If you've been anxiously watching and waiting, wait no longer. The grand opening of The Outlets at Traverse Mountain in Lehi is finally here! Just in time to jump into your holiday shopping, the outlets are bringing more than 40 stores and 225,000 square feet of retail heaven.

Conveniently located just off I-15 in Lehi near Thanksgiving Point and next door to Cabela's, the area is quickly growing into the ultimate family shopping destination.

Stores like Le Creuset, Under Armour and Go Lite outdoor apparel will make their first appearances in Utah, and other favorites like Banana Republic, Coach, J.Crew, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren and Gap will join them.

Grand opening festivities kick off with a ribbon cutting at 10:00 a.m on Friday, Nov 16, but if you want a sneak peek, stop by the outlets with a non-perishable food item on Thursday at 5:00 p.m and get a raffle ticket to win prizes and store gift cards.

The weekend-long event will feature live music by local artists and high schools, a Christmas tree lighting, and an appearance by Santa himself. 

The Schedule

Thursday, Nov 15, 5 p.m.: "Sneak Peek" Preview Night - shops open until 9 p.m.

For admission, bring a non-perishable food item (most needed are items like peanut butter, tuna fish, low sugar canned fruit, low sodium canned veggies, boxed meals, canned stews, or macaroni and cheese) and receive a raffle ticket for awesome prizes and gift cards.

6-8 p.m. Musical performance by local artist, Amy Whitcomb

Friday, Nov 16, 10 a.m.: Ribbon cutting 

10:30 a.m.: Performance by Flying Aces, olympians and acrobatic athletes.

6:30-8:00 p.m.: Eclipse performs

7 p.m.: Christmas tree lighting and Santa arrives!

7:30: Fireworks

Saturday, Nov 17:

4 p.m.: Performace by jazz/blues band Conn Curran & Rob Bennion

For more information, visit outletsattraversemountain.com or facebook.com/outletsattraversemountain

Confirmed stores include:

Banana Republic Factory Store, Calvin Klein, Carter’s Babies & Kids, Chico’s, Children’s Place, Clarks Bostonian Outlet, Coach, Columbia Sportswear, Famous Footwear Outlet, G.H. Bass, Gap Outlet, Gold Toe, Gymboree Outlet, IZOD, J Crew Factory, Johnny Rockets, Journeys, Kitchen Collection, Lane Bryant, Levi’s Outlet Store, Loft Outlet, Maurices, Men’s Wearhouse Outlet, Michael Kors, Nike Factory Store, OshKosh B’Gosh, Perfumania, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Pro Image Sports, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Samsonite Company Store, Skechers, Tommy Hilfiger, Ultra Diamond, Van Heusen, Vans Outlet, Wilsons Leather, and Zumiez