This local mall is giving away FREE photos with Santa

Palm Beach Outlets in West Palm Beach will be giving away FREE photos with Santa this holiday season, the retail center announced on Wednesday. 072514 Christmas in July 2

Beginning on Black Friday, the Outlets will give each family two free professional Santa photos along with a digital download of a single image. The retail center notes: one giveaway per family, per Christmas season. Some restrictions may apply.

The giveaway, the first of its kind for the outdoor shopping hub, continues through Christmas Eve.

Additional photos and Christmas merchandise will be available for purchase.

“This is a first for us and we are thrilled to give this extraordinary holiday gift to all of our shoppers,” said Palm Beach Outlets Marketing Director Pam Rada. “We hope this personalized keepsake will add to their holiday spirit.”

 

 

 

Halloween 5K, trick-or-treating events planned at PB Outlets

Palm Beach Outlets will host two Halloween-themed events this weekend, including mall-wide trick or treating and a 5K run to benefit a local nonprofit.

103004-Stuart-Emily Bodenheimer, 2, checks out her candy load while she and her sisters "Trick or Treat"  the merchants of downtown Stuart after the 6th annual Hobgoblin Parade on Osceola Street Saturday. Children, lead by the Stuart Fire Department, paraded through downtown Stuart in their Halloween costumes. Meghan McCarthy/Staff Photographer
103004-Stuart-Emily Bodenheimer, 2, checks out her candy load while she and her sisters “Trick or Treat” the merchants of downtown Stuart after the 6th annual Hobgoblin Parade on Osceola Street Saturday. Children, lead by the Stuart Fire Department, paraded through downtown Stuart in their Halloween costumes. Meghan McCarthy/Staff Photographer

Here are the details:

5K and mall-wide trick-or-treating

Who: Palm Beach Outlets and Quantum House

What: Inaugural Phantom 5K, Monster Mile and Devil Dash benefiting Quantum House along with a Costume Contest and Treats

When: Sat., Oct. 29 – Registration opens at 6 a.m. Phantom 5K – 7:30 a.m., Monster Mile – 8:45 a.m., Kids Devil Dash – 9 a.m., Awards Ceremony – 9 a.m., Costume Contest – 9:30a.m. Stores open at 10 a.m.

Where: Palm Beach Outlets, 1751 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, West Palm Beach

Description: In addition to the Phantom 5K, Monster Mile and Devil Dash, kids can take part in a costume contest and mall-wide trick-or-treating with participating stores. For more information and to register for any of the races, log onto register.racepartner.com/PhantomRun. Proceeds benefit Quantum House, a caring and supportive home that lessens the burden for families whose children are receiving treatment in Palm Beach County for a serious medical condition.

“Trunk or Treat” Auto Event and Costume Party

Who: Palm Beach Outlets and Art of Speed Auto Events

What: “Trunk or Treat” Auto Event and Costume Party, the theme of this month’s Cars & Coffee Palm Beach event. This monthly gathering of South Florida’s finest automobiles will feature super heroes and super cars and is expected to attract auto enthusiasts from south and central Florida to viewa massive diversity of exotic, custom and classic vehicles. All makes and models are welcome to attend this family-friendly event. Cost is $5 per vehicle to display in the show field and free to spectators. Hot coffee and breakfast items will be available for purchase.

When: 9 a.m. to noon, Sun., Oct. 30

Where: In the northwest and north lot of Palm Beach Outlets, 1751 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, West Palm Beach

Description: Everyone is invited to dress for a fun day of Halloween. Only children 15 years or younger can wear a mask. Participants may choose to offer “store bought” candy from their cars for trick-or-treating kids. No homemade candy is allowed.

See which new store is coming to Palm Beach Outlets

Columbia Sportswear, an outdoor apparel store, plans to open its doors this month at the Palm Beach Outlets in West Palm Beach.

