New Stores and Holiday Spirit Light Up Westfield Mall

This winter, Westfield Palm Desert welcomes new stores, restaurants and holiday cheer

By ; published Saturday, November 23rd, 2013
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The holiday season is finally here, and if you’re getting ready to tackle your holiday shopping list, look no further than Westfield Palm Desert. The Coachella Valley’s premier indoor shopping mall is offering plenty to fill all of your holiday needs, from new stores and restaurants to special holiday hours and special appearances by Old Saint Nick himself.

Dick's Sporting Goods
Photo Credit: Westfield Palm Desert

If you need to shop for the active, outdoorsy type this season, don’t miss the brand new Dick’s Sporting Goods at Westfield Palm Desert, one of the most anticipated stores to hit the desert this year. The sporting goods chain offers everything from camping gear and hunting equipment to athletic apparel and brand-name footwear. Whether you’re shopping for a golfer, athlete or outdoor adventurist, you’ll find the perfect gift at Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Build-A-Bear Workshop
Photo Credit: Westfield Palm Desert

This season also brings a Build-A-Bear pop-up shop to Westfield Palm Desert, where you can build a customized stuffed animal for the special person in your life. The hands-on workshop lets you pick out a stuffed animal from its wide collection (everything from teddy bears to Santa Claus are represented), fill it with stuffing, stitch it up and dress it in all kinds of cutesy accessories and outfits.

Whether you’re shopping for a special little one, a significant other or another cherished person in your life, you’ll find everything you need to create the perfect custom stuffed animal at the Build-A-Bear pop-up shop.

Between shopping sprints, you’ll find plenty of refueling options at the mall food court on the upper level. Longtime Chinese, Mexican and Italian options are now joined by Thai and Japanese cuisine. And a Subway sandwich shop is also scheduled to join the food court this season.

If you’re shopping with the little ones in tow, they’ll be excited to see that Santa’s sleigh is making a stop in the desert at Westfield Palm Desert. Santa and his elves will make daily appearances through Christmas Eve, offering photo opportunities and a chance to tell Santa what you’d really like for Christmas.

On most days, Santa will be at Westfield Palm Desert from around 10 am or 11 am to 8 pm. though Old Saint Nick will arrive early (8 am) on Black Friday and Christmas Eve.

Speaking of hours, Westfield Palm Desert will offer extended shopping hours this season so you have plenty of time to purchase gifts for everyone on your list. Through January 1, the mall will open early and stay open late on select dates, including Black Friday and the weeks leading up to Christmas. No matter what you’re looking for this holiday season, you’ll be sure to find it at Westfield Palm Desert.


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