You’ve made it through the craziness of the Thanksgiving weekend with the family, Black Friday shopping and the unpredictability of tree decorating with kiddos hopped up on peppermint hot chocolate and dreams. Now it’s time to take a deep breath, head to Westfield Garden State Plaza mall for a visit with it's very real Santa Claus and a relaxing day of holiday shopping.
You heard right. Santa Claus has arrived at Westfield Garden State Plaza so you can check your visit with the Jolly Old Elf off your to-do list while you’re there. Book a FastPass and you won’t have to stand in line with fidgety littles in uncomfortable clothes praying that they won’t mess up their hair. All you have to do is reserve your day and time online, pick your photo package, pay in advance and print your confirmation. Show up to Macy’s Court, Level 2 at the appointed time and you’ll be able to get the perfect pic, power through your gift buying and still have time to bake (and decorate!) those cookies you saw on Pinterest.
With 3 easily convenient valet parking locations (2 of which are covered) – finding a parking spot during the holiday season is never an issue. And what about the yearly game of “How many bags can I hang off the stroller handles before I tip the thing?” Westfield Garden State Plaza has you covered. Take advantage of their Concierge services where you can check your coat and packages and they will store them safely until your shopping is complete. You’ll be able to treat your kids to lunch and a trip to the new play space unencumbered. Have a question while shopping? Simply text the Concierge and get your question answered on the spot. With service like this, it really is the most wonderful time of the year!
What's even more exciting is Mad Science is coming back to Garden State Plaza for a high energy holiday show filled with demonstrations of fun, educational and spectacular science experiments! Admission is FREE or you can purchase the VIP package for $10 (all proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital) which includes an arts & craft project with Santa, 1 LED fidget spinner, a kids meal at Chick-Fil-A and an AMC Theatre children movie ticket.
Mad Science Holiday show dates are Wednesday, December 6th and 13th from 5pm–6pm and Saturday, December 9th and 16th from 10 am–11am.
Santa is in town now through December 23rd, Monday through Saturday, 10am – 9pm. Dasher, Dancer and the gang get fed twice a day, from 1pm – 2pm and from 5pm – 6pm. Special hours apply on December 6th, 9th, 13th, 16th and 23rd. Please check the website for details.Westfield Garden State Plaza One Garden State Plaza, Paramus 201.843.2121