Holidays 4-1-1: Your shopping guide to the season

holidayshoppingguide

WITH LAST DAY LEFT TO SHOP!

THINGS TO KNOW
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WHEN WILL PALM BEACH COUNTY MALLS BE OPEN?

THE BOYNTON BEACH MALL
Christmas Eve: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
Monday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
THE GARDENS MALL
Christmas Eve: 8 a.m to 6 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
Monday: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
THE MALL AT WELLINGTON GREEN
Christmas Eve: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
Monday: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
PALM BEACH OUTLETS
Christmas Eve: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
Monday: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
TOWN CENTER AT BOCA RATON
Christmas Eve: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
Monday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
For hours at all malls for the entire month, click here.

TOP DEALS
This year’s top 25 deals
 

(Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)
(Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)

HOT AND EXCLUSIVE TOYS
xxxx

GIFT IDEAS
xxxx

WHERE’S SANTA?
Where to get the best and cheapest Santa photos
Santa has landed at all of Palm Beach County’s major shopping malls.

To mark his arrival, we’ve compiled a list of hours and prices for photo packages with the jolly old elf.

The Boynton Beach Mall
Santa will pose for photos today, but will leave promptly at 6 p.m.

Click HERE for a complete list of Santa hours.
Prices on photo packages range from $24.99 to $49.99.

The cheapest package ($24.99) includes one of the following:
One 5 x 7; one 3.5 x 5; and 2 wallets
or
One 5 x 7 and four wallets

The most expensive ($49.99) package includes the following:
Four greeting cards
Two 5 x 7s
Two 3.5 x 5s and four wallets
One 5 x 7 and four wallets
One 5 x 7; one 3.5 x 5 and two wallets

A young child gets a high-five during a visit with Santa Claus. (Post file photo)
A young child gets a high-five during a visit with Santa Claus. (Post file photo)

The Gardens Mall
The mall unveiled Santa’s “Enchanted Garden photo set” this month. As part of the display, the mall’s grand court has been “dressed up in magical style with boughs of evergreen, decadent, treasure-filled trees, twinkling lights, snow-covered drifts, and festive adornments of red, green, gold and silver.”

Photos with Santa in the Enchanted Garden through today and are available during mall hours.

The mall has also brought back its annual “FastPass” for Santa photos, which allows families to skip the line by scheduling a time for their visit. The passes can be purchased on the mall’s website. For more information, click HERE.

Photo packages with Santa range from $27 to $48.

The cheapest photo package ($27) includes:
One 5 x 7
Two 4 x 6s
Two 3 x 5s
$10 card from Shutterfly

The most expensive package ($48) includes:
Four 5 x 7s
Four 4 x 6s
Four 3 x 5s
Eight wallets
Hi-Res Photos on Flash Drive
Digital Download
$20 card from Shutterfly
For information on other packages click HERE.

The Mall at Wellington Green
Santa will pose for photos next to the mall’s annual Ice Palace. Every child who visits Santa will receive a cookie plate gift and a special offer from Lion Country Safari to visit their park during the holidays.
For hours, click here.

Prices for photo packages range from $23 to $48.
The cheapest package ($23) includes:
Two 4 x 6 photos
$20 Shutterfly promo card

The most expensive package ($48) includes:
Four 5 x 7s
Four 4 x 6s
Four 3 x 5
Eight wallets
Free digital download
$20 Shutterfly promo card.
Click HERE for details on other packages.

(Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)
(Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)

Palm Beach Outlets
Palm Beach Outlets is giving away FREE photos with Santa.

Each family will receive two 4×6 Santa photo prints and a high-res digital download of single image. Additional photos and Christmas merchandise available for purchase. One giveaway per family, per Christmas season.

Click HERE for hours

Town Center at Boca Raton
The Town Center at Boca Raton Santa Experience offers keepsake photo packages starting at $24.99. This holiday season, guests can also choose a Hasbro toy or a $20 Shutterfly promo card gift with select Santa photo packages.
Click HERE for hours

Holidays 4-1-1: Your shopping guide to the season

holidayshoppingguide

WITH 2 DAYS TO GO

THINGS TO KNOW
xxxx

WHEN WILL PALM BEACH COUNTY MALLS BE OPEN?

THE BOYNTON BEACH MALL
Today: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
Monday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
THE GARDENS MALL
Today:: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 8 a.m to 6 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
Monday: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
THE MALL AT WELLINGTON GREEN
Today: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
Monday: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
PALM BEACH OUTLETS
Today: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
Monday: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
TOWN CENTER AT BOCA RATON
Today: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
Monday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
For hours at all malls for the entire month, click here.

TOP DEALS
This year’s top 25 deals
 

(Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)
(Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)

HOT AND EXCLUSIVE TOYS
xxxx

GIFT IDEAS
xxxx

WHERE’S SANTA?
Where to get the best and cheapest Santa photos
Santa has landed at all of Palm Beach County’s major shopping malls.

To mark his arrival, we’ve compiled a list of hours and prices for photo packages with the jolly old elf.

