The holiday season is here and it’s time to start thinking about the gifts you will be giving. Whether you need a stocking stuffer, a larger gift, or just need to get in the holiday mood, a great place to start is by visiting the Oakdale Mall in Johnson City.

Here are four reasons why Oakdale Mall is our go-to this holiday season:

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1. Shopping

Oakdale Mall truly has something for everyone. Whether you are looking to buy footwear, clothing, jewelry, fragrances, or food, they have it all. Plus, the stores at the mall are constantly announcing new deals for the season. Don’t believe us? Check out their website. Wandering the mall can also help spark ideas for what to get those hard-to-shop-for people on your list.

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2. Santa

Santa makes his first appearance at the Oakdale Mall on November 27. He’s sure to get you, as well as your family, in the holiday spirit. Even though he isn’t there yet, you can start scheduling what time you want to meet with him on this website.

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3. Holiday Entertainment and Crafts

Oakdale Mall will offer daily holiday entertainment from Dec. 3-24, along with free children's workshops and letters to Santa. To learn more about the workshops, check out the mall's Facebook page at facebook.com/oakdalemall.

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4. Get Into the Holiday Spirit

Aside from Santa (we mentioned the man with the beard above), the stores will have holiday tunes to get you in the spirit. Plus, many stores decorate once Black Friday happens – aside from offering many discounts and deals.

Be sure to mark your calendars for Santa and head to the Oakdale Mall for your holiday shopping. They are open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sunday 12 – 6 p.m.