We ended up going to the South Towne Mall. It was remarkably not busy at all. It might be our new tradition. We got right in for dinner (at Pei Way) and had no problems walking around, navigating in stores. It was wonderful. And I didn't realize how fun this mall is. Even though I used to work there! It has a carousel, a bunch of coin operated rides, a fun center (pictured below) and a train that picks you up at the fun center and drives you around the mall.