The Outlets at San Clemente: Holiday Shopping in south OC

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Growing up in Orange County we all knew that South Coast Plaza, The Block, and Main Place mall were the popular shopping centers to go to in Orange County. Now we have more places to explore! Last time I took you to north Orange County, today I want to share my experience exploring what south county has to offer via The Outlets at San Clemente – an outdoor mall with over 50 shops and dining restaurants for you to enjoy.

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If you want to explore south county for your holiday shopping then check out The Outlets at San Clemente. This was my first time here and I was impressed by the ambience and architecture. The Outlets at San Clemente are a modern construction where surrounding areas are is still being developed. The Christmas tree is up where you can find Santa.

My favorite holiday decorations were all of Santa’s reindeers by the Christmas tree courtyard. Throughout the outlets you can see holiday decorations on the window balconies along with giant size ornaments and ribbons throughout the shopping center. As a mother you know how tiring it is to be running around with little ones. Well, their restroom was truly a “rest” room. Inside the restroom they had a loung area which was clean and elegant to rest your feet. Also, you know what a hassle it is to go to the restroom by yourself and tons of bags. Well don’t fret because each stall has an awesome wall niche where you can place your shopping bags instead of the floor! Love it!

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Women's restrooms at Outlets at San Clemente

Some of my favorite shops here at Guess Factory Store, Calvin Klein, H&M, Papaya, and Under Armour. The kiddos personally like shopping at CROCS, Converse, Flip Flop Shops, Owl Fish, and Tommy Hilfiger.

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Also when it’s time to eat there are a variety of selections for either adults or kids. My kids love Auntie Anne’s Pretzels with a little treat from Rockies Chocolate. I like Panera where I can get my coffee fix and yummy pastry.

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Also if you have a pet, they can join in your day of shopping because it is pet-friendly.

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With so many shops, you’ll have a full day of shopping ahead of you to finish your holiday shopping. Not to mention more for your buck with all of the discounts and sales these shops have to offer. So ahead down south and check out the Outlets at San Clemente.

For more information on Outlets at San Clemente, visit

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Upcoming events

Season of Audi Ride & Drive

12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Audi Mission Viejo hosts an exclusive Season of Audi Ride & Drive at Outlets at San Clemente. Join us for cool giveaways, test drives and a chance to win a Two-Day Spin!*

Drop by Center Court or make a VIP appointment in advance by calling Audi Mission Viejo at 949-485-4616.

*See dealership for official rules and details.

Santa’s Photo Express – Free Photo Opportunity

December 16 – 23: 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Christmas Eve: 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Bring the kids and your camera for a complimentary photo with Santa Claus in Center Court. Capture the magic of the season on select weekends during November and December, before the big night!

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Live Entertainment: Danika Thompson

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Danika Thompson has been playing the violin since she was 9 years old.
At the age of 20 she switched over to the electric violin and developed a newfound passion for the instrument. Before fully pursuing the violin as a career, Danika worked as an ocean lifeguard for the city of San Clemente, and recently served as a lifeguard for California State Parks. Danika currently lives in Nashville and attends the Belmont School of Music.

Live Entertainment: Robbie Dean

2:00 – 4:00 PM

Robbie Dean has been playing the Southern CA music circuit since he was 12, in local bands and as a solo artist. At 19, he has performed in more than 50 different music venues in Southern CA and was a contestant on the first season of X Factor. A graduate of the Orange County School of the Arts’ Commercial Music program, Robbie has honed his skills as a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with a unique tone and edgy pop sound.

Live Entertainment: South County Community Handbell Choirs

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

The South County Community Handbell Choirs consist of handbell enthusiasts from south Orange County, California that love to ring and share handbell music with the surrounding communities. The Adult Choir was formed in 2011 and has performed at a variety of venues. The choir has lead five Community Handbell Concerts for the benefit of San Clemente’s Family Assistance Ministries (FAM).

This year’s Holiday repertoire includes “Santa” classics, a series of “Bell” favorites and “Oh Holy Night” on handbells and handchimes.

In the spirit of giving back to the community the Choirs will have a “Bell” tree at the Outlets where people can select a “Bell,” and go to a particular store to purchase items for FAM. There will be a barrel to drop off the purchased items. In addition people can make donations that will go directly to FAM.

Visit South County Community Handbell Choirs’ website for more info.

Center Court Games

10:00 AM – 7:30 PM

Game on! Play larger-than-life games in Center Court, including Cornhole, Checkers, Chess, Connect 4, Dominoes and Jenga. Check out games at Customer Service – located near Tommy Hilfiger and GUESS Factory Store. Must be 18 or older to check out games. #PlayOSC

Over 50 shops and dining restaurants for you to enjoy:

Auntie Anne’s Pretzels
Bass Factory Outlet
Blaze Pizza
Calvin Klein
Chico’s Outlet
Clarks Outlet
Cole Haan
Columbia Sportswear
Daisy Shoppe
Eddie Bauer Outlet
Flip Flop Shops
Guess Factory Store
Kitchen Collection
Le Creuset
Levi’s Outlet Store
LOFT Outlet

The Luggage Factory
Luxury Mall
Nautica Factory Store
New Balance Factory Store
Nike Factory Store
OshKosh B’Gosh
Owl Fish
Panera Bread
Pearl Izumi Factory Store
Planet Beauty
The PUMA Outlet Store
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Sun Diego Boardshops
Sunglass Hut
Tommy Hilfiger
Under Armour
Van Heusen
White House | Black Market
Zales Outlet


Also don’t miss these season holiday stores:

  • Ava’s Christmas Collection Cart
  • Cutco Cutlery Cart (Coming Soon)
  • Go! Calendars, Games & Toys
  • Holiday Boutique
  • Time Factory Watch Outlet


Rockwell’s Cafe & Bakery (Opening Early 2017)
Ruby’s Diner (Opening Late December 2016)
Slapfish (Opening Late December 2016)

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