GILDED decorations for year-end festivities are creating a magical atmosphere at Gurney Paragon Mall in Penang.
Anchoring the ‘Merry-Gold Christmas’ themed setup at the atrium is a three-storey or 17m-tall conifer with glistening gold and silver ‘leaves’.
Lots of large shiny baubles are scattered around the space, with some descending from the roof. Several gold reindeers and smaller trees embellish the scene.
Hunza Group executive director Khor Tze Ming feels the shiny colours, coupled with a touch of traditional red, is a great way to herald the season to be jolly.
“We hope to bring shoppers a Yuletide celebration that is familiar and heartwarming yet distinctly magical. There are memorable photo opportunities for all, ” Khor said.
She also invited visitors to check out the 3m-tall Christmas tree made up of 382 Spritzer Sparkling bottles or venture into the golden mirror maze.
Khor was joined by Spritzer Sparkling assistant brand manager Joanne Gan and Maybank marketing, regional cards and group community financial services head Vichelle Woon in lighting up the festive display.
Joining in the joyful ceremony were some 30 underprivileged children aged four to 12 from the House of Hope as well as Santa Claus and Santarina.
Smiles were etched on the youngsters’ faces when they were lavished with early Christmas presents sponsored by Guardian, Caring Pharmacy, BookXcess, Magstore, Lego, TGV Cinemas and Toy World.
They were then feted to dinner at Alfresco G Trattoria.
The ceremony also featured a carolling session and marching band performance.
Shoppers can look forward to exclusive rewards till Dec 26.
Those spending a minimum of RM488 in a maximum of two receipts can redeem an exclusive calendar and two 325ml bottles of Spritzer Sparkling.
Maybank credit card holders and Gurney Paragon cardmembers need to spend only RM388 to redeem.
Lots of entertainment and activities are also lined up.
There will be carolling sessions, children’s workshops, Santa and Santarina appearances, musical shows, a Christmas Eve countdown and more.
A special Lego booth is also available for kids to enjoy free build sessions and win exclusive prizes.
Keep an eye out for the Lego buddy meet-and-greet sessions on weekends.
The eco-conscious can bring empty cans or bottles to be recycled at the Spritzer Sparkling booth in exchange for a complimentary bottle of the drink.
Check out the Light Up Our Christmas Tree contest on the mall’s Facebook page.
Ten lucky winners stand to win a 2D/1N stay in DoubleTree by Hilton’s king deluxe room with breakfast for two.
On Dec 31, the mall will be throwing a New Year’s Eve party featuring comedy icon Gurmit Singh, live band performances by The Mans Dreamer and International DJ as well as the Hatsune Miku singing voice synthesizer.
For more details and updates, stop by the mall’s concierge or refer to its Facebook page, mobile app or website.
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