Garden City Center Comes Bearing Gifts for the Holiday Season

Photo ops with Santa, a Sugar Plum Stroll and holiday shopping galore awaits you at the beloved Cranston shopping destination.
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The much beloved shopping destination, Garden City Center, is bestowing its patrons with a multitude of gifts that could rival even Santa’s sack of goodies this holiday season.

Speaking of, one of the Center major presents is the presence of Kris Kringle himself.  On Saturday, November 26, Santa’s Grand Entrance will give families the opportunity to meet and take photos with the jovial gift giver from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. You can also enjoy other festive activities like a holiday jam dance party, reindeer food making workshops and rides in Santa’s horse drawn carriage all while sipping on some delicious hot cocoa.

Santa isn’t the only magical being making its way to Cranston for the holidays: More than just visions dancing in your head, the Sugar Plum Stroll will descend on Garden City on Saturday, December 3, and feature ballerinas from Festival Ballet, life-size nutcrackers, a tree lighting with Santa and more.

Can’t make either date? Fortunately, the big man will be sticking around and offering photo opportunities in Santa’s Cabin, presented by Dunkin, all season long. Guests even have the chance to enjoy free samples on select days.

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But what would the holidays be without holiday shopping? Garden City Center will have it in spades, with two weeks of extended business hours in December so shoppers can strike items from their to-buy lists on their own schedule. Joining the ranks among longstanding national favorites like Pottery Barn, J.Crew, Sephora, L.L.Bean, and Williams Sonoma, along with beloved locals including modmama, Sweenor’s and Ohanga , multiple new stores will be celebrating their first holiday season at Garden City Center. It’s the perfect time to welcome and admire all that Warby Parker, Madewell, Nike by Cranston, and Ulta have to offer, as well as explore the newly expanded lululemon and Providence Diamond locations. Soulita — a natural wellness and lifestyle skincare brand — is also joining Garden City as a holiday pop-up.

Whether you’re looking for a fun and festive family outing, a unique gift to give to loved ones or a stylish outfit for the office Christmas party, Garden City Center has your holiday needs covered. And, as always, the property will be decorated for the season with dazzling lights and wreaths, and restaurants like Chaska, Legal Seafood and Tavern in the Square will be on hand to nourish you in between stops in the shops. For more information, visit


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