Outlets at San Clemente is a Gift in Itself

Let the Holiday Festivities Begin!

Written By: Alana Aronson Outlets at San Clemente Holiday Events
Photographed By: Hunter Cole

I felt my jaw dropping as I was driving up to Outlets at San Clemente, and I hadn’t even stepped inside yet. From the pristine and manicured mall entrance to the uniquely designed heights and widths of each storefront, I could see right away that intentionality was woven throughout each brick, light bulb, nail and team member. I parked and made my way up to the center of the main entrance. Graphics of snowflakes danced upon the buildings, while twinkly lights and waving holiday decorations welcomed me in—and made me more eager for the holiday season to begin.

Upon meeting some of the team from Outlets at San Clemente, I was taken upstairs in the customer service building to the VIP Lounge. Now, if you thought the Nordstrom ladies lounge was luxurious, you haven’t seen anything yet. Members of the Outlets’ Elite Rewards program receive points for each dollar they spend at the center, which can be redeemed for access into this VIP Lounge, among other customer rewards like gift cards around the mall. Inside, there are refreshments, televisions, plush chairs and restrooms made for royalty. I didn’t want to leave! Members can check their bags prior to coming up and enjoying the lounge, and re-energize before heading back out to the paradisal shopping destination that is Outlets at San Clemente.

On Black Friday, all members—even those without enough points yet to access the lounge—will be able to enjoy the comfort and luxury of the VIP Lounge. If you are reading this and haven’t yet become a member, make sure to sign up before the shopping event!

Marketing Director at Outlets at San Clemente, Nicky See, shared that while the center offers beautiful products at unbelievable prices, they “don’t provide a discounted experience.” This was evident not just in my experience of the luxury lounge and warm welcomes from their team, but in the beauty of the center itself. Giant chess and checker boards are centered around a convenient seating area, perfect for kids and adults to enjoy. Intricate brickwork outside and elegant tiling on the walls and floors of the restrooms add to the heavily curated experience. Even the nails on the roof are painted, to add more detail to the bigger picture of your visit. Guests relaxed in various seating areas around the mall, others talked with neighbors at Starbucks. Outlets at San Clemente is definitely more than a shopping destination—it is a place for people to enjoy each other.

As Nicky pointed out, with their proximity to the suburbs of South County, the Outlets want to provide the “same sense of community” for guests when they shop. Adding to the feel of togetherness, Outlets at San Clemente has events for everyone to enjoy for this holiday season. On Nov. 19, the center welcomes the holidays with their Tree Lighting Celebration. There, guests of all ages can enjoy Santa (and his live reindeer!), “snow” fall during the lighting, crafts, face-painting, carolers and more. While the tree will be lit at 6 p.m., festivities begin at 4 p.m. Just enough time to get your shopping in and gift list crossed off!

The following week, on Thanksgiving, all who come to the Outlets will be grateful for the events in store for their post-turkey activities! With the chance to scoop up Black Friday deals before the main event, make sure you don’t fall into a turkey coma after the big feast—because this is a can’t miss! Not only will more than 55 stores be dishing out incredible savings, but Outlets at San Clemente is hosting a Moonlight Madness event on Thanksgiving Night, which will include a Silent Disco! After shopping at H&M, Calvin Klein, White House Black Market, Levi’s Outlet Store and more, guests will get to dance the night away from 7 p.m. to midnight with headphones on while a DJ spins. The next day, the center is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Nov. 25, and from 1-7 p.m., the tree will be lit and decorated, carolers will be singing merrily, and Santa will be taking photos with passerbys. The holiday season is packed with can’t miss experiences at Outlets at San Clemente.

Outlets at San Clemente
101 West Avenida Vista Hermosa
San Clemente, CA 92672
Come and Enjoy Santa and Live Reindeer at Outlet at San Clemente’s Holiday Events

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Raised in Orange County, Alana loves all things local: hikes in the canyons and by the coast, runs in Corona Del Mar, and stories from the people who live in Orange County. With an English Literature degree from California State University, Long Beach, she is excited to join LOCALE Magazine and its love for local heartbeats.



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