ATRIA Shopping Gallery, Petaling Jaya is taking Christmas further up north to the Arctic with its celebration and decoration.
Visit the mall to find an igloo built in its Ground Floor, Centre Court, with decorations in hues of blue and white colours to create a winter-like atmosphere.
“Typically, most Christmas celebrations revolve around traditional themes of a cozy kind of atmosphere with red and green colours.
“But we want to be different. Plus, we want our shoppers to experience the cold ambience in an igloo, and that would make a great photo opportunity with friends and family,” said Atria Shopping Gallery Sdn Bhd retail director Lee Beng Beng.
Themed “Ice-Cellent Christmas”, the mall is set to offer a multitude of festive glitz from now until Jan 1 for shoppers.
Among the highlights are Little Christmas Characters Fashion Contest, Ice-Cellent Christmas colouring contest, Christmas bazaar and Christmas tea party.
With a minimum spend of RM180 (RM120 for Atria Friend and Junior members, and RHB cardmembers) in a maximum of two same-day receipts, shoppers can redeem Haagen-Dazs, Creamery or Nimaco Japanese ice-cream, depending on which week they are in.
Redemption is limited to the first 50 redemptions on weekdays, and 100 on weekends and public holidays.
There will be performances like Santa Claus flash mob, carolling, puppet show, piano sonata, polar bear appearance, and even snowmen, Santa Claus and Santarina walkabout.
While parents busy themselves with shopping, children can attend the many fun workshops that Atria is organising including gingerbread decorating workshop, ceramic doll painting, reindeer candy cane making, igloo air dry clay making and 3D photo art painting.
RHB Bank is the official bank partner of the Ice-Cellent Christmas celebration.
In the spirit of giving, Atria is also collaborating with OSK Foundation in its Adopt A Tree campaign in support of pre-school education for the orang asli children.
“The mall will be supplying 200 5ft-tall trees. We are encouraging shoppers to come and support by adopting a tree at RM200.
“On Dec 2, those that have adopted a tree will come to the mall with their family and friends and decorate those trees with their own ornaments. This is to also foster family ties as they come together and have a good time decorating the Christmas tree.
“The trees will then be displayed in the mall until Dec 21 for shoppers to marvel. They can also vote for the best decorated tree where the winner will win attractive prizes,” explained Lee.
Interestingly, after Dec 21, the trees can be taken home by those who have adopted them, in time for Christmas, as it is theirs to keep.
The total proceeds collected from this campaign will go directly to Persatuan Kebajikan Suara Kanak-kanak Malaysia (SUKA) society to aid its “Empowered 2 Teach” programme.
On another note, the mall also announced the return of Atria Grand Draw, happening from now until March 31, 2018, with prizes worth more than RM100,000 to be won.
With a minimum spend of RM80 in a single receipt at any outlet in Atria, shoppers stand to win a brand new Honda Jazz, Royal Brunei flight tickets, hotel stays and gift vouchers.