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Holiday Buzz: Humans of Westfield Valley Fair

A look at what people do at the mall during the holiday season

Story by El Estoque December 14th, 2016

Story by Akshara Majjiga and Karen Ma

Even on a Wednesday afternoon, the Valley Fair Mall was bustling with couples, families and groups of teenagers. With less than two weeks left until one of the biggest holidays of the year, parents, kids and employees were hard at work buying and selling the perfect gifts for anyone and everyone. We asked a girl in Yankee Candle, a Godiva store manager, an employee [at a store she preferred not to name], a kid playing with Legos, a mother of two and an employee at Infinity Beauty for some insight into what they were buying or selling and what the holidays meant to them.

Yankee candle

I’m going to buy Christmas gifts for my friends… I like sweet, so like strawberry or something..jpg


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Lego store

Oh yeah, Santa. We got a business card from him. I was like, “Wow, i didn't know this was a business” (6).png

Santa's village

Oh, gosh, good question. That’s why we’re here, to walk around and look. Maybe some sports stuff, maybe some shoes, maybe something for myself. Well, the stores are more packed..jpg

Infinity beauty

So we have the best product in the whole world for your body, for your face, for your fingernails. Find us in Infinity Beauty in the Valley Fair Mall..jpg