Get Festive At The Pav This December!Submitted by Steven J Brown
The Pavilion will be truly festive this December with a host of fun retail experiences that are guaranteed to add some pizzazz to your Christmas shopping as well as plenty of magical entertainment for the whole family. So, don’t get stuck, here is how we can help!
Stuck for something to do?
Tops of the pops this year has to be Candy Cane Lane, an immersive drive through Christmas lighting experience on the D&E roof parking lot. Between December 8 and January 2 from 18h30-21h30 nightly, customers can drive through an array of lights and activations culminating in KZN’s tallest Christmas tree at 10 metres high.
With strict Covid protocols in place and slot entries to prevent over-crowding and traffic jams, Candy Cane Lane is probably the safest and most exciting way to get into the Christmas spirit. Tickets cost R199 per vehicle and pre-bookings via https://www.howler.co.za/candycanelane2021 are recommended - (Although a limited number of tickets will be sold at the gate, space cannot be guaranteed).
Inside the Pavilion, Santa will be ready for photographs on the Cinema Level, opposite Sportsman’s Warehouse from 8 - 24 December during trading hours. To ensure social distancing, your family picture will feature our jolly Santa in the front of his parked-up sleigh while your family rides in the back. All Covid regulations will be adhered to, including social distancing and frequent sanitizing of Santa’s equipment. Photo packages start from R80.
Stuck for Christmas gift ideas?
Don't worry, we’ve got you covered! Check out our Festive 2021 gift guide if you need a little inspiration! Visit our social media and website for more.
This year, The Pavilion has an array of new stores that will add to your shopping experience, including Le Coq Sportiv, The San Hair, Pep Home, Roco Mamas, SPCC, Fratelli, Era by DJ Zinhle, Microderma, ValueCo and (Steve Madden opening 15 December).
If you’re looking for something unusual or special, visit our Social Gallery and Social Gallery Market. Here, coffee meets fashion and in a proudly collaborative local space with everything from a coffee shop to a kid’s area to a bespoke fashion gallery. The Social Gallery is situated on the rooftop near Westpack and includes a pop-up Christmas market experience outside of the Gallery from 16 – 24 December 2021. Through this venture, we’re proud to be able to support local small businesses and talented crafters.
Stuck for time?
Don’t stress! We all know about that last minute rush and the frustration of having to buy last minute gifts. With this in mind, The Pavilion has once again extended its shopping hours for the frenetic festive season, which is 16th- 23rd December 2021from 09h00- 22h00.
For those, who cannot find a moment to wrap gifts (or have too many eyes to peek at what has been planned ahead of time), the Pavilion have set up gift wrapping stations in association with St Martin’s Children’s Home. Two gift wrapping stations will be located on the upper and lower levels of the mall, from 16 to 24 December with all proceeds going to St Martin’s Children’s Home.
On that merry note, the Pav team wish all our visitors to the Centre a happy and safe shopping experience and if you need any clarity on anything, simply call us on (031) 275 9800 or go to www.thepav.co.za