Bayshore kicks off holiday season with popular tree lighting; some stores OPEN on Thanksgiving

GLENDALE (WITI) -- Are you ready to shop? Bayshore Town Center has announced its holiday hours for the 2014 holiday shopping season. Bayshore will officially kick off the season on November 22nd at 10:00 a.m.!

On that day, Bayshore will offer a complimentary $20 gift card for early birds that spend $200.  The first 500 Guests that bring their receipts to the guest service desk will receive the free gift card.

After a day of shopping, Bayshore Town Center will be transformed into an illuminated wonderland, as the lighting of the 40-foot live Balsam tree kicks off the official start of the 2014 holiday shopping season for the metro Milwaukee area.

Hundreds of lights will blanket the Town Center, while the familiar sounds of the season mark the arrival of this special holiday time – from Santa’s anticipated arrival to the rhythm of the horse drawn wagon, everything about Bayshore has been transformed; and all await the final event, the dramatic drum roll to light the spectacular tree!

There will be sampling of special gifts from Athleta, Fiddleheads Roasters, LaCoppa, Deerwood Orthodontics, Erehwon Mountain Outfitters, iPic, Potbelly, California Pizza Kitchen, and North Shore Bank.

In keeping with tradition Bayshore Town Center will be CLOSED on Thanksgiving and open at 7:00 a.m. on Black Friday.

There will, however, be individual stores that will be open at 6:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving including Boston Store, Kohl’s, GAP, Victoria Secret, Express and Devon Seafood + Steak.

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“Holidazzle and the tree lighting will mark the traditional kickoff of the holiday season, and this year will be very special, as the holiday is ushered in on a brisk night with dazzling lights on a spectacular live tree, joyful songs, and a visit from Santa.  We are so excited to kick off the holiday season in such a spectacular way,” said David Moss, General Manager, of Bayshore Town Center.