The Boynton Beach Mall
Santa will pose for photos through Christmas Eve. Santa leaves promptly at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

Click HERE for a complete list of Santa hours.
Prices on photo packages range from $24.99 to $49.99.

The cheapest package ($24.99) includes one of the following:
One 5 x 7; one 3.5 x 5; and 2 wallets
or
One 5 x 7 and four wallets

The most expensive ($49.99) package includes the following:
Four greeting cards
Two 5 x 7s
Two 3.5 x 5s and four wallets
One 5 x 7 and four wallets
One 5 x 7; one 3.5 x 5 and two wallets

A young child gets a high-five during a visit with Santa Claus. (Post file photo)
A young child gets a high-five during a visit with Santa Claus. (Post file photo)

The Gardens Mall
The mall unveiled Santa’s “Enchanted Garden photo set” this month. As part of the display, the mall’s grand court has been “dressed up in magical style with boughs of evergreen, decadent, treasure-filled trees, twinkling lights, snow-covered drifts, and festive adornments of red, green, gold and silver.”

Photos with Santa in the Enchanted Garden through Christmas Eve and are available during mall hours.

The mall has also brought back its annual “FastPass” for Santa photos, which allows families to skip the line by scheduling a time for their visit. The passes can be purchased on the mall’s website. For more information, click HERE.

Photo packages with Santa range from $27 to $48.

The cheapest photo package ($27) includes:
One 5 x 7
Two 4 x 6s
Two 3 x 5s
$10 card from Shutterfly

The most expensive package ($48) includes:
Four 5 x 7s
Four 4 x 6s
Four 3 x 5s
Eight wallets
Hi-Res Photos on Flash Drive
Digital Download
$20 card from Shutterfly
For information on other packages click HERE.

The Mall at Wellington Green
Santa will pose for photos next to the mall’s annual Ice Palace. Every child who visits Santa will receive a cookie plate gift and a special offer from Lion Country Safari to visit their park during the holidays.
For hours, click here.

Prices for photo packages range from $23 to $48.
The cheapest package ($23) includes:
Two 4 x 6 photos
$20 Shutterfly promo card

The most expensive package ($48) includes:
Four 5 x 7s
Four 4 x 6s
Four 3 x 5
Eight wallets
Free digital download
$20 Shutterfly promo card.
Click HERE for details on other packages.

(Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)
(Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)

Palm Beach Outlets
Palm Beach Outlets is giving away FREE photos with Santa.

Each family will receive two 4×6 Santa photo prints and a high-res digital download of single image. Additional photos and Christmas merchandise available for purchase. One giveaway per family, per Christmas season.

Click HERE for hours

Town Center at Boca Raton
The Town Center at Boca Raton Santa Experience offers keepsake photo packages starting at $24.99. This holiday season, guests can also choose a Hasbro toy or a $20 Shutterfly promo card gift with select Santa photo packages.
Click HERE for hours

Holidays 4-1-1: Your shopping guide to the season

holidayshoppingguide

WITH 3 DAYS TO GO

THINGS TO KNOW
xxxx

WHEN WILL PALM BEACH COUNTY MALLS BE OPEN?

THE BOYNTON BEACH MALL
Today through Friday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
Monday, Dec. 26: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
THE GARDENS MALL
Today through Friday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 8 a.m to 6 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
Monday, Dec. 26: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
THE MALL AT WELLINGTON GREEN
Today through Friday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
Monday, Dec. 26: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
PALM BEACH OUTLETS
Today: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
Monday, Dec. 26: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
TOWN CENTER AT BOCA RATON
Today through Friday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
Monday, Dec. 26: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
For hours at all malls for the entire month, click here.

TOP DEALS
This year’s top 25 deals
 

(Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)
(Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)

HOT AND EXCLUSIVE TOYS
xxxx

GIFT IDEAS
xxxx

WHERE’S SANTA?
Where to get the best and cheapest Santa photos
Santa has landed at all of Palm Beach County’s major shopping malls.

To mark his arrival, we’ve compiled a list of hours and prices for photo packages with the jolly old elf.

The Boynton Beach Mall
Santa will pose for photos through Christmas Eve. Santa leaves promptly at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

Click HERE for a complete list of Santa hours.
Prices on photo packages range from $24.99 to $49.99.

The cheapest package ($24.99) includes one of the following:
One 5 x 7; one 3.5 x 5; and 2 wallets
or
One 5 x 7 and four wallets

The most expensive ($49.99) package includes the following:
Four greeting cards
Two 5 x 7s
Two 3.5 x 5s and four wallets
One 5 x 7 and four wallets
One 5 x 7; one 3.5 x 5 and two wallets

A young child gets a high-five during a visit with Santa Claus. (Post file photo)
A young child gets a high-five during a visit with Santa Claus. (Post file photo)

The Gardens Mall
The mall unveiled Santa’s “Enchanted Garden photo set” this month. As part of the display, the mall’s grand court has been “dressed up in magical style with boughs of evergreen, decadent, treasure-filled trees, twinkling lights, snow-covered drifts, and festive adornments of red, green, gold and silver.”

