Let's Celebrate

Bring the happy this holiday season and join us in celebrating our favorite traditions, along with a few new ones, and experience one-of-a-kind events for the whole family.

Visit Santa

Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa arrives at Westfield Brandon on November 17 to officially kick off the holiday season! He’ll be making himself at home in Center Court through December 24, while his elves are hard at work back at the North Pole prepping for the big day. Be sure to stop by to say hello to the jolly fellow and capture the memorable moment!

Skip the line and purchase your photo package in advance by making a reservation online below.

The Santa Set is located on the lower level in Center Court and open daily:

  • November 17-December 16
  • Monday – Saturday: 11AM - 7PM
  • Sunday: 12PM – 6PM
  • December 17-December 23
  • Monday – Friday: 11AM - 8PM
  • Saturday: 11AM - 8PM
  • Sunday: 12PM - 6PM
  • Christmas Eve Hours: 1OAM – 5PM

Note Santa will break to feed his reindeer from:

  • 2PM – 3PM Mon – Sat
  • 2:30PM – 3PM on Sundays
  • 1PM – 2PM on December 24th.

Extended Holiday Shopping Hours

Come early, or shop late: for your convenience Westfield Brandon has special extended holiday hours this season. Please note that department store and restaurant hours may vary.

Gift with Purchase

Spend $250 or more, get a $25 gift card!

Get rewarded when you shop or dine with us this Black Friday Weekend. Simply spend $250 or more at any 2 or more Westfield Brandon stores or restaurants to receive a $25 Westfield Gift Card!* Visit the kiosk near Cinnabon Nov. 25 – 27 to redeem.

*Must present same-day receipts valid for purchases made at two or more stores/restaurants November 25-27. Redemptions are accepted Friday-Saturday, November 25-26 from 12pm-8pm & Sunday, November 27 from 12pm-6pm. Limit (1) one per person per day. Must be 18 years or older. Guest must present original receipts during promotional period. While supplies last. Mall Employees excluded. Other restrictions may apply.

Roaming Holiday Entertainment

Our holiday Elves will be roaming the center spreading joy and surprising shoppers with fun performances and giveaways. Be on the lookout and enjoy some extra holiday cheer while you finish up your last-minute gift shopping!

Your chance to join in on the excitement takes place from December 17 to 22 from 4pm-7pm.

Metropolitan Ministries Holiday Food Drive

Help us help those in need this holiday season! We’ve partnered up with Metropolitan Ministries to host a Holiday Food Drive in Dick’s Sporting Goods Court. Each month Metropolitan Ministries serves 75,000 meals in Tampa Bay and at partner sites around Hillsborough, Pasco, Polk, and Pinellas counties.

Throughout November and December, we invite you to drop off canned goods and nonperishable food items to help serve more than 22,000 local families in need with holiday meals.

Pet Photos With Santa

We know family members come in all shapes and sizes, and sometimes have fur and four legs! That’s why we’ve partnered up with The Humane Society to host Pet Photo evenings. Guests are invited to bring their leashed, well-behaved four-legged members of the family to one of three special Pet Photo evenings to capture that perfect holiday memory with Santa.

Pet Photos are available from 5PM – 7PM on November 21st, November 28th, and December 5th. Visit the link below to book your spot in advance.

*Please Note: Families with pets attending this event will need to enter/exit through the Restaurant Courtyard entrance near Panera Bread.

PJ Photo Day with Santa

Dress in your holiday best, pajamas style! PJ Photo Days are available from 11am to 7pm on November 22nd, 29th and December 6th, and 13th. From 11am to 8pm on the 20th. All of these events are in support of St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Skip the line and purchase your photo package in advance by making a reservation below.

Santa Cares

Join us for Santa Cares: a special event for children with Autism or other special needs and their families to meet with Santa in a sensory-friendly and welcoming environment. This event will take place on Sunday, December 4th from 9:30 – 10:30 am, and reservations are required!

*Please note: families attending this event will need to enter through the Restaurant Courtyard entrance near Panera Bread.

Sincerely Santa Toy Drive

Help make a local child’s holiday wish come true by participating in our annual Sincerely, Santa Toy Drive! Visit Dillards Court to sponsor a Letter to Santa written by a local child in need. Purchase the items listed and bring the unwrapped gifts back to the Sincerely Santa booth. All gifts will be delivered to each child’s home in time for Christmas.

Sincerely Santa Tampa is a non-profit that has provided toys and clothing to more than 100,000 ‘at risk’ and underprivileged children in Tampa Bay since its founding in 1987. Each year, children in grades kindergarten through third, write a Letter to Santa describing what they want most for Christmas. Teachers add additional information including special needs of the child, clothing sizes, and siblings the child may have in the home. The teachers and social workers then select letters of the children most in need and forward them to Sincerely Santa for processing.

The next step belongs to you! Stop by The Sincerely, Santa Toy Drive display in Dillards Court to participate.

Tampa Bay Lightning Night

Calling all Tampa Bay Lightning Fans! Join us for a special photo opportunity at the Santa Set on Sunday, December 11th! In partnership with the Tampa Bay Lightning, Westfield Brandon will host a unique opportunity for Lightning Fans to have photos taken with Santa in a Tampa Bay Lightning Jersey. The event will also include special Tampa Bay Lightning activities and swag!

Sunday December 11, 2-4pm

Ugly Sweater Day Photos with Santa

You’re invited to dress in your ugliest holiday sweater or other festive attire to capture a memorable photo with Santa!

Skip the line and purchase your photo package in advance by making a reservation below.

Dates: December 1st, 8th and 15th