The city’s brand-new, first-ever outlet destination will welcome families with Santa, a lantern festival, a tree lighting ceremony, and more.
The outlets will be open from midnight onward on Black Friday (Nov. 29 this year). You’ll find hot gift deals, entertainment, giveaways, and a “Rejuvenation Station” where you can receive a free massage with proof of your Empire Outlets purchase. The outlets will host a tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 3, which also happens to be Giving Tuesday, and the whole family will be entertained by a 40-foot crystal tree, live music and caroling, hot chocolate, seasonal bites, in-store shopping deals. You can bring a toy donation for Toys for Tots as well.
Finally–and no doubt what kids will be most excited about–Santa will be visiting the outlets from Dec. 3 to Dec. 24. Kids can take pictures with Santa, give him their gift wishes, and take home a holiday keepsake. Empire Outlets will also be collecting kids’ letters to Santa until Christmas Eve. For more information on all of the holiday revelry happening this year at Empire Outlets, head to the destination’s website.
Main Image: A lantern festival will be just one part of the festivities at Empire Outlets. Courtesy NYC Winter Lantern Festival.