The holidays are a time for drinking eggnog, sitting around the fireplace with friends and family, and extreme gift shopping as Christmas in Austin approaches. That’s right, it’s time to break out the sneakers and sweatpants because shopping turns into a sport this time of year! Get your holiday shopping done at the best malls in Austin providing a unique experience and a variety of shops within walking distance.
Barton Creek Square Mall has everything you're probably looking for and more in Austin. From J. Crew to Lululemon, Lucky Brand, and Nordstrom, this mall provides the ultimate shopping experience in the Austin area.
As far as their holiday hours go, Barton Creek Square is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday starting December 15 and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. starting December 16. If you're looking to go before then, the mall closes an hour earlier than the previously mentioned times. There's also no shortage of great restaurants here, too!
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Much like the Barton Creek Square, The Domain n Austin provides many of the same stores and restaurants. Depending on whether you’re located closer to West Lake Hills or closer to Crestview, the Domain will be more convenient for you during the holidays. Hours of operation are also the same as at Barton Creek Square.
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A beautiful and modern take on the traditional indoor mall, The Arboretum offers a newer shopping experience in Austin. The Arboretum provides more popular stores such as Francesca’s, GAP, and Pottery Barn but houses a better dining experience with restaurants such as the Cheesecake Factory and Zoe’s Kitchen. The one downside to the Arboretum is there are not as many stores as you might find in a mall, but the atmosphere definitely makes up for it, especially during the holidays!
Like the Arboretum, The Shops at Arbor Walk provide a unique experience to a traditional shopping mall as well. Mainly outdoors and in a strip-layout, the Shops at Arbor Walk house great options in Austin! From Marshalls to Jo-Ann Fabrics and DSW, you’re bound to find some great deals here!
The stores all have different hours that might make your shopping a little trickier, but you can check each store's holiday hours online. If you get hungry from all the bag-toting, there are plenty of options as well including BJ’s Brewhouse and Chipotle.
Spend extra time with your loved ones while getting in some exercise by getting your holiday shopping done at these malls in Austin.
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