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See Santa & Shop Holiday Deals at The Mills at Jersey Gardens

Just a half hour from the heart of New York, there’s a mall full of holiday savings at The Mills at Jersey Gardens. These stores in Elizabeth, New Jersey, are perfect for fashionistas, families, or anyone headed to nearby Newark Airport. This Christmas, The Mills welcomes Santa Claus, taking gift requests and posing for photos with your family.

Santa at The Mills at Jersey Gardens

Santa will be in residence from November 9 to December 24 in the Center Court on the lower level. Kids will be clamoring to visit Kris Kringle and share their holiday wishes as parents visit the mall for deals at the outlet stores.

A Santa FastPass allows you to skip the line to see Santa. The FastPass also gives you a choice of photo packages with Santa. You’ll receive digital copies of all photos taken, as well as hard copies and a personalized call from Santa to follow up on your visit. Reserve your photo session here on the Mills at Jersey Gardens website.

Santa Claus will also be posing for pet photos on November 18 and welcoming special-needs children on December 2.

The Mills at Jersey Gardens

While you’re here to visit Santa, don’t miss the chance to score huge deals on all your holiday gifts. There will be gifts aplenty for kids at the Disney outlet store, full of their favorite characters, plus the LEGO Store, inspiring their next design masterpiece. Kids’ clothes and shoes can be found at the Abercrombie Outlet as well as Journeys Kidz, Justice, and Kids Foot Locker. Preteens and teens can grab essentials at the Hollister outlet.

Tommy Hilfiger

Tommy Hilfiger merchandise will be on sale 50% off everything on Thanksgiving and Black Friday.

Black Friday is November 23 this year, and The Mills at Jersey Gardens will be the place to shop for designer-label gifts at deep discounts. The Tommy Hilfiger store at the mall has already announced 50% off everything on both Thanksgiving (when The Mills will remain open for the holiday) and Black Friday.

Upcoming pre-Black Friday deals abound at the Old Navy outlet, offering 40-50% off the entire store. Steve Madden has a BOGO (buy one get one 50% off) deal until November 20, and Timberland Factory Store is giving 40% off purchases until November 20 as well.

Other fantastic outlets include Banana Republic, Loft, True Religion, Zales, ALDO, and Coach. Levi’s Outlet sells designer jeans for men and women, while gifts for men can also be found at Brooks Brothers, Dockers, and Gap. Iconic department stores sell their luxury brands for less at Saks Off Fifth, Century 21, and Neiman Marcus Last Call.

H & M Men's Clothing

H&M has some great winter gear for men.

In addition to the outlets and factory stores at The Mills at Jersey Gardens, the mall also has stores like H&M, Foot Locker, Kate Spade, and Uniqlo.


While you're holiday shopping, stop by Cinnabon for a pick-me-up.

Need a break from your shopping spree? Jersey Gardens can offer you a pick-me-up from one of its many restaurants and cafes. Have a wintery peppermint mocha at Starbucks, a pretzel at Auntie Anne's, a burger at Johnny Rockets, or a burrito at Moe’s Southwest. And it wouldn’t be a mall without Cinnabon and that heavenly cinnamon-sugar scent.

As a cherry on top, you’ll also find an AMC Theatres with 20 screens at The Mills at Jersey Gardens. Enjoy a day at The Mills with Santa, shopping, and a movie for you and your family!

The Mills at Jersey Gardens is located at 651 Kapkowski Rd in Elizabeth, NJ. A great way to get her is via NJ TRANSIT, which provides a quick ride from Manhattan via the Port Authority Bus Terminal on Bus #111 and #115, or AirTrain Station P4 from Newark Liberty International Airport.

For more information on The Mills at Jersey Gardens, call the shopping line at 908-354-5900 or visit Find out more about the mall’s Santa Photo Experience at

About the Author

Merrill Lee Girardeau lives and writes in Brooklyn.

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