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Destination Christmas at Melrose Arch

Nov 26 - Jan 10 2021       Melrose Blvd, Melrose
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You could hardly find a destination more Christmassy than Melrose Arch with the upmarket shopping and dining precinct transformed into a Christmas wonderland with the most impressive Christmas illuminations in town.

The kids will love wandering through the glow of thousands of Christmas lights which light up the precinct until January 10. Photo opportunities abound under a festive tunnel of lights that includes life-sized illuminated reindeers, giant teddy bears, Christmas trees, elves and other dazzling illuminations. Every year the precinct buys even more illuminations and decorations making this Joburg's biggest display of Christmas lights.

In addition to the glittering light display, Melrose Arch is pulling out all the stops with a busy programme of festive events too including a Christmas market, pipe band performances and a visit from Santa Claus and from December 3 there'll be new stalls on the square including Swirl ice cream, Sweets from Heaven, Senhor Peri Peri and Hello Tomato, and toys and games from Greenbusters. 

Christmas market at Melrose Arch

From Wed Dec 2 to Sat Dec 5 make sure to pay a visit to the annual Melrose Arch Christmas Market (open 15:00-19:00) where there will be stalls selling decor and gifts, special handcrafted items, jewellery, ladies’ and kids’ clothing, toys, homeware, accessories and more. During the market on Fri Dec 4 at 18:45 there's also a performance by the Jeppe Pipe Band playing favourites like Scotland the Brave, Jingle Bells, Amazing Grace and Little Drummer Boy. 

Santa Claus at Melrose Arch

What would Christmas be without Santa Claus? Melrose Arch’s famous Santa Claus will be back every weekend from Nov 27 to Dec 20 wandering through the precinct and spreading Christmas cheer from 19:00-21:00. 

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Nov 26 2020 - Jan 10 2021
Melrose Arch
Melrose Blvd, Melrose
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