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Mall promotions and deals for the holiday season

The holiday decorations are up at Roosevelt Field,

The holiday decorations are up at Roosevelt Field, where there are special giveaways and events planned through Christmas Eve, including photos of Santa posing with children and pets. Credit: Heather Walsh


630 Old Country Rd.

Garden City


Get ready for the six-shopping-bag hold (that’s three in each hand, but who’s counting), because the holiday shopping season is upon us.

At Roosevelt Field they’re starting things off by giving shoppers a chance to take a tag off the Salvation Army Angel Tree and fulfill a child’s wish for the holidays. The giving program starts on Black Friday and runs through Christmas Eve.

If you’re organized, download the Simon App for retailer specials and when you’ll get the best deals.

Now that you’re prepared, head to the mall, where the slogan is “Giving is Contagious.” Shoppers might be pleasantly surprised as they’re randomly approached by mall workers giving out complimentary treats, along with gift cards, snacks and event tickets through Christmas Eve.

Have you been naughty or nice? Let Santa decide: he’ll be taking list requests on the main level, north court near Dick’s Sporting Goods through Christmas Eve. If you’re in a rush — and who isn’t? — avoid the holiday lines with Santa by Appointment and make a reservation online at, where a $10 deposit can be used toward a photo package.

To add a special touch to your gifts, the Kiwanis Club of Merrick will be on deck for a charity gift wrap near Macy’s and Zara, from noon to 8 p.m. Dec. 7-23 and noon to 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

Members of the Simon Insider loyalty program can earn automatic cash-back rewards and exclusive benefits, including access to reserved parking spaces. Sign up at Speaking of parking, unless you’re walking in, you’ll obviously need somewhere to park the sleigh. Electronic prompters make it easy to find available spots.


160 Walt Whitman Rd.

Huntington Station



Check the website for mall hours during the holidays.

Start the holidays off by making a child’s dream come true as part of the Make-A-Wish Angel campaign. From Dec. 9-18, shoppers are invited to fulfill a child’s wish for the holidays by donating a gift. For children with special needs, a Caring Santa comes to the shops in a sensory-friendly environment from 7 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 3; preregister at

Pets are invited to take photos with Santa. Guests are asked to use the entrance between Brio and Brooks Brothers from 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 10 or head to the Center Court near Saks Fifth Avenue for a visit with Santa and take traditional photos through Dec. 24. Hours vary, so check the website for dates and times.

Celebrate the Festival of Lights during the family-friendly Hands-on Hanukkah event that features crafts and music.

When your shopping is done, there’s a gift-wrapping station available near Abercrombie & Fitch — a donation benefits local charities.


313 Smith Haven Mall

Lake Grove



Check the website for holiday mall hours through Dec. 24.

Meet Santa at Center Court for photos during mall hours through 6 p.m. Christmas Eve. If time is short, make a reservation at For children with special needs, Caring Santa is also coming to Smith Haven Mall. He’ll be waiting at the Center Court from 8 to 10 a.m. Nov. 26 and Dec. 3, 10 and 17. Reserve a spot for a private photo opportunity at

A family-friendly Hands on Hanukkah celebration takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. on Dec. 10, with crafts, face-painting, cooking, decorating, raffles and live music.

Bring your pets to pose with Mr. Claus from 7 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 3, 10 and 17 at the Center Court.


152 The Arches Circle

Deer Park


Holiday hours 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday through Dec. 23; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.

Shoppers should prepare themselves for the Moonlight Madness and after-Thanksgiving sales that promise holiday specials and discounts. Doors open at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 23, and stay open all night through 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24. After-Thanksgiving deals start 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 25, and continue from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26. You’ll find exclusive deals and special offers on

Bring a new, unwrapped toy for children ages 1 month to 14 years old through Dec. 17, and as a gift for the donation, you’ll receive a $10 Tanger gift card (while supplies last) and a free Tanger Outlet coupon book. Drop the goodies off in Shopper Services, located across from Neiman Marcus Last Call.

Hometown heroes and military personnel who show their badges or current military identification at Shopper Services are eligible for a free Tanger coupon book every time they visit the outlet.

