’Tis the season to be jolly! Shopping centres all around Malaysia are getting ready for Christmas, one of the most delightful and looked-forward-to times of the year. But while most of us still dream of a white Christmas, the sparkling holiday decorations all around will help us feel cosy and joyful, regardless of the weather.
If you’re in need of a dose of holiday spirit, head to one of these shopping centres to bask in the ambience of each mall’s magic!
1. Intermark Mall, Kuala Lumpur
From now until 26 December 2022, get into the holiday season with a ‘beary’ chic icon: the Bearbrick bear. The ‘A Bearbrick Christmas’ event, hosted by Intermark Mall and Toy Garden features a unique Bearbrick presentation, including a beautiful Bearbrick Christmas Tree (the first of its kind in Asia) displayed in the mall’s Ground Atrium.
Address: The Intermark, Intermark Mall, 348, Jlan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: +603-2166 8170
2. Sunway Carnival Mall, Penang
Christmas at Sunway Carnival Mall this year has a magical, and mystical theme. When you first step into this enchanted fairy realm, you’ll hear a symphony of birds singing as they welcome you. Inside, you and your loved ones can change into fairies and pose for Instagram-worthy images while wearing the neon fairy wings left behind by the fairies.
As you make your way through the enchanted forest, you will be met by its guardians: enormous flowers and trees, luxuriant wisteria blooms and leaves, roaming deer, butterflies, and honeybees. Makes us want to book a trip to Penang, stat!
Address: Sunway Carnival Mall 3068, Jalan Todak Pusat Bandar Seberang Jaya, Seberang Jaya, 13700 Perai, Pulau Pinang
Phone: +604-202 0128
3. Paradigm Mall, Johor Bahru
Christmas in tropical Malaysia? No problem! Paradigm Mall Johor Bahru is hosting a fantastic elf-themed Christmas event, complete with snowfall sessions. Even without the holiday decorations, they are Instagram-worthy. There will be multiple snowfall sessions in the mall’s Elf Village, making it a more exciting experience for shoppers of all ages.
Address: Paradigm Mall, Lot 3FK-12J, Third Floor, Skudai Lbh, 81200, Johor
Phone: +607-231 3888
4. Fahrenheit88, Kuala Lumpur
Visit Fahrenheit88 and Bath & Body Works for an ‘Artful Christmas’ display filled with delicious scents. If you’re looking to kill some time, stop by one of these carnival game booths and see if you can win some free stuff.
Address: 179, Jalan Gading, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: +603-2148 5488
5. Resorts World Genting, Genting Highlands
Up in Genting Highlands, Resorts World Genting (RWG) has been transformed into a winter wonderland for the holidays. From 1 December 2022 until 1 January 2023, RWG has a fantastic line-up of holiday events for families, couples, and groups of friends to enjoy and escape city life.
Stop by Liberty Lane at Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park between 6:30pm and 11pm to see the mesmerising snowfall that occurs every 30 minutes. The snowfall will continue until midnight on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve to welcome in the celebrations.
Address: Genting Highlands, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang
6. Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
To enjoy a little bit of Disney enchantment, shoppers at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur should go to the Centre Court! It’s now the ‘Season of Wonder’ village. If a trip to Disney World isn’t enough for you, you can always stop by the Pavilion’s front entrance and gawk at the Chanel N°5 Holiday Station.
From now through 26 December, a festive interstellar adventure awaits you there. Santa Claus will also be by to hear the children’s desires!
Address: 168, Bukit Bintang St, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur,
Phone: +603-2118 8833
7. The Gardens Mall, Kuala Lumpur
The Gardens Mall’s Christmas decorations are golden. Having turned into a lavish Christmas celebration straight out of the 17th century, complete with elaborate tapestries, elegant frames, big chandeliers, feathers, baubles, and the warm glow of twinkling lights, this is a sight for sore eyes!
This year, luxury brands Dior and Cartier have created their very first Christmas windows to add to the extravagance of the season.
Address: Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City, 59200 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: +603-2297 0288
8. Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur
One of Kuala Lumpur’s most recognisable attractions, Suria KLCC is an absolute must for any visitor. In honour of the holiday season, this popular shopping centre has been decked out in all its holiday best. Santa’s fantastic toy workshop is now at the mall’s Centre Court until 25 December, where Santa’s elves make toys and gifts for Christmas.
Then, just outside the park entrance, you can also feast your eyes on one of the tallest Christmas trees in the country!
Address: 241, Petronas Twin Tower, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: +603-2382 2828