The King of Prussia Mall - Court and Plaza - Near Valley Forge


2011 Update - The Complete Listing of King of Prussia Mall Holiday Hours, For the Christmas Season 2011

November 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011 - Thanksgiving Day - Closed

Friday, November 25, 2011 - Black Friday - 4:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Monday, November 28, 2011 - 10:00 AM to 9:30 PM

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 10:00 AM to 9:30 PM

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 10:00 AM to 9:30 PM

December 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Friday, December 2, 2011 - 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Saturday, December 3, 2011 - 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Sunday, December 4, 2011 - 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Monday, December 5, 2011 - 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Friday, December 9, 2011 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Saturday, December 10, 2011 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Sunday, December 11, 2011 - 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Monday, December 12, 2011 - 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Extended Christmas Hours Begin

Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Friday, December 16, 2011 - 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Saturday, December 17, 2011 - 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Sunday, December 18, 2011 - 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Monday, December 19, 2011 - 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Friday, December 23, 2011 - 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Christmas, Per Se

Saturday, December 24, 2011 - Christmas Eve - 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Sunday, December 25, 2011 - Christmas Day - CLOSED

Taking Everything Back

Monday, December 26, 2011 - 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Tuesday, December 27, 2011 - 10:00 AM to 9:30 PM

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - 10:00 AM to 9:30 PM

Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 10:00 AM to 9:30 PM

Friday, December 30, 2011 - 10:00 AM to 9:30 PM

Saturday, December 31, 2011 - New Year's Eve - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Sunday, January 1, 2012 - New Year's Day - 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM (yes, it will be open, believe it or not, at 11:00 AM New Year's Day...)


The King of Prussia Mall is not just an ordinary suburban shopping mall. It transcends such ordinary descriptions. The largest, most famous, and most iconic shopping mall in the Philadelphia region, it is big enough to get lost in, very easily. It is a living, dynamic monument to American consumerism, of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

It’s also a tremendously enjoyable place to visit, even if you don’t plan on going shopping.

Bottom line - it’s worth experiencing, especially at Christmas time in Philadelphia.

King of Prussia Mall Hours - Christmas Season 2010

Black Friday, November 26, 2010 - The King of Prussia Mall Will Be Open From 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM

On November 26, 2010 - i.e., Black Friday - the King of Prussia Mall will have - unsurprisingly - opened to the throng of shoppers, well before the first glimpse of sunlight, Friday morning. The King of Prussia Mall's hours will be from 5:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

Hopefully, none of you are disappointed to learn that the King of Prussia Mall - to its credit - is not jumping on the commercial bandwagon, and throwing open its doors at the stroke of midnight on Thanksgiving Day/Night itself. You're going to have to wait till 5:00 AM, bottom line.

Also, the King of Prussia Mall will be closed, all day and all night on Thursday, November 25, Thanksgiving Day itself - as it should be...

The Free King of Prussia Mall Courtesy Shuttle Makes No Fewer Than Nine Stops

However, you'll be able to ride the King of Prussia Mall Courtesy Shuttle, a free shuttle service, beginning at 4:00 AM on Black Friday, and which will run in loops around the mall, until 10:30 PM - 30 minutes after the Mall closes at 10:00 PM. Each shuttle can accommodate up to 20 shoppers. This is eloquent testimony as to the sheer size of the mall - you need a shuttle van to cover it all... and there are nine stops, no less...

The Complete Listing of King of Prussia Mall Holiday Hours, Christmas Season 2010 - Shuttle Days Indicated with (Shuttle)

November 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010 - Thanksgiving Day - Closed

Friday, November 26, 2010 - Black Friday - 5:00 AM to 10:00 PM (Shuttle)

Saturday, November 27, 2010 - 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM (Shuttle)

Sunday, November 28, 2010 - 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM (Shuttle)

Monday, November 29, 2010 - 10:00 AM to 9:30 PM

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 10:00 AM to 9:30 PM

December 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 - 10:00 AM to 9:30 PM

Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Friday, December 3, 2010 - 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Saturday, December 4, 2010 - 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM (Shuttle)

Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM (Shuttle)

Monday, December 6, 2010 - 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Tuesday, December 7, 2010 - 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Friday, December 10, 2010 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Saturday, December 11, 2010 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM (Shuttle)

Sunday, December 12, 2010 - 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM (Shuttle)

Monday, December 13, 2010 - 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Extended Christmas Hours Begin

Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Friday, December 17, 2010 - 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Saturday, December 18, 2010 - 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM (Shuttle)

