San Jacinto Mall Hosts a ‘Merry Last Christmas Event’ Dec. 14 Before Closing Permanently

BAYTOWN, Texas -- San Jacinto Mall is hosting a "Merry Last Christmas Event" on Saturday, December 14, 2019 from noon to 2 pm. The event will give shoppers an opportunity to celebrate 38 years of memories and to bid farewell to Baytown's once premier shopping center before it permanently closes its doors on January 5, 2020.

San Jacinto Mall is undergoing a major redevelopment. It will reopen as San Jacinto Marketplace, an open-air, cutting-edge shopping destination featuring a wide variety of tenants.

"The Merry Last Christmas Event is our way of thanking all of our amazing customers for their continued support and patronage throughout all these years," said Mary Evans, General Manager of San Jacinto Mall. "It was a pleasure serving our local community, and we are excited to have shoppers at the new San Jacinto Marketplace in the future."

At the Merry Last Christmas Event, families will enjoy a complimentary kids' craft activity, face painting, balloon artist, story time with Santa, and an elfie-selfie station. Santa will be in Santa's Village near Bath & Body Works for visits and photos. In honor of its 38th year, the first 100 people through the doors on December 14 will receive a commemorative tote bag. Thirty-eight bags will contain surprise treat.

Photos Needed for Commemorative Collage

The mall is planning a commemorative photo collage display and is asking for the community's help. San Jacinto Mall is asking shoppers to send in photos taken at the mall over the past 38 years to commemorate the fun times enjoyed during the nearly four decades that the mall has been open. Include your full name and phone number with your photo. Label photos with the names of any people shown and the year it was taken, if possible.

The photos will be included on a "38 Years of Memories" page on the San Jacinto Mall's website. Mail photos to: San Jacinto Mall, Attn: Photo Memories, 1496 San Jacinto Mall, Baytown, TX 77521. Or email photos to mboodell@frpltd.com. Please put "Photo Memories" in the subject line. Sorry, photos cannot be returned.

Calling Local Entertainment to Perform Live Dec. 14

San Jacinto Mall is also looking for local schools, churches, dance and theatre troupes to step into the spotlight and create a memorable experience for shoppers on December 14. Contact Petra in the Management Office at 281-369-5831 about performing at San Jacinto Mall.

San Jacinto Mall is located at I-10 East and Garth Road in Baytown, Texas. For more information, call (281) 421-3908 or visit https://sanjacintomall.com/. Events are subject to change.

About San Jacinto Mall

In its heyday, San Jacinto Mall was a bustling town center for the residents of Baytown, Texas. However, over the past two decades, the property fell into disrepair, losing retailers, and market share. Fidelis Realty Partners purchased the property in 2015, with the intent to do a major renovation. In early 2019, after years of planning and negotiations, Phase 1 of the renovation was implemented. Approximately a third of the mall was demolished leaving just a dozen stores remaining.

San Jacinto Mall will officially close its doors forever, January 5, 2020, making Holiday 2019 the center's 38th and final Christmas Season. In its place, Fidelis is developing San Jacinto Marketplace, an open-air a family-friendly leading shopping destination with a wide variety of tenants. Some stores are expected to open as early as Fall 2020.

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