Suria KLCC, the city’s iconic experiential shopping destination, is set to captivate visitors with its enchanting Christmas celebration, ‘Gingerbread Christmas Village.’ The celebration runs from 24 November 2023 to 1 January 2024, drawing inspiration from the cherished tradition of making gingerbread men and gingerbread houses during the festive season.
Shoppers are welcomed into the magical Gingerbread Christmas Village at the Centre Court, featuring Gingerbread buildings adorned with delectable “icing” and candy-coloured decorations. A Gingerbread Chocolate Fountain also stands tall with its luscious cascades, adding to the allure of this fanciful atmosphere.
The centrepiece, a magnificent Gingerbread Clock Tower, comes to life as a Gingerbread Man dances to festive music when the clock strikes each hour. The village journey continues with the Gingerbread Toyshop, where an array of toys and gifts await, accompanied by a festive photobooth for creating lasting memories.
The hands-on experience extends to a Gingerbread Post Office, where shoppers can pen heartfelt greetings on postcards destined for loved ones. These Christmas postcards, stamped with exclusive Suria KLCC stamps, can be obtained by purchasing the Suria Ribbon Pin. Shoppers will be pleased to know that the sales of the ribbon pin actively support selected non-governmental organisations that champion mental health.
Also, part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives this Christmas, Suria KLCC is donating RM3,000 to the Dignity for Children Foundation, adding an extra layer of warmth and goodwill to the festive season.
Throughout the celebration period, shoppers can take part in a fun Gingerbread Man Personality Quiz to unveil their persona and receive a limited-edition Gingerbread Man pin.
During weekends and on Christmas Day with special appearances by Santa Claus and Ms. Claus will no doubt delight young and old alike. Meanwhile, the Gingerbread Bakery & Candy Shop invites shoppers to decorate Christmas cookies for a delightful takeaway.
At Esplanade KLCC, visitors can once again be enchanted by Malaysia’s tallest Christmas tree, adorned with charming Gingerbread-themed ornaments and bathed in festive hues. The radiant display not only creates a picturesque backdrop for photos but also beautifully encapsulates the joyful essence of the Christmas season.
To add to the festive cheer, shoppers who spend RM1,500 and above in 2 receipts are rewarded with a RM100 Suria KLCC Shopping e-Voucher.
“At Suria KLCC, the holiday spirit isn’t just about shopping; it’s a celebration of family connections, joy, and the magic of every moment. The towering Christmas tree, standing proudly at 100 feet, symbolises our commitment to fostering togetherness, generosity, and spreading joy throughout the city,” says Andrew Brien, CEO of Suria KLCC Sdn Bhd.
Alamanda Shopping Centre, Putrajaya
The ‘Gingerbread Christmas Village’ also becomes the year-end holiday theme at Alamanda Putrajaya. Running from 24 November 2023 to 1 January 2024, the Centre Court transforms into a festive haven with vibrant decorations. Beyond the appealing setup, shoppers can take part in entertaining performances and activities, adding a joyous spirit to the holiday celebrations.
During the celebration period, plenty of activities are slated on the weekends and on Christmas Day to keep adults and children alike entertained. Among the activities include dance performances, magic shows, marching band performances as well as Santa unicycling and juggling. Santa Claus meet-and-greet sessions are also held on Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day. VIKids will be able to take part in an exclusive activity where they can unleash their creativity by crafting gingerbread houses using popsicle sticks.
Shoppers who spend RM500 and above in two receipts at any specialty stores receive an RM30 Alamanda Shopping Voucher via its Shoppers Rewards Programme. Meanwhile, high spenders who spend RM1,500 and above get Alamanda Shopping Vouchers worth RM80.
Mesra Mall, Terengganu
In Kemaman’s Mesra Mall, Terengganu, the Christmas spirit comes alive with the theme of ‘Gingerbread Christmas Village’ from 1 to 31 December. During this period, shoppers who spend RM350 and above in two receipts at any specialty store can redeem an exclusive Mesra Mall 2024 Planner, limited to 500 redemptions.
As part of the holiday festivities, Mesra Mall is hosting the VIKids Science Workshop from 21 to 25 December. The workshop, set up like a mini laboratory, presents VIKids with six engaging science-based activities. Upon completion, participants will be rewarded with a Science Experiment Kit, adding an educational touch to their year-end celebrations.
For VIKids members and their parents, the Gingerbread Clay Workshop on 16 and 17 December provides a creative activity to enjoy together. On Christmas Day, Santa Claus will appear on special walkabouts, spreading joy and giving away candies to spread the holiday cheer at Mesra Mall.
For more information and the latest updates, visit:
i. Suria KLCC – www.suriaklcc.com.my / www.facebook.com/SuriaKLCCMall
ii. Alamanda – www.alamanda.com.my / www.facebook.com/AlamandaShoppingCentre
iii. Mesra Mall – www.mesramall.com / www.facebook.com/MyMesraMal