The holiday season is here, and everyone is speeding around trying to find that perfect gift for their loved ones. Sarasota's malls are packed with visitors and have special hours to accommodate all the traffic. 

The malls are also hosting a series of events that are adding just a little more holiday cheer to the festivities. Make sure you know all the holiday mall hours and events that are going on before Christmas in Sarasota

The Mall at University Town Center


Tuesday, December 1 - Wednesday, December 23rd: Weekdays 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. 


The Mall at University Town Center is hosting Santa's Flight Academy so that all the kids can get a visit with the big fella. Santa will be on-hand at the mall through Christmas Eve and those who visit can become an official member of the flight crew with a cadet badge. 

They can also try on a virtual flight suit and dance in the snow. There are a variety of photo packages available to capture those great family memories. 

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Sarasota Square


Monday, December 17 - Friday, December 21: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. 

Saturday, December 22 - Sunday, December 23: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. 

Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. 


Santa is gracing Sarasota Square with his presence to hear all gift wishes. He'll be available for photos in the week leading up to Christmas Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday from 12-5 p.m., and on Christmas Eve from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Sarasota Square also has several new holiday retailers that are available for a limited time. Stop by Big Cart Sports, Hickory Farms, Missing Stone, and Polar X to find that perfect gift!

Now that you know holiday mall hours and events in Sarasota, all you have to do is get shopping and get festive!

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