Photos with Santa in the Enchanted Garden through Christmas Eve and are available during mall hours.

The mall has also brought back its annual “FastPass” for Santa photos, which allows families to skip the line by scheduling a time for their visit. The passes can be purchased on the mall’s website. For more information, click HERE.

Photo packages with Santa range from $27 to $48.

The cheapest photo package ($27) includes:
One 5 x 7
Two 4 x 6s
Two 3 x 5s
$10 card from Shutterfly

The most expensive package ($48) includes:
Four 5 x 7s
Four 4 x 6s
Four 3 x 5s
Eight wallets
Hi-Res Photos on Flash Drive
Digital Download
$20 card from Shutterfly
For information on other packages click HERE.

The Mall at Wellington Green
Santa will pose for photos next to the mall’s annual Ice Palace. Every child who visits Santa will receive a cookie plate gift and a special offer from Lion Country Safari to visit their park during the holidays.
For hours, click here.

Prices for photo packages range from $23 to $48.
The cheapest package ($23) includes:
Two 4 x 6 photos
$20 Shutterfly promo card

The most expensive package ($48) includes:
Four 5 x 7s
Four 4 x 6s
Four 3 x 5
Eight wallets
Free digital download
$20 Shutterfly promo card.
Click HERE for details on other packages.

(Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)
(Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)

Palm Beach Outlets
Palm Beach Outlets is giving away FREE photos with Santa.

Each family will receive two 4×6 Santa photo prints and a high-res digital download of single image. Additional photos and Christmas merchandise available for purchase. One giveaway per family, per Christmas season.

Click HERE for hours

Town Center at Boca Raton
The Town Center at Boca Raton Santa Experience offers keepsake photo packages starting at $24.99. This holiday season, guests can also choose a Hasbro toy or a $20 Shutterfly promo card gift with select Santa photo packages.
Click HERE for hours

Holidays 4-1-1: Your shopping guide to the season

holidayshoppingguide

WITH 4 DAYS TO GO

WHEN WILL PALM BEACH COUNTY MALLS BE OPEN?

THE BOYNTON BEACH MALL
Today through Friday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
Monday, Dec. 26: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
THE GARDENS MALL
Today through Friday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 8 a.m to 6 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
Monday, Dec. 26: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
THE MALL AT WELLINGTON GREEN
Today through Friday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
Monday, Dec. 26: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
PALM BEACH OUTLETS
Today through Thursday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
Monday, Dec. 26: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
TOWN CENTER AT BOCA RATON
Today through Friday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
Monday, Dec. 26: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
For hours at all malls for the entire month, click here.

TOP DEALS
This year’s top 25 deals
 

(Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)
(Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)

WHERE’S SANTA?
Where to get the best and cheapest Santa photos
Santa has landed at all of Palm Beach County’s major shopping malls.

To mark his arrival, we’ve compiled a list of hours and prices for photo packages with the jolly old elf.

The Boynton Beach Mall
Santa will pose for photos through Christmas Eve. Santa leaves promptly at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

Click HERE for a complete list of Santa hours.
Prices on photo packages range from $24.99 to $49.99.

The cheapest package ($24.99) includes one of the following:
One 5 x 7; one 3.5 x 5; and 2 wallets
or
One 5 x 7 and four wallets

The most expensive ($49.99) package includes the following:
Four greeting cards
Two 5 x 7s
Two 3.5 x 5s and four wallets
One 5 x 7 and four wallets
One 5 x 7; one 3.5 x 5 and two wallets

A young child gets a high-five during a visit with Santa Claus. (Post file photo)
A young child gets a high-five during a visit with Santa Claus. (Post file photo)

The Gardens Mall
The mall unveiled Santa’s “Enchanted Garden photo set” this month. As part of the display, the mall’s grand court has been “dressed up in magical style with boughs of evergreen, decadent, treasure-filled trees, twinkling lights, snow-covered drifts, and festive adornments of red, green, gold and silver.”

Photos with Santa in the Enchanted Garden through Christmas Eve and are available during mall hours.

The mall has also brought back its annual “FastPass” for Santa photos, which allows families to skip the line by scheduling a time for their visit. The passes can be purchased on the mall’s website. For more information, click HERE.

Photo packages with Santa range from $27 to $48.

The cheapest photo package ($27) includes:
One 5 x 7
Two 4 x 6s
Two 3 x 5s
$10 card from Shutterfly

The most expensive package ($48) includes:
Four 5 x 7s
Four 4 x 6s
Four 3 x 5s
Eight wallets
Hi-Res Photos on Flash Drive
Digital Download
$20 card from Shutterfly
For information on other packages click HERE.

The Mall at Wellington Green
Santa will pose for photos next to the mall’s annual Ice Palace. Every child who visits Santa will receive a cookie plate gift and a special offer from Lion Country Safari to visit their park during the holidays.
For hours, click here.

Prices for photo packages range from $23 to $48.
The cheapest package ($23) includes:
Two 4 x 6 photos
$20 Shutterfly promo card

The most expensive package ($48) includes:
Four 5 x 7s
Four 4 x 6s
Four 3 x 5
Eight wallets
Free digital download
$20 Shutterfly promo card.
Click HERE for details on other packages.

(Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)
(Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)

Palm Beach Outlets
Palm Beach Outlets is giving away FREE photos with Santa.

Each family will receive two 4×6 Santa photo prints and a high-res digital download of single image. Additional photos and Christmas merchandise available for purchase. One giveaway per family, per Christmas season.

Click HERE for hours

Town Center at Boca Raton
The Town Center at Boca Raton Santa Experience offers keepsake photo packages starting at $24.99. This holiday season, guests can also choose a Hasbro toy or a $20 Shutterfly promo card gift with select Santa photo packages.
Click HERE for hours

Holidays 4-1-1: Your shopping guide to the season

holidayshoppingguide

WITH 5 DAYS TO GO

WHEN WILL PALM BEACH COUNTY MALLS BE OPEN?

THE BOYNTON BEACH MALL
Today through Friday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
Monday, Dec. 26: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
THE GARDENS MALL
Today through Friday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 8 a.m to 6 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
Monday, Dec. 26: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
THE MALL AT WELLINGTON GREEN
Today through Friday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
Monday, Dec. 26: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
PALM BEACH OUTLETS
Today through Thursday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
Monday, Dec. 26: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
TOWN CENTER AT BOCA RATON
Today through Friday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
Monday, Dec. 26: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
For hours at all malls for the entire month, click here.

TOP DEALS
This year’s top 25 deals
 

(Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)
(Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)

WHERE’S SANTA?
Where to get the best and cheapest Santa photos
Santa has landed at all of Palm Beach County’s major shopping malls.

To mark his arrival, we’ve complied a list of hours and prices for photo packages with the jolly old elf.

The Boynton Beach Mall
Santa will pose for photos through Christmas Eve. Santa leaves promptly at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

Click HERE for a complete list of Santa hours.
Prices on photo packages range from $24.99 to $49.99.

The cheapest package ($24.99) includes one of the following:
One 5 x 7; one 3.5 x 5; and 2 wallets
or
One 5 x 7 and four wallets

The most expensive ($49.99) package includes the following:
Four greeting cards
Two 5 x 7s
Two 3.5 x 5s and four wallets
One 5 x 7 and four wallets
One 5 x 7; one 3.5 x 5 and two wallets

A young child gets a high-five during a visit with Santa Claus. (Post file photo)
A young child gets a high-five during a visit with Santa Claus. (Post file photo)

The Gardens Mall
The mall unveiled Santa’s “Enchanted Garden photo set” this month. As part of the display, the mall’s grand court has been “dressed up in magical style with boughs of evergreen, decadent, treasure-filled trees, twinkling lights, snow-covered drifts, and festive adornments of red, green, gold and silver.”

Photos with Santa in the Enchanted Garden through Christmas Eve and are available during mall hours.

The mall has also brought back its annual “FastPass” for Santa photos, which allows families to skip the line by scheduling a time for their visit. The passes can be purchased on the mall’s website. For more information, click HERE.

Photo packages with Santa range from $27 to $48.

The cheapest photo package ($27) includes:
One 5 x 7
Two 4 x 6s
Two 3 x 5s
$10 card from Shutterfly

The most expensive package ($48) includes:
Four 5 x 7s
Four 4 x 6s
Four 3 x 5s
Eight wallets
Hi-Res Photos on Flash Drive
Digital Download
$20 card from Shutterfly
For information on other packages click HERE.

The Mall at Wellington Green
Santa will pose for photos next to the mall’s annual Ice Palace. Every child who visits Santa will receive a cookie plate gift and a special offer from Lion Country Safari to visit their park during the holidays.
For hours, click here.

Prices for photo packages range from $23 to $48.
The cheapest package ($23) includes:
Two 4 x 6 photos
$20 Shutterfly promo card

The most expensive package ($48) includes:
Four 5 x 7s
Four 4 x 6s
Four 3 x 5
Eight wallets
Free digital download
$20 Shutterfly promo card.
Click HERE for details on other packages.

(Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)
(Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)

Palm Beach Outlets
Palm Beach Outlets is giving away FREE photos with Santa.

Each family will receive two 4×6 Santa photo prints and a high-res digital download of single image. Additional photos and Christmas merchandise available for purchase. One giveaway per family, per Christmas season.

Click HERE for hours

Town Center at Boca Raton
The Town Center at Boca Raton Santa Experience offers keepsake photo packages starting at $24.99. This holiday season, guests can also choose a Hasbro toy or a $20 Shutterfly promo card gift with select Santa photo packages.
Click HERE for hours

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WHEN WILL PALM BEACH COUNTY MALLS BE OPEN?

THE BOYNTON BEACH MALL
Today through Friday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
Monday, Dec. 26: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
THE GARDENS MALL
Today through Friday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 8 a.m to 6 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
Monday, Dec. 26: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
THE MALL AT WELLINGTON GREEN
Today through Friday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
Monday, Dec. 26: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
PALM BEACH OUTLETS
Today through Thursday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
Monday, Dec. 26: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
TOWN CENTER AT BOCA RATON
Today through Friday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
Monday, Dec. 26: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
For hours at all malls for the entire month, click here.

