Millcreek Mall among best in the nation for last-minute Christmas shopping

This Pennsylvania mall ranked third best for last-minute Christmas shopping nationwide

by: Jennifer MobiliaBrett Balicki

Updated: Dec 19, 2023 / 07:04 PM EST

(WJET/WFXP/ — Did you know one of the country’s best places to do last-minute Christmas shopping is right in Pennsylvania?

According to Journo Research, the Millcreek Mall in Erie has been named the third best in the nation.

Rankings were based on a score out of 10 based on daily footfall, length of checkout lines, parking availability and fees, daily opening hours and the number of and the number of department stores in each mall’s directory.

Millcreek Mall scored 6.5 out of 10.

The mall was also the ranking’s top performer for crowding, with an average daily footfall of 33,151. Shoppers also have wide access to parking as there are 5,700 available spaces.

Who was at the top of the list?

After all factors were measured, the study named Green Acres Mall in New York as the best place to do your last-minute Christmas shopping — scoring 7.2 out of 10.

The mall performed particularly well for the number of department stores, with eight to choose from, including Macy’s, Walmart, and Shoppers World. Availability is also good, as the mall is open for 10 hours during the week and seven hours on Sundays.

In second place was the Aventura Mall out in Florida, with a 7 out of 10 score.


Millcreek Mall Set to Open New Sports Fashion Store Before End of the Year

WICU/WSEE-TV Tuesday, August 16th 2022, 11:47 AM EDT

Updated: Tuesday, August 16th 2022, 11:52 AM EDT

A new sports fashion store, JD Sports, is opening in the Millcreek Mall near Macy’s by the end of 2022.

JD Sports was established in 1981 in England and now has 3,400 stores across 32 countries.

The store said they will help consumers find the right look to lead a sporting lifestyle, even if they are not athletes.

From the latest footwear brands like Nike and Puma to joggers and hoodies, the store provides products for both athletes and fans of athleisure.

The Millcreek Mall Complex has been a part of the community since 1975, more information on the mall and its facilities can be found here.

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  1. Millcreek Mall Complex

Location: Erie, Pennsylvania

Size: 2,200,000 square feet

Year built: 1975

Bottom Line: Millcreek Mall Complex

Pennsylvania’s lack of sales tax on clothing means this is an attractive spot for retail. In fact, visitors often come from places like Canada, Ohio and New York to take advantage of the discounts. The mall consists of 175 shops, and just outside of the mall, Millcreek Mall Pavilion also hosts loads of stores, restaurants and hotels. There’s even a mall-walker program where more than 700 walkers get their exercise seven days a week.