Join The Festive Cheer At Cresta Shopping Centre!

This holiday season, Cresta Shopping Centre offers extended shopping hours, a special visit from Santa Claus, festive crafting, signature ice-creams and even the opportunity for you to make a difference this festive season!

Plenty Of Festive Cheer At Cresta Shopping Centre

Cresta Shopping Centre will transform into a festive wonderland from 8 to 24 December 2017, offering a dose of Festive magic for everyone, both young and old. Expect everything from photos with Santa Claus to indulging in your own personalised decadent ice cream creation at the magical ‘Make My Magnum’ Pleasure Bar.

The newly renovated centre is already sparkling bright with merry lights and decorations, creating a warm and festive shopping destination for all. Their giant reindeer and carriage fairy lights sparkle proudly in the Food and Entertainment Court, the perfect spot to capture some family photos.

Fun At The Family Zone

Shoppers can expect to Imagine More this festive season with over 260 stores and additional bespoke activities. Take the kids to the family zone in the Banking Court for festive craft activities, face painting and the chance to meet Santa. Face painting and Santa photo opportunities will be available between 10:00 and 18:00, and printed photographs will be R30 per print.


It’s The Season Of Giving

This time of year is all about giving, which is why Cresta has made giving back so much easier with their Charitable Festive Tree. This 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. You can also make cash donations. Children’s stories will be read to those looking for a moment to pause and relax in between shopping – at 09:00, 11:00, 13:00, 15:00 and 17:00.


Indulgent Ice Cream Treats

Pop into the #MakeMyMagnumSA Pleasure Bar in the Food and Entertainment court to create your very own signature Magnum ice-cream, complimented with many delightful toppings for you to indulge in. Sounds absolutely divine!

Your Gift Wrapping Needs, Sorted

The Cresta Festive Elves have thought of all the tiny details to ensure that you 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.


There’ll Be Festive Entertainment, Too

There will also be dazzling ballerinas and Nutcracker marching bands performing throughout Cresta. Selfie spots scattered around the centre provide the perfect 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 (tag #MerryCresta).

And Last But Not Least…

You can shop ‘til you drop with Cresta Shopping Centre’s extended trading hours between the 8 and 26 December 2017:

  • Mondays to Saturdays: 09:00 – 20:00
  • Sundays & Public Holidays: 09:00 – 18:00

Special Trading Days:

  • 16 December 2017 from 09:00 – 19:00
  • 25 December 2017: Optional trading
  • 01 January 2018: Optional trading

Trade returns to normal hours on 27 December 2017.


For More Information

To find out more about Cresta Shopping Centre and their festive season celebrations, visit

You can also check them out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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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