Westfield Centers are opening up at midnight Black Friday | Events
Westfield Brandon, Citrus Park and Countryside will open at midnight on Black Friday to kick off their holiday festivities. This is the first time all three centers will be opening their doors at midnight.
Here is the Westfield release on their holiday plans:
The Tampa Bay area’s Westfield Brandon, Citrus Park and Countryside centers today announced their 2012 holiday lineup, filled with festive events and ongoing activities that are sure to make the season bright. For the first time ever, all three centers will be opening their doors at midnight on Black Friday to give shoppers a head start on their holiday shopping. Additionally, Westfield is providing shoppers with various tools and services that will help make holiday shopping as convenient and easy as possible.
In an effort to spread holiday cheer and goodwill this season, all three centers have teamed up with local non-profit organizations and charities for a Festival of Trees (details vary by center, see below):
Westfield Brandon will host a special celebration event to kick off the holidays and the Festival of Trees, which is sponsored by MIX 100.7, on Sunday, Nov. 18 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.. The event will include visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus and interactive family activities including ornament decorating, a scavenger hunt, food sampling and more!
Trees decorated by the charities will be located near Dick’s Sporting Goods. Voting will take place on Westfield Brandon’s Facebook page through Dec. 24th. Participating charities include the YMCA, The Greater Brandon Community Foundation - Foundation Angel, Boys & Girls Club of Tampa Bay, Girl Scout Troop 986 of Brandon, Sylvia Thomas Center for Adoptive and Foster Families and Trey Curry Foundation.
To benefit the winning charity, Westfield Brandon will be selling raffle tickets for one lucky shopper to win a professionally decorated tree, which will be on display at the Santa set throughout the holiday shopping season. Raffle tickets will be available Nov. 17- Dec. 16 at the Westfield Concierge Booth for $5 each or 5 for $20. Proceeds from the raffle will go to the charity that receives the most votes.
Shoppers will also be able to register to win a $500 shopping spree at specially decorated holiday trees sponsored by White House/Black Market, bebe, Lucky Brand Jeans, Gymboree, Justice and Clarks Kids.
Westfield Citrus Park:
Participating charities include Big Cat Rescue, Champions for Children, Children’s Cancer Center, Dress for Success Tampa Bay, Humane Society of Tampa Bay, Lowry Park Zoo, MacDonald Training Center, Metropolitan Ministries, Paws for Friendship, The Salvation Army, The Spring of Tampa Bay and The Tampa Bay Rough Riders. The trees will be on display in the JCPenney and Dillard’s Courts and shoppers can vote for their favorite Nov. 17-Dec. 24 at the mall and via Westfield Citrus Park’s Facebook page and the winning charity will receive a $1,500 donation from Westfield.
Participating charities include Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Heart Gallery of Pinellas, Salvation Army of Pinellas, Suncoast Hospice, Susan G Komen of the Suncoast and UPARC. Each charity will have three trees on display in the JCPenney Court on the 1st Level. Shoppers can vote for their favorite in the mall or on Westfield Countryside’s Facebook page from Nov. 17-Dec. 24 (on Facebook, each charity will have their own event page and voters can “join” a charities event page to vote for that charity) and the winning charity will receive a $1,500 donation from Westfield.
For more information about the Tampa Bay region’s Westfield holiday events and resources, please visit: