November 23, 2011 (La Mesa) – On Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, Grossmont Center will unveil new holiday décor complete with bright-colored pencil trees, retro colored lights and peace signs, bringing back nostalgic memories of holidays in the 1960s for the shopping mall’s 50th anniversary holiday season.
The 18-foot Christmas tree will be lit by Santa at 6 p.m., followed by free refreshments, raffle prizes and entertainment. But the fun begins much earlier in the day.
Macy’s and Target will open at midnight Thanksgiving night. All other stores open at 8.a.m. Wal-Mart is even open on Thanksgiving Day.
From 7-10 a.m. Friday, the Walrus’s Dave Mason will broadcast live on the radio in Macy’s courtyard to support San Diego Law Enforcement agencies and collect teddy bears for kids at Rady Children’s Hospital. If you donate a new teddy bear between 8 and 10 a.m., you will enjoy a free pancake breakfast with Santa.
Grossmont Center established a community partnership when its doors opened and has donated over $2 million dollars to local charities. The missions of these charities are in education, health and well-being and futures of the youth. In 2011 alone more than $50K will be donated to these and other local charities.
Admission is free to all holiday activities at the mall this Friday. For more information, visit www.grossmontcenter.com.