Take a walk through winter wonderlands


  • Metro News
  • Thursday, 12 Dec 2019

Visit Sunway Pyramid and experience the Christmas spirit as if you are at Striezelmarkt, the oldest Christmas market in Germany. — SAM THAM/The Star

DROP everything and grab your “passport” to Sunway Malls and experience an adventurous journey across European-inspired Christmas scenes through their “The Great Christmas Market” theme.

Sunway Malls and Theme Parks chief executive officer H.C. Chan said, “We are honoured that the intricacies and nuances of festive seasons are able to be amplified in seven of our malls.

“We hope to bring people together in the celebration of culture and festivity, ” he added.

With that, the spirit of Christmas is being enlivened throughout Sunway Pyramid, Sunway Velocity Mall, Sunway Putra Mall and Sunway Giza Mall.

Sunway Pyramid

Begin your trip from the West at Sunway Pyramid as it presents its very own touch of the oldest Christmas market in Germany called Striezelmarkt.

As you stroll through the market, your heart might be as lit up as the bright storefronts and walkways which resemble scenes from a painting.

The stunning centrepiece of a 11m tall traditional Christmas pyramid decked with German-carved figures on each level will surely immerse visitors in a traditional Germanic Christmas scene.

If you are lucky, spot the jolly man in the red suit while strolling down the market’s street.

At Sunway Pyramid, visitors will also be given a special Christmas e-passport to five exciting activities such as Santa Ring Toss, Snowball Drop, Allianz Christmas booth, Market Photo booth as well as the Great Christmas Pyramid.

The recreation of the renowned Altmarkt Square is also lined up with workshops such as German star, mini Santa sled and Santa binoculars for you to take a little piece of a German Christmas home.

As the folklore goes, Jack Frost is nipping at your nose — so, you will not want to miss the 30-minute daily “snow fall” at 10am, noon, 3pm, 5pm and 7pm at the Main Concourse for a Christmas experience.

Sunway Velocity Mall

Enjoy a wondrous retreat to Rovaniemi in Finland, a place regarded as the “hometown” of Santa Claus at this destination.

The charming, yet rustic log cabin covered in snow is surrounded by pine trees which invoke an inviting and nostalgic feel.

There are various Christmas activities and workshops lined up for shoppers like learning how to make a traditional Finnish ornament called Himmeli, snow globe making and bauble painting.

There, one can also check out the “Santa Post Office” and write letters to Santa.

As Christmas is about giving, visitors can also uphold the Christmas spirit by writing notes and letters to the children of Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation and Down Syndrome Association of Malaysia.

Also not to be missed is the 360° experiential room where visitors can check into for a magnificent winter wonderland experience.

With beautiful Christmas trees galore, Sunway Velocity is a spot worth popping in for stunning photo opportunities.

Sunway Putra Mall

Walk through an icy forest and twinkling starlit skies beneath snow-covered mountains at the mall as it presents the highlands of Mount Advent in Salzburg, Austria.

The strings of light display from the ground floor to the dome adorning the mall complements the extraordinarily beautiful Bavarian and Swiss-inspired surrounding.

With “snowflakes” falling at certain times, it will surely make one feel as if in Austria. What more with a stroll through the recreated Grossarl Market.

Visitors can also visit the Ski Photo Booth Station, a Winter Playground and The Music Box with miniature Austrian town.

Not to be missed is the one-of-a kind kaleidoscope room where its stunning and expressive interior will surely provide visitors an experience filled with wonder.Sunway

Giza Mall

Travel to Poland at this mall as it brings Rastuz to life, one of the town halls in Poland during the middle ages.

Get into the holiday spirit by discovering the jolly Polish market at Sunway Giza Mall.

With its Christmas decor influenced by Polish Gothic architecture, Sunway Giza Mall is a destination for one to complete stamping a “passport”.

Drop by and look out for a Carnival Passport to stand a chance of winning a gift or two at the game stations.

For adults, challenging activities are lined up, such as King of Snow Hammer and Basketball Arcade Game.

A walk through these markets is a unique and enchanting experience, giving a taste of classic European Christmas markets.

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