Shoppers looking for deals on the day after Christmas work their way through the Palm Beach Outlets in West Palm Beach on December 26, 2014.  (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)
Shoppers looking for deals on the day after Christmas work their way through the Palm Beach Outlets in West Palm Beach on December 26, 2014. (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)

The Portland, Oregon-based retailer plans to open its new store at 10 a.m. on Oct. 21. The chain says a grand opening celebration with “great offers” is planned from Oct. 21 to Oct. 23.

The Beef Jerky Outlet to open in West Palm Beach

The Beef Jerky Outlet plans to open its doors in West Palm Beach next month.

Beef jerky
Beef jerky

The national chain, which has 57 franchise locations, including 6 founder-owned stores, plans to open at the Palm Beach Outlets in early June, the company announced Wednesday.

The specialty store offers more than 200 jerky varieties, sizes and flavors.  Specialty meats include kangaroo, alligator, venison and elk, as well as exotic flavors like Moonshine and Cajun.

“I love beef jerky and have been making it for years for our camping, diving, rafting and skiing outings,” said Don Jones, who owns the West Palm Beach Beef Jerky Outlet with his wife Lupe.  “Jerky was a great snack throughout my military career and a big reason why I became interested in the franchise.”

 

Mother’s Day 2016: Palm Beach Outlets offering moms “special treats”

A number of stores at the Palm Beach Outlets will be offering special treats and promotions to mothers on Saturday.

Palm Beach Outlets mall
Palm Beach Outlets mall

The “Mother’s Appreciation Day” event runs from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 7.

Participating retailers include Guess Factory, First Watch, Crabtree & Evelyn Outlet, dressbarn, J. Crew | Crewcuts Factory, Perfumania, Soma, Lindt Chocolate Shop, O’Neill, Skechers, Steve Madden and Jockey.

Moms can also register to win a pink Fitbit and gift certificates to the Sari Center for massages, acupuncture and more.

TooJay’s, First Watch restaurants opening in Palm Beach Outlets

Two popular restaurants — TooJay’s and First Watch — are opening their doors at the Palm Beach Outlets.

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First Watch Sunrise Granola Bowl

First Watch is set to open on Monday, offering made-to-order breakfast, brunch and lunch. The restaurant will employ about 25 people at this new 3,500-square-foot space located next to AT&T near Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard and Congress Avenue.

TooJay’s is slated to open at the Outlets this summer, mall officials said.  The opening would mark TooJay’s 27th location in Florida.

Meanwhile, Perfect Oil, a family-owned and operated eco-friendly aromatherapy and home fragrance shop, also will open on April 4. The store will be located across from Guess.

PB Outlets to host race car display this weekend

A group of race cars will be on display on Sunday at the Palm Beach Outlets.

The “Cars & Coffee” showing is part of a monthly gathering at the open air outlet mall.

Here are the details:

The Formula One-style steering wheel contains many of the controls that would otherwise clutter up the dashboard, including the 'manetto' performance control switch (lower right), the start button (lower left) and up/down shift buttons (right under your thunbs). Not readily visible in the photo is a row of red LEDs across the top of the wheel's rim that flash as you get close to the RPM limit of the engine… just like the Ferrari race cars.
The Formula One-style steering wheel contains many of the controls that would otherwise clutter up the dashboard, including the ‘manetto’ performance control switch (lower right), the start button (lower left) and up/down shift buttons (right under your thunbs). Not readily visible in the photo is a row of red LEDs across the top of the wheel’s rim that flash as you get close to the RPM limit of the engine… just like the Ferrari race cars.

Who/What: A monthly gathering of South Florida’s finest automobiles presented by Art of Speed Auto Events, LLC, which attracts auto enthusiasts from all over south and central Florida who come to view a massive diversity of exotic, custom and classic vehicles. March is “Race Car Month” and will feature all types of race cars.

All makes and models are welcome to attend this free family-friendly event. Cost is $2 per vehicle to display in the show field and free to spectators.

