The desert's only shopping mall hosts Christmas tree competition, Santa and new retailers this holiday season
Santa — Photo courtesy of smithwithclass
With dozens of retailers offering everything from designer clothes to vintage records, Westfield Palm Desert
is a must-visit desert destination for getting your holiday shopping wrapped up in one stop. As the only indoor shopping mall in Palm Springs
, Westfield is also ready to get shoppers in the holiday spirit with a number of winter offerings.
This holiday season, Westfield Palm Desert is hosting a Christmas tree decoration competition. Nine local non-profits and charities decorated their trees in November, and now it's up to shoppers to vote for their favorites and decide which charity will receive the $3,000 grand prize. Shoppers can view the trees and vote on the lower level of the mall, next to the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, through December 24, 2012.
Nearby, Santa will be waiting to hear all about the little ones' wishlists. Santa will be at the Westfield Mall daily until Christmas. Your favorite four-legged friend is also invited to sit with Santa on December 13th
, when Westfield Palm Desert hosts its Santa Paws event. Dogs will have a chance to have their photo taken with Santa, and a number of photo packages are available for purchase.
Speaking of purchases, a number of new kiosks and stores in the mall may have the perfect holiday gift for the people on your list who are impossible to shop for. New vendors include retro candy store and soda shop Rocket Fizz, which offers sweet treats and a dose of nostalgia. No matter who you're shopping for, you'll be sure to find a gift that pleases at Westfield Palm Desert.