South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa California: The Destination Shopping Experience that Helps Relieve Holiday Stress

South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa is the international shopping destination that caters to every holiday wish

In a digital era where everything you desire is just a click away, Orange County offers a luxury shopping experience that can’t be purchased online; South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa is the international shopping destination that caters to every holiday wish, including the wish for someone else to take care of everything for you. With extended holiday shopping hours at more than 250 stores, activities for the whole family, world-class dining at more than 30 restaurants, and cultural programming to enrich and entertain, South Coast Plaza is the best place to shop, dine and experience the holiday spirit.

Holiday Specials

During the winter months, the days never seem long enough to get everything done, but South Coast Plaza has planned to accommodate even those with the most pressing schedules by planning Special Holiday Hours, opening early and staying open even later to help make tasks during this hectic time of year seem almost effortless.  From seasonal decor to gift-wrapping services, South Coast Plaza’s seasonal boutiques, HARRY & DAVID and The Wrapper, have you covered and tied up with a pretty bow. These boutiques will welcome shoppers for a limited time only, helping to make things a little smoother this holiday season.

VIP Shopping

As you browse the glimmering hallways, aglow with holiday cheer, a personal concierge will unburden your seasonal stress by securing your packages, making dining reservations, exchanging foreign currency, scheduling tickets to a holiday show at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, or by assigning a personal stylist to help you select the perfect present for everyone on your list. Call the concierge for immediate assistance at (714) 435- 8571 or visit them in person by the Carousel Court, Crate & Barrel, Saks Fifth Avenue or Nordstrom.

For the difficult-to-shop for on your list, South Coast Plaza has introduced By Design, an exclusive guide to customization, personalization and bespoke experiences at more than 40 boutiques. Discover the art of individuality through curated services and must-haves such as made-to-measure menswear, fine jewelry customization, monogramming, artisanal hand painting, made-to-order shoes, and more. Services include Men’s Made-to-Measure, Women’s Made-to-Measure, Made-to-Order footwear, accessories and eyewear, Fine Jewelry & Timepiece Personalization, and custom Monogramming on gifts for the whole family.

Seasonal Events

No Christmas season would be complete without the big bearded guy in red, Santas Village & The North Pole is home to the twinkle-eyed saint himself, ready to hear every Christmas wish and pose for photos from now through December 24th during South Coast Plaza’s extended holiday hours. After your visit with St.Nick, take a ride on Santa’s Express Train, every photo package comes with a complimentary children’s train ride. Make sure to stop by and visit Santa’s reindeer at the Reindeer Carousel, a special seasonal installation where children can ride for only $1.  The Carousel Court also hosts a holiday crafting center for the entire family; stop by the make a present box, reindeer sleigh, train engine, snowman, or a gingerbread house for only $6 – $9 per craft.

After all of the Christmas activities with Santa, and a full day of shopping, relax with your family at Orange County’s Tony Award-Winning South Coast Repertory Theatre, located within walking distance from your shopping excursion. All month long the theatre will be hosting performances of seasonal favorites such as A Christmas Carol,  Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, The Nutcracker, Christmas with Marie Osmond, Spanish Harlem Orchestra: Salsa Navidad and Handel’s Messiah.

For more information about all of the holiday happenings at South Coast Plaza, as well as a full directory of stores, restaurants, and services this season and every season, visit