Find your sparkle this season at La Palmera with a variety of events, activities, and extended hours sure to make your holidays merry and bright. Our Holiday Happenings page will keep you up to date on all we have to offer throughout the holiday season.


Through Dec. 24

Photos with Santa, presented by Apollo Towing, will be available by reservation or walk-up during mall hours* through Dec. 24. Photo packages start at $34.95 with other items available for purchase.

CLICK HERE to skip the line with a SnapPass photo reservation.

*Santa Photo hours will vary as mall hours are extended throughout the season. Although our beloved Santa Rex will be here once again, in an effort to accommodate all guests without the need to wait for Santa during scheduled breaks, La Palmera is also welcoming Santa Mike this year to visit with boys and girls. A complete Santa schedule is available on the SnapPass reservation page.

Nov. 20–Dec. 3
Sun: 11AM–6PM
Mon–Sat: 10AM–9PM
Closed Thanksgiving 11/24

Dec. 4–Dec. 15
Sun: 11AM–7PM
Mon–Sat: 10AM–9PM

Dec. 16–17
Fri–Sat: 9AM–9PM

Dec. 18–23
Sun: 11AM–9 PM
Mon–Fri: 9AM–10PM

Dec. 24  — 9AM–6PM


November 29, 30, December 6 and 7

Pet lovers can bring their favorite dog or cat for “Pet Night with Santa” held Tuesday and Wednesday evenings,  Nov. 29 and 30, and Dec. 6 and 7, from 5:30–8:30 p.m. in Center Court. Only dogs and cats are permitted and all animals must remain on a leash or in a carrier at all times.

CLICK HERE to skip the line with a SnapPass photo reservation for your fur baby.


Need help wrapping all those great holiday gifts? Shoppers can take advantage of La Palmera’s charity gift-wrapping service every Friday through Sunday beginning Nov. 25, plus the week leading up to 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.

11/25–27   American Red Cross – Texas Gulf Coast Region
12/2–4       School of Science & Technology
12/9–11      Burn Pits 360 Veterans Organization
12/16–18    Alzheimer’s Association Corpus Christi
12/19–21    Coastal Bend Blood Center
12/22–24   CASA of the Coastal Bend


December 4 and 11

Sunday, Dec. 4 and 11, from 9–11 a.m. will be a wonderful opportunity for special needs children and their families to enjoy a visit with Santa in a sensory-friendly environment with extra time for those who may have developmental or physical challenges. Quiet Time with Santa provides special one-on-one time for photos with Santa before the mall opens — no fountain, no background music, no crowds. Reservations are required for this special event.

CLICK HERE to reserve Quiet Time with Santa for your special needs child.


December 6

La Palmera will host a holiday Tide Turners event on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 10–11 a.m. on the Upper Level. Designed for kids 5 and under, this free event includes a special appearance by Santa Claus, arts and crafts, storytime, and more.


December 8

Do you like taking selfies and posting them to Instagram and Facebook? Would you like to win up to $1,000 in prizes?

Jingle on down to La Palmera for our special Holiday Hunt on Thursday, Dec. 8, beginning at 6 p.m. If you can find the locations, in order, while following the rules — and do it as quick as St. Nick — you just might be the lucky winner.

CLICK HERE to go to our Facebook Event page for more information on La Palmera’s Holiday Hunt, including instructions on how to play.


The Salvation Army bell ringers will be stationed in their traditional locations at select mall entrances, and shoppers can help local children in need by “adopting” them from the Angel Tree located at Concierge. The tree is decorated with children’s names and their wish lists, including items such as toys, clothes, shoes, and more for shoppers to purchase. Each year, The Salvation Army of the Coastal Bend helps provide Christmas gifts to over 1,300 local children.

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