‘Tis the season to do all things jolly! This week’s Hype Picks brings you a ton of Christmas-themed activities to do. Check out some of the many Christmas bazaars and get started on your holiday shopping, or go classy with a Christmas orchestra instead. There are so many things to do!
Bring in the holiday cheers with this week’s events. Scroll down to see some of the things you can spread the holiday cheers with.
1. Christmas with Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO)
Date: 10th December
Location: Dewan Filharmonik Petronas
Celebrate Christmas this year with Malaysia Philharmonic Orchestra! Spread the Christmas cheer with amazing holiday programs and onstage festivities, from lush symphonic renditions of popular carols to nostalgic winter favourites, it’ll definitely be a jolly night to remember. Ticket pricing starts from RM189. Purchase the tickets online here now.
2. Christmas Extravaganza
Date: 8th – 11th December
Location: Pentas 1, Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre
The eagerly anticipated Christmas Extravaganza concert by klpac is the best way to spend the holiday season! With traditional Christmas songs and some more modern songs, this heartwarming performance will transport you to the magic of the season. Sing along to classic Christmas songs like Santa Is Comin’ to Town, Jingle Bell Rocks, Deck the Halls, Silent Night, Joy to the World, and many more!
More than 150 performers from the klpac Orchestra (conducted by Lee Kok Leong), klpac Symphonic Band (conducted by Cheryl Mah), klpac String Orchestra (conducted by Andrea Sim), and the Young Choral Academy (chorus master Mak Chi Hoe) will take part in this enormous production. Buy tickets here now!
3. Caring Moms: Christmas Bazaar
Date: 10th – 11th December
Time: 10am – 7pm
Location: Glo Damansara Mall
This Christmas, stop by Glo Damansara Mall for a fantastic Christmas Bazaar featuring homemade bespoke items! Come support our talented women entrepreneurs and enjoy a two-day fun-filled Bazaar with a ton of activities including meeting the one-and-only Santa Claus, playing games, and making cheers and Christmas wishes.
4. Bizarre Xmas
Date: 1st December 2022 – 2nd January 2023
Location: Lot 10, Kuala Lumpur
BIZARRE XMAS is back! A whole month of exciting activities to do including Bizarre Christmas pop-ups, basketball tournaments, Christmas workshops, Christmas performances, charity baking workshops, and even Christmas gift giveaways! Don’t miss out and get there now.
5. Jolly & Joy with I Love Bazaar
Date: Every Weekend of December
Time: 10am – 8pm
Location: Ground Floor, Centrepoint Bandar Utama
Come and join I Love Bazaar for a magical shopping experience this festive season at Centrepoint Bandar Utama! Discover unique and thoughtful gifts while supporting our local brands this Christmas. Some of the things they have on offer include Christmas cookies, kitchen utensils, premium knitwear, jewellery, and much much more! Mark your calendars and we’ll see you there!
6. A Gift of Time: Christmas Market
Date: 9th – 11th December
Time: 10am – 10pm
Location: Aurum Theater, 4th Floor of the Gardens Mall
At this festive Christmas Market held at Aurum Theater in The Gardens Mall, there is an absolutely delightful curation of local vendors for all your gifting needs! Don’t miss out on the chance to tick some names off your holiday gift lists and pick out some treats for yourselves. From beautifully handcrafted accessories to natural beauty products, exquisite home decor, souvenirs, and scrumptious, festive eats, you’ll be amazed at the many wonderful goodies our specially handpicked community vendors have to offer.
7. Nordic Lights Illuminate Parkcity Year-End Light Festival
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Date: Until 5th February 2023
Location: The Waterfront and Central Park, Desa ParkCity, Kuala Lumpur
In conjunction with the upcoming Christmas and Year-End celebrations, Desa ParkCity invites all visitors to check out their Year-End Light Festival that is sure to make you amazed. The festival features a dazzling array of art installations and illumination displays that shouldn’t be missed!
This year’s theme is “Nordic Lights,” which celebrates the understated yet elegant Nordic lighting aesthetic. There are seven different light shows along the path to provide visitors with a beautiful, illuminated stroll from The Waterfront to Central Park.
