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Santa Comes to Carriage Crossing

BY Regan Hewitt

Don’t miss Santa at The Shops at Carriage Crossing! 

Their annual Lights Up event on Saturday November 23 from 2-5pm is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season with a festive afternoon that includes special activities and treats for the whole family!  

Visitors to the North Pole will be able to make reindeer food, decorate Christmas stockings, write letters to Santa, have their photo taken in a “Winter Wonderland” photo booth and have their faces painted. There will be hot cocoa for the kids and coffee for adults. Kids will also have the opportunity to meet the sisters from Disney’s “Frozen”! To help Santa’s elves, visitors are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots. 

“By adding all the kid-friendly stations to our Lights Up event this year, we’re hoping to create lasting memories for families,” said Greg Slowiak, general manager of The Shops at Carriage Crossing. “With the event ending at 5pm, guests can take advantage of our variety of restaurants and sweet treat shops afterwards.” 

Santa will make his grand entrance around 3:30pm at the Central Park roundabout located in the center of the property. He will mix and mingle until he reports to his workshop, between Francesa’s and Black House | White Market. From 5-9pm, Santa will be available for photos, and will be at the same location for photos until January 1st, 2020 at 6pm. Photo packages begin at $29.99. 

To find out more details about the Lights Up event, visit the Facebook page here

About The Shops at Carriage Crossing

Located in Collierville, Tenn., The Shops at Carriage Crossing is one of the Mid-South’s premier lifestyle centers. Founded in 2005, the open-air center has more than 65 stores and restaurants. Formerly known as The Avenue Collierville, Carriage Crossing has grown into a fashion and family-friendly destination. For more information about The Shops of Carriage Crossing, visit their website here

September/October 2021 Tour Collierville Magazine