TOP DEALS
This year’s top 25 deals

(Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)
(Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)

 

WHERE’S SANTA?
Where to get the best and cheapest Santa photos
Santa has landed at all of Palm Beach County’s major shopping malls.

To mark his arrival, we’ve complied a list of hours and prices for photo packages with the jolly old elf.

The Boynton Beach Mall
Santa will pose for photos through Christmas Eve. Santa leaves promptly at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

Click HERE for a complete list of Santa hours.
Prices on photo packages range from $24.99 to $49.99.

The cheapest package ($24.99) includes one of the following:
One 5 x 7; one 3.5 x 5; and 2 wallets
or
One 5 x 7 and four wallets

The most expensive ($49.99) package includes the following:
Four greeting cards
Two 5 x 7s
Two 3.5 x 5s and four wallets
One 5 x 7 and four wallets
One 5 x 7; one 3.5 x 5 and two wallets

A young child gets a high-five during a visit with Santa Claus. (Post file photo)
A young child gets a high-five during a visit with Santa Claus. (Post file photo)

The Gardens Mall
The mall unveiled Santa’s “Enchanted Garden photo set” this month. As part of the display, the mall’s grand court has been “dressed up in magical style with boughs of evergreen, decadent, treasure-filled trees, twinkling lights, snow-covered drifts, and festive adornments of red, green, gold and silver.”

Photos with Santa in the Enchanted Garden through Christmas Eve and are available during mall hours.

The mall has also brought back its annual “FastPass” for Santa photos, which allows families to skip the line by scheduling a time for their visit. The passes can be purchased on the mall’s website. For more information, click HERE.

Photo packages with Santa range from $27 to $48.

The cheapest photo package ($27) includes:
One 5 x 7
Two 4 x 6s
Two 3 x 5s
$10 card from Shutterfly

The most expensive package ($48) includes:
Four 5 x 7s
Four 4 x 6s
Four 3 x 5s
Eight wallets
Hi-Res Photos on Flash Drive
Digital Download
$20 card from Shutterfly
For information on other packages click HERE.

The Mall at Wellington Green
Santa will pose for photos next to the mall’s annual Ice Palace. Every child who visits Santa will receive a cookie plate gift and a special offer from Lion Country Safari to visit their park during the holidays.
For hours, click here.

Prices for photo packages range from $23 to $48.
The cheapest package ($23) includes:
Two 4 x 6 photos
$20 Shutterfly promo card

The most expensive package ($48) includes:
Four 5 x 7s
Four 4 x 6s
Four 3 x 5
Eight wallets
Free digital download
$20 Shutterfly promo card.
Click HERE for details on other packages.

(Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)
(Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)

Palm Beach Outlets
Palm Beach Outlets is giving away FREE photos with Santa.

Each family will receive two 4×6 Santa photo prints and a high-res digital download of single image. Additional photos and Christmas merchandise available for purchase. One giveaway per family, per Christmas season.

Click HERE for hours

Town Center at Boca Raton
The Town Center at Boca Raton Santa Experience offers keepsake photo packages starting at $24.99. This holiday season, guests can also choose a Hasbro toy or a $20 Shutterfly promo card gift with select Santa photo packages.
Click HERE for hours

Holidays 4-1-1: Your shopping guide to the season

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WITH 7 DAYS TO GO

HOT AND EXCLUSIVE TOYS

One word today: Hatchimals

Arguably the hottest toy of the 2016 holiday season,  Hatchimals will be back in stock at Toys”R”Us on Sunday.

If you miss out, don’t despair, they may be one final re-stocking the popular toys this week.

THINGS TO KNOW

For Santa photos and mall hours, see below.

Best side roads to get you around busy holiday shopping traffic in Palm Beach County

Stores push deals, hope to lure shoppers for holiday stretch

If you’re shopping at the Gardens Mall, use this concierge text service to help you plan your trip: Crowds, parking, hours — Gardens Mall texts guide you when shopping

WHEN WILL PALM BEACH COUNTY MALLS BE OPEN?

THE BOYNTON BEACH MALL
Today: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Monday through Friday, Dec. 23: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
Monday, Dec. 26: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
THE GARDENS MALL
Today through Friday, Dec. 23: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 8 a.m to 6 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
Monday, Dec. 26: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
THE MALL AT WELLINGTON GREEN
Today: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Monday through Friday, Dec. 23: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
Monday, Dec. 26: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
PALM BEACH OUTLETS
Today: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Monday through Thursday, Dec. 22: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 23: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
Monday, Dec. 26: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
TOWN CENTER AT BOCA RATON
Today: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Monday through Friday, Dec. 23: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
Monday, Dec. 26: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
For hours at all malls for the entire month, click here.

TOP DEALS
This year’s top 25 deals

(Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)
(Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)

HOT AND EXCLUSIVE TOYS
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GIFT IDEAS
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WHERE’S SANTA?
Where to get the best and cheapest Santa photos
Santa has landed at all of Palm Beach County’s major shopping malls.

