White Marsh Mall is a shopping destination conveniently located near a variety of dining and attractions, and it is the legendary home of the "real Santa Claus.'' In the mid-1980's when the mall first opened, it was the first shopping center in the area to feature a Santa Claus during the holiday season who had a real beard and sat casually atop his elf-surrounded throne, wearing red suspenders and a green shirt. Due to his lack of standard Santa-garb costume, he quickly became known in the area as "the real Santa.''
Authentic or not, the mall offers a variety of options for shopping year round. Anchor stores include Macy's, The Sports Authority, Sears, and JC Penney. Women who are in search of a wardrobe update will be pleased with their selection. Choices include The Limited, PacSun, New York and Company, Express, H&M, Torrid, and Wet Seal. Each offers a unique variety of fashion in sizes ranging from teen to plus. Shoe stores are plentiful at White Marsh and include Aldo, Foot Locker, the Shoe Department, Shoe Haven, Bostononian, and Vans.
A number of establishments in the mall sell beauty and health products, including shower gels, lotions, and makeup. Choices include the Body Shop, Bath and Body Works, Merle Norman, Trade Secret, and Victoria's Secret Beauty. The Beauty Outlet offers a variety of merchandise for haircare, bodycare, and personal grooming at discount prices.
Those who are considering dining at the mall will be pleased with the variety of food choices. The food court offers favorites like the Great Steak and Potato Company, Auntie Anne's Pretzels, Mama Ilardo's, Cinnabon, The Great Cookie, Cajun Gourmet, and Chik-Fil-A. There are also a lot of traditional fast food options like Arby's, Burger King, and Wendy's. If you are looking for a casual dining retaurant, you can choose between Fuddruckers, Friendly's, Ruby Tuesday, P.F. Chang's, The Olive Garden, or Buffalo Wild Wings. BWW is a one stop shop for wings, drinks, and sports galore. Kick back, watch the game, and enjoy some wings with friends.
White Marsh is active in the community and offers a variety of community events. Their Mall Walker's Program and Stroller Strides program gives shoppers and area residents a chance to get fit in the comfort of the indoors. The mall also plans a variety of Family Fun Days throughout the years that are designed to let families share fun times together while at the mall. White Marsh is a sponsor of Chesapeake Habitat for Humanity and frequently holds events in support of the cause. There are also special health events throughout the year including a blood pressure screening. Mall walker participants are encouraged to attend the health events. Gift cards are available in a variety of denominations for that hard to shop for gift recipient in your life. There is also a shoppers club guests can sign up for to receive news concerning special events and sales. You may also win a shopping spree, just for signing up. White Marsh Mall is a premier shopping destination in the Baltimore area.