When the shopping is done, go ice skating, weather permitting, at the center of the outlet on the outdoor rink through March 4, 2018. Admission is $10 and skate rentals are $4. Children younger than 5 skate free, and skate rental is also free when you show your TangerClub ID. For information, contact the Ice Rink at 631-940-9750.


200 Tanger Mall Dr.



Holiday hours 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday through Dec. 23; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.


Northern Boulevard and Searingtown Road


516-627-2277; 800-818-6267

Extended holiday hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday from Dec. 4 to 13; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Dec. 14 to 23; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 24.

There are a few more luxe fashion brand stores listed on the Americana Manhasset directory to explore this year, including James Perse and Roberto Cavalli, and the soon to open J. Mendel and Philipp Plein. Be sure to stop by the newly renovated Alice + Olivia and Theory stores.

More than 70 stores are participating in Champions for Charity, Americana Manhasset’s annual four-day shopping benefit. To participate, just register for a complimentary Champion number to present when making a purchase, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 30 through Dec. 2 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday; 25 percent of the full-price, pretax purchase goes to a participating charity of your choosing. There are 130 organizations to select from. Register at Special store events are held during the benefit.

Need help finding a gift or picking out that special outfit? Personal shoppers are available to assist either on-site or from home; call 800-818-6767.


358 N. Broadway Mall



Getting great deals is not the only thing worth getting up early for on Black Friday. When you show your combined receipts of $150 or more in Broadway Mall store purchases, you can spin the prize wheel to win one of many gifts. Or go to the mall’s “JOY” sign and pose as the missing “Y.” Take a picture of yourself and share it. If you get 50 or more likes on #Broadwaycommonsjoy, you will be entered for a chance to win a $250 gift card to the store of your choice.

Keep up with the latest promotions and deals on the website or by texting questions to the mobile concierge program, Answers On The Spot, at 516-218-6620.

New to the mall this year are Carter’s/Osh Kosh B’gosh, the infants and children’s clothing store, and Francesca’s, a women’s clothing and accessories boutique. The renovated food court now features Shah’s Halal, Waffle Cabin, Starbucks and Burger Village.

Santa is in town and he’s waiting for visitors in the IKEA Rotunda through Dec. 24. There is also a Fast Pass available (must reserve) to jump to the front of the line. Go to for hours and details. Paws and Claus (domestic pets only) photo ops with Santa runs 7 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday through Dec. 19.

Make sure to stop by the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree between Dec. 1 and 24 to donate and help bring joy to a local child in need. Tags on the branches contain the name of a local child, his or her age and what each wishes for the holiday. Purchase the present and drop it off at Guest Services for distribution.


1701 Sunrise Hwy.

Bay Shore


Get ready to go bargain hunting at several new stores this season. HomeGoods, Dick’s Sporting Goods and American Dog Club, a pet and pet supply store, were added to the mall’s roster this year, and Boost Mobile and Optimum stores are expected to open in December.

You’ll find a store directory plus special events, services and other helpful information at the Westfield App, for both Android and iPhone, or on the website. If you still have questions, take advantage of the mobile concierge Answers on the Spot. Text your questions to 631-446-2999 and get a speedy reply as you shop.

Greet Santa in the Lord & Taylor Court. He is available for photo ops through Christmas Eve (except on Thanksgiving Day). Visitors can skip the line by making a Fast Pass reservation and preordering photo packages through the website. Bring your pet for a photo on Santa Paws nights, 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 10 and 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 14. Photo sessions are limited to cats and dogs, and they must be either leashed or in carriers.


1 Sunrise Mall



Deals, events, special services, a store directory plus ideas for the perfect gift, are at your fingertips on the Westfield App, for both Android and iPhone, and the mall’s website. For any other questions, there’s the mobile concierge Answers on the Spot. Text your questions to 516-367-0099 and get a reply in minutes.

There are new stores in which to shop, including HomeGoods, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Francesca’s; plus the expanded H&M store now has a children’s department. If you’re hungry, Bar Louie and Charley’s Philly Steaks are the latest eateries to open.


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