#OhWhatFun! Holiday Shopping in Irvine

December 12, 2020
holiday shopping in Irvine

Have you made your holiday list and checked it twice? The open-air shopping centers in Irvine are definitely nice! From shopping by appointment to curbside pickup, we've rounded up all of their helpful services to bring joy to your holiday shopping. 

With precautions in place, nearby Irvine shopping centers have gone above and beyond to ensure that your safety is the top priority. Irvine Spectrum Center, The Market Place and Fashion Island are all open-air shopping destinations, so your time spent indoors is at a minimum. And don’t forget to bring your mask!



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Need a go-to resource for every holiday service at Irvine’s shopping centers this year? Well, you’ve found it! Irvine Company put together this guide that rounds up all of the shopping services available. Here’s a breakdown of what you’ll find here.


Shopping Services


Curbside Pickup

Drive-thru shopping? Sign us up! With Curbside Pickup, you can place your order online directly with the retailer (or retailers!) of your choice, drive to the designated Curbside Pickup location and your order will be delivered directly to your car. View participating retailers in the guide.


Shopping By Appointments

Good news—you can schedule an appointment to shop and get your gift buying done at your convenience! This is available at select retailers at Fashion Island and Irvine Spectrum Center.


Personal Shopping

At Fashion Island, you can experience an unparalleled shopping experience with the help of a Personal Shopper. These savvy stylists are up to date on the season’s must-have giftables from over 100 exclusive boutiques and coveted brands, so you know they’ll help you find the absolute perfect gift for everyone on your list. Plus, this service is complimentary with no minimum purchase required! Learn more and book an appointment here.


OC Delivery Express

Holiday gift delivery on demand? You’d better believe it, thanks to OC Delivery Express (powered by BringPro). Just schedule a delivery from The Market Place and Fashion Island—they even do same day—and they’ll deliver to any location in Orange County. Learn more and schedule a delivery here


Get Special Offers with Retail Therapy

Want instant access to hundreds of discounts and incredible details? Then you simply must download the Retail Therapy app. You can enjoy offers from restaurants, retailers, spas, salons and more throughout Orange County. Learn more and download the app here.


Holiday Fun for the Entire Family


Even though this holiday season is different than years past, the shopping centers in Irvine still have tons of fun and merry happenings. There are still some events and activities happening for everyone to enjoy.


Holiday Drive-In Movie Nights at Irvine Spectrum

Pick your flick, drive in and enjoy a night under the stars—safely in your vehicle, of course! All the holiday movie classics are on rotation this season, so be sure to check the listings to find your favorite. Your admission includes a gift card to grab food and drinks from one of the restaurants beforehand, too.


See the Fashion Island Christmas Tree

Have you even holidayed if you haven’t stopped to see this majestic tree? (Answer: Not really!) The 90-foot white fir tree is decorated with a stunning 10,000 lights and ornaments and will be on view through January 1. 


Menorah Lighting Display at Fashion Island

Hanukkah is from December 10-December 18 this year. Celebrate the eight magical nights with a daily lighting of the menorah at Fashion Island! You can find it in the Atrium Garden Courtyard.


Photo Stations at The Market Place

Not one, not two, but three different holiday trees are ready to delight your family at The Market Place—and each one is decorated with its own unique decor. After seeing them, don’t miss complimentary photos at photo stations around the shopping center, too. Be sure to tag your photos with @TheMarketPlaceOC on Instagram!


Santa and Friends Augmented Reality Experience

No holiday season is complete without the man himself! All three shopping centers have put together this special photo experience so your family can take fun photos with him in augmented reality form, activated by QR codes. Different? Yes. Amazing? Definitely! 


Explore more events and activities here.

No matter how you are planning to shop this season, be sure to take a moment (or two, or three) to stop by the shopping centers in Irvine. See everything they have to offer here.

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