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Sandton City Launches Iconic 2022 Festive Season Campaign

As the festive lights start sparkling, and families start counting down to the upcoming holidays, South Africa’s most iconic shopping centre, Sandton City has unveiled its festive season campaign.


  • Titled The Festive City, it’s everything Christmas dreams are made of, featuring the most sought-after brands, and more.
  • The Festive City to offer shoppers delightful brand immersions, luxury wrapping services and extended trading hours.
  • Santa Clause himself will make his much-anticipated arrival to Sandton City on December 1 and will also be stationed in the centre court, where photo opportunities and merchandise will make any heart sing.
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The centre court (outside Checkers) will play host to festive brand immersions for shoppers of all ages, by two beloved brands. LEGO’s zone will feature a maze filled with ever changing play zones, once-in-a-lifetime building experiences, a chance to also add your brick to the South African flag build, two LEGO brick pits, a Duplo zone for the smallies and the chance to shop the latest LEGO collections with promotional offers.


Fan favourite brand Chuckles will stage a Life’s A Ball activation on Level 6 outside Woolworths. Visitors to this area will be able to shop the exclusive Chuckles gifting range, and personalise their Chuckles purchases right there, making these gifts even more special.


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In the Protea Court, the magical Disney plush toy adorned 8-metre-high hot air balloon, in aid of Reach for a Dream, promises to be a splendid sight to see. Image: Sandton City

At the Protea Court 8-metre-high hot air balloon, for a minimum R50 donation via a QR code, shoppers can make a memorable difference in the life of a child living with a critical illness where both the Disney plush and the money will be donated to the wish granting charity.


For the gifts themselves, shoppers in Sandton City will be spoilt for choice. With over 300 retailers, offering the world’s most prestigious brands, many of which are exclusive in South Africa, it truly is the Festive City. Treat your loved ones to gorgeous gifts from Adidas, ARC Beauty, Cotton On, Dior, Just Teddy, L’Occitane en Provence, Le Creuset, Naked Coffee, Pars Silver, Poetry, Sorbet, The Style Loft, Typo and many others.


Stores such as Exclusive Books, Hamley’s, LEGO, Nintendo and Toy Kingdom will ensure that the little ones are well catered for too, and for those who would like to place the choice in the hands of the receiver, gift vouchers and online gift cards provide the perfect solution.


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The Little Generosity Shop by Cadbury Dairy Milk will provide you with ways to spread generosity and kindness. Here, you can donate toys to children in need, enjoy a reading corner, get Cadbury’s branded gift wrapping and do exclusive shopping in a generous chocolate world filled with treats. Image: Cadbury

Keeping gifts wrapped until the big day is an essential element of any Christmas and Sandton City has you covered. Gifts can be wrapped for a small donation towards the Sandton SPCA at a wrapping station on Level 6 near H&M Home and Level 4 opposite Jet. Alternately, for those who prefer luxury lining, Dior will host a wrapping kiosk near Level 6.


All of the Festive City activations will be open from December 1 – 27, and will be connected via the Hamley’s train, with tickets available at Hamley’s on the cinema level. To enhance the festive ambience even further, live performances by popular local musicians will take place on the adjacent Nelson Mandela Square every Saturday and Sunday until December 24.

Every year, we look forward to elevating the festive season, and this year, we’re pulling out all the stops to ensure that visitors to Sandton City have the world at their fingertips. We can’t wait to welcome shoppers to the Festive City this holiday where there are wonderful memories waiting to be made.

// General Manager of Sandton City, Preston Gaddy


Sandton City Festive Season Trading Hours:
November 25 – December 15
9am – 8pm

December 16 – 23
9am – 9pm

December 24
9am – 6pm

December 25
Optional Trading

December 26 and 27
9am – 7pm


Extended trading hours will start on November 25. Please consult the Sandton City website for daily hours during this period. For more information and regular updates go to the Sandton City website or follow the centre on social media.


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