KNOXVILLE, TN West Town Mall and Knoxville Center are announcing enhanced holiday season opening hours to accommodate the needs of busy holiday shoppers. Both malls will be open from 6 PM on Thursday, November 27, 2014 (Thanksgiving) through 1 AM Friday, November 28, 2014 to kick off the holiday shopping season. The mall will re-open at 6 AM on “Black Friday,” November 28, 2014 and will close at 10 PM that evening. Select retailers will be open throughout Thanksgiving night and into Black Friday. A list is available at Guest Services and the mall management offices.

West Town Mall and Knoxville Center will also extend hours over the Thanksgiving weekend, opening from 8 AM to 10 PM on Saturday, November 29 and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, November 30.

Leading up to Christmas, the malls will open Wednesday, December 24 from 7 AM to 6 PM. They will close on Christmas Day and reopen December 26 from 6 AM to 10 PM.

“Convenience is key to successful holiday shopping whether you start early or late in the season. Research shows that 84% of shoppers agree that malls provide a convenient option to get a lot of shopping done in one trip*,” said Abbey Harris, area director of marketing and business development. “We are offering extra holiday hours to meet our customers’ needs - from the person looking for the latest fashion and styles of the season to the family hunting for great deals to the last-minute shopper in search of the perfect gift.”

To provide gift-giving inspiration, Simon and Vogue Advertising have collaborated to produce the “Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide”, curated by Vogue’s Market Stylist**, Cara Crowley, who has selected her favorite holiday products from retail brands available at Simon Malls, Premium Outlets and Mills. These Gift Guides will be previewed as an insert in the December issue of Vogue with the full print version available at both malls during the week leading up to Thanksgiving. A digital version of the full Gift Guide will also be available on     

*Research cited is from the 2014 Holiday Shopping Behavior Survey

**Vogue Market Stylist content is created for sponsors to be used solely for advertising programs.


About West Town Mall

West Town Mall is a climate controlled indoor mall conveniently located off exit 380 on I-40.  Considered the premier shopping destination in East Tennessee, West Town Mall boasts more than 150 stores, more than 40 of which are exclusive to the area. Among the specialty stores are Apple, Sephora, Coach, Forever 21 and Tommy Hilfiger.  West Town Mall is home to a plethora of entertainment options including a movie theater and fine salons.


About Simon

Simon is a global leader in retail real estate ownership, management and development and a S&P100 company (Simon Property Group, NYSE:SPG). Our industry-leading retail properties and investments across North America, Europe and Asia provide shopping experiences for millions of consumers every day and generate billions in annual retail sales. For more information, visit


About Knoxville Center

Conveniently located off I-640, Knoxville Center offers a variety of shopping and entertainment experiences serving communities like Gibbs, Spring Hill, Fountain City and beyond. Our indoor, climate-controlled mall is unique to East Tennessee with our UT and Trout Court areas and the white tent tops designed to mimic the snow-capped peaks of the Great Smoky Mountains. With 110 stores to choose from shoppers will find everything from sportswear and apparel to children's clothing to jewelry at stores like FootAction, Bath and Body Works, Signature Diamonds, Belk and the Children's Place. While you are here, enjoy food at Mandarin Palace or a movie at Regal Cinemas. Whatever your shopping needs, we will be happy to help. From all the staff at Knoxville Center, we hope to see you soon.