To mark his arrival, we’ve complied a list of hours and prices for photo packages with the jolly old elf.

The Boynton Beach Mall
Santa will pose for photos through Christmas Eve. Santa leaves promptly at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

Click HERE for a complete list of Santa hours.
Prices on photo packages range from $24.99 to $49.99.

The cheapest package ($24.99) includes one of the following:
One 5 x 7; one 3.5 x 5; and 2 wallets
or
One 5 x 7 and four wallets

The most expensive ($49.99) package includes the following:
Four greeting cards
Two 5 x 7s
Two 3.5 x 5s and four wallets
One 5 x 7 and four wallets
One 5 x 7; one 3.5 x 5 and two wallets

A young child gets a high-five during a visit with Santa Claus. (Post file photo)
A young child gets a high-five during a visit with Santa Claus. (Post file photo)

The Gardens Mall
The mall unveiled Santa’s “Enchanted Garden photo set” this month. As part of the display, the mall’s grand court has been “dressed up in magical style with boughs of evergreen, decadent, treasure-filled trees, twinkling lights, snow-covered drifts, and festive adornments of red, green, gold and silver.”

Photos with Santa in the Enchanted Garden through Christmas Eve and are available during mall hours.

The mall has also brought back its annual “FastPass” for Santa photos, which allows families to skip the line by scheduling a time for their visit. The passes can be purchased on the mall’s website. For more information, click HERE.

Photo packages with Santa range from $27 to $48.

The cheapest photo package ($27) includes:
One 5 x 7
Two 4 x 6s
Two 3 x 5s
$10 card from Shutterfly

The most expensive package ($48) includes:
Four 5 x 7s
Four 4 x 6s
Four 3 x 5s
Eight wallets
Hi-Res Photos on Flash Drive
Digital Download
$20 card from Shutterfly
For information on other packages click HERE.

The Mall at Wellington Green
Santa will pose for photos next to the mall’s annual Ice Palace. Every child who visits Santa will receive a cookie plate gift and a special offer from Lion Country Safari to visit their park during the holidays.
For hours, click here.

Prices for photo packages range from $23 to $48.
The cheapest package ($23) includes:
Two 4 x 6 photos
$20 Shutterfly promo card

The most expensive package ($48) includes:
Four 5 x 7s
Four 4 x 6s
Four 3 x 5
Eight wallets
Free digital download
$20 Shutterfly promo card.
Click HERE for details on other packages.

(Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)
(Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)

Palm Beach Outlets
Palm Beach Outlets is giving away FREE photos with Santa.

Each family will receive two 4×6 Santa photo prints and a high-res digital download of single image. Additional photos and Christmas merchandise available for purchase. One giveaway per family, per Christmas season.

Click HERE for hours

Town Center at Boca Raton
The Town Center at Boca Raton Santa Experience offers keepsake photo packages starting at $24.99. This holiday season, guests can also choose a Hasbro toy or a $20 Shutterfly promo card gift with select Santa photo packages.
Click HERE for hours

Holidays 4-1-1: Your shopping guide to the season

holidayshoppingguide

WITH 8 DAYS TO GO

THINGS TO KNOW
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WHEN WILL PALM BEACH COUNTY MALLS BE OPEN?

THE BOYNTON BEACH MALL
Today: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Monday through Friday, Dec. 23: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
Monday, Dec. 26: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
THE GARDENS MALL
Today through Friday, Dec. 23: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 8 a.m to 6 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
Monday, Dec. 26: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
THE MALL AT WELLINGTON GREEN
Today: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Monday through Friday, Dec. 23: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
Monday, Dec. 26: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
PALM BEACH OUTLETS
Today: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Monday through Thursday, Dec. 22: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 23: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
Monday, Dec. 26: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
TOWN CENTER AT BOCA RATON
Today: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Monday through Friday, Dec. 23: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
Monday, Dec. 26: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
For hours at all malls for the entire month, click here.

TOP DEALS
This year’s top 25 deals
 

(Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)
(Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)

HOT AND EXCLUSIVE TOYS
xxxx

GIFT IDEAS
xxxx

WHERE’S SANTA?
Where to get the best and cheapest Santa photos
Santa has landed at all of Palm Beach County’s major shopping malls.

To mark his arrival, we’ve complied a list of hours and prices for photo packages with the jolly old elf.

The Boynton Beach Mall
Santa will pose for photos through Christmas Eve. Santa leaves promptly at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

Click HERE for a complete list of Santa hours.
Prices on photo packages range from $24.99 to $49.99.

The cheapest package ($24.99) includes one of the following:
One 5 x 7; one 3.5 x 5; and 2 wallets
or
One 5 x 7 and four wallets

The most expensive ($49.99) package includes the following:
Four greeting cards
Two 5 x 7s
Two 3.5 x 5s and four wallets
One 5 x 7 and four wallets
One 5 x 7; one 3.5 x 5 and two wallets

A young child gets a high-five during a visit with Santa Claus. (Post file photo)
A young child gets a high-five during a visit with Santa Claus. (Post file photo)

The Gardens Mall
The mall unveiled Santa’s “Enchanted Garden photo set” this month. As part of the display, the mall’s grand court has been “dressed up in magical style with boughs of evergreen, decadent, treasure-filled trees, twinkling lights, snow-covered drifts, and festive adornments of red, green, gold and silver.”

