Monthly Archives: November 2017

He’s Making a List and Checking It Twice…. Santa is at Eastridge!

In less than 33 days Christmas will be here! What better way to start he holiday season, than a visit to the mall. Oh, the nostalgia! The tree in Center Court, the music, all the hustle and bustle. A Christmas Story, the movie always comes to mind. How can we forget the epic mall Santa scene, and Ralphie’s hopes for a Red Ryder air rifle.


The Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 17 was truly unforgettable (video coming soon!). If you didn’t have a chance to attend the festivities check out our Facebook page for a recap, videos, and up to date event information. Eastridge hosted a wide variety of performers for this year’s ceremony. Eastridge extends a huge round of applause to all that helped make the ceremony so memorable.

Our emcee Jasmine Orozco

The Classy Cats sax quartet

EYAC Cheerleaders

Lokahi Polynesian Dance Group

Wynstar Talents

Liberty Dance Company

SJ Nutcracker

Mariachi Los Toritos

DJ Krucial

And, of course, the Big Man himself!

Liberty Dance Company performance of The Grinch!

EYAC Cheerleaders!


Beginning on November 18, and continuing through December 24, photos with Santa are back! Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to capture the sweet Christmas moments with Santa while telling him all of your Christmas wishes. Photo packages start at $25.00-50.00 and digital options are available.

In a hurry? No problem, check out the Santa FASTPASS to get in your photos even faster.


Our Compassionate Santa project is geared to help children and adults with special needs and sensory concerns enjoy a visit with Santa in a calmer setting. Music will be turned down, stores will not yet be open, and there will be a more peaceful atmosphere to accommodate your visit. Please RSVP HERE  for Sunday, December 3rd 9AM-11AM – walk-ins also welcome.


Don’t forget your furry friends this Christmas! Eastridge supports all things pets, and believes that they deserve a photo with Santa too! Santa will take pet photos on Tuesdays beginning at 5PM. All dogs are welcome, they just must remain on a leash or in a carrier at all times. Please see the Eastridge pet policy on the website for details.


Don’t forget to use hashtag #EastridgeJoy on all your Eastridge photos this year, and instantly be entered to win gift cards from your favorite brands! Winners will be announced weekly. Follow @EastridgeCenter on Instagram to see all the puppy photos from pet nights, find the Elf on the Shelf, and be the first to hear about sales and events!

Tis’ the season to SHOP!

Barnes & Noble Customers Give the Gift of Reading to Children in Need Through Annual Holiday Book Drive

Eastridge Mall/San Jose Barnes & Noble Chooses Teen Challenge Family Centers As Local Non-Profit Recipient

San Jose, CA–November 1st, 2017– Barnes & Noble Eastridge Mall invites customers to give the gift of reading to children in need during the company’s annual Holiday Book Drive, taking place November 1, through December 31.  The Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Drive provides customers the opportunity to donate books to locally designated non-profit organizations. Last year, Barnes & Noble customers and booksellers provided more than 1.5 million books to over 650 local charitable organizations that provide services to children across the country.

Holiday Book Drive recipients throughout the country include schools, libraries, literacy organizations, family social service agencies and homeless centers.  This year, the San Jose/Eastridge Mall Barnes & Noble, located at 2200 Eastridge Loop Space #1420 will be collecting books for  kids at local non-profit Teen Challenge’s Family Centers. Customers can choose and then purchase any book K-12. Give it their cashier and we will be sure to deliver the book to Teen Challenge kids.

“The Holiday Book Drive is a favorite program of both booksellers and customers across the country,” says Tracy Vidakovich, Vice President, Business Development for Barnes & Noble.  “Customers often purchase and donate a personal childhood favorite as a way to pass on a holiday tradition to a child in their local community.”

To find out how to participate in the Holiday Book Drive, contact the San Jose/Eastridge Mall Barnes & Noble Community Business Development Manager Michael Koller at408-270-9477 or

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