1 of 15

A boy approaches Santa Claus near Furchgott's department store at Roosevelt Mall in November 1975. (Times-Union archives)

2 of 15

Christmas decorations at Regency Square Mall in December 1975. (Don Burk/Times-Union archives)

3 of 15

Christmas decorations at Regency Square Mall in December 1975. (Don Burk/Times-Union archives)

4 of 15

Christmas decorations at Regency Square Mall in December 1975. (Don Burk/Times-Union archives)

5 of 15

Christmas decorations near Rosenblum's at Regency Square Mall in December 1975. (Don Burk/Times-Union archives)

6 of 15

Christmas display outside Furchgott's department store at Regency Square Mall in November 1975. (Times-Union archives)

7 of 15

Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Pluto are part of a Christmas display outside Sears at the Orange Park Mall in November 1975. (Times-Union archives)

8 of 15

Holiday shoppers look over a Nativity scene near Montgomery Ward, part of the Christmas decorations at Normandy Mall in November 1975. (Times-Union archives)

9 of 15

Christmas decorations at May-Cohens in downtown Jacksonville in November 1975. (Times-Union archives)

10 of 15

Holiday shoppers stroll outside Penney's department store at the Gateway Mall in November 1975. (Times-Union archives)

11 of 15

Christmas decorations hang inside and outside Roosevelt Mall in December 1971. (Times-Union archives)

12 of 15

Shoppers take a break from holiday shopping at Regency Square Mall in November 1973. (Don Burk/Times-Union archives)

13 of 15

Christmas decorations at Regency Square Mall in December 1971. (Dan McCormack/Times-Union archives)

14 of 15

Christmas bells and garland hang from the ceiling of Philips Plaza in December 1971. (Frank Smith/Times-Union archives)

15 of 15

Holiday shoppers stroll by Eckerd Drugs at Roosevelt Mall in November 1971. (Dan McCormack/Times-Union archives)

Description

For most, Christmas memories include trips to Jacksonville's shopping malls and department stores — all decorated for the holidays — for pictures with Santa and gifts for friends and family. Here's a look back at some of Jacksonville's holiday-decorated malls, including some that closed their doors long ago.