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Guest Blogger - April Clark, Fashion Aficionado, Beauty, Lifestyle Blogger ​​​​​

As your holiday calendar begins to fill up take a moment to plan special family moments this holiday season.  Here are a few activities you can do with your family at Crabtree.

TAKE A FAMILY PICTURE WITH SANTA. Each year a nice tradition is taking a picture with Santa.  Plan on wearing coordinating colors to look unified for the picture.  Each year you can look at how much your family has grown and share the tradition with your kids to carry on.

HAVE A FAMILY MEAL!  There are so many eateries at Crabtree.  Another tradition can be to eat out for Christmas Eve to give Mom and Dad a break from cooking.  Settle on a restaurant that has your family’s favorite items and enjoy!

DO A GIFT SWAP. Add names to a jar, have everyone pick a family member, give everyone a set limit and shop! Once everyone has shopped for the family member they picked, share the gifts with a cup of hot chocolate and dessert for a nice ending to the day!

TAKE A SELFIE! Take a family photo at one of Crabtree’s Selfie Stations.  Upload your family picture and enter to win a $250 gift card.  Instantly send friends and family a snapshot as a virtual holiday card.

SHOP FOR A SPECIAL ORNAMENT. A nice tradition that most families start is purchasing an annual ornament to add to the tree.  Shop as a family, take a vote and select an ornament.  Each year your ornament will be filled with a memory of the current year.   A nice keepsake box of these exclusive ornaments makes it easy to pass down for years to come.

SHOP FOR YOUR HOSTESS GIFT. Your family is sure to get invited to a holiday party or two.  Decide on what you all want to give as a family and let each member sign the card.  It will make giving more personal!

GIVE. A nice tradition to do as a family is to decide what charity to give to this holiday season.  While you’re out shopping for each other pick something that will make the season bright for someone else.


For your convenience and enjoyment, you can now schedule the exact time and date you wish to visit with Santa at Crabtree Valley Mall. No crowds, no lines, and a premium experience for you and your children. Your $20 deposit will be applied toward your photo and/or USB purchase when you arrive on time for your appointment.

Reserving your time with Santa is easy! Enter the number of children in your party, along with your preferred date and time below to start the appointment process. Please schedule carefully. While you will be able to log in and make changes to your appointment booking through your confirmation email page while times remain available, you may not reschedule within 24 hours of your appointment time.


Enter to win!

Register to win a $250 Crabtree Valley Mall holiday shopping spree to be given away between November 24-December 23!  One winner be selected daily! Winners will be contacted by phone and or email. 

Visit Crabtree Valley Mall and take photos of yourself and friends at the holiday photo stations! Post your picture to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using #crabtreevalleymall and you will receive extra entries!