Photos with Santa in the Enchanted Garden through Christmas Eve and are available during mall hours.

The mall has also brought back its annual “FastPass” for Santa photos, which allows families to skip the line by scheduling a time for their visit. The passes can be purchased on the mall’s website. For more information, click HERE.

Photo packages with Santa range from $27 to $48.

The cheapest photo package ($27) includes:
One 5 x 7
Two 4 x 6s
Two 3 x 5s
$10 card from Shutterfly

The most expensive package ($48) includes:
Four 5 x 7s
Four 4 x 6s
Four 3 x 5s
Eight wallets
Hi-Res Photos on Flash Drive
Digital Download
$20 card from Shutterfly
For information on other packages click HERE.

The Mall at Wellington Green
Santa will pose for photos next to the mall’s annual Ice Palace. Every child who visits Santa will receive a cookie plate gift and a special offer from Lion Country Safari to visit their park during the holidays.
For hours, click here.

Prices for photo packages range from $23 to $48.
The cheapest package ($23) includes:
Two 4 x 6 photos
$20 Shutterfly promo card

The most expensive package ($48) includes:
Four 5 x 7s
Four 4 x 6s
Four 3 x 5
Eight wallets
Free digital download
$20 Shutterfly promo card.
Click HERE for details on other packages.

(Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)
(Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)

Palm Beach Outlets
Palm Beach Outlets is giving away FREE photos with Santa.

Each family will receive two 4×6 Santa photo prints and a high-res digital download of single image. Additional photos and Christmas merchandise available for purchase. One giveaway per family, per Christmas season.

Click HERE for hours

Town Center at Boca Raton
The Town Center at Boca Raton Santa Experience offers keepsake photo packages starting at $24.99. This holiday season, guests can also choose a Hasbro toy or a $20 Shutterfly promo card gift with select Santa photo packages.
Click HERE for hours

Holidays 4-1-1: Your shopping guide to the season

holidayshoppingguide

WITH 9 DAYS TO GO

THINGS TO KNOW
xxxx

WHEN WILL PALM BEACH COUNTY MALLS BE OPEN?

THE BOYNTON BEACH MALL
Today: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Monday through Friday, Dec. 23: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
Monday, Dec. 26: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
THE GARDENS MALL
Today through Friday, Dec. 23: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 8 a.m to 6 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
Monday, Dec. 26: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
THE MALL AT WELLINGTON GREEN
Today: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Monday through Friday, Dec. 23: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
Monday, Dec. 26: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
PALM BEACH OUTLETS
Today: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Monday through Thursday, Dec. 22: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 23: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
Monday, Dec. 26: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
TOWN CENTER AT BOCA RATON
Today: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Monday through Friday, Dec. 23: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
Monday, Dec. 26: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
For hours at all malls for the entire month, click here.

TOP DEALS
This year’s top 25 deals
 

(Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)
(Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)

HOT AND EXCLUSIVE TOYS
xxxx

GIFT IDEAS
xxxx

WHERE’S SANTA?
Where to get the best and cheapest Santa photos
Santa has landed at all of Palm Beach County’s major shopping malls.

To mark his arrival, we’ve complied a list of hours and prices for photo packages with the jolly old elf.

The Boynton Beach Mall
Santa will pose for photos through Christmas Eve. Santa leaves promptly at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

Click HERE for a complete list of Santa hours.
Prices on photo packages range from $24.99 to $49.99.

The cheapest package ($24.99) includes one of the following:
One 5 x 7; one 3.5 x 5; and 2 wallets
or
One 5 x 7 and four wallets

The most expensive ($49.99) package includes the following:
Four greeting cards
Two 5 x 7s
Two 3.5 x 5s and four wallets
One 5 x 7 and four wallets
One 5 x 7; one 3.5 x 5 and two wallets

A young child gets a high-five during a visit with Santa Claus. (Post file photo)
A young child gets a high-five during a visit with Santa Claus. (Post file photo)

The Gardens Mall
The mall unveiled Santa’s “Enchanted Garden photo set” this month. As part of the display, the mall’s grand court has been “dressed up in magical style with boughs of evergreen, decadent, treasure-filled trees, twinkling lights, snow-covered drifts, and festive adornments of red, green, gold and silver.”

Photos with Santa in the Enchanted Garden through Christmas Eve and are available during mall hours.

The mall has also brought back its annual “FastPass” for Santa photos, which allows families to skip the line by scheduling a time for their visit. The passes can be purchased on the mall’s website. For more information, click HERE.

Photo packages with Santa range from $27 to $48.

