Pop-up gallery takes over Clematis Street space

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Art has made its way out of an art show and onto Clematis Street in West Palm Beach.

Mr. Brainwash made such a big splash at the Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair this past weekend in the city owned “tent site” that a Cleveland-based gallery has opened a pop-up art gallery downtown featuring his work and other artists.

Contessa Gallery now is leasing 539 Clematis Street  as a winter satellite location, according to gallery co-owner Steve Hartman.

The pop-up gallery, which began stocking the space immediately after the weekend show, was an impulsive move by Hartman and West Palm Beach property owner Jonathan Gladstone.

But sometimes art, like love, is hard to explain.

So it was that Gladstone and one of his children were captivated by the modern pieces shown by Contessa, which has a collection featuring pieces by Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein.

Gladstone was especially struck by works done by Mr. Brainwash, the high-profile street artist and former French filmmaker, Thierry Guetta, also known as MBW.

And Hartman, who counts a longtime following of Palm Beach and Miami clients, had been thinking of setting up shop in a more permanent way locally.

Neither man overthought it, fortunately, and 36 hours after they met, Hartman was putting pieces up on the wall of Gladstone’s building.

The property previously housed Footwear & More and prior to that, Habatat Galleries.

Gladstone is psyched about his current tenant: “It’s maybe one of the greatest opportunities for Clematis Street to present a really serious artist and one that has worldwide recognition.”

Contessa’s Hartman is excited, too. It’s the first pop-up gallery he’s done but he’s thinking of doing it other cities.

“We’re very passionate about what we do and we talk to everybody,” he said. “We’re very approachable.”

And fun. The whimsical pop artwork stocked by Contessa is recognizable and easy to appreciate.

And the folks at Contessa like to spend time talking to buyers, who often become close friends, Hartman said.

Hartman said Mr. Brainwash is particularly sought after: “He’s the hottest artist in the world. And he’s collected all over the world.”

On Wednesday afternoon, about 50 works were already hung on the walls and more were on the way.

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

holidayshoppingguide

WITH LAST DAY LEFT TO SHOP!

THINGS TO KNOW
xxxx

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

Walmart cuts Christmas Eve hours

Walmart announced Tuesday that it will scale back its hours on Christmas Eve so employees can spend more time with their families.

FILE - In this May 9, 2013, file photo, a worker pushes shopping carts in front of a Wal-Mart store in La Habra, Calif. Wal-Mart will now let you pay with your phone at all 4,600 stores nationwide. With Walmart Pay, the cashier scans a QR code on the phone screen to complete the payment. The effort is part of Wal-Mart's overall strategy to making shopping easier and faster. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
FILE – In this May 9, 2013, file photo, a worker pushes shopping carts in front of a Wal-Mart store in La Habra, Calif. Wal-Mart will now let you pay with your phone at all 4,600 stores nationwide. With Walmart Pay, the cashier scans a QR code on the phone screen to complete the payment. The effort is part of Wal-Mart’s overall strategy to making shopping easier and faster. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

The company said it plans to close its stores at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve – two hours earlier than in previous years.

“Our associates work hard all year to make this Holiday season special for our customers, and we truly appreciate what they do every day,” Judith McKenna, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Walmart’s U.S. unit, said in a prepared statement released by the company. “We also know that getting home on Christmas Eve to spend time with families is important. That’s why this year we’ll be closing at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve.”

Walmart employees more than 2 million associates worldwide.

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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WITH 6 DAYS TO GO

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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

holidayshoppingguide

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
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 8 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.
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