Malls In Greater Sandton Line-Up Christmas Entertainment

As the holiday season approaches, greater Sandton is gearing up for a festive extravaganza that promises to bring Christmas joy and excitement to families across the city.


  • From the first-ever DreamWorks Channel activation in South Africa to Momo’s Magical Adventure at Sandton City there’s something for everyone to celebrate this most wonderful time of the year.
  • As the city transforms into a festive wonderland, it’s clear that ’tis the season to celebrate in greater Sandton.
  • It’s the perfect way to kick off the festive season and enjoy quality time together with family and friends.
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Sandton might not have the snow, reindeer or a North Pole but it certainly does not lack a myriad of destinations ready to serve up a taste of Christmas and a pinch of festivities across the city. Especially at a time where the kids are on school holiday, the out-of-town family is visiting and parents are ready to switch-off from a busy year, there is a line-up of entertainment and adventure to make anyone feel that the holiday season has arrived.


Sandton City’s Momo’s Magical Adventure

This South African creation, filled with fun and festive spirit, is set to start the holiday season on a celebratory note. Image: Sandton City

Sandton City, Africa’s premium shopping destination, presents Momo’s Magical Adventure, a live theatrical show from 8 December 2023 to 7 January 2024. The heart-warming tale follows Momo and her best friend, Mack the Meerkat, on a colourful adventure into a magical snow globe. With characters like Sandi the giant gingerbread man and Busi the wondrous butterfly, the show promises to capture the hearts of shoppers of all ages.


For more information, regular updates, or to buy tickets, which are available for R50 each, go to the Sandton City website.


DreamWorks ‘Find the Fun’ at Mall of Africa

From How to Train Your Dragon cloud stepping-stones to a Trolls rainbow slide, Trollhunters memory game wall, and a DreamWorks-inspired hopscotch, the activation is a dream come true for young visitors. Image: DreamWorks

Kicking off the holiday festivities is the DreamWorks ‘Find the Fun’ activation at the Mall of Africa from 13-23 December 2023. This free-of-charge, immersive experience invites children of all ages to engage with their favourite DreamWorks shows and characters. Daily games offer the chance to win exciting prizes, and a screening area allows kids to enjoy their favourite DreamWorks channel offerings. Live appearances from popular characters like Poppy, King Julien, Po, and Puss in Boots add an extra dose of magic to the experience.


Melrose Arch’s Destination Christmas

The Drakensberg Boys Choir will enchant visitors with Christmas Carols on 25 November 2023, and the Jeppe Pipe Band will return on 15 December 2023 for a festive performance. Image: Melrose Arch

Melrose Arch, Gauteng’s premier mixed-use precinct, is set to sparkle with its Destination Christmas campaign. From enhanced retail experiences to live entertainment, the precinct is transforming into a glittering wonderland. The iconic festive lights will be illuminated on 24 November 2023, marking the official start of the celebrations. Premium branded experiences, including the Jameson Whisky glass tree and Johnnie Walker Blue Label Umami pop-up, add a touch of sophistication. The Pringles x Fanta Playground ensures fun for the little ones, while festive markets and extended retail trading hours make Melrose Arch a popular destination for holiday shopping.


Hyde Park Corner’s Rooftop Drive-In

For a unique outdoor cinema experience, Hyde Park Corner is transforming its Woolworths Rooftop Parking into a Rooftop Drive-In. From 24 November 2023 to 2 December 2023, families can enjoy family-friendly films under the stars. With a schedule featuring classics like Home Alone, Elf, The Grinch, Klaus, Love Actually, The Polar Express, and The Holiday, the Rooftop Drive-In offers a perfect way to kick off the festive season. Tickets, available online via Quicket, are priced at R300 per car, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for all.


Greater Sandton is truly embracing the holiday spirit with these spectacular events and activation’s. Whether you’re a fan of DreamWorks characters, looking for a festive shopping experience at Melrose Arch, enjoying a magical adventure with Momo at Sandton City, or relishing classic films under the stars at Hyde Park Corner, there’s no shortage of festive cheer in the city.


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