As the Christmas classic song goes, “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas~”. We certainly have to agree! After all, Malaysia will never see any snow, but there are many other indicators of the season. People have made plans for the holidays, others are preparing gifts, and Christmas music is blasting everywhere.
But, the biggest indicator is of course all the decorations that are going up! And, we’re not just talking about the usual Christmas tree. In fact, malls in the Klang Valley this year are striving to bring a little Christmas cheer to each corner of their area. So, without further ado, let’s see what magic each of these local malls has to offer!
1. Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
Shoppers in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur should stop by the Centre Court to experience a little bit of Disney magic! The location has completely transformed into an enchanting not-so-little village called the “Season of Wonder”. Shoppers are able to witness a very special milestone with The Walt Disney Company and their 100th anniversary celebration called, “Disney 100 Years of Wonder”!
If Disney is still not enough, shoppers should go check out the Pavilion’s main entrance and admire the Chanel N°5 Holiday Station. There, a special Christmas galactical expedition awaits you from now until 26th December. Santa Claus will also be dropping in for kids to share their wishes! So, get there before it’s too late.
2. Da Men USJ
Book lovers all around should stop by Da Men USJ for a special Christmas delight. Step into a wonderland of toys and storybooks as they transform the Atrium (Ground Floor) into a beautiful Christmas dreamland. “12 Wonderful Days Of Christmas” is open from now until 26th December!
This magical event features glittering Christmas trees and iconic children’s toys to delight shoppers of all ages. Shoppers can also check out Da Men USJ’s Book Castle which features a castle made from rows of books, which you can also take and read! There is also a wide play area creating the perfect reading hideaway for the whole family.
3. Intermark Mall
Celebrate Christmas at the Festive Fair at Intermark Mall! Intermark Mall’s “A Bearbrick Christmas” celebration features a magnificent Bearbrick Christmas Tree, the first of its kind in Asia, featuring 24 unique Bearbrick figurines.
Located at the Ground Atrium, shoppers can browse through the Bearbrick showcase and beautiful Christmas decorations to their hearts’ desire. From now until 26th December, shoppers who spend will be rewarded when they shop at Intermark Mall. Simply spend RM500 on a single receipt, and you will receive an exclusive Christmas mug!
4. Sunway Pyramid
To those who want to celebrate the holiday season in a more mystical, mythical, and magical way, stop by the Sunway Pyramid concourse to check out the enchanted forest from now until 2nd January 2023. Shoppers will be able to discover the wonders and magic of a truly mesmerising and magical ambiance, filled with beautiful, colourful lights!
The concourse is decorated with beautiful larger-than-life flowers and trees, Christmas trees embellished by butterflies and dragonflies, magical fairies, and much more. Bring your loved ones to Sunway Pyramid for a magical, mystical Christmas!
5. Sunway Velocity
At Sunway Velocity, shoppers can expect a fun holiday event called the “Wander Wonder Christmas” Campaign. The end-of-year holiday celebration features a forest of magical mushrooms and flowers – much like to Sunway Pyramid – to celebrate the holiday spirit!
To create even more excitement while the shoppers celebrate togetherness with the family this year, Sunway Velocity Mall is also introducing their one-of-a-kind Mushroom character named Fairy Belle! So, head on to Cheras now to not miss out on this chance.
6. The Gardens Mall
Shoppers shopping at The Gardens Mall are all invited to check out the Christmas decorations in all their gilded grandeur. With intricate tapestries, ornate frames, grand chandeliers, feathers, baubles, and the warm glow of twinkling lights, The Gardens Mall has transformed into a 17th-century-inspired Christmas blowout!
To make it even more extravagant, this year, Dior and Cartier are contributing to the festivities and have created their first-ever Christmas displays! With these and many more activities happening from 25th November till 26th December, make sure to put The Gardens Mall on your must-visit list this season to make it a truly Gilded Christmas!
7. 1 Utama
This Christmas, waltz down to 1 Utama’s remarkable Swiss Alps Town – the holiday home of your dreams! Travel on the British Steam Train, journey through the enchanting alpine scenery as you snap Instagram-worthy photos inside the glamorous dining carriage while enjoying the picturesque countryside.
