Feliz Navidad! (It means Happy Christmas in Spanish.) Christmas is always a time when going to mall feels extra special: the beautiful decorations, the cheerful music, and all the sales and promotions to entice you to buy a little something to reward yourself at the end of the year. Well, now is the time to check your calendar and schedule some mall-hopping to buy Christmas presents, eat delicious food, and take plenty of festive photos with your family and friends. Just like our annual Christmas decoration roundup every year, let us bring you around to some of the shopping malls in Malaysia with the best Christmas décor around!
Disclaimer: Photos were taken from the respective malls’ Facebook pages, unless stated otherwise.
15 Nov 2018 – 1 Jan 2019
What’s better than celebrating Christmas? Celebrating Christmas with Mickey Mouse, of course! This year, Pavilion KL has teamed up with the world’s most famous mouse to bring you Disney Celebrate The Magic: Dream Christmas – a joyous celebration showcasing favourite Disney characters. At Centre Court, Mickey fans will be in awe of the impressive 6m-tall Mickey Mouse sculpture that welcomes visitors.Don’t miss the 1,000 Mickey Figurine Christmas Tree, a tree unlike any other and a first in Asia featuring 15cm figurines created by Malaysians from all walks of life, including Disney and Pavilion KL partners, staff, mall tenants, students and celebrities. Looking for something a bit ‘cooler’? Just outside the main entrance of the mall, visitors can immerse themselves in a wintry wonderland in the Disney Frozen Show Globe for beautiful pictures with the characters. There will also be a (fake) snow experience every night at 8pm!
23 Nov 2018 – 25 Dec 2018
The Nutcracker is a familiar sight and story, especially around Christmas, and now Suria KLCC is bringing them to you. Snap photos with the giant nutcracker soldiers at the centre court and revel is the festive performances and activities there. Generous shoppers who want to spread a little Christmas cheer can also donate RM 10 to “We Care Journey” to bring joy to children afflicted with Spinal Muscular Atrophy. After all, it’s the season for caring and sharing! After that, don’t forget to head outside to the KLCC fountain to see the awe-inspiring Tallest Christmas Tree Replica in Malaysia!
Mid Valley Megamall
11 Nov 2018 – 1 Jan 2019
Everyone’s invited to The Mid Valley Christmas Carnival for a very merry, festive reverie! Stroll the carnival with friends, marvel at rides and delight in attractions both yummy and exciting. Be entertained by various Christmas activities and performances, and pick up a new skill or two by joining the festive workshops! Take a ride on the magical carousell, or explore the wonders of the circus at the big top. It’s a great way to celebrate the Christmas season while doing a spot of year-end shopping with the family.
28 Nov 2018 – 1 Jan 2019
We won’t be celebrating a white Christmas in Malaysia, but we can have a super cool Glistening Christmas at 1 Utama! From holographic giant crystal globes, geometric Christmas trees and psychedelic groovy prints, the mall is looking rather avant-garde this year with its futuristic Christmas decorations. Immerse yourself in the Instagram-worthy PlayRoom zone and have an unforgettable experience discovering the five different types of pop-up rooms; leaving you feeling bedazzled and mesmerized. Sincere warning: If hypnotic patterns make you dizzy, don’t linger within the decorations too long!
23 Nov 2018 – 1 Jan 2019
Girls, rejoice! This Christmas, Sunway Pyramid will capture the hearts of all kawaii unicorn-lovers with its Jolly Rainbow Christmas Fun Factory, where fun, hope and happiness are created! Slide down the interactive Rainbow Slide to create rainbows; colour-in Christmas characters and watch them come to life at the Unicorns Alive dome; and last but not least, snap away at loads of insta-worthy spots such as Rainbow Memory Lane accompanied by super cute unicorn figures! You’ll be puking rainbows in no time here. 😛
23 Nov 2018 – 1 Jan 2019
As the sister mall of Sunway Pyramid, Sunway Velocity in Cheras follows with a similarly sweet factory theme. This year, indulge your sweet tooth at the Christmas Fun Factory: Sweet Escapade where you’ll be greeted by all sorts of sweets! Check out the huge tree adorned with giant donuts and other assorted sweet treats! Celebrate Christmas with the ultimate sugar rush with exciting musical performances, fun kids’ activities and don’t forget to capture plenty of selfies/wefies with the life-sized desserts (we spot an ice-cream snowman) dotted around the event area.
Genting Sky Avenue
1 Dec 2018 – 28 Feb 2019
A trip up to Genting Highlands is the closest we can get to a ‘real’ Christmas, but this year, there’s an extra excuse to go uphill! Even if you’re not an aspiring Pokémon trainer, everyone can celebrate this Christmas and Chinese New Year 2019 with super cute Pokémon! Be among the first to catch 32 first generation Pokémon figurines at Genting SkyAvenue. Don’t miss out on the tallest Pokémon -themed Christmas tree in the world and the first Pikachu parade in Malaysia (only until 1 Jan 2019). There’s also a giant 6-meter Pikachu inflatable waiting to feature in your social media snaps to make you the envy of all your friends! Make your Pokémon trip complete with original Pokémon merchandise all the way from Japan‟s Pokémon Store and other countries in at the pop-up store.
Queensbay Mall Penang
30 Nov 2018 – 25 Dec 2018 (TBC)
Forget towering Christmas trees; at Queensbay Mall Penang, wander through a magical Enchanted Realm dotted with giant whimsical mushrooms and flowers! Touch on the imaginary chord where fairy tales come alive right in front of your eyes. Imagine yourself in a beautiful garden, seeking new fun adventures where anything is possible. Meet fairies and elves among the flora and fauna, have fun during the snow shower sessions, and enjoy the various performances while shopping. Kids who have been nice all year also have the opportunity to meet Santa himself!
Paradigm Mall Johor Bahru
14 Nov 2018 – 1 Jan 2019
Fans of Doraemon in Johor can rejoice! Paradigm Mall Johor Bahru has invited the adorable blue cat to celebrate Christmas here, and you’ll be able to get up close and personal with the many Doraemon statues dotted throughout the mall, not the mention the super huge 6-metre tall Doraemon! This is also the first ever Doraemon pop-up store in Malaysia, where shoppers can buy lots of exclusive limited edition Doraemon merchandise, from cute mugs to cuddly plush toys.