Holiday Shopping Guide: Long Island’s malls have got you covered

Santa is back along with merchants eager to welcome shoppers to the holiday experience —

Santa is back along with merchants eager to welcome shoppers to the holiday experience — with options including in-person, online and curbside. Shoppers are best prepared when they hit the malls adhering to posted COVID-19 guidelines and calling ahead to confirm hours and events. Here’s a list of hours and more planned at Long Island malls and outlets to help keep your holidays merry and safe.

AMERICANA MANHASSET

Northern Boulevard and Searingtown Road, Manhasset; 516-627-2277; americanamanhasset.com

Closed Thanksgiving Day; check with individual stores and websites as hours vary.

In the spirit of the season, shoppers are invited to join in Americana’s annual holiday shopping benefit, Champions for Charity. Register for a complimentary Champion Number at championsforcharity.org, by phone at 516-627-2277 or in person at Americana’s concierge. Present your Champions Number when making a purchase at any participating store Dec. 2 to 4 (plus a “pre-shop day” on Nov. 21 to accommodate Hannukah shoppers), and 25% of the full-price, pretax purchase will be donated to the participating charity of your choice.

Looking for that perfect gift or a special outfit? Americana’s complimentary Personal Shopping Service can assist on-site or wherever you may be located; call 800-818-6767 or email [email protected]

BROADWAY COMMONS

358 N. Broadway, Hicksville; 516-939-0679; atbroadwaycommons.com

Closed Thanksgiving Day; reopens 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Black Friday; call or check website for hours through the season.

The Santa Experience features photo opportunities with Santa and giveaways and promotional items daily from Nov. 20 to Dec. 23. Pet photos are 4 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday, Nov. 23 to Dec. 21. Reservations highly recommended; $20 reservation deposit to be used toward digital photo purchase; walk-ins welcome.

When you’re ready to drop, refuel at one of many spots in the food court or adjacent to the mall.

Have a question? Text the mobile concierge service, Answers on the Spot, at 516-218-6620, or check the website for sales and activities throughout the season.

GREEN ACRES MALL

2034 Green Acres Rd., Sunrise Highway, Valley Stream; 516-561-1157; greenacresmallonline.com

Closed Thanksgiving Day; reopens 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Black Friday, Nov. 26; call or check website for hours through the season.

Make the shopping experience a bit less hectic by going to greenacresmallonline.com, Instagram or the Green Acres Mall Facebook page to find store locations, daily sales and special holiday events. The mobile concierge team is returning this year to help with queries about the mall; text questions to 516-268-6000.

Santa Claus is seeing visitors daily Nov. 19 to Dec. 24 across from Kay Jewelers. For hours, details and to make a reservation, visit greenacresmallonline.com/Holiday.

To recharge, eateries range from kiosks where you can grab a go-snack to sit-down options.

ROOSEVELT FIELD

630 Old Country Rd., Garden City, 516-742-8000; simon.com/mall/roosevelt-field

Closed Thanksgiving Day; reopens 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Black Friday, Nov. 26; call or check website for hours through the season.

Along with anchor stores, Neiman Marcus, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s and J.C. Penney, new stores this year include Donna Karan New York, Karl Lagerfeld Paris, Rebecca Taylor, Psycho Bunny, Free People Movement and more.

The man in red will fly in for visits with families who may choose to sit with Santa Claus — or maintain social distance. Make your reservation ahead of time at santaholidayphoto.splashthat.com for a guaranteed spot, fees will apply. Want that special photo with Fido or Daisy? Pet photos are available during “Pet Nights,” 7 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 28 and Dec. 5, 12 and 19.

No time to wrap your presents? You’ll find charitable gift wrapping from Dec. 5 right up to Christmas Eve.

“Shop-your-way” options include in-person, curbside and in-store pickup, and gift cards at Simon Guest Services. Sign up for the Simon app for deals and updated events throughout the holiday season.

Need a break? Casual eateries can be found in the Dining District along with such full-service, sit-down restaurants as Small Batch, Osteria Morini and True Food Kitchen.

SAMANEA NEW YORK

1500 Old Country Rd., Westbury; 516-228-2110; newyork.samanea.com

Closed Thanksgiving Day; reopens 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Black Friday, Nov. 26; call or check website for hours through the season.

For deals on Black Friday weekend, enjoy an extra 10% off all furniture and mattresses and accessories at Bloomingdale’s Furniture Outlet, plus enjoy Samanea’s Outdoor Holiday Market, which is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 26 and weekends from Nov. 27 to Dec. 19.

While you are there, visit the Christmas House on the second floor, featuring indoor themed rooms including a snow room with real snow; 10-room family-friendly holiday experience, 3:30 to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 3:30 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Jan. 2. Advance tickets, christmashouselongisland.com; tickets also available at the door; fees apply.

