It’s official—the holiday season is in full swing in Brampton, and one of the city’s biggest and most bustling shopping centers is going all out to help shoppers find everything they need for everyone on their Christmas list (and it’s making sure they have festive fun while doing so). Bramalea City Centre (BCC) has kicked off the holiday season by unveiling stunning new seasonal decor and launching a slew of fun activities throughout the shopping center.

Some things shoppers can expect?

Santa photos

Black Friday giveaways, Santa photos for families and their four-legged friends, Instagramable decor throughout Bramalea City Centre and much more.

Bramalea City Centre will also be giving back this holiday season.

The shopping center has proudly partnered with the William Osler Health System Foundation and will be donating proceeds of all Santa photos to William Osler’s three hospitals” Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness, Etobicoke General Hospital and Brampton Civic Hospital.

Santa will be making a special visit to Brampton Civic Hospital on Dec. 12.

Shoppers should note that BCC’s holiday programming will begin with its Black Friday Mystery Box installation, which awards Black Friday shoppers an exclusive opportunity to win a Bramalea City Centre gift card ranging from $30 – $100.

After Black Friday, Bramalea City Centre has a lineup of activities to get shoppers in the holiday mood.

Lit Christmas Tree

Visitors will be pleased to hear that the highly-anticipated RGB Lit Christmas Tree, a soon-to-be Bramalea City Centre Christmas staple and a family favorite amongst shoppers are calling the shopping center home for the very first time.

Perfectly situated in front of Saks Off Fifth, the area will also feature light shows scheduled
throughout the season.

The mall will also feature a larger than life gift box extravaganza, which is set to light up the mall and provide families with a memorable holiday experience and endless photo opportunities.

People who love Christmas decor will be happy to hear that Bramalea City Centre will be home to some very Instagramable pop-ups (#BCCHoliday).

Apart from the shopping center’s signature Christmas tree and Santa Claus photo setup, BCC will deck the halls from top to bottom with beautifully lit and eye-popping decorations. The creative decor will include a life-size JOY sign in the lower level by Second Cup, a HOPE sign in the upper level by Sephora and an HO HO HO installation across the VIP set that encourages shoppers to snap smiles as they shop.

Santa’s knee

People who can’t wait to take their kids—or pets—to set on Santa’s knee will have lots of opportunities to take some photos with St. Nick himself.

Santa's Sparkle Station

Here’s a look at Santa’s hours:


Monday to Friday: 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 pm


Monday to Saturday: 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
December 24: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Guests will also want to take part in the Santa VIP Experience, which will kick off on Nov. 30 – and run until Dec. 24 (this is by appointment only). The VIP experience will help shoppers dodge lineups. All you have to do is purchase a VIP package for $79.95, which includes a private visit with Santa, a photo package, a holiday ornament, and special gift kids can take home.

Appointments can be made online by clicking here.

VIP Santa Hours:

Nov. 30 – Dec. 2 – 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Dec 7-9 – 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Dec 14 – 16 – 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Dec 17 – 23 – 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Dec 24 – 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

You can also book an appointment to bring your pet in for a photo with Santa.

The pet photo section will be available on Nov. 25 and Dec. 2, commencing at 7 p.m.

This two-day event will allow pet owners to capture their companions with Santa in their cutest holiday get-ups, which will make for a perfect holiday card!

You can also shop for longer this holiday season, as BCC is offering extended holiday hours from Dec. 3 – 24.

Bramalea City Centre Holiday Hours:

BCC’s Holiday Hours

“Bramalea City Centre strives to be one of Canada’s leading shopping centers by combining the best in both shopper and visitor experience,” says Eleni Koukoulidis, Marketing Director.

“The holidays are a great time to bring people together, enforce a sense of community and uplift spirits, and that’s exactly what we hope to do at Bramalea City Centre. Through our holiday programming, we want to welcome families, tourists and shoppers from all over to celebrate the season with us.”

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