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Last Minute Christmas Shopping at the CORE

By Kait Kucy, Dec 22


The official countdown is on and if you’re doing any last minute Christmas shopping the time is now! Luckily, the CORE has extended holiday shopping hours including being open on Christmas Eve from 12:00-5:00pm, so you have plenty of time to grab all of your holiday entertaining essentials, your stocking stuffers and any wishlists you need to fill. Of course, you need a game plan to make sure you complete your to-do list with plenty of time to spare.  

 

Arrive early.

The CORE is open 10:00am until 8:00pm everyday leading up to Christmas Eve, meaning the best time to arrive is just before it opens. Get parked, grab a coffee at one of the many cafes in the centre (they are open earlier) and figure out where you will start your holiday shopping extravaganza.

 

Take Advantage of Valet.

One of the best secrets of the CORE is their amazing valet service. Located on 3rd Street SW between 7th and 8th Avenue SW, roll up to the Valet Booth for the complimentary valet service. Weekend parking is such a great deal - free for the first three hours and a $2 flat rate for the rest of your time parked.

 

Map Out Your Shopping Trip.

The CORE is a fantastic mall to plan your shopping list out thanks to the floor by floor layout. Go through the directory and map out which stores you will be stopping by to ensure complete efficiency.

 

Shop Like You Are Shopping For Yourself.

This is such a great tip for shopping that helps take the stress out of the shopping you have to get done. Approach shopping as if you are hunting our magical treasures for yourself - even though shopping for the gifts might feel like a chore.

 

Gift Wrapping Services.

Another fantastic timesaver that the CORE offers is gift wrapping services! Check out the gift wrapping suite on the second level right by Santa. The volunteer wrapping experts will take care of your special gifts and wrap them up perfectly - Santa and his elves would totally approve! Donation is recommended - all proceeds will benefit the Making Changes Association. Gift wrapping hours is 11:00am-7:00pm (Monday-Saturday) and 12:00-5:00pm (Sunday).

 

Reward Yourself After.

All of that shopping works up an appetite. Why not celebrate with a tasty bite to eat and a bubbly beverage at one of the delicious eateries at the CORE like Cactus Club Cafe and The Metropolitan. With all of the time you saved, you totally deserve to take a break and indulge in a little bit of holiday cheer!

 

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Last Minute Christmas Shopping at the CORE

The official countdown is on and if you’re doing any last minute Christmas shopping the time is now! Luckily, the CORE has extended holiday shopping hours including being open on Christmas Eve from 12:00-5:00pm, so you have plenty of time to grab all of your holiday entertaining essentials, your stocking stuffers and any wishlists you need to fill. Of course, you need a game plan to make sure you complete your to-do list with plenty of time to spare.  

 

Arrive early.

The CORE is open 10:00am until 8:00pm everyday leading up to Christmas Eve, meaning the best time to arrive is just before it opens. Get parked, grab a coffee at one of the many cafes in the centre (they are open earlier) and figure out where you will start your holiday shopping extravaganza.

 

Take Advantage of Valet.

One of the best secrets of the CORE is their amazing valet service. Located on 3rd Street SW between 7th and 8th Avenue SW, roll up to the Valet Booth for the complimentary valet service. Weekend parking is such a great deal - free for the first three hours and a $2 flat rate for the rest of your time parked.

 

Map Out Your Shopping Trip.

The CORE is a fantastic mall to plan your shopping list out thanks to the floor by floor layout. Go through the directory and map out which stores you will be stopping by to ensure complete efficiency.

 

Shop Like You Are Shopping For Yourself.

This is such a great tip for shopping that helps take the stress out of the shopping you have to get done. Approach shopping as if you are hunting our magical treasures for yourself - even though shopping for the gifts might feel like a chore.

 

Gift Wrapping Services.

Another fantastic timesaver that the CORE offers is gift wrapping services! Check out the gift wrapping suite on the second level right by Santa. The volunteer wrapping experts will take care of your special gifts and wrap them up perfectly - Santa and his elves would totally approve! Donation is recommended - all proceeds will benefit the Making Changes Association. Gift wrapping hours is 11:00am-7:00pm (Monday-Saturday) and 12:00-5:00pm (Sunday).

 

Reward Yourself After.

All of that shopping works up an appetite. Why not celebrate with a tasty bite to eat and a bubbly beverage at one of the delicious eateries at the CORE like Cactus Club Cafe and The Metropolitan. With all of the time you saved, you totally deserve to take a break and indulge in a little bit of holiday cheer!