When: Sun., March 20, from 9 a.m. to noon

Where: In the northwest and north lot of Palm Beach Outlets, 1751 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, West Palm Beach

Cost: Free

Public information: Call organizer John Zeilinga at (561) 756-3063 or Palm Beach Outlets at (561) 515-4400. Websites: www.carsandcoffeepb.com  and www.palmbeachoutlets.com.

5 things to know as the Palm Beach Outlets mall turns 2 this weekend

A shower of confetti covers dignitaries during grand opening of the Palm Beach Outlets Friday, February 14, 2014.   (Lannis Waters / The Palm Beach Post)
A shower of confetti covers dignitaries during grand opening of the Palm Beach Outlets Friday, February 14, 2014. (Lannis Waters / The Palm Beach Post)

Valentine’s Day: A time for love, romance — and shopping.

The Palm Beach Outlets mall turns 2 this week, and it’s hosting a celebration this weekend to mark the occasion.

The event will feature the World Birthday Cake-Eating Championship, which kicks off at 1 p.m. Saturday. There also will be events for children, entertainment, raffles and sidewalk sales through Sunday evening.

About that cake-eating contest: It’s an eight-minute challenge, sanctioned by Major League Eating. Twelve eaters will chow down for a portion of $5,000 in cash prizes. The winner last year, Matt Stonie — who happens to be the No. 1 eater in the world — set a new world record by eating 14.5 pounds of birthday cake in under eight minutes.

For more information about the mall’s birthday celebration, call 561-515-4400 or go to www.palmbeachoutlets.com.

Here are five things to know about the Palm Beach Outlets as you head out to shop this weekend:

1. It was the top commercial property sale of 2015 in Palm Beach County. The main outlet mall sold for $278 million, and the Marketplace at the Outlets strip center sold for $116.7 million.

2. More stores are planned — a lot more stores. The developer in November 2014 filed plans for another wing to the mall, near Forever 21, which would house 30 more retailers.

3. Before the Palm Beach Outlets mall, there was the Palm Beach Mall. Opening in 1967, the Palm Beach Mall was the premiere shopping destination in Palm Beach County for decades. Check out photos here of it being demolished to make way for the outlets.

4. County officials are using the mall to lure tourists. The outlets and other Palm Beach County malls were featured in a marketing campaign to draw tourists from Brazil to Palm Beach County for Black Friday.

5. Those visitors have given a boost to surrounding businesses. At the Best Western Palm Beach Lakes Inn across the street from the outlets, the director of sales and marketing told The Palm Beach Post in June that the hotel has seen a huge jump in the number of international tourists visiting to shop at the mall.

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Free South Fla Fair tickets to those who donate food this weekend

Want to go to the South Florida Fair for free? Bring some non-perishable food items to the Palm Beach Outlets on Saturday and you’ll receive one free ticket.

Here are the details from a news release announcing the event:

Fireworks go off over the midway during the opening night Ride-A-Thon at the South Florida Fair in West Palm Beach on January 15, 2015. (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)
Fireworks go off over the midway during the opening night Ride-A-Thon at the South Florida Fair in West Palm Beach on January 15, 2015. (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)

Who/What: Palm Beach Outlets and the South Florida Fair are partnering for a worthy cause. They’re collecting non-perishable food items during its Food 4 Funevent to benefit the Palm Beach County Food Bank.

Those who donate at least two items will receive one ticket to the South Florida Fair that is good for free admission on any Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday during the fair, which runs from Jan. 15-31 at the South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach. The ticket limit is two per person. This year’s fair theme is “Discover the Palm Beaches, powered by FPL.”

When: Sat., Jan. 9, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Palm Beach Outlets, 1751 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, West Palm Beach

Public information: Call Palm Beach Outlets at (561) 515-4400 or South Florida Fair at (561) 793-0333.

» Not able to make it to the mall on Saturday? Here are seven ways you can get discounted fair tickets.