Menlyn Park putting true romance into Christmas


Menlyn Park Shopping Centre in Pretoria is gearing up to offer their shoppers a romantic festive season. Their “Christmas in Paris”-themed offerings will include French-inspired products and activities for all members of the family.

From 27 November to 24 December, kids will get the opportunity to take pictures with Santa, bake in a French patisserie at the Grocery Avenue, dabble in the arts in the Monet-inspired corner with its easels and paints and interact with real-life characters in the storybook corner.

 Moms can relax in the Parisian lounge while their kids enjoy the festivities. And they don’t even have to worry about wrapping presents this year: glam gift-wrapping stations stocked with top-quality paper and ribbons, boxes and bags will wrap up to three gifts per shopper for free. Thereafter it will cost R20 per gift with all funds going to charity. Utilize the iPad registration platform at the stations to design your personalized gift wrapping. Shoppers who use the service will put themselves in line to win an all-expenses-paid trip to Paris for two.

 Dads and the rest of the family can enjoy an open-air artisanal Festive food market on the weekend of18-20 December, held at the open-air parking deck close to the Grocery Avenue. The market will consist of food markets in the Pretoria area such as the Hazel Market, The Banting Market and many more.

 Shoppers may also win Festive gifts featured in the Menlyn Park magazine. This Christmas, the magazine will be bigger and better, containing a gift guide section filled with beautiful gifting ideas and a shopping guide with tips to help you pack for the summer holidays.

 The centre’s shopping hours will be extended during this time, trading from 09h00 to 20h00 on weekdays and Saturdays and Sundays from 09h00 to 18h00 starting from the 27th November. From the 16th December these hours will be extended further from 09h00 to 21h00 on weekdays and Saturdays only. On Christmas day trade will be voluntary and on the 01st January shops will trade from 09h00-14h00. Trading hours will return to normal from Christmas Eve.