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The Holidays Are Happening Now at USA Luxury Shopping Consortium Retail Districts and Shopping Centers

December 10, 2019 Visit USA No Comments Email Email

The USA Luxury Shopping Consortium is a select group of ten luxury retail districts and shopping centers located throughout the USA in key travel destinations for domestic and international travelers. The destinations include Atlanta, Honolulu, Houston, Las Vegas, Newport Beach, New York City, Orlando, Santa Monica, Scottsdale and Washington DC. Each center offers the finest in luxury brands and contemporary shops in addition to a collection of signature restaurants and cafes.

The USA Luxury Shopping Consortium Districts and Centers have an array of events planned along with gift ideas to make this holiday season truly special. Holiday tree and menorah lighting ceremonies shine to bring a festive feel to destinations with snowy lanes or sunny skies. Visits with Santa and photo memories vary in design from location to location. Be sure to check each location’s website for hours, reservations or special access passes to avoid waits. Each location also offers complimentary personal shopping assistance to find that perfect gift for friends and loved ones, or a special ensemble for ringing in the New Year-which is always festive at one of the Luxury Shopping Consortium’s signature restaurants or cocktail lounges.

For today’s stylish travelers, each location also creates special shopping and dining experiences, amenities and services for luxury travelers with advance notice, such as car service, package return to hotels, alterations, beauty makeovers, champagne greetings, gifts with purchase and more. The following is a preview of distinctive holiday events, performances and unique gift ideas offered at USA Luxury Shopping Consortium retail districts and shopping centers this holiday season. Cheers!

Scottsdale-Scottsdale Fashion Square invites travelers to experience the interactive Elf Academy at HGTV’s Santa HQ through December 24th. Try on the latest elf looks with Santa’s Magic Mirror, where guests create their very own Elf-ID Card and scan themselves on the Naughty or Nice O’Meter. Also, bring your cameras for photos of “Canal Convergence”, which features two separate artwork installations in the center’s East and West wings that feature desert imagery cut from acrylic and illuminated by LEDs. The exhibits feature patterns etched into surface, then the designs are distorted into a dreamlike and sci-fantasy reality through colorful materials and light. For further information, visit

Santa Monica- Santa Monica Place offers visitors a variety of holiday events and entertainment including a breakfast with Santa on December 7th, then Pet Photos with Santa December 11th and 18th. The center will host live musical entertainment in Center Plaza on Thursdays-Sundays during the holiday, including the Santa Monica Place Beach Belles from December 13th-December 24th. These Rockette-style dancers will be performing under the tree in Center Plaza. For details and further information, visit

Atlanta-The Shops Buckhead Atlanta will transform into a festive holiday destination, complete with merry window displays, holiday block parties, a gift-wrapping station and the Buckhead Bake Off to kick off this joyous time of year. Dazzling art deco décor and holiday lights will thread throughout the district’s winding streetscape, welcoming kids of all ages to join in the celebration. The merriment kicks off on November 30th with the Holiday Bake Off, followed by festive block parties on December 7th and 14th from Noon to 4pm where visitors are invited to enjoy live entertainment, activities and festivities. Visit for further information.

Washington DC-Tysons Corner Center is welcoming guests with a variety of events and activities including a Santa Breakfast, Yappy Hour for furry friends and a special Christmas Fitness Event to help work off all those holiday goodies! A special gift guide helps travelers find the perfect present for friends and family at home. Visit

Newport Beach-Fashion Island invites visitors to Orange County to join them for a festive tree lighting ceremony on November 22nd and 23rd in the Neiman Marcus/Bloomingdale’s Courtyard. Guests will enjoy a special performance by The Young Americans along with visits with Santa in his custom-designed house on the Atrium Lawn through December 24th. Complimentary personal shoppers assist travelers in finding the perfect holiday outfit or gift. Visit

New York City-The 33rd Annual Miracle on Madison Avenue will kick off on Saturday, December 7th from 10am-5pm. A cherished tradition, the event will feature Santa and costumed carolers strolling the Avenue, while select stores greet guests with champagne toasts, personal shopping, gift assistance and more. A percentage of sales that day will benefit The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. For further event information, visit

Honolulu- Royal Hawaiian Center will kick off the 2019 holiday season with an evening of family entertainment in The Royal Grove on November 27th. Visitors are invited to join in as Santa Marty officially lights up the thirty four foot Hawaiian Holiday Tree, enjoy hula by Hālau Hula ‘O Kamuela and a Hawaiian Holiday Concert by Nā Hoa. Young travelers can keep in touch with Santa Marty through Santa’s Mailbox, where they can write letters to Santa on special Royal Hawaiian Center stationery and let him know what they wish for and where they will be on Christmas morning. Family travelers to Honolulu can also sign up for storytime, cookie decorating and FREE photos with Santa Marty on December 6th by registering at

Orlando- The Mall at Millenia understands that it’s hard to buy gifts for that “First Class Flier”. But they’ve put together fabulous fashion and gift videos at Luxury at its best! Also, the Mall offers two services for holiday travelers including purchases made over the phone that can be delivered to hotels and resorts within forty miles of the Mall-on the same day! For travelers with a long Santa list…the Mall offers a Shop + Ship service which provides travelers with a $40 credit to ship their same day purchases anywhere in the world exclusively at their onsite post office.

For further information, locations, hours and event schedule, visit

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