Sunday, December 19, 2010 - 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM (Shuttle)

Monday, December 20, 2010 - 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM (Shuttle)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010 - 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM (Shuttle)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM (Shuttle)

Thursday, December 23, 2010 - 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM (Shuttle)

Christmas, Per Se

Friday, December 24, 2010 - Christmas Eve - 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Shuttle)

Saturday, December 25, 2010 - Christmas Day - CLOSED

Taking Everything Back

Sunday, December 26, 2010 - 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM (Shuttle - its final day of operation)

Monday, December 27, 2010 - 10:00 AM to 9:30 PM

Tuesday, December 28, 2010 - 10:00 AM to 9:30 PM

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 - 10:00 AM to 9:30 PM

Thursday, December 30, 2010 - 10:00 AM to 9:30 PM

Friday, December 31, 2010 - New Year's Eve - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Saturday, January 1, 2011 - New Year's Day - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM (yes, it will be open, believe it or not, at 10:00 AM New Year's Day...)

The King of Prussia Mall – Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the King of Prussia Mall?

The official address of the King of Prussia Mall is-

160 North Gulph Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406

and its guest phone number for information is 610.265.5727.

It is several miles from Philadelphia.

That address may help you on Google Maps or MapQuest or your GPS. However, as we have had many firsthand experiences with King of Prussia- trust us, you will get lost. Leave plenty of extra time, in order to figure out where you’re going.

What Are the Hours For the King of Prussia Mall, During the Christmas Shopping Season in 2010?

They are currently 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Monday through Saturday, and 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Sundays, although the hours will probably be expanded, starting on Black Friday, November 26, 2010. (Please see the updated information, above, as the hours have now been officially announced as 5:00 AM to 10:00 PM on Black Friday.)

Why Is It Called the King of Prussia Mall – Isn’t That An Unusual Name For a Mall?

The simple and concise answer to that question:

The name “King of Prussia” undoubtedly derives from the fact that during the 18th century, there was a “King of Prussia Inn” in the vicinity, in what is now Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County.

It was common, especially in rural areas (which during the 18th century, it most certainly was), for communities to take the name of the local tavern or inn.

The King of Prussia Inn actually had its own unique experience – around the turn of the Millennium. Around that time, it was physically moved out of Route 202. As traffic had continued to engulf the historic building, it was determined that it might be possible, from an engineering perspective, to move it out of the main traffic patterns – and so this was done.

What is far murkier, is why the name “King of Prussia” was selected for the Inn in the first place. It is possible that it might have been chosen to honor a Prussian officer, Baron von Steuben, the volunteer who helped mold George Washington’s ragtag Continental Army troops into an 18th-century, professional, well-disciplined army at nearby Valley Forge, during the Revolutionary War.

It also might have been done to honor Baron Johann DeKalb, another Prussian volunteer officer of Washington’s army, who was killed in battle against the British forces. (The “DeKalb Pike” you see was named in his memory.)

To answer the follow-up question- no, there is no “Queen of Prussia”. We actually like the name "King of Prussia" a lot, as it’s highly distinctive, and reflects the region’s rich history. And so King of Prussia it has remained, to this day.

Is the King of Prussia Mall Convenient to Center City Philadelphia?

Yes, and no. It depends.

It is located several miles away, and you have to drive there. It is convenient in the sense that Interstate-76 (the Schuylkill Expressway) offers direct service, as the crow flies, from King of Prussia to many Philadelphia attractions, past Manayunk, Boathouse Row, the Museum of Art, and finally Center City.

That having been said, it's a convenient trip when the Schuylkill Expressway isn’t choked with traffic – which it is, very often.

Is the King of Prussia Mall Easily Reachable Via SEPTA?

No. It’s not.

It’s really unfortunate, as the King of Prussia Mall would undoubtedly make even more money than it already does, if visitors could easily reach it, via train (i.e., SEPTA Regional Rail Service). Although you can do so, via trolley and bus, we would never recommend that an out-of-time visitor waste precious time in Philadelphia, making the trek out to King of Prussia via SEPTA.

If you’re going to go, drive.

Is King of Prussia the Best Place in the Philadelphia Region to Go Christmas Shopping?

Yes, by a country mile.

It’s also someplace that we’d recommend, even if you aren’t going to buy anything. The hustle and bustle in King of Prussia, from Black Friday through New Year’s, does get one in the Christmas spirit. It’s almost completely safe (although always be alert to theft, especially around Christmas time, when thieves target the mall). There is, quite literally, something for everyone at King of Prussia (assuming that you can find it!)



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