Holiday and New Year News at South Coast Plaza


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South Coast Plaza debuts the first annual Pavilion of Holiday Trees, a special exhibit of more than 35 trees decorated by Southern California, national and international arts institutions. The exhibit is open to the public Nov. 14-Dec.4. The decorated trees will be auctioned online, with proceeds benefiting the corresponding arts organizations.

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Our 39th Annual Tree Lighting Event is virtual this year, with the health and safety of our community in mind. Hosted by American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Misty Copeland, the new holiday show features moments from “The Nutcracker,” musical performances from the renowned Orange County School of the Arts, a special visit by Santa and the countdown to the illumination of our giant tree at our outdoor Town Center.
The show is available on demand beginning November 19, 7pm at and South Coast Plaza’s IGTV on Instagram

Holiday Pop-Ups

From November to January, a record number of holiday pop-up boutiques will offer visitors with more shopping options:


Level 2, Bloomingdale’s wing


Level 2, Macy’s Home Store wing


Level 2, Crate and Barrel wing


Level 1, Carousel Court


Level 2, Din Tai Fung wing


Level 1, Din Tai Fung wing


Level 1, Macy’s Home Store wing


Level 1, Crate and Barrel wing
Now Open Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays



This fall and winter, we’re opening more boutiques, including a new location for Tiffany & Co., which will debut its Blue Box Cafe – exclusive on the West Coast to South Coast Plaza. 


Level 2, Bloomingdale’s wing 


Level 1, Saks Fifth Avenue wing


Level 2, between Jewel and Carousel Courts


Level 1, Saks Fifth Avenue wing


Level 2, Bloomingdale’s wing


Level 1, between Carousel and Jewel Courts


Level 3, Crate and Barrel wing

Opening Soon

Level 1, Between Jewel and Carousel Courts


Level 2, Bloomingdale’s wing


Level 1, Bloomingdale’s wing


Level 1, Nordstrom wing

Santa Attractions

We’ve unveiled two new Santa attractions this year with health and safety measures in place.


 Santa’s Winter Wonderland

At Santa’s Winter Wonderland, families will have the opportunity to have keepsake photos taken with Santa, who’s seated behind a clear plexiglass panel in an open-air woodland setting on level 1 outside the Crate and Barrel wing.

Around the World with Santa

At Around the World with Santa in Carousel Court, children can wave to Santa, who’s seated in his sleigh behind a large glass window. Santa is showcased in a whimsical pastel setting featuring figures of children from around the world.



Holiday Gift Guide

We’ve collected covetable holiday gift ideas from our boutiques, from must-have bags to statement jewelry, and so much more.

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