So many festive holiday happenings are just steps away when you live at The Avenue in Richmond Hill. A short stroll down the street, Hillcrest Mall is featuring the ever-popular Pet Night with Santa photo opportunity tonight, Ugly Sweater Night-themed photos with Santa on December 7 and 14 from 5:30 to 8 pm and for the little ones, a Jingle Jammies Bedtime Stories with Santa from 7 to 7:30 pm Wednesday, December 5 and 12. And don’t forget your holiday tree! Follow the scent of fir and pine to the fully-stocked tree lot in the southwest corner of the parking area.