“I’m dreaming of a white Christmas…” Alright, we probably won’t ever see actual snowfall in Malaysia, but there’s the next best thing that we Malaysians know: air-conditioned shopping malls! 😛 From frosty winter wonderlands to exqusite Grecian gardens, not to mention train rides, activities, performances, and shopping galore, the Christmas season is definitely one that Malaysians have enthusiastically embraced. While a number of shoppers might feel stifled by the crowd, especially on weekends, we’re pretty sure you wouldn’t want to miss out on savouring the cheerful festive atmosphere at one or more of the malls listed here in our Estate123 annual Christmas mall décor roundup!
Disclaimer: Photos are from the respective shopping malls’ Facebook page or website, unless credited or stated otherwise.
15 Nov 2017 – 1 Jan 2018
‘Christmas Is In The Air’ again, and we’re – as always – awestruck with the sheer scale and epicness of Pavilion KL’s Christmas decorations. Step into a wondrous space filled with dazzling fairy lights and airy hot-air balloons, and enjoy the various performances and promotions in store for shoppers throughout the festive season. With the new Bukit Bintang MRT Station just a stone’s throw away, there’s no excuse to miss out on the merry festivities and massive sales in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s shopping district. Psst… We suggest you head up to the upper floors to see the Christmas decorations in all their glory! 😀
28 Nov – 25 Dec 2017
Suria KLCC is inviting everyone to celebrate An Enchanted Christmas by exploring the magical Santa’s Enchanted Forest and taking some great photos of the Tallest Christmas Tree! In the spirit of giving, you can also do your part for charity when shopping at Suria KLCC. Head on over to the “We Care Journey” booth at Ground Floor to donate RM10 to bring joy to children afflicted with Spinal Muscular Atrophy and receive a limited edition greeting card drawn by two special children.
Mid Valley Megamall
24 Nov 2017 – 1 Jan 2018
A timeless English charm chugs into Mid Valley Megamall this Christmas! Step onto a steam-train ride back in time, and enjoy a festive atmosphere in a countryside train station. If you love shopping and free gifts, this is the perfect chance to do so, because you can get tokens with a minium purchase in the mall, which can be used to exchange for items such as novelty gifts, snacks, teddy bears, cutlery, or even a kid-sized rocking chair! There will also be plenty of fun workshops and performances, so stay a while and soak in the Christmas atmosphere.
1 Utama Shopping Centre
28 Nov – 26 Dec 2017
This year, expect to see cute snowmen among fluffy snowy clouds, accompanied by a big, bright crescent moon at 1 Utama. Celebrate a joyous Christmas here with your family, where young and old alike can have fun wandering the larger-than-life decorations. Children will love playing in the “snowball” pit, while adults can enjoy the various booths selling Christmas goods. There will also be Santa Claus appearances, present giveaways, performances, and more!
24 Nov 2017 – 1 Jan 2018
Travel back in time for a magical Tudor Christmas at Sunway Pyramid, which features a quaint little town complete with fountain square! Take a walk down the cobblestone street, lined with towering Christmas trees and vintage store houses inspired by a Tudorian town. In this age of emails and instant messages, why not send your love by personalising a postcard to your loved ones? Last but not least, strike a pose at the interactive photo booth to have your Christmas memories printed out as a keepsake.
1 Dec 2017 – 1 Jan 2018
With the festive season right around the corner, eCurve has partnered with Twentieth Century Fox Malaysia and mmCineplexes to bring thrills, joy and a truly spellbinding experience with its Christmas campaign inspired by the upcoming musical drama film, The Greatest Showman. Featuring a vintage circus stage with ribbons and wide arches reminiscent of “big top” tents, shoppers can bask in a carnival-like ambience while enjoying the various incredible live acts on weekends and public holidays, which include stunts, tricks, acrobatics, and more!
Sunway Velocity Mall
30 Nov 2017 – 1 Jan 2018
One of the most popular new malls in town this year, Christmas at Sunway Velocity Mall is a time for celebration as it is also their first anniversary! Experience a spectacular & mesmerizing time among the cute circus characters, and remember to snap lots of photos with the sparkly décor at the Main Atrium. Got kids? They’ll love the fantastic circus performances and children workshops!
The Starling Mall
Fans of the beloved childen’s show Sesame Street will be absolutely delighted to see their favourite characters dressed up in their Christmas best at The Starling this Christmas – especially the gigantic Elmo holding a cupcake which makes a perfect photo-op! Be entertained by live music performances and let the kids enjoy the Sesame Street-themed game booths there; it’s casual fun mixed with Christmas cheer!
Paradigm Mall PJ
24 Nov 2017 – 3 Jan 2018
If you live in Petaling Jaya, there’s no need to go to KL for a Christmas train ride! Simply head over to Paradigm Mall where you (okay, probably just your kids) can hop on a train ride to Christmasville where the spirit of Christmas is everywhere in the air! Shoppers at the mall can look forward to Christmas carollers, dance performances, Santa meet-and-greet, a dress-up party, art and craft workshops, and a Christmas bazaar.
Paradigm Mall JB
1 Dec 2017 – 2 Jan 2018
The newest and biggest shopping mall in Johor Bahru just opened its doors last month, and you can bet it’s the most happening place in town this Christmas! Snap photos with your loved ones at the 40-ft Christmas tree and gigantic teddy bear, and take a ride on the Christmas train. It’s definitely beginning to look a lot like Christmas here in Johor Bahru!
Queensbay Mall, Penang
The Christmas atmosphere is equally strong up north in Penang, where the centre court has been transformed into a Grecian garden. Take a leisurely stroll along the cobbled paths and elegant corridors, and admire the winged angel statues dotted around. It’s a unique take on Christmas decorations that takes a subtle approach to the festive season.
Aman Central, Alor Setar
24 Nov – 31 Dec 2017
Christmas usually brings to mind hues of red, green and gold, but at Aman Central, this Christmas is a particularly pink one. There’s not much info or photos as yet, but from what we can see here, the Christmas decorations are already up, so bring family for a spot of shopping and dining to celebrate the festive season at Alor Setar’s biggest mall.
Sky Avenue, Genting Highlands
25 Nov 2017 – 12 Jan 2018
Celebrate the holidays with the world’s favourite neighbourhood beagle at Sky Avenue, Genting Highlands! Don’t forget to check out the 6-metre larger-than-life inflatable Snoopy located at SkyAvenue’s Level 1, and remember to catch daily appearances by Snoopy, Charlie Brown, as well as Santa Claus and his Christmas helpers. You definitely don’t want to miss the spectacular Genting SkySymphony Christmas Show with the four-storey high LED screen and 1,001 light bulbs motion graphics performance!
Do you have any pretty, awesome, or quirky Christmas decoration photos this Christmas? Do share, we want to see as many amazing Christmas decorations as we possibly can! 😉