Melrose Arch is rolling out a feast of activities as the year winds down and many choose to make the most of greater Sandton this Christmastime.
- Stroll through the Melrose Arch precinct and take photos of the beautifully illuminated streets.
- Visitors to Melrose Arch will find SA Harvest Christmas trees throughout the precinct and, using a QR code, will be able to donate to this worthwhile cause.
- In 2021, Melrose Arch welcomed a number of new tenants to the precinct.
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1. MELROSE ARCH CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a visit to see Melrose Arch’s famous lights, which were turned on in November. Stroll through the precinct and take photos of the beautifully illuminated streets, and buy a hotdog, sweets, biltong, or an ice cream on High Street or visit one of your favourite restaurants for dinner.
2. MELROSE ARCH CHRISTMAS MARKET
The Christmas Market takes place from 2-4 December. It’s where you’ll find arts and crafts, festive decorations, fashion items, handy gadgets, and more – in other words, the perfect Christmas present so don’t miss it!
3. JEPPE PIPE BAND AT MELROSE ARCH
While not a traditional South African instrument, the bagpipes are very popular in South Africa, as the crowds show whenever the Jeppe Pipe Band plays at Melrose Arch. We’re pleased to welcome this popular band back on Friday, 26 November at 6.45pm. Come meander through the precinct with them as they play seasonal favourites against the backdrop of our beautiful lights.
4. MELROSE ARCH SANTA’S CORNER
Of course, this time of the year is all about children and Melrose Arch has entertainment lined up to keep the little ones busy. Santa’s Corner, in the middle- and upper-level Galleria, has a host of fun activities lined up, including story hours, painting, toys, and Santa Claus and his elves.
5. MOOVE MOTION FITNESS CLUB’S KIDS CLUB
Melrose Arch has also teamed up with Moove Motion Fitness Club’s Kids Club and from 12 November to 9 January, young visitors aged between five and 13 will be able to enjoy basketball, action soccer, trampolines, table tennis, a jungle gym, and a Playstation 5 arcade area between 3pm and 9.30pm. All proceeds from the Moove Motion Fitness Club’s Kids Club will be donated to SA Harvest, Melrose Arch’s selected charity for Destination Christmas. Visitors to Melrose Arch will find SA Harvest Christmas trees throughout the precinct and, using a QR code, will be able to donate to this worthwhile cause, which has delivered more than 11 million meals to hungry South Africans since its inception in October 2019.
Melrose Arch has welcomed a number of new tenants to the precinct, including Turkish restaurant Istanbul Kebab, Swirl ice cream, Walkingpad, Premier Body, and Health, fashion boutiques Opulence, Jo Matthys, and Chiefs of Angels, and more.
Now, more than ever, we’ve realised the importance of sharing special times with special people, especially our families. The festive season is always a memorable time of the year and here at Melrose Arch, we’re pleased to be able to welcome people to our beautifully decorated, safe precinct and help them create memories they’ll cherish forever. This year, we have a lot to rejoice in and be grateful for, so let’s celebrate!
// Managing Director of Melrose Arch, Mike Vermaak
MELROSE ARCH FESTIVE SEASON 2021 TRADING HOURS
Monday – Saturday: 9am – 6pm
Sunday and public holiday (Thursday, 16 December): 9am – 4pm
Saturday, 25 December (Christmas Day): Select stores open
Sunday, 26 December (Day of Goodwill): 9am – 4pm
Monday, 27 December (public holiday): 9am – 4pm
Saturday, 1 January, 2022 (New Year’s Day): Select stores open
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