Holiday photos, family entertainment, holiday gifts and more at Tysons Corner Center

Known as one of the largest shopping malls in the country, Tyson’s Corner Center announced its series of holiday events and happenings at the property for the upcoming shopping season.

Home to over 300 brands of shopping, dining and entertainment, the shopping destination creates the perfect backdrop for the community and families to enjoy during the holiday season. Traditionally located at Tysons Corner Center, the center hosts a range of interactive family-friendly activities, fundraising efforts and offers freebies for shoppers of all ages throughout the holiday season.


Tysons Corner Center and all properties in the Macerich portfolio of regional town centers are ready for a positive, productive holiday season. The property looks forward to offering buyers an outstanding personalized holiday experience this year, from meeting Santa to enjoying the tree lights and on-site music. In addition, the center offers extended shopping hours, both early and late, curbside pickup, takeaway, and online buy/pickup in store offering greater choice for maximum enjoyment and convenience.

Since October, Tysons Corner Center has been bustling and packed with shoppers. Leading industry watchers are expecting a good holiday season in 2022, with the National Retail Federation expecting holiday sales to rise 6% to 8% year over year. Based on Macerich’s company’s discussions with retailers nationally, brands are also optimistic and expect some growth this year. For the first holiday season since the pandemic began, US consumers say they’re feeling “bright and cheerful,” and more than half of McKinsey respondents say they’re looking forward to the shopping season (up from a third last year) .


Black Friday

Many mall retailers have extended their Black Friday sales by starting them earlier this holiday season so shoppers don’t have to wait until Black Friday to get these once-a-year deals. The mall is closed on Thanksgiving Day and open on Black Friday from 6am to 10pm.

Christmas Photos (until December 24th)

Lower level – fashion dish

Nordstrom wing

Mon-Sat 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. / Sun 11 a.m. – 6 p.m

Tysons Corner Center gets in the spirit of Christmas with photo sessions with Santa. From November 11th through December 24th, the decorative snowy winter forest theme photo set will operate on a schedule: Monday through Saturday, 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM and Sunday, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Reservations are recommended and are easy to schedule through the Tysons Corner Center website. Reservations are a convenience that allows families to plan. However, they will not be needed, so Tysons will be able to accommodate visitors on foot. For reservations and the full schedule of events, click here.

Book in advance now and receive a personal call from Santa powered by the Portable North Pole. All guests who pre-book and purchase a photography package receive a complimentary personalized video of the North Pole after their visit.

Christmas tree lighting ceremony sponsored by Lexus

Friday, 11/18th

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m

The seat
Join Santa Claus in the Plaza to kick off the 2022 holiday season program. At the event, which celebrates the sights and sounds of the season, Santa will light the Christmas tree in the Plaza, along with community performances, live music, a pop-up market with retailers at Tysons Corner Center, specialty beverages from Barrel+ Bushel and complimentary s’mores and hot chocolate station, freebies and more.

Pet Nights with Santa

14, 21, 28 and 5 December (Mondays)

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Santa Set)

This special themed evening has become one of the most popular events of the Christmas season. On select Mondays in November and December, bring your furry friends in the best of Christmas spirit for photos with Santa. Optional donations benefit the Humane Society.

Breakfast with Santa Claus

Saturday December 3rdapprox

8:00 – 9:30 Food Court, Level 3

Breakfast with Santa continues the tradition of inviting families for a special and up-close interaction with Santa. A free breakfast is served along with children’s entertainment and family-friendly activities for all.

Sensory Santa Claus with Autism speaks

Sunday December 4thth

9:30am – 10:30am (Santa Set)

Tysons Corner Center proudly partners with Cherry Hill Photography and Autism Speaks to welcome children with special needs for a gentle Santa experience. The center will open its doors early, exclusively for families with autistic children, to make this special and intimate time with Santa Claus.

Holiday Cheer activations

November December

Located in the mall and The Plaza

Throughout the season, Tysons Corner Center will delight customers with surprising entertainment, celebrations and random gestures of kindness to enhance their holiday shopping experience. For a truly festive holiday, Tysons will feature light show artists, star singers, groovy deejays, free gift wrap and more surprises.

Season of Giving partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

In the spirit of spreading holiday spirit and in partnership with our Macerich Centers across the country, Tysons Corner Center is hosting a fundraiser to encourage donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. We believe raising funds for children who are battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases is a good reason to rally this holiday season. St. Jude never bills families for treatment, travel, room or board. Our goal is to raise at least $100,000 for St. Jude this holiday through the support of our buyers and retailers, and Macerich has guaranteed the first $50,000. In addition to special events, all holiday signage will have a ‘Text to Give’ message and information will be posted at the concierge during the season. To participate and bring a gift of hope to families in St. Jude, text “HEART” to 707070.

Visit for more information on holiday events and activity times.

About Tyson’s Corner Center

The 2 million square foot Tysons Corner Center is one of the top performing malls in the country and is anchored by Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, Macy’s and a 16-hall AMC Theaters. The mall features more than 300 specialty stores, including popular digital-native brands, as well as restaurants, and attracts more than 25 million visitors annually. To learn more, visit

About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

A nonprofit pediatric research organization founded in 1962 continues to provide clinical treatment and care to children facing a life-threatening illness. Founder Danny Thomas’ motto is to advocate for children with cancer nationwide, regardless of a family’s income, race or religion. As St. Jude remains deeply engaged in scientific research and treatment, charitable donations help fund its mission and work. Visit for more information and ways to donate.

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