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Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square light up the city with family festivities this Christmas!

Press Release   •   Dec 07, 2017 13:16 GMT

Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square light up the city

with family festivities this Christmas!

Nickelodeons Shimmer and Shine, four shows and three meet-&-greets daily, 8 - 24 Dec.

The most spectacular LEGO® event in South Africa, 8 - 24 Dec.

Photos with Santa or inside a life-sized Snow Globe, rides on the Hamleys train, and more

Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square are once again bringing you a full festive line-up of spectacular Christmas attractions, with the most anticipated family events and children’s activities of the season.

From 8 December, the festive family fun hits full-swing throughout Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square. There’s plenty to enjoy, watch and create from 9am to 9 pm Monday to Saturday, until 6pm on Sundays and Public Holidays and until 12-midday on 24 December.

Add sparkle to the festive season with twins Shimmer and Shine, who will be at Nelson Mandela Square for spectacular live shows and to meet and greet their fans. Shimmer and Shine is one of the most popular series on Nickelodeon Junior, and meeting the twins will certainly make many little ones’ wishes come true this holiday. Show times are 10am, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm and meet-and-greets are at 11am, 1pm and 5pm, and all events are free.

The most spectacular LEGO® event in the country will transform the Sandton City Centre Court into a magical world of LEGO. SA’s biggest LEGO attraction includes Duplo, City, Star Wars, Friends, Ninjago and Christmas. Play in the giant LEGO pit or take part in the free building, show building and speed building activities. Interact with robotic displays or take a snap at the LEGO photo wall. Entry is free and everything is awesome!

Create festive memories to treasure forever. Santa Claus will once again take his position posing for photographs with customers in his sleigh at the Centre Court. You can also have your photograph taken inside our real Snow Globe near the Sandton City Food Court (now to 27 Dec).

All aboard for fun! The Hamleys Train is offering kids’ rides around Sandton City’s lower level from its pop-up store. The City’s also got your gift-wrapping covered (1 to 24 December) with proceeds going to the Sandton SPCA.

Giving you more time to enjoy all this and much more, Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square are extending their trading hours. Shop from 9am to 9pm every day from 1 to 23 December (yes, including public holidays) and until 6pm on Christmas Eve.

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ABOUT SANDTON CITY:

Sandton City Shopping Centre is renowned amongst both local and international visitors as one of Africa’s leading retail destinations. With an impressive retail and leisure space covering 146 803m2, Sandton City is home to over 300 of the most exciting local and international retailers and presents you with a world of luxury in the exclusive Diamond Walk.

Adjacent to world-class hotels and mega corporate headquarters, the Sandton precinct measures a massive 215 000m2. Winning multiple Best Shopping Mall awards each year, Sandton City continues to be a leader in mixed-use properties.

Sandton City is owned by Liberty Group, Liberty Two Degrees, Pareto Limited, and managed by one of the country’s top commercial property services, JHI Retail.

For more information please visit either www.sandtoncity.com, www.liberty2degrees.co.za, www.pareto.co.za or www.jhi.co.za.

ABOUT NELSON MANDELA SQUARE:

Nelson Mandela Square, adjoining the iconic Sandton City Shopping Centre, is an open-air square which is anchored by the first ever public statue of Nelson Mandela that stand six metres tall. This makes for a popular attraction and together with the African sunshine, Nelson Mandela Square has become a prime lifestyle destination for locals and tourists alike.

Although boasting some of the most esteemed dining options in the country, The Square also offers a retail sector of its own with over 60 exclusive and celebrated stores. The Square infuses local heritage with international flavour and celebrates Afro-cosmopolitan style.

Nelson Mandela Square is an African treasure and is owned by Liberty Group, Liberty Two Degrees and managed by one of the country’s top commercial property services, JHI Retail.

For more information please visit either www.nelsonmandelasquare.co.za, www.liberty2degrees.co.za, or www.jhi.co.za