Southlands Lifestyle Center utilizes an open-aired, Mainstreet style central shopping area which is ideally suited for Colorado's moderate climate. Main street runs down the center of the mall and is lined with shops and eateries. The street is adorned with hanging plants and planter boxes and angled parking spaces on both sides. There are stores in each of the 10 blocks on the ground floor, and four of the blocks have additional stores and office space on a second floor. At the end of Main Street is a central plaza where seasonal events take place. During the spring and summer a jumping fountain is active. While in the winter, an ice rink is constructed for public skating. Often there are events such as concerts in the fountain area (although the water is temporarily shut off). During the holiday season there is a large Christmas tree. Other holiday festivities include horse-drawn carriage rides, Santa visits, and caroling. The opposite end of the plaza features a 16-screen movie theater, owned by AMC Theatres.