23 Nov 2017

How Do You Holiday? Westfield Mall Is The Place To Be || Tampa Mama

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With four kids, I have to be on ready for Christmas! And shopping early at Westfield Shopping Centers is the perfect place for us to get a head start on the holidays! We love Westfield Shopping Centers – Westfield Brandon, Westfield Citrus Park and Westfield Countryside, because we know we will always find awesome deals and gifts for everyone on our lists!

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Here are some tips for making your holiday shopping just as enjoyable as walking in a winter wonderland!


  • Plan a Westfield Shopping date night!  With three locations around the Tampa Bay area, there’s bound to be one close by! My husband and I love to plan a date night to shop for the kids and then enjoy the sights and sounds of the season with a dinner at one of the many restaurants found at Westfield Shopping Malls!  We love California Pizza Kitchen at Westfield Brandon!  This has become a holiday tradition for us!
  • Take advantage of Family Parking!  Westfield Brandon has spots near the mall so your little ones won’t have to walk that far!
  • If you are taking your little elves shopping, make sure to break up the day with a stop at the PlaySpaces inside the mall near the food court! And if you are shopping with even littler ones, make yourself at home in the Family Lounges. These are the perfect places to stop into and take a break from a days worth of shopping!
  • Skip the line to see Santa!  Hop online and get into the fast lane to see Santa! Westfield Citrus Park Mall is already taking reservations!
  • Short on time this season?!  Get your car washed with Pronto Wash while you shop!  It’s the perfect way to multi-task this holiday!

Holiday Happenings

And there’s always something fun happening at your local Westfield Shopping Mall during the holidays too!

All Shopping Centers are open Thanksgiving Day from 6 pm to midnight and Black Friday starting at 8 am until 9 pm. Extended hours are December 15-24 for those last minute procrastinators.

Don’t miss the chance to enjoy all the holiday deals!

Santa Is Here

Make sure to see the Man himself and tell him how good everyone has been! Westfield Shopping Centers will also have a Sensory Santa this year! Santa will connect with families that have children with autism and other special needs by providing a controlled, welcoming environment. The event will take place Sunday, November 26, from 9 am – 11 am.

There is also opportunities to bring your pets to see Santa Paws!  And with a new puppy in our house, this will definitely be happening this year!

November 10 through December 24

    • Santa arrives Friday, November 10, at 10 am, and will make his seasonal home through December 24. You can get a FAST pass to skip the line by purchasing photo packages in advance online.
    • Countryside: Santa visiting hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 am – 9 pm, and Sunday, 12 pm – 6 pm, located in front of Sears, on the lower level, at his Holiday Sleigh, with scheduled breaks to feed the reindeer. Visit com/Countryside for complete list of hours.
    • Brandon: Santa visiting hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 am – 9 pm, and Sunday, 11 am – 6 pm, with scheduled breaks to feed the reindeer. Located at his Holiday Wonderland between Panera and Red Robin. Visit com/Brandonfor complete list of hours.
    • Citrus: Santa visiting hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 am – 9 pm, and Sunday, 12 pm – 6 pm, located in Macy’s Court at his Holiday Workshop! Visit com/CitrusParkfor complete list of hours. Make sure to stop by the Gift Wrap Lounge so you can get all your gifts wrapped too!

Make sure you download the Westfield app to access holiday shopping discounts and special events. It’s the best app to have while shopping this season when looking for the perfect gifts for everyone on your list!  Who doesn’t want to save a few bucks!


One lucky reader will win a $100 Westfield Shopping Center Gift Card! Just comment below and tell us how you’d use your extra spending money! For yourself?  Your kids? Where would you go? Make sure to share this post on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram too!  (Winner will be notified on 11/29/2017 via e-mail. Failure to respond in 24 hours means a new winner will be chosen. Restrictions may apply. Open to US Residents only.Gift card good at any Westfield Properties.)

Make sure you tell us about any deals you find using the hastag #HowDoYouHoliday! We’d love to save money too! Westfield Malls are the perfect place to holiday, shop, eat drink and be merry!

Want to win a $500 shopping spree at Westfield Shopping Center?  Joing the Tampa Bay Bloggers for a Twitter Chat on 11/28/17. We’d love for you to participate so mark your calendars so hop on Twitter with the #HowDoYouHoliday. She will be sharing more details. This will include a $500 gift card for shopping spree giveaway. (Seperate rules apply.)

Happy Shopping!

Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with Westfield Shopping Centers. All opinions are my own!

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Marisa is a Mama to 4 kids and resides in Tampa, Florida with her family. Connect with her on Twitter @TampaMama to learn more about Tampa Bay and things to do with kids, Florida family travel, travel adventures and tips or her secret parenting tips for staying alive while wrangling 4 kids. She has a "official" business background in marketing + PR + events, but now plays daily with social media strategy, brand development and digital media. Days are long. Life is short.

13 Responses to “How Do You Holiday? Westfield Mall Is The Place To Be || Tampa Mama”

  1. Reply sandra says:

    I would probably use the gift card on my family.

  2. Reply Linda N. says:

    I would use my extra spending money to get some extra holiday gifts for my granddaughters! It would make them so happy. Thanks for the chance.

  3. Reply Betsy Lazega says:

    I would spend it to get something for my husband. He’s a great husband and Dad, but he always gets the smallest gifts at Christmas

  4. Reply Elena says:

    I would buy a gift for my son

  5. Reply Tracie O’Nolan says:

    With a little extra cash I would definitely spend it on my children! Stocking stuffers, books, and even some special chocolates would be perfect. With three children any extra counts and of course I would split it up evenly. Perhaps a movie night would be included! Thank you for being an awesome Tampa Mama and for this opportunity. Merry Christmas!

  6. Reply Anna Pry says:

    i would use it on my hubby since he never buys anything for himself


  7. Reply Ashley Grant says:

    I would buy something nice for my husband. Long story short…I haven’t been able to buy him a Christmas gift in years!

  8. Reply Melanie Alvarez says:

    I would probably use it to buy a new pair of shoes to freshen up the kids school uniforms since we are hitting the halfway mark in school and their shoes are wearing out. Maybe not the most fun option, but I love the idea of functional presents under the tree besides the things they ask for!

  9. Reply Michelle says:

    I’d most likely spend it on something for my family. Maybe a day out at Disney full of ice cream and souvenirs or maybe just a little something extra under the tree.

  10. Reply meredith says:

    I would put this toward christmas gifts!

  11. Reply Carolsue says:

    I hope I am not too late for this giveaway! We have a Westfield Shopping Center really close to us! I would use it to get some clothes for the kids and a new watch from Macy’s for myself, which I need!
    I shared/re-tweeted on Twitter as @SusieQKat

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