1. Disney’s Dinosaur Activities – Killarney Mall
Date: 11 – 24 December 2015
Discover a new adventure! Create magic these holidays with Disney’s Good Dinosaur activities at Killarney Mall. Activities will take place from 10 am – 5:30 pm daily in the CNA court.
Visit the mall and see what surprises Disney has in store for you!
2. Garden of Lights – Emperors Palace
Date: 05 December – 3 January from 7pm – 10pm
The lights spectacle is a charming wonderland, light displays that will spread the holiday cheer and provide an unforgettable evening of fun and entertainment.
Entrance to the garden is free and everyone is welcome! In the event of overcast weather, please contact 011 928 1000 to enquire if the garden is open. Rides include Jump and Smile, Break Dancer, Freeway Fantasy, Helter Skelter and the all-time favourite, Ferris Wheel.
3. Christmas Village – Monte Casino
Dates: 4 – 13 December 2015
Shop for the perfect, handcrafted gift for family and friends, soak up the village atmosphere and sample traditional Christmas fare like hot roasted nuts, fruity Christmas cakes, mouth-watering biscuits, Gluwein and all the delectable tastes associated with this special time of the year. Kids will be entertained with movie screenings on the Piazza’s outdoor screen and the opportunity to whisper their wish list in Santa’s ear while Mom and Dad browse for gifts that will bring delight to the faces of loved ones.
4. Holiday Fun – Menlyn Park
Various fun activities including Baking.
Date: 5 – 6 & 12 – 23 December 2015
Times: 11: 00, 13:00 and 15:00
5. Hamleys Character Parade – Nelson Mandela Square
Date: 12 December 2015 at 12 pm.
The parade will feature a host of iconic Hamleys characters including; Hamley & Hattie Bear, Toy soldier, rag doll, Hamleys princess, Ringmaster and Pirates! They will kick off the celebrations, marching through the square handing out free flags and high fives, leading customers to the new Hamleys Toy Shop! The public is encouraged to dress up as their favourite character and stand in line to win amazing prizes!
For more information visit: http://www.hamleys.co.za
6. Brian Boswell`s Circus – Atlasville Boksburg
Date: 24 November – 16th December 2015
Great event for the entire family. The show includes jugglers, stunt horse riders, ponies, camels, tightrope walkers, acrobats, clowns and much more!
7. Paw Petrol and Lego Activation – Sandton City
Date: 4th December – 23rd December 2015
Three of the characters from Paw Petrol will be appearing in four shows a day, at 10h00, 13h00, 16h00 and 18h00, with meet-and-greet sessions at 11h00, 14h00 and 17h00. (On 24 December, the last show will be at 16h00 and there will be no meet-and-greet at 17h00.)
Lego fans will be kept busy with about 80 000 Lego bricks. There’ll also be Duplo Lego pit for younger children, as well as a Lego build kids can take part in, arts and crafts, face painting and more.
A snow globe in the Protea Court is also bound to enchant visitors to Sandton City. Customers will be able to stand behind the snow globe, have their photographs taken by a friend and it will appear as if the person is standing inside the snow globe. Santa Claus will also be back.
8. Barni Activation – The Zone, Rosebank
Date: 12 – 18 December 2015 and will be open daily from 10 am – 4 pm.
Step into a “giant pop-up book” themed play area, and explore a world of adventure and learning with Barni the Bear. Let your children, aged 3 – 7 years, explore Barni’s art, music and play areas, assisted by a team of friendly helpers.
Catch the Barni show on the hour every hour – a fun musical adventure with a life-sized Barni Bear. Finally, treat yourself and your little ones to a delicious Barni bear-shaped sponge cake with a yummy hidden chocolate centre.
9. Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr – People’s Theatre
Date: 02 – 24 December 2015
Take your little one for a journey under the sea with Sebastian, Ursula and Ariel.
10. Holiday Fun – Joburg Zoo
Date: 14 – 15 & 17 – 18 December 2015
Range of fun activities including animal feeding.
1. Randridge Mall Christmas Market
Randridge Mall will host its first ever Christmas Market on the rooftop parking area. More than 45 stalls will be up and running for all to enjoy. From Art, Crafts, delectable foods and so much will be on offer. Check the full programme for an action packed kids calendar including a talent competition, Meeting Santa and fun craft activities.
2. Christmas Photo Fun at Hamleys Greenstone
Date: 13 December 2015 at 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Hamleys wants you to strike a pose and have your Christmas photo taken with the Hamleys elves or Hamley and Hattie bear. You will get a FREE photo to take home and remember the 2015 holidays when you visited Hamleys!
3. Transformers at Hamleys Greenstone and Nelson Mandela Square.
Greenstone Mall: 16 December 2015 at 11:00am – 3:00pm
Nelson Mandela Square: 17 December 2015 at 11:00am – 3:00pm
Hamleys are bringing the Transformers time challenge to life!
The challenge is on and you need to convert your favourite transformer hero from autobot to vehicle mode as fast as you can! Time scores are kept and the quickest time of the day wins a Transformer prize! PLUS, meet Transformer Bumblebee himself! Remember to post your pic and use the #HamleysSA
Additional Information: Hamleys customers should expect queues at all FREE evets held in their local Hamleys Toy Shop. Queues will be cut to ensure the event finishes at the time advertised. Hamleys standard Ts&Cs apply
4. Star Wars at Hamleys Greenstone
Date: 17 December 2015 at 11:00am – 3:00pm
To celebrate the release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”
Hamleys are bringing you a day of Star Wars fun! Come along and have your photograph taken in front of the Star Wars green screen!
Pose with your favourite characters and take home a FREE photograph to show all your friends! Make sure you come along in fancy dress so you look the part for your starring role!
5. Littlest Pet Shop Face Painting at Hamleys Nelson Mandela Square
Date: 19 December 2015 at 11:00am – 3:00pm
Have your face painted at Hamleys!
Choose a Littlest Pet Shop pet as inspiration and have your face painted to match your pet.
Learn more about all the Littlest Pet Shop characters and playsets! There will be special promotions on Littlest Pet Shop toys and a chance to meet Zoe Trent, doggie from LPS!
Coma & Play!
6. A Christmas Festival with the Lipizzaners
Date: Till 23 December 2015
Venue: Lipizzaner Centre, Kyalami – Midrand, Gauteng
A wonderful outing for the whole family, including a visit from Father Christmas!
7. Sleeping Beauty at Johannesburg Theatre
Date: Till 30 December 2015
8. Dainfern Square | Christmas Night Market
9. Pop-up playground
10.‘Fairy Dust’ – a family magic show
Date: Till 15 December 2015.
A Family Magic Show.
11. Swan Lake on Ice
Date: Till 10 January 2016
Performed in the intimate setting of a frozen theatre stage, to Tchaikovsky’s famous and well-loved score, this production of Swan Lake on Ice introduces a new prologue to the classic tale, humanising the legend of a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer. The show features exhilarating new choreography and some of the world’s most stylish dancing on ice from Artistic Director Tony Mercer, widely regarded as the world’s leading creator of theatre on ice.
12. Winter Ice Holiday at the Glen Shopping Mall
Source: The Glen Shopping Centre
13. Christmas weekend celebration at Brightwater Commons
Date: 11 December 2015 from 4pm till 13 December 2015 till 9pm.
This year Brightwater Commons promises to get all our visitors in the Christmas spirit by having a full weekend celebration!
Gather the family, bring a picnic blanket and celebrate Christmas with Brightwater.
14. Skating ring at Cradlestone Mall
15. Kids Wonderland Workshop at Cradlestone Mall
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