The cheapest photo package ($27) includes:
One 5 x 7
Two 4 x 6s
Two 3 x 5s
$10 card from Shutterfly

The most expensive package ($48) includes:
Four 5 x 7s
Four 4 x 6s
Four 3 x 5s
Eight wallets
Hi-Res Photos on Flash Drive
Digital Download
$20 card from Shutterfly
For information on other packages click HERE.

The Mall at Wellington Green
Santa will pose for photos next to the mall’s annual Ice Palace. Every child who visits Santa will receive a cookie plate gift and a special offer from Lion Country Safari to visit their park during the holidays.
For hours, click here.

Prices for photo packages range from $23 to $48.
The cheapest package ($23) includes:
Two 4 x 6 photos
$20 Shutterfly promo card

The most expensive package ($48) includes:
Four 5 x 7s
Four 4 x 6s
Four 3 x 5
Eight wallets
Free digital download
$20 Shutterfly promo card.
Click HERE for details on other packages.

(Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)
(Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)

Palm Beach Outlets
Palm Beach Outlets is giving away FREE photos with Santa.

Each family will receive two 4×6 Santa photo prints and a high-res digital download of single image. Additional photos and Christmas merchandise available for purchase. One giveaway per family, per Christmas season.

Click HERE for hours

Town Center at Boca Raton
The Town Center at Boca Raton Santa Experience offers keepsake photo packages starting at $24.99. This holiday season, guests can also choose a Hasbro toy or a $20 Shutterfly promo card gift with select Santa photo packages.
Click HERE for hours

Best side roads to get you around busy holiday shopping traffic in Palm Beach County

You’re not alone. Yes, I’m talking to you, the person who is looking for a way home that doesn’t take you past a shopping mall. Or a way to your doctor’s appointment that won’t lead you along a street where cars will be stacked up in a right-turn lane to get to JC Penney’s.

I used to work at a mall. I was an assistant manager at Picture People at the Mall at Wellington Green while in college, and during the holidays I often walked 10 or 15 minutes from a distant parking space to the store.

» RELATED: Your holiday shopping guide

And that was after I sat in traffic for 20 or 30 minutes just trying to find a parking space to begin with.

So I know all too well the pain of struggling to navigate traffic around a shopping mall during the holidays. That’s why I’ve put together this list of side roads and alternate routes to help you get around the deadlock.

Inside, shoppers are happily searching for the perfect gift. Outside, it's the Wild West of traffic. Don't worry — we'll help you get around the traffic. (Lannis Waters/The Palm Beach Post) —    Wellington  -  Macy's shoppers head out into the Mall at Wellington Green Friday for more Black Friday savings.
Inside, shoppers are happily searching for the perfect gift. Outside, it’s the Wild West of traffic. Don’t worry — we’ll help you get around the traffic. (Lannis Waters/The Palm Beach Post) — Wellington – Macy’s shoppers head out into the Mall at Wellington Green Friday for more Black Friday savings.

All of these routes are going to take you a little out-of-the-way. But if you time it just right, you’ll save yourself the headache of sitting bumper-to-bumper with other frustrated drivers who just want to get home.

Check out my suggestions, then comment to share your ideas.

Gardens Mall / Downtown at the Gardens / Legacy Place

This is a great destination shopping area — but if you want to avoid it altogether, that could be difficult. Suggested routes: Military Trail to Kyoto Gardens Drive, then take Alternate A1A north to Donald Ross Road or south to Burns Road.

Palm Beach Outlets

This area is surrounded by development, so there’s still quite a bit of potential for congestion, even on side roads. Suggested routes: Use either Village Boulevard or Australian Avenue to travel north and south and avoid the stretch of Palm Beach Lakes directly to the south of the mall, where most people access the shopping area’s parking lots.

Mall at Wellington Green

I have a particular soft spot for these options, because I use them quite frequently. Suggested routes: If heading or coming from the west, use Stribling Way and State Road 7; if heading or coming from the east, use a combination of Lyons Road, Stribling Way and State Road 7.

Boynton Beach Mall

This can be a little tricky; similar to the Palm Beach Outlets, the Boynton Beach Mall has seen a surge in surrounding development in recent years, especially with the addition of more homes in Renaissance Commons. If you don’t need to drive near this mall during the holidays, don’t. Suggested routes: For east-west travel, use Gateway Boulevard to the north or Boynton Beach Boulevard to the south. For north-south travel, take either Lawrence Road or head east of I-95 to take Seacrest Boulevard. (Again, these routes aren’t for people in a rush — just for those who want to avoid that bumper-to-bumper traffic you inevitably find near malls around the holidays.)

Town Center at Boca Raton

This area is a great destination shopping spot — along the lines of the Gardens Mall. It also happens to offer some of the more direct routes that let you get around it. Suggested routes: For north-south travel, take either Powerline Road or Military Trail. Just keep in mind that Military does not intersect with Glades Road, so if you need to get onto I-95 or Florida’s Turnpike, you may want to head St. Andrews Boulevard, which borders the mall south of Glades but saves you the trouble of going too far north or south. For east-west travel, take either Palmetto Park or Yamato roads.

Now it’s your turn: Comment to share your thoughts on holiday shopping traffic and how you try to avoid it each year.