Santa Photos, Family-Filled Entertainment, Holiday Giving, and More at Tysons Corner Center

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Known as one of the largest shopping center destinations in the country, Tysons Corner Center announced its line-up of holiday events and happenings at the property this upcoming shopping season.

The shopping destination that is home to over 300 shopping, dining, and entertainment brands creates the perfect backdrop for the community and families to enjoy during the holiday season. As a tradition at Tysons Corner Center, the center hosts an array of interactive family-friendly activities, fundraising efforts, and incorporates promotional gift-giving deals throughout the holiday season for shoppers of all ages to enjoy.


Tysons Corner Center and all the properties in the Macerich portfolio of regional town centers are ready for a positive, productive holiday season. The property is excited to deliver outstanding in-person holiday experience for shoppers this year, from getting up close and personal with Santa, to enjoying tree lightings, and on-site music. In addition, the center will offer extended shopping hours, both early and late, curbside pickup, dining takeout and buy online/pickup in-store offerings providing more choices for maximum enjoyment and convenience.

Since October, Tysons Corner Center has been busy and full of shoppers. Leading industry observers are expecting a good holiday season in 2022 with The National Retail Federation expecting holiday sales to increase 6% to 8% over last year. Based on Macerich’s company’s conversations with retailers at the national level, brands also feeling optimistic and expect some growth this year. For the first holiday season since the pandemic started, U.S. consumers say they are feeling “bright and cheery,” and more than half of those surveyed by McKinsey say they are excited for the shopping season (up from one-third last year).


Black Friday

Many mall retailers have extended their Black Friday sales by starting them earlier this holiday season, so shoppers don’t have to wait until Black Friday to score those once a year deals. The mall will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Black Friday.

Santa Photos (Through December 24)

Lower Level – Fashion Court

Nordstrom Wing

Mon-Sat 11am – 8pm / Sun 11am – 6pm 

Tysons Corner Center kicks off the holiday spirit with photo sessions with Santa. Starting November 11 through December 24, the decorative snowcapped winter forest theme photo set will operate on a schedule: Monday through Saturday, 11am – 8pm and Sunday, 11am – 6pm.

Reservations are recommended and are made easy to plan through Tysons Corner Center website.  Reservations are a convenience that allow families to plan. They are not being required, however, so Tysons will be able to accommodate walk-up visitors. For reservations and full appearance schedule click here.

Pre-book now and received a personalized call from Santa powered by the Portable North Pole. All guests who pre-book and purchase a photo package get a free, personalized video from the North Pole after the visit.

Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, Sponsored by Lexus

Friday, November 18th 

6:00pm – 8:00pm

The Plaza
Join Santa on The Plaza to kick off the 2022 Holiday Season program. The event that celebrates the sights and sounds of the season will showcase Santa lighting the Plaza Christmas Tree, along with community performances, live music, a pop-up market with Tysons Corner Center retailers, specialty beverages by Barrel + Bushel, complimentary s’mores and hot chocolate station, giveaways, and much more.

Pet Nights with Santa

November 14, 21, 28, and December 5 (on Mondays)

6:00pm – 8:00pm (Santa Set)

This special theme night has become one of its most popular events for the holiday season. On select Mondays in November and December, come bring your furry friends dressed in their best holiday cheer for photos with Santa. Optional donations will benefit the Humane Society. 

Breakfast with Santa 

Saturday, December 3rd 

8:00am – 9:30am Food Court, Level 3

‘Breakfast with Santa’ continues the tradition of inviting families to have a special and up-close interaction with Santa. A complimentary breakfast will be served along with entertainment for kids and family-friendly activities for all to enjoy.

Sensory Santa with Autism Speaks

Sunday December 4th

9:30am – 10:30am (Santa Set)

Tysons Corner Center proudly partners with Cherry Hill photography and Autism Speaks to welcome children with special needs for a low-impact experience with Santa. The center will open its doors early, exclusively for families with autistic children to create this special and intimate time with Santa.

Holiday Cheer Activations 

November – December

Located in the mall & at The Plaza

Throughout the season, Tysons Corner Center will be delighting its customers with surprise entertainment, festivities, and random acts of kindness, all to enhance their holiday shopping experience.  For a truly festive holiday, Tysons will feature light show performers, carolers, groovy Deejays, complimentary gift wrapping, and more surprises to come.

Season of Giving Partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

In the spirit of spreading holiday cheer and in partnership with our Macerich centers across the country, Tysons Corner Center is hosting a fundraiser to encourage donations for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. We believe fundraising to help children fighting cancer and other life-threatening disease is a great cause to rally around this holiday season. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food. Our goal is to raise at least $100,000 for St. Jude this holiday through the support of our shoppers and retailers, and Macerich has guaranteed the first $50,000. In addition to special events, all holiday signage will feature a ‘text to give’ message and information will be displayed at the concierge during the season. To participate and to give a gift of hope to the families at St. Jude, text “HEART” to 707070.

For more information about the Holiday events and activity hours, visit

About Tysons Corner Center

One of the nation’s top-performing shopping centers, the 2 million-square-foot Tysons Corner Center is anchored by Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, Macy’s, and a 16-screen AMC Theatres. The shopping center offers more than 300 specialty stores, including popular digitally native brands, plus restaurants, and attracts more than 25 million visitors annually. To learn more, visit

About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

A nonprofit pediatric research facility, founded in 1962, continues to aid children facing life-threatening disease with clinical treatment and care. Founder, Danny Thomas motto carried on to service children battling with cancer nationwide despite a family’s income, race, or religion. As St. Jude continues to delve further into scientific research and treatment, charity donations help fund their mission and work. For more information and how to donate visit

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