'Tis The Season: Walmart Is Hosting Holiday Parties
If you're searching for a way to get in the holiday spirit, just head to your local Walmart supercenter starting this weekend. The retail giant is planning to host 20,000 parties across its 4,7000 stores nationwide in a campaign dubbed Rock This Christmas.
The themed parties are "Toys that Rock" on November 4; "Parties that Rock" on December 2; and "Gifts that Rock" on December 16. Shoppers will get the chance to visit with Santa Claus, meet with holiday helpers, and see the top holiday items up close and personal to test before buying. During these events, customers will receive a catalogue with stickers that allows your little ones to mark their wish list so you know exactly what everyone wants.
In an effort to keep up with online marketplaces and competitors, like Amazon, Walmart is investing in a comprehensive experience for shoppers who come into their stores. Their holiday helpers (who will wear Reindeer hats) will be there to make each customer's experience as seamless as possible by helping them navigate the most hectic sections, and assisting with online pickups and faster checkouts. Consider them your own personal elves to help get everything checked off of your list.
Walmart announced in a media briefing that they will also be ramping up their online presence for customers who want to do all of their holiday shopping behind a screen. Most orders over $35 will receive free two-day shipping and you can score a discount for shopping online but picking up in store. Additionally, their Online Grocery Pickup will be rolled out to double the amount of stores.
New brands will also be available now, such as Yankee Candle, KitchenAid, and Bose. Exclusive products, like household items from Pioneer Woman, will also be joining their inventory. Walmart's Turkey Gift Card even lets customers give the gift of a holiday meal.
Starting this weekend, rollbacks will pop up nationwide, particularly for some of the most popular holiday gifts, like electronics and toys. And, if you're worried about missing out on the latest gifts, don't fret — Walmart has "more than tripled" their products available since last year.