Just like that, the holidays are quickly approaching and there’s no turning back now! Whether you’re a veteran Black Friday shopper or new to the experience, everyone can use a guide to hauliday shopping (nope, we didn’t spell it wrong). Welcome to the Haulidays at Destiny USA – your holiday headquarters where you can check everything for everyone off your list. We’ve put together the Ultimate Hauliday Shopping Guide, full of “insider” ways to make your family’s traditional shopping experience memorable and safe!
Destiny USA will be CLOSED for Thanksgiving. If this past year has taught us anything, it would be the value of time with family. On-site staff will be able to spend time with their loved ones and re-charge during the most active shopping season of the year.
Select Venues Open on Thanksgiving:
- Macy’s (curbside pick-up only): 6am – 12am
- Regal: 11am – 10:15pm
- Texas de Brazil: 12pm – 9pm
Doors will reopen at Destiny USA at 7am on Black Friday.
To cut down on the crowds, long lines, we strongly encourage you to shop early. Many retailers have already kicked off their Black Friday deals, so why not take advantage of them? To let you in on a little secret… some of the same deals you are seeing now, will be the same ones offered on Black Friday.
Plan Your Haul
The most popular choices typically include Apple, Anthropologie, Nordstrom Rack, Macy’s, Lululemon, Kate Spade, Victoria’s Secret and more. In fact, at Destiny USA, they’re all under one roof with perfect weather and 72 degrees! Not all stores open at the same time, which means you need to check out our hour-by-hour listing of individual store hours for the holiday weekend. Plan your shopping trip to make the most of your time and score the best deals. Once you have your plan, arrive in a group and designate who will shop at each store. Share your lists so that one person can get everyone’s wish list items at each specific retailer.
The easiest way to hit the most stores is to create a map of your target retailers and identify the most efficient route between them. Be sure to check when each store opens, this may determine the order of the stores you visit.
Guests can utilize our spacious indoor parking garages (north and south), valet parking (near the Cheesecake Factory entrance) or utilize the Solar Street parking lots. These lots provide easy access on and off the property and are connected to Destiny USA’s expansion by an enclosed, climate-controlled pedestrian bridge. A great parking spot will make dropping off all your holiday packages easy and efficient.
You can certainly work up an appetite while shopping. It’s also important to know where bathrooms will be available to you. There are 40+ restaurant and food venues inside Destiny USA that will be open depending on what you’re craving. Shoppers may even want to make reservations in advance, to avoid waiting in yet another line.
Santa is BACK! There will be plenty of fun and magic to go around, but to ensure safety, new guidelines have been implemented for the Santa Set. Reservations are strongly encouraged with walk-up visits available as space allows throughout the day. Santa is located in the Commons and will be available to take photos and meet kids on Black Friday from 10am until 8pm and every day until December 24. For Santa’s hours for the rest of the season, click here. Photo packages are available for purchase.
Be Kind & Have Fun
The holiday season is the “most wonderful time of the year”, but it can also be stressful. As we navigate our way through this shopping season, we ask that you help us spread smiles and joy by being patient and be kind. You never know how you may make someone’s day by being kind. Everyone at Destiny USA wants you to enjoy a safe and memorable shopping experience.
We Want to See Your Haul!
Don’t forget to share your haul with us on Instagram by using #destinyusa!