Sandton City Hosts ‘Toyland’ This Christmastime

Sandton City will be hosting an immersive never-seen-before Toyland experience in its centre court, inviting shoppers of all ages to escape into a magical world of toys, daily from December 9 – January 9, 2022.


  • The 700 square meter space features exclusive activations by brands such as Hamleys, Build-a-Bear, Toy Kingdom, Lego and Checkers.
  • Toyland will also host live acts by The Cirk acrobatic artists (daily at 12pm and 4pm from December 9 – 24) and by Ballet dancers (daily at 2pm and 6pm from December 16 – 24).
  • Santa Claus himself will usher in the festive season with his much-anticipated arrival to the centre.
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Sandton City Shopping Centre is renowned amongst both local and international visitors as one of Africa’s leading retail destinations. The shopping centre is home to over 300 of the most exciting local and international brands as well as the luxurious Diamond Walk. From December 9, Santa will make an appearance in Toyland, daily from 9am – 6pm, except on December 24 from 9pm – 2pm, when he needs to leave early to start delivering gifts.


The Disney-inspired Christmas Tree will give shoppers an opportunity to pay it forward by supporting the Smile Foundation, a non-profit organization that works to improve the quality of life of children with facial conditions. Image: The Sandton Times

From our immersive Toyland installation to captivating live performances, exquisite décor, extended trading hours, wrapping services and more, there is no better place to enjoy the splendour of the festive season this year.

// General Manager of Sandton City, Preston Gaddy


At a towering ten metres high, and adorned with over 400 Disney plush toys, the tree will serve as an invitation to pledge R50 towards this organization. After the end of the festive season, all of the plush toys and the cash pledges will be donated to children that have undergone corrective facial reconstructive surgery and treatments.


Sandton City will also operate with extended trading hours during this period. Shoppers to the centre will be able to browse the over 300 prestigious stores from 9am – 8 pm from December 9 – 15, from 9am – 9 pm from December 16 -23, and from 9 pm – 6 pm on December 24. Additionally, the centre’s recently launched online gift card provides a new gifting solution, for gift-givers situated anywhere in the world wanting to open this unparalleled shopping destination and give the gift of choice to their loved ones. The online gift cards may be purchased online.


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