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November 1, 2016 (El Cajon) - Parkway Plaza shopping mall in El Cajon invites you to celebrate the season, revel in holiday traditions and create new ones with a series of holiday happenings—starting with Santa’s arrival on November 18th.  Below are details provided by Parkway Plaza:

Santa’s Arrival

Friday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m.

It’s time to welcome the jolly one himself! Santa arrives with Mrs. Claus to officially welcome the holiday season on Friday, November 18 in Sears Court.

Wishes and Photos with Santa

This is one of the most magical times of the year for youngsters – time to sit with Santa and share their wish list. And for parents? It’s time to capture memories with photos of youngsters on Santa’s lap in Sears Court.

Friday, Nov. 18 - Sunday, Dec. 18:

  • Mondays - Saturdays: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Sundays: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Monday, Dec. 19 - Saturday, Dec. 24, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 24, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 *Santa will take periodic milk and cookie breaks at:

  • Mondays - Saturdays, Noon - 1:15 p.m. and 5 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
  • Sundays, 2 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Thanksgiving and Black Friday

Thursday, Nov. 24, 6 p.m. - Midnight; Friday, Nov. 25, 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.

It’s happening – some of the year’s biggest shopping days are here! Shop Parkway Plaza for the hottest deals this holiday season while enjoying holiday music sung by carolers while you shop. As an added perk, when you sign up for the Oh, So Simple Rewards program in the mall, between Thanksgiving and Sunday, November 27, you will receive $20 back on your first purchase of $20 or more at any store in the mall!

Gift-A-Day Giveaway

Friday, Nov. 25 – Saturday, Dec. 24

Entering for your chance to win fabulous holiday prizes valued from $50 to $500 every day is easy at Parkway Plaza! Simply text “GiftADay” to 60687. For rules and regulations, click here.


Sundays, Nov. 27 and Dec. 4, 11 and 18 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Enjoy your favorite holiday music sung by strolling carolers throughout the center while you shop.

Holiday Musical Performances

Saturdays, Nov. 26 and Dec. 10, Tuesday, Dec. 13, Thursday, Dec. 15, Friday, Dec. 17, Tuesday, Dec. 20, Thursday, Dec. 22, Saturday, Dec. 24, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Enjoy the magical sounds of the holiday season. The Southwestern College Big Band, the 7 Celtic Nations Pipe Band, The Fiddle Cats and the Salvation Army Brass Band will bring music to our center on the Macy’s stage. See our events page for the full schedule.

Mrs. Claus at MallStars Parkway Pals

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Enjoy story time with Mrs. Claus and visit with her. Sign up for our MallStars Kids Club while you’re there.

About MallStars

Parkway Plaza’s MallStars Kids Club offers exclusive events for kids 10 years old and under in a safe, community environment, throughout the year. Once a member, kids will have access to fun activities and free entertainment at club meetings inside the mall. Parents may also sign up for a bi-monthly Mall Stars newsletter and enjoy many discounts and benefits, including members-only contests and prizes, exclusive discounts at Parkway Plaza restaurants and retailers, and a free gift upon registration. Parents can complete the registration online at Stars-Kids-Club or in the mall at customer service.

Salvation Army Angel Tree

Thursday, Dec. 1 - Saturday, Dec. 24

Let’s help Santa! Make the holidays memorable for someone in need by donating a new, unwrapped gift to our Salvation Army Angel Tree located outside of Walmart. Grab a tag and give back.

Breakfast with Santa

Friday, Dec. 3, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Families are invited to eat a holly, jolly breakfast with Santa at O’s American Kitchen. Attendees can enjoy holiday music and visiting with Santa. Breakfast costs $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12 years old. All proceeds benefit the Scarlet’s Kids Foundation, a nonprofit that helps underprivileged families during their child’s hospital stay.

#ShareTheSpirit Day

Saturday, Dec. 10, noon – 5 p.m.

Sharing is part of the holiday season and this year, Parkway Plaza representatives will randomly hand out gift cards throughout the day – a $50 gift card for the shopper and a $25 gift card to share with someone else.

Story Hour with Mrs. Claus

Monday, Dec. 12, Wednesday, Dec. 14, Monday, Dec. 19 and Wednesday, Dec. 21, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Children are invited to enjoy a magical storytime with Mrs. Claus at the Center Court Stage.

Visit the events page for additional event information.

Parkway Plaza’s holiday festivities are sponsored by Cox Communications.

Holiday Hours

For a complete list of Parkway Plaza’s holiday hours, click here. Please see individual stores for holiday hours. Parkway Plaza’s restaurant, department stores and theater hours may vary.

Parkway Plaza features than 170 stores, restaurants and an 18-screen Regal theater. Stores include Macy’s, Sears, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Bath & Body Works, Forever 21, Victoria’s Secret, H&M, Charlotte Russe, and The Finish Line. Dining options range from Applebee’s and On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina to Panda Express and Subway.

About Parkway Plaza

Parkway Plaza is located at 415 Parkway Plaza in El Cajon, California. Hours are Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Restaurants and department store hours may vary. For more information, visit


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