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Festive cheer for young and old is here

It’s the holidays and Cresta Shopping Centre is excited to get into the festive cheer. From 8 to 24 December, the shopping centre will transform into a whimsical, festive wonderland with something magical for young and old.


The newly renovated Cresta Shopping Centre has been decked out with strings and strings of fairy lights, baubles, and even a life-size reindeer and carriage in the Food and Entertainment Court – perfect for magical photo moments with the little ones!

Activities just for you

Imagine more this festive season with over 260 stores, but also additional bespoke activities, created by Cresta, just for you. Bring your kids to the family zone in the Banking Court from 8- 24 December to enjoy festive craft activities, face painting, and to tell Santa what they wish for. They can also get their photo taken with Santa between 10am and 6pm.

For a decadent and magical experience, pop into the #MakeMyMagnumSA Pleasure Bar in the Food and Entertainment court to indulge your senses. Create your very own signature Magnum ice cream complimented by the many delightful toppings – mouthwatering!

Giving back to the community

This time of year is all about giving and generosity, so Cresta has made giving back easier than ever for shoppers with their Charitable Festive Tree. In the Kindness Corner, outside FNB, is a giant tree bookshelf and reading corner that allows shoppers to donate new or pre-loved books that will be donated to a children’s home in the Cresta Community.

Why not give the gift of literature and education this year, by making a monetary donation towards books. Also in the Kindness Corner, children’s stories will be read to those looking for a moment to pause, relax and enjoy. Reading times are at 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm.

It’s in the details

The Cresta Festive Elves have thought of all the tiny, merry details this year to ensure that shoppers have a pleasant experience at Cresta. Friendly gift-wrappers will be at three gift-wrapping stations around the centre to turn your shopping into beautifully wrapped gifts – for free. Performances by dazzling ballerinas and a marching band will be adding to the festive atmosphere as well. Selfie spots around the centre provide photo opportunities and give shoppers the chance to win a R5 000 Cresta gift card by simply uploading their festive pictures onto Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #MerryCresta.

Special festive trading hours

The best part? You can shop ‘til you drop with Cresta Shopping Centre’s extended trading hours from 8- 26 December:

  • Mondays to Saturdays, 9am-8pm
  • Sundays and public holidays, 9am-6pm

Special trading days:

  • 16 December from 9am-7pm
  • 25 December, optional trading
  • 1 January 2018, optional trading
  • Trade returns to normal hours on 27 December 2017.

To stay up-to-date with the latest news on Cresta’s festive season celebrations, please visit the Cresta website or log onto Cresta’s social media pages:

Cresta Shopping Centre also urges all shoppers to remain vigilant at this time of year and to refer to the Safety Tips Guide they have created to help shoppers remain safe during this busy time.

See here for Cresta’s Safety Tips

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