The refurbished mall in Fort Collins is finally officially opening! Alberta Development Partners has announced that Foothills, a 77-acre shopping and entertainment destination, will officially open its doors with holiday festivities on Friday, November 13 from 6-8 p.m.at Foothills Center Court.

Santa will arrive by firetruck and light the tree at 6 p.m. along with Fort Collins City Council members Ray Martinez and Gino Campana. Shoppers can take pictures with Santa until 8 p.m. using their own cameras and there will be free kids’ entertainment as well as live holiday music. CSU Main Street Acapella will perform.

Festivities Include:

  • Santa Arrives by Firetruck and Lights the tree
  • Enjoy hot cocoa and cookie decorating
  • Holiday shopping
  • Free photos with Santa
  • Strolling Carolers
  • Face painters and balloon artists
  • Food sampling from Foothills restaurants
  • Chance to win prizes from Foothills retailers
  • Meet Cam the Ram

According to the Coloradoan, 23 stores plan to be open on Friday. The following stores are coming in 2016:

Bad Daddy's Burger Bar, Casa del Matador Agave Kitchen, CB & Potts, Francesca's, GNC, Grimaldi's, Hot Topic, J. Crew, LensCrafters, Lids, Loft, Longhorn Steakhouse, Maximum Boutique, Select Comfort, Snappy Nails, Sports Authority, T-Mobile, The Melt, Torchy's Tacos, Ulta, White House/Black Market, Zoes Kitchen

Foothills will offer extended holiday hours throughout the holidays.