Corpus Christi mall readies for holiday shopping, Santa
Just in time for holiday shopping, La Palmera mall will return to its regular hours as of Nov. 1. The mall will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Hours were cut back on May 1 when the mall reopened after being closed to help stop the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.
In October, the mall will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Curbside delivery has become a permanent fixture with designated "La Palmera Curbside Pick-up" parking spots.
Santa Claus plans to make an appearance at the mall this year despite the continuing pandemic. In-person visits will be available from noon until closing, Nov. 20-Dec. 24. Visits will be by reservation and follow protocols set up by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Virtual Santa visits also will be available from 8-11 a.m. Monday-Friday, also by reservation.
More details will be available Nov. 19.
New businesses that have opened in the mall this year include Lovisa fashion jewelry and Charleys Philly Steaks.
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