Santa Claus comes to Lynnhaven Mall as new food court opens

Posted at 4:12 PM, Nov 13, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-13 16:12:42-05

Virginia Beach, Va. – Santa Claus is coming to Lynnhaven Mall in Virginia Beach!

Both Santa and his visitors will get the first taste of a brand new food court and café court on the lower level, according to mall officials.

On Friday, November 21 from 5 to 8 p.m., the “Jolly Old Elf” himself will make his first appearance at Lynnhaven Mall as part of the Grand Illumination, an annual celebration of music and lights that begins Santa’s stay at the mall for the holiday season.

This year, visitors will have even more the celebrate.

The new dining experience at Lynnhaven Mall includes a new Food Court on the lower level facing the AMC Theatres and features Chick-fil-a, Villa Italian Kitchen, Sarku Japan, Mandarin Express, Charley’s Grilled Subs, Taco John’s and Yo Guru. In the coming weeks, a new Café Court, adjacent to center court, will offer unique specialty food kiosks Pholicious, Jelly Ball and Great American Cookie, surrounded by café seating and mobile device charging stations. In addition to these food selections, Big Island Smoothie is opening in the JCPenney wing.

The Grand Illumination event on November 21 begins at 5 p.m. at Center Court with fun family activities, entertainment and giveaways. Santa arrives at 6:45 p.m. in a parade with the cast of The Nutcracker Ballet.

Children are invited to help Santa count down to the music and light show at 7 p.m. Santa will be available for visits until 8 p.m. on November 21, and throughout the holiday season.

Visit for complete Santa hours and event details.