8. Winter Wondersea at Aquaria KLCC
Date: Until 8th January 2023
Location: Aquaria KLCC
Come check out the amazing, magical activities Aquaria has in store for you at the “Winter Wondersea” – an Aquaria KLCC Christmas special, where festive fun is sure to be brewing! Visitors can take advantage of a spectacular gift-giving surprise from Aquaria KLCC’s resident Santa Claus and a indulge in a mesmerising snowfall surprise! In partnership with Make-A-Wish Malaysia, a portion of the campaign’s earnings will be used to fulfill wishes for those in need.
Qalbox, the Muslim Friendly Streaming Service officially launches in Malaysia! Qalbox is unique because it highlights Muslim identities and cultures through a broad collection of content and titles that are specifically geared toward Muslims. It is also developing a new platform for authors and creators to express their own genuine tales.
The Qalbox streaming service offers a vast library of content that highlights Muslim identities and cultures around the world. It aims to provide the Muslim community globally with a thorough and carefully curated range of genres, displaying the various representations and subtleties of Muslims around the world, from the Americas and Europe to the Middle East and Asia.
The T1/05 White-T and T2/06 T-Works by SEVENFRIDAY is finally here! Both watches, which are a part of the T-Series, exemplify SEVENFRIDAY’s bold and daring concept to push boundaries and stand out from the crowd.
Both watches are eye-catching timepieces that have their own unique differences. The T1/05 White-T has a distinctive four-layer dial with a complex skeletonized movement visible behind a flash-treated sun lens. Whereas the T2/06 T-Works watch has a K1 toughened mineral glass and water resistance up to 3 ATM with a 40-hour power reserve!
Additionally, with a built-in NFC chip, the T1/05 White-T and T2/06 T-Works can both authenticate and link to the SEVENFRIDAY app on Android and iOS. Get the watches in Red Army Watches boutiques in Pavilion KL and One Utama.
3. Follow Me
If you’re looking for a safe body wash that can clean you up as well as protect you from germs, look no more! Follow Me Malaysia has the solution. You can now enjoy the benefits of Tea Tree with the new Follow Me Anti-Bacterial range. Not only does it clean and hydrate, but it also kills bacteria, smells incredibly good, uses safe ingredients, and most importantly, is safe for children!
Make the Follow Me Anti-Bacterial Body Wash the body wash for you.
4. Mellow Jellow
Mellow Jellow is thrilled to inject new life and a ray of sunshine into your self-care routines. Inspired by the lively tropical ambiance of Southern California, Mellow Jellow presents the new Chamomile Rosemary Hydrating Mask and the Jellie Bestie Marshmellow Candle! With these two new products, a healthy skin journey can be as enjoyable as eating Jello and chewing marshmallows while on a summer vacation by the sea!
5. Uniqlo: Tropicana Gardens Mall
In anticipation of the year-end holidays, Uniqlo’s new store at Tropicana Gardens Mall in Petaling Jaya has now opened its doors for the public. It is the final of four new Uniqlo stores to open and the 53rd store location in Malaysia. What a milestone!
Customers can expect a number of exclusive treats and limited offers from 9th to 11th December including; daily treats for the first 200 customers, gift with purchases, freshly brewed coffee redemption, free gift-wrapping services and special opening offers on selected items. Get to Uniqlo Tropicana Gardens Mall now!
Olay has released the new Olay Luminous Niacinamide + Vitamin C Moisturiser from the Vitamin C collection. With powerful ingredients like Niacinamide and Vitamin C, it’s sure to bring out your inner glow the moment you put it on! The new moisturiser is tested to reduce dark spots by a whopping 30% in just three weeks. Imagine what your skin would look like after a few more weeks?
Complete your skincare routine with the Olay Luminous Niacinamide + Vitamin C Serum for better results! Concentrated formula with 99% Pure Niacinamide & Vitamin C for a visibly more even tone and texture in 28 days. The new range is only exclusively available at Watsons in-store and online here.
Puteri Teja contributed to this article.