SMITH HAVEN MALL

313 Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove; 631-724-1433; simon.com/mall/smith-haven-mall

Closed Thanksgiving Day; reopens 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Black Friday, Nov. 26; call or check website for hours through the season.

Head to Santa’s Grand Castle for photos with the man of the hour. The castle is in Center Court from Nov. 11 through Dec. 24; reservations may be made at santaholidayphoto.splashthat.com, and fees apply.

Take note: a private photo experience exclusively for children with special needs is available on the mornings of Dec 5 and Dec. 12.

Pets are also invited, so bring four-legged friends for photos Sunday evenings Nov. 21 and 28, Dec 5, 12 and 19. The mall website offers more event details and links for reservations.

SUNRISE MALL

1 Sunrise Mall, Massapequa; 516-795-3551, sunrisemallny.com

Closed Thanksgiving Day; reopens 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Black Friday, Nov. 26; call or check website for hours through the season.

Find deals and ideas for gifts as well as special events at the mall’s website, sunrisemallny.com.

Have a photo taken with Santa Re-Imagined beginning Nov. 19 through Christmas Eve in the Macy’s Court, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday (except Thanksgiving Day), and midnight to 7 p.m. Sunday through Dec. 23; skip the line by making a reservation; Santa Claus photos will close at 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

For details, hours and reservations, visit sunrisemallny.com.

TANGER OUTLETS DEER PARK

152 The Arches Circle, Deer Park; 631-667-0600; tangeroutlet.com/deerpark

Closed Thanksgiving Day; reopens 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Black Friday, Nov. 26; call or check website for hours through the season.

For deals, head to Shopper Services at Entrance 3 on the Grand Boulevard side, where $10 gets you a TangerClub membership card that includes a lifetime membership and dozens of coupons and discounts, along with perks specifically offered on your birthday.

Find more deals at tangeroutlet.com/deerpark.

TANGER OUTLETS RIVERHEAD

200 Tanger Mall Dr., Riverhead; 631-369-2732; tangeroutlets.com/riverhead

Closed Thanksgiving Day; reopens 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Black Friday, Nov. 26; call or check website for hours through the season.

You’ll find more than 155 brands from which to choose your holiday gifts. New this year: Shops including clothing store Moose Knuckles and Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Home Furnishings Outlet join such shopper favorites as Saks Off Fifth, Bloomingdale’s Outlet, Pottery Barn and West Elm.

TangerStyle Holiday encourages shoppers to save while shopping early this holiday season. Available Nov. 1 to 21, shoppers can sign up for TangerStyle and get a coupon for 20% off a single item and a coupon for 20% off the entire purchase at participating stores.

Tanger Outlets has partnered with The Elf on the Shelf. The collaboration features an exclusive Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt in Riverhead that invites families on a journey via entertaining and interactive clues to uncover a variety of Scout Elves hidden throughout the center. The scavenger hunt offers photo opportunities.

For holiday deals and discounts, join Tanger’s Loyalty Club and get rewarded for every dollar spent on Tanger Brands. Being a TangerClub member also gets you VIP event access, VIP parking, birthday offers, specially curated deals and more. Visit Shopper Services in Tanger 1 to become a member for $10.

WALT WHITMAN SHOPS

160 Walt Whitman Rd., Huntington Station; 631-271-1741; simon.com/mall/walt-whitman-shops

Closed Thanksgiving; reopens 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Black Friday, Nov. 26; call or check website for hours through the season.

Discounts and deals will be updated throughout the holiday season on simon.com/mall/walt-whitman-shops.

The holiday tradition of photos with Santa runs from Nov. 12 through Dec. 24; reservations can be made at santaholidayphoto.splashthat.com; fees will apply.

Walt Whitman Shops teams up with local charities to offer gift-wrapping services on Dec. 17 and from Dec. 21 to 24; all proceeds benefit local charities. Want to pay it forward? Head over to the Make-A-Wish table near Center Court between Dec. 3 and 19 and help make a child’s wish come true this holiday season with a donation.

WESTFIELD SOUTH SHORE

1701 Sunrise Hwy., Bay Shore; 631-665-8600; westfield.com/southshore

Closed Thanksgiving Day; reopens 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Black Friday, Nov. 26; call or check website for hours through the season.

Strategize bargain hunting by downloading the Westfield App for holiday events, deals and step-by-step directions to stores. This year, 7-Eleven, Aerie, Hook & Reel Restaurant and more have been added to the mall.

Santa Re-Imagined is available for photos in the Lord & Taylor Court, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday (except Thanksgiving Day), and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday through Dec. 23; skip the line by making a reservation; Santa Claus photos will close at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve. For reservations, hours and details, visit westfield.com/southshore; fees and COVID-19 guidelines apply.

Compiled by Nyasia Draper, Lynn Petry and Dorothy Guadagno-Levin


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