AN ADVENTUROUS CHRISTMAS JOURNEY AT IOI CITY MALL
Putrajaya – Christmas, an annual popular festival associated with gift giving in appreciation and thanks of another good year to children, loved ones and friends. IOI City Mall will once again be living up the magic of Christmas this year with spectacular happenings and fascinating custom-made decorations to set the scene for “An Adventurous Christmas Journey”. The story continued from last year’s success, whereby a young boy named Charlie crafted his Christmas moment at IOI City Mall. This time, Charlie came to learn good morals and acquire bravery through his new journey.
A Brand New Adventure to Explore
From November 25th, 2016 to January 2nd, 2017, “An Adventurous Christmas Journey” will showcase the most venturesome Christmas with a unique fable unfold through the vibrant décor at the mall. At a mesmerising 11 meters tall stood a magnificent wooden vessel, set afloat by two magical hot air balloons, carrying an important mission to sail Charlie on his adventure. The story goes when Charlie received a special gift on the Christmas Eve which allowed him to travel from places to places, uncovering valuable treasures and making new friends along the exciting journey.
The entire mall is transformed into a spectacular wonderland, featuring various colourful and magical settings based on the adventurous storyline. One of the highlights of the setting is a magical time tunnel which allows patrons to experience a transition passage from winter land to magical land. Other highlights that are not-to-be-missed are Wishing Well, lighthouse, decorated small huts and glittering Christmas trees with fairies. There are also a host of exclusive fairy tale characters namely Carren the Elf, and Ship Captain appearing in the mall to offer a delightful and welcoming ambience to its patrons. These imaginative sceneries and characters are surely a splendid photo opportunity for families and friends.
In addition, both parents and children alike will be delighted to know that all these incredible adventures of Charlie’s Adventurous Christmas Journey are kept in a specially designed Christmas story booklet made specially for this holiday seasons. The booklet, available mall-wide, contains engaging activities like solve the maze, spin the wheel and make an origami to keep the little ones occupied during the school break. IOI City Mall proudly welcomes visitors of all ages to come and explore these magical adventures this Christmas, for an enchanted experience that is truly unique.
Be Adventurous, Be entertained To further enhance the shopping experience at IOI City Mall, a variety of interactive activities and performances are held throughout the celebration period. Shoppers can anticipate a lively array of performances such as dance shows, carolling, magic performance and kid’s workshop such as sushi making, toast play and donut play with free admissions while carrying out their festive shopping. “With all these exciting offerings, IOI City Mall provides a spectacular occasion for visitors of all ages to spend their year-end holidays,” Chris Chong, Complex General Manager of IOI City Mall said.
Shop and Get Rewarded
There’s more reason to shop this holiday season. Shopping for Christmas tree ornaments, home decorations, chocolates, cookies and elegant gift sets has become a convenient task for visitors at IOI City Mall since the Lower Ground, Centre Court is now gathered with a whole range of unique gift ideas and festive delicacies from major brands such as Famous Amos, Uma Hana Zakka, Crabtree & Evelyn, Artopanda, Miss T, Lovely Lace, Yankee Candle, Choc Boutique and Purple Peanutz. At the Ground Floor West Wing, there are toys and stationeries available for kids from brands such as Transformers, Disney, Sylvanian Family and BOBOIBOY. Besides keeping the kids busy, there is also a wide range of beauty care products and fragrances for the ladies by Parkson at the Ground Floor East Wing.
To make Christmas shopping more rewarding, IOI City Mall has partnered with Standard Chartered Bank to spread the cheers of giving with exclusive rewards upon purchases. Standard Chartered bank card holder who had spent RM200 onwards in single receipt at any outlet are eligible to spin the fortune wheel and stand a chance to win one of these exclusive gifts; the Penguin Backpack, customised umbrella, exclusive lunch box and more. Meanwhile, non-Standard Chartered card holder can enjoy the same redemption programme upon spending RM350 onwards in a single receipt.
Redemptions are available at Ground Floor West Wing, while stocks last and must be made on the same day of purchase. These redemptions are not valid for transactions made at GSC, HomePro, Index Living Mall, Parkson, Tesco, Icescape, District 21, Currency Exchangers and any forms of bill payments.
Whether you’re heading off on a family getaway or looking forward to a rewarding festive shopping spree, make sure to spend some time at IOI City Mall and enjoy our Christmas festivities, crafted specially for our discerning patrons.
Holly Jolly Christmas Fun with the Kids
In the event of true Christmas spirit, IOI City Mall and Yayasan Tan Sri Lee Shin Cheng (Yayasan TSLSC) collaborated and organized “Holly Jolly Christmas Fun” as part of their corporate social responsibility initiatives. On 6 December 2016, a total of 14 children from Persatuan Kebajikan Kanak-Kanak Cornerstone and 23 children from Pusat Jagaan Kanak-Kanak Istimewa Lagenda enjoyed a fun-filled morning with thrilling activities at District 21, a 70,000 sq. ft. indoor action adventure park located within IOI City Mall. The children had a great time taking on some of the exciting rides offered at the theme park such as the largest indoor rope challenge course, Sky Trail and Malaysia’s first indoor Roller Glider, as well as, other activities prepared specially for them such as sand-art and DIY Christmas card-making. They were later treated to a delicious meal specially prepared by Texas Chicken.
During the media launch, Bargain Basement contributed its nett proceeds worth RM50, 000 to five beneficiaries in a cheque presentation by the Executive Director of Yayasan TSLSC, Datin Joanne Wong. Five homes namely Rumah Shalom (Pertubuhan Kebajikan Kristian Aman Selangor), Yayasan Seribu Harapan Malaysia, Pertubuhan Anak Yatim Darul Aminan, Persatuan Kebajikan Kanak-Kanak Cornerstone and Pusat Jagaan Kanak-Kanak Istimewa Lagenda will be receiving RM10,000 each. This initiative is in support with Bargain Basement’s motto which is “give to inspire others to give”. “Besides helping to remove clutter at home, this initiative also benefits the environment as the goods are used by someone else instead of being dumped in a landfill,” said Datin Joanne.
Additionally, the children also received a school bag and goodie bags distributed by Datin Joanne and General Manager of IOI City Mall, Mr Chris Chong. Items in the goodie bags such as light snacks, drinking bottle and much more were sponsored by Yayasan TSLSC and The Manhattan Fish Market.