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Ashland Town Center Welcomes Holiday Season with Full Sleigh of Winter Activities

Ashland Town Center is ready to shine for the holiday season. With a full list of holiday activities lined up, friends and families can celebrate the season in their own unique style whether that’s sipping cocoa or parading around with Santa.

“The holidays are an important time for our community to gather, celebrate our loved ones and share gratitude,” said Vicki Ramey, General Manager at Ashland Town Center. “We are proud to offer events and activities that bring people together to ignite the spirit of the season, while also supporting our local small businesses.”

Ashland Town Center festivities include:

Photos with Santa:

Ashland Town Center will once again welcome Santa to celebrate the season.  Photos with Santa will take place in the TJ Maxx court from November 18th – December 24th.  Customers are encouraged to make reservations for photos with Santa.  For a complete list of hours, pricing and reservations please visit our web-site here.

Sensitive Santa®: 

For children on the autism spectrum and those with related sensory sensitivities, a Santa visit can often mean crowded spaces, long lines and a swirl of competing noise that can create an overstimulating and upsetting environment. Sensitive Santa® provides a magical experience for guests and is hosted before the town center opens. Santa has been especially trained and takes cues from parents and caregivers in order to meet each child’s individual needs. Sensitive Santa will take place on Sunday, December 5th from 9 AM – 10:30 AM and will include crafts, puzzles, snacks and more.  Advance registration is suggested and can be made by visiting here.

Paws & Claus:

Ashland Town Center wants to make sure our furry friends get everything on their holiday lists this year. Dog and cat owners are invited to mix and mingle as they get their favorite pet’s photos taken with Santa at Paws & Claus on November 29th from 6 PM – 8 PM. Pets will enjoy treats and more.  Plus, visit with Earthwise Pet at the event, Ashland Town Center’s newest retailer set to open early December.

Events With Santa:

There is magic in the holiday season—especially when Santa and Mrs. Claus come to town. On December 7 from 5 PM – 6 PM, Ashland Town Center invites families with children ages two to 10 to have Cookies with Mrs. Claus and pass on their wish list and get a photo with Santa. The event will take place near the Santa set in front of TJ Maxx. Reservations are suggested for the event and can be found on our web-site.  

Holiday Gift Guides:

Need a little help choosing gifts for the people in your life? Ashland Town Center will be sharing gift guides for your favorite pet, items for him and her, and beauty lovers. Gather inspiration and shop from the comfort of your own home from November 29th to December 14th by following Ashland Town Center on Instagram.

Kindness Campaign:  

The true spirit of the season is about kindness. In celebration of National Kindness Day on Saturday, Nov. 13 Ashland Town Center will host an interactive art display where guests are invited to ‘Make Kindness Stick’. Visit the art display located near the Food Court  to participate throughout the entire holiday season.

Bring Home Holiday Magic Sweepstakes:

Thanks to Coca-Cola, 20 lucky winners will receive a $500 gift card to shop this holiday. Guests visiting Ashland Town Center can scan the QR code found at an on-site Coca-Cola vending machine to enter the promotion for a chance to win prizes. The sweepstakes will be active from November 15th to December 31st.

Ashland Town Center remains focused on providing a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. In addition to our already rigorous cleaning practices, guests will also find hand sanitization stations located throughout the town center. We ask that everyone conduct themselves in a safe and respectful way in accordance with all federal, state, and local regulations, recommendations and health mandates, as well as each individual retailer’s policies.

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About Ashland Town Center

Ashland Town Center is the premier retail destination serving three states. The town center is home to more than 70 national and local retail, dining and entertainment options, as well as numerous events and activities throughout the year. A dynamic offering of things to do along with things to buy keeps guests engaged and returning often. Ashland Town Center is open seven days a week; Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sunday noon – 6 p.m. For more information, please call (606) 324-1100 or visit Like us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter @ShopAshland and Instagram @AshlandTownCenter.