Additional holiday fun at TownMall of Westminster

The annual Festival of Trees is not the only holiday-themed activity available at the TownMall of Westminster, according to Specialty Leasing Manager Susan Seaman.

Santa Claus arrived on Nov. 15 and will be available to hear the Christmas gift wishes of children through Dec. 24, she said.


Pet photographs will be available from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 3 and Dec. 10, while all mall visitors can get involved in a photo contest of their own.

"This year, [our theme] is 'Be part of the joy,' " Seaman said. "In the court near Santa are giant, 6-foot-tall letters, 'J' and 'O.' The customer stands next to them and forms the 'Y' and gets a photo and uploads it our Facebook page."

Customers will vote on the most creative JOY photo and the winner will win a mall shopping spree, according to Seaman.

Brand-new this year is a 100-foot-long, 40-foot-wide train garden installed and operated by the Four County Society of Model Engineers.

"It's actually in a store space due to the intricacies of the setup," Seaman said. "It's an absolutely beautiful display."

For more information on TownMall activities, go to or call 410-857-0300.

Reach staff writer Jon Kelvey at 410-857-3317 or