The holidays can be stressful, but many shopping centers on The San Francisco Peninsula offer you the opportunity to find the perfect holiday gift! These shopping centers also feature fun holiday décor and activities that will make your shopping experience even more enjoyable. Learn about the shopping malls on The San Francisco Peninsula below and all the fun holiday season events they are offering this year!

Hillsdale Shopping Center

Located in San Mateo, the Hillsdale Shopping Center offers over 100 stores and restaurants to fit any holiday shopping needs. The shopping center includes a balanced blend of luxury and lifestyle stores with plenty of diversity to fit any price range. In between shopping, enjoy a mix of casual and fine dining locations, such as Pinstripes.

Be sure to visit the outdoor plaza at Hillsdale Shopping Center, which will feature a giant lighted Christmas tree starting on November 18. 

This year, the Hillsdale Shopping Center is once again offering visits with Santa Claus! From Friday, November 18 through Saturday, December 24, 2022, wander through Santa’s wonderland with festive décor, leading to Santa sitting in his cozy corner ready to meet little ones. Capture that keepsake moment with a variety of Santa photo packages for purchase.


Town & Country Village

Another excellent upscale open-air shopping experience is at the Town & Country Village located in Palo Alto. With over 70+ unique stores, restaurants and services, you will find something different at every storefront! Parking is easy and convenient, and you’ll love strolling their walkways and gardens while you shop. Stop by SWEET55 for an assortment of handmade artisanal chocolates. Visit their website for a complete list of their seasonal events and promotions.


Serramonte Shopping Center

Located in Daly City, right off Highway 280, Serramonte Shopping Center is an indoor mall with over 130 stores and restaurants to fit any shopping need and they are so excited to welcome back shoppers for the holiday season! The shopping center has a food court with a diverse range of cuisines and snacks so you may take a pause while shopping and recharge.

Woman checking out a book at a book store

The Shops at Tanforan

Another great option for holiday shopping is at The Shops at Tanforan located in San Bruno. Bring your family and friends for professional FREE Photos with Santa on weekends through December 24, 2022. Santa’s elves will be giving away $5,000 worth of gifts to random shoppers at random hours on November 25-27 & December 4, 11, and 18. 

Looking for more holiday gift ideas? These experiences to gift are sure to impress or choose local sweets and goods from small businesses on The San Francisco Peninsula.


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