Safe holiday shopping 2020: Short pump town center

Just a little magic…

Sponsored Post: Is it really already the Holiday season? Hanukkah just started last Thursday – Christmas and Kwanzaa are fast approaching – now is the time to shop for those you care about in your life. Holiday traditions are different for all of us this year but one of my most important traditions, particularly this year, is our collective health and safety. My husband is an essential worker and I have my two sweet little ones at home, so to continue a trend I have enjoyed this year, I’m supporting local workers by keeping my dollars as local as I can manage! A perfect example is our region’s premiere mall, Short Pump Town Center, which has a safe, outdoor and spacious environment to make shopping responsible and festive.

Short Pump Town Center’s main entrance at daytime provides much holiday spirit with big joyful wreaths, full of ornaments! There are safety stations located at all entry points and throughout the store fronts to ensure clean hands and social distancing reminders – masks are required.

I personally visited the Mall on a Tuesday evening when it was both incredibly beautiful and calm, as the Short Pump Town Center holiday hours make it easy to find a time that works for your life and your schedule. Busy but ample parking, no issues of space, no one near me and stores had more employees than visitors. The only store with a queue was Apple (no surprise, but yay for Store Pickup). I was able to park closer than I typically could in the ‘off-season’ and was able to hand sanitize after entering.

I saw the decals and signs reminding everyone of the social distancing guidelines within the Mall and immediately felt more comfortable than I had originally anticipated – this is a very good thing!

‘Celebrate smart, 6 feet apart’ is part of the safe social distancing guidelines Short Pump Town Center enacted this holiday season to ensure every visitor and customer feels comfortable within their 1.3 million square foot space. So clean! I was so impressed and grateful to visit on a calm weeknight in the early evening.

Short Pump Town Center stores and restaurants offer the convenience of curbside pickup, store pickup and Spot Holder (reservation to shop in store) – something for everyone’s comfort levels!

You may be wondering which stores are my favorites at Short Pump Town Center – it is a long list! If I am making a list for myself, my must-visit shops are: Lush, Athleta, Peloton (a busy Momma can dream right? Bike+, sweatshirt, Grateful Dead tank and sports bra…sigh), Lilly Pulitzer, Finks, Sephora, Tumi, and Williams-Sonoma.

For my loved ones? I cannot skip out on visiting these additional stores: Pottery Barn Kids, Francos Fine Clothiers, Schwarzchild Jewelers, J.Crew, Orvis, L.L. Bean, Madewell, J.Jill, and Ann Taylor. I was absolutely blown away by the festive decorations and the ample signage about masking, store capacity and direction for store pickup.

Santa Baby…

Gift Ideas for Loved Ones – the convenience of shopping online to pick up at Short Pump Town Center!

What are you plans with your family for the holiday season? Consider a visit to Short Pump Town Center to get family photos around the giant tree (or inside of it on the bridge upstairs!), by the fountains & “pump” and the giant deer lit up at night, pick up holiday gifts from several retailers to support our local employee workforce, and get some amazing carryout for lunch or dinner from the local restaurants (Lehja, Casa del Barco & Boathouse are amazing options) to take home with you. Enjoy all of it at Short Pump over these next several weeks and on into 2021. It’s a new way to experience a mall, but such a safe one thanks to our outdoor shops, frequency of cleaning methods, social distancing and hand sanitizing stations.

I promise I’m smiling behind my mask! Short Pump Town Center certainly got me in the holiday spirit after a tough 2020.

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Virginia based lifestyle blogger Whitney of WorthyStyle shares her beauty, fashion, gluten free cooking, family life, and more. Follow along!

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