After a quick trip on the complimentary Choo-Choo Train Ride around the mall, shoppers should also check out the 3D diorama miniature beautifully created by visual artist Eddie Putera Noordin, expertly capturing scenes of 1 Utama’s Swiss Alps town and train set miniatures with his fine craftsmanship.
8. Avenue K Shopping Mall
This holiday season, Avenue K Shopping Mall has unveiled a beautiful, covered in roses, 30-foot Christmas tree as part of their “Blooming Christmas” theme. From 18th November through 25th December, Avenue K Mall sparkles with the mesmerising beauty of Christmas!
Of course there are performances! The Christmas Acapella Performance, Christmas Fairy Forest Dance, and Christmas Carolling Performance among many more thrilling performances, are definitely not to be missed! Also, be sure to keep an eye out for Santa and Santarina on their walkabouts around the mall for some selfies, wefies and free candy!
Get ready for a sweet (scented) Christmas as you delight in what Fahrenheit88 has in store! This year, together with Bath & Body Works, Fahrenheit88 will be presenting an Artful Christmas to get you into the celebratory mood. Starting at the entrance, shoppers can test new Christmas-inspired fragrances and buy their favourites at the nearby Bath & Body Works outlet.
There are also game booths inside for visitors to try their luck and skill and win adorable prizes. Additionally, check out iNyala’s Latest Immersive Art Exhibition which will be featuring 17 cutting-edge art installations from 26th November to 25th December. Malaysia’s biggest hybrid art fair, Art is Fair KL, will also be in the mall from 1st December.
9. Pavilion Bukit Jalil
Similar to Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, those visiting Pavilion Bukit Jalil can also explore special Disney-themed displays inspired by the enchanting worlds of Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars at the Centre Court. Strike a cute pose beside replicas of Elsa and Anna from “Frozen”, Thor from Marvel’s “The Avengers” or BB-8 from “Star Wars”.
Many children dream of meeting their favourite Disney characters! For three special days, families and friends will be able to meet two very special Disney Friends! The Meet-and-Greet sessions will be held at 12pm, 2pm, 3pm, 5pm, and 6pm daily, from 2 – 4 December, 2022, at the Centre Court.
10. Suria KLCC
Suria KLCC is a must-go for tourists and one of the most iconic landmarks in Kuala Lumpur. As the season of giving is upon us, they have transformed this beloved mall into a Christmas hotspot! The hub of Santa’s amazing toy workshop can now be found at the mall’s Centre Court until 25th December, bustling with Santa’s elves crafting toys and presents to be given out during Christmas.
This month, take a moment to drive out to Kuala Lumpur and witness firsthand, the tallest Christmas tree in Malaysia. Standing at a whopping 100 feet tall, the tree returns to The Esplanade to greet visitors in all its grandeur. Make sure to come during nighttime to be able to spectate the warm glow of the Christmas Tree lights.
11. Alamanda Shopping Centre
Shoppers around Alamanda can stop by and check out their amazing Christmas decorations of Santa’s workshop, even featuring life-size reindeers and sleigh! The iconic Santa Claus chair is also there for you to sit and take pictures with.
Don’t miss out on their fun activities such as the Christmas Workshops, Christmas Acrobatics, Christmas Dance, Magic Show and saving the best for last, the Santa Claus Meet and Greet! All of these activities are happening every weekend for the month of December, so bring your loved ones and head on over to Alamanda now!
Resorts World Genting
This Christmas season, Resorts World Genting (RWG) is snowier and more magical than ever! For families, couples, and groups of friends to enjoy and get away from the rush and bustle of city life, RWG has put together an amazing lineup of holiday events. By popular demand, RWG will once more offer guests the chance to savour snowfall and take in the crystalline splendour of a White Christmas!
Spanning a whole month from 1st December 2022 to 1st January 2023, visit Liberty Lane in Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park to witness the mesmerising snowfall every 30 minutes from 6:30pm to 11pm. On the Eve of Christmas and New Year’s Eve, the snowfall will go on until midnight to usher in the festivities.
Puteri Teja contributed to this article.