Westfield Old Orchard Heads Into Holiday Season with New Stores and Festivities

  • Westfield Old Orchard Holiday Season

    Westfield Old Orchard Holiday Season

Updated 11/15/2022 9:29 AM

Chicagoland's premier shopping center and lifestyle destination Westfield Old Orchard is ushering in the holiday season with a lineup of family-friendly events and activities, exciting new retail partners and extended hours.

The center will kick off the season with the return of Santa's Trolley Experience on November 25 and a holiday celebration event on December 1 complete with a spectacular firework finale.


In time for holiday shopping, Louis Vuitton opened at Westfield Old Orchard on November 10 and Bloomie's will open on November 17. The two retailers join the center's growing collection of high-end offerings including Bar Siena and Tory Burch.

"The festive season has arrived at Westfield Old Orchard and we are very eager to welcome people of all ages to the center to experience the North Shore's best holiday shopping, dining, events and entertainment," said Serge Khalimsky, senior general manager at Westfield Old Orchard. "Whether you are looking to check off your gift list or to get a dose of holiday cheer, you will enjoy the spirit of the season with our wide array of offerings as well as holiday activations and decorations across the center for the whole family to enjoy."

On December 1, Westfield Old Orchard will host a free holiday kickoff event sponsored by Bloomie';s and Chicago Magazine starting at 5 p.m. through 7 p.m. complete with choir performances, a hot cocoa bar and a fireworks display at 6:45 p.m.

Throughout the month, tickets for Santa's Trolley Experience can be purchased. Each ticket comes with a private meet & greet with Santa and a $25 gift card from Bloomie's and will run through December 24. Guests can also enjoy festive activities, refreshments and nightly Menorah lighting in partnership with the Chabad of Skokie starting the first night of Hanukkah, December 18.

Westfield Old Orchard's extended holiday hours will start on November 25 (Black Friday) through January 2. The center will be closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

To learn more about Westfield Old Orchard's holiday events, new store openings and special holiday hours, visit https://www.westfield.com/oldorchard.