The Ultimate Holiday Shopping Guide - Champlain Centre


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The Ultimate Holiday Shopping Guide

Published: 11/20/2020

The Ultimate Holiday Shopping Guide

The holidays are here, and we’ve got your back! Check out our Ultimate Holiday Shopping Guide, to help make your family’s shopping experience healthy and safe.


Your safety is our number one priority. We are taking every precaution to ensure the safety of customers and employees alike. Click here to learn more about Champlain Centre’s comprehensive safety and sanitizing measures. Safety is a shared responsibility, so please do your part. Here are our Healthy Shopper Guidelines, which must be followed by all guests:

  1. Wear a mask. Per New York State mandate, a mask MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES while visiting Champlain Centre. The mask must cover your nose and your mouth. Do your part and cover up. If you need a mask, a Champlain Centre Security Guard will gladly provide one free of charge. No excuses. Mask up.
  2. Social distance. Stay at least six feet from others that are not in your party, including while walking or standing in line.
  3. Use hand sanitizer. Hand sanitizers are available at all entrances and touch screen directories.
  4. Don’t walk while eating or drinking. New York State mandates that all food and beverages be consumed while seated. Please finish your meal while seated; this is the only time you may remove your mask. All other times, you must be wearing a mask while inside Champlain Centre.
  5. Don’t talk on the phone with your mask off. If you need to speak on the phone without your mask, please go outside and social distance at least six feet.
  6. Follow the directional floor prompts. To keep traffic flowing the same direction and ease congestion, one-way, directional signage have been placed on doors, floors and digital screens throughout the property. Please follow them.
  7. Stay home. If you are sick, have a fever or show any COVID symptoms, please stay home. Any guest or employee with a temperature greater than 100.00°F or who has flu-like symptoms (e.g., cough, body aches) will not be permitted to visit the property.


To minimize crowds and long lines, we strongly encourage you to shop early. Many retailers have already kicked off their Black Friday deals, so why not take advantage of them? To let you in on a little secret… some of the same deals you are seeing now, are the same ones that will be offered on Black Friday.

Avoid peak shopping times by coming early on a weekday morning to scope out sales.

  • Check out the Champlain Centre sales page Retailers will be adding or updating new sales daily, throughout the week.


This year, Champlain Centre will be CLOSED for Thanksgiving. Enjoy Thanksgiving Day at home with your immediate family, and shop with us another day.


Make the most of your time by planning a strategy.

  1. Figure out which stores you want to visit. Anchor hours often vary from mall hours; you can review individual store operating hours at
  2. Review our online digital directory to map out a route. If you’re shopping with others, perhaps designate who in your party will visit a specific store, and share your shopping lists so you can divide and conquer.


Plan out where you need to park in order to shop more efficiently.


Enjoy food, snacks, and refreshments at food venues within Champlain Centre, to stay nourished and hydrated throughout the day.


Santa arrives on BLACK FRIDAY! There will be plenty of fun and magic to go around with Old St. Nick but to ensure safety, new guidelines have been implemented for the Santa set. Reservations are strongly encouraged, with walk-up visits available as space allows throughout the day. Best practices will be followed, including maintaining a social distance of at least 10 feet from Santa, face masks, and enhanced cleaning between visits. For more information on the safety measures being taken based on the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, click here. Santa is located in center court (in front of JCPenney) and will be available to take photos and meet kids on Black Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. For Santa’s hours the rest of the season, click here.


Select retailers offer curbside service. Here is a list of stores providing curbside pickup at Champlain Centre.

  • Best Buy
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • Kohl’s
  • JCPenney
  • Target
  • DSW
  • Old Navy
  • and more – call individual stores for details if you are interested in taking advantage of this service

This list is subject to change, so remember to call ahead to confirm if your store will be able to provide this service and ask where to park to receive your merchandise.


The holiday season is the “most wonderful time of the year”– but it can also be stressful. As we navigate our way through this shopping season with new social norms, we ask for your help in spreading smiles and joy by being patient and kind. Champlain Centre wishes everyone a safe and holiday season!