The holidays are just around the corner, and there’s no turning back now! Whether you’re a seasoned Black Friday shopper or a first-timer, everyone can benefit from our hauliday shopping guide (no, we didn’t misspell it). Welcome to Holyoke Mall’s Haulidays, your holiday headquarters where you can cross everyone off your list. We’ve put together the Ultimate Hauliday Shopping Guide, which is packed with “insider” tips for making your family’s traditional holiday shopping experience both enjoyable and safe!
Holyoke Mall will be CLOSED on Thanksgiving. If there’s one thing this last year has taught us, it’s the importance of spending time with family. On-site employees will be able to spend time with their families as they prepare for the busiest shopping season of the year. Doors will reopen at 7am on Black Friday.
We strongly encourage you to shop early to avoid crowds and long waits. Why not take advantage of the Black Friday sales that several businesses have already begun to offer? To let you in on a little secret, some of the deals you’re seeing right now will be available on Black Friday as well.
PLAN YOUR HAUL
Apple, Best Buy, Macy’s, Victoria’s Secret, and Target are among the most popular shopping venues. The best part is that they’re all under one roof at Holyoke Mall! Make a list of the stores you want to shop. Check out our online digital directory to plan out your shopping trip. Review our hour-by-hour guide to find out store opening and closing hours as this may affect the sequence in which you visit them. After you’ve made your strategy, decide who in your group will go to each store. Share your shopping lists so that one person may fulfill everyone’s wish lists at each retailer. If toys are on your list, you’ll you’ll find a great selection at Macy’s, Target, JCPenney and Best Buy!
Plan out where you need to park to shop efficiently. Guests can utilize our spacious indoor parking garages or grade level parking fields.
TAKE A FOOD BREAK
There are 18 restaurant and food venues inside Holyoke Mall that will be open to accommodate your hunger pangs. Shoppers may even want to make reservations in advance, to avoid waiting in line.
VISIT SANTA CLAUS
Yes, Santa is returning on BLACK FRIDAY! There will be plenty of fun and magic, as well as a focus on health and safety. Reservations are strongly encouraged for all guests, with walk-up visits available as space allows throughout the day. Santa is located Café Square level and will be available to take photos on Black Friday from 12PM – 7PM. For Santa’s hours for the rest of the season, click here.
Select retailers may offer curbside service. This list is subject to change, so remember to call ahead to confirm if your store will be able to provide this service and ask where to park to receive your package.
BUY ONLINE PICKUP IN-STORE
Select retailers are also offering Buy Online Pickup In-Store. In addition to curbside pick-up, many shoppers are looking to buy merchandise online and pick it up at their favorite store this holiday season to avoid shipping fees, shipping delays and porch pirates. Holyoke Mall has a handy link on the home page of our website that lists all the stores providing the Buy Online Pickup In-Store service.
BE KIND & HAVE FUN
The holiday season is the “most wonderful time of the year”, but it can also be stressful. As we navigate our way through this shopping season, with new social norms, we ask that you help us spread smiles and joy by being patient and be kind. You never know how you may make someone’s day by being kind. Everyone at Holyoke Mall wants you to enjoy a safe and memorable shopping experience.
We Want to See Your Haul!
Don’t forget to share your haul with us on Instagram by using #holyokemall!