'Christmas is always a special time'

Stockland Wetherill Park centre manager Michael Iraninejad said there were a range of in-store and virtual ways for shoppers to enjoy the festive season this year at the retail town centre.

"Christmas is always a special time at our retail town centre and we're constantly looking for new ways that we can help our customers to safely create Christmas Cheer together. This year, we're delighted to run a number of in-centre and virtual activities for the whole family to enjoy," he said.

"Christmas is a time for magical and memorable family moments, and we are proud to be a place for our community to come together and celebrate after the challenges of the past year."

Some of the Christmas highlights at the centre include:

  • Santa photos at the Winter Wonderland until Friday, December 24. Timings vary by date. Pre-bookings are essential.
  • Customers can also bring their four-legged friends to have their photo taken with Santa on December 11 and 12, between 7am and 9am.
  • Stockland Wetherill Park has partnered with The Rotary Club of Wetherill Park for the Tree of Joy initiative. Customers simply pick up a tag from the tree, which is located opposite customer care and purchase an appropriate gift that matches the description of the tag. The Tree of Joy is live in centre until December 22.
  • On December 11/12, children three years and over are welcome to book a spot at a Gingerbread decorating workshops.
  • There will be a range of Christmas pop-up entertainment and giveaways between December 16 and 19.
  • On December 18 and 19, customers 16-years and over can also go online to book a limited number of florist-run wreath making workshops.
  • For a small donation, shoppers can also use Stockland's convenient Gift Wrapping service between December 10 and 24. All donations will go to local charity, Chaldean Community Project.

"From December 1, we're also giving customers the chance to win a Stockland gift card valued at $1000 through an augmented reality experience. Shoppers will be able to scan QR codes in-store to help Santa find hidden presents in a scene, which will automatically add them into the draw to win," Mr Iraninejad said.