollo Towing
  • Stilt Walker and Juggler
  • Music with DJ Johnny Hotcakes
  • Special characters, including the elf who didn’t want to grow up, a baby creature who is a “force” to be reckoned with, and special friends loaded with “charm.”


5–5:30 p.m.      Aurora Arts Theater presents “A Christmas Story, the Musical”

5:30–6 p.m.      Cheer Squads (IWA, St. Pius, and more)

6–8 p.m.           Los Mariachis

8–8:30 p.m.      Ballet Folklorico Viva Mexico

8:30–9 p.m.      Avant Dance

L&F Distributors will provide free beer samples in the food court from 5–9 p.m. (must be 21+)


  • Fairytale Princesses and the “Green Meanie”
  • Face Painting
  • Balloon Twister
  • Arts and Crafts. With K Space Contemporary (while supplies last)


  • Holiday Classics on the indoor movie screen
  • Face Painting


  • Balloon Twister

*All scheduled entertainment subject to change.

Visits with Santa, presented by Apollo Towing, will be available by reservation or walk-up during mall hours, beginning Nov. 11, through Saturday, Dec. 24. Photo packages start at $34.95 with other items available for purchase. Those who would like to avoid the wait can do so with a SnapPass, reserving their visit time online at

For more information on Santa’s Winter Welcome, go to, follow us on Facebook, or call (361) 991-3755.

About Apollo Towing
Providing excellent roadside assistance throughout South Texas since 1998, the 24-hour dispatching and GPS tracking equipment used by Apollo Towing Service helps our professionals respond to a variety of towing and hauling needs within minutes. As the preferred towing company for most major auto clubs, auto dealers and local law enforcement in the Coastal Bend area, our operators are trained and certified leaders in the towing industry. Our integrity, honesty and dependability prove that it’s our people that make the difference. Go to or call (361) 853-0003 for more information.

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) and is an IREM Certified Sustainable Property. 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 Company:
Trademark Property Company is a full-service real estate firm focused on investments, development, and institutional services of retail, multifamily, office and mixed-use properties. Fort Worth, Texas-based Trademark, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, has invested in, developed, or redeveloped 21 million square feet of mixed-use, multifamily, and retail assets worth $4.5 billion. Trademark’s experienced team of more than 141 employees is currently responsible for a 16-property portfolio totaling approximately 8.8 million square feet of mixed-use and retail projects across the country. A three-decade leader in navigating the changing mixed-use real estate landscape, Trademark’s purpose is to be extraordinary stewards, enhance communities and enrich lives. For more information, visit or interact on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.