Our theme for the 2022 mall festive décor is 'Upcycle, Reuse and Repurpose'.
This was captured beautifully by our Creative Director Nicky Christodoulou and the team.
This year we invited well known designer Jason Kieck from ILULA Interiors and Designs to build on that theme and dress up our infamous and very popular mannequins. Jason introduced responsible design buy making all flower ornaments and mounded bodices from paper mache.
This objective provides beauty to items that would have been seen as waste and creates a positive mindset and environmental awareness during the season.
Added to the creative design, mall décor was constructed from our old Christmas tree branches. Using the bottom of the tress as our mannequins’ “skirts” and the top of the trees were reused and repurpose to make beautiful ceiling garlands. These were decorated with fairly lights and traditional baubles we had in our storeroom.
Adding to a multiuse goal, we brought the outdoors indoors with beautiful bright bougainvillea cuttings and branches to dress the high ceiling in front of our Edgars Store where the designer mannequins are on display. In the area linking the original mall to the waterfall area, the ceilings were donned with twigs and branches foraged from local open fields in our area, these were adorned in traditional Christmas decorations and lights to create a statement of sustainability and again honouring the theme to recycled, repurposed and reuse.
Each area was carefully planned, and although elements remain similar from previous years the style and design in our various wings of the mall were repositioned to show off the magic and joy the festive season brings.
Thank you to our Décor team this year
- Creative Director and Project Manager: Nicky Christodoulou;
- Mannequins Visual Artist: Jason Kieck from ILULA Interiors & Design;
- Woodwork and Joinery: Algoa Custom Interiors;
- Installation: Angelic Wonders;
- Steelwork: A&E Manufacturing;
- Photography: Brad Peens
Enjoy all the festive fun Walmer Park has to offer this Christmas with extended shopping hours from 16 to 24 December.
- 16 December: 09h00 -18h00
- 17 and 24 December: 09h00 – 17h00
- 18 December: 09h00 – 17h00
- 19 to 23 December: 09h00 – 19h00
- 25 December: Optional trading, some stores will be closed
- 26 December: 09h00 – 17h00
- 1 January: Optional trading, some stores will be closed
- Normal trading hours resume on 27 December
- Restaurants and Play Park will remain open later
Have your photo taken with Santa
Bring the kids to see Santa and have a photo taken with him in Centre Court from 14 – 24 December daily from 10:00 to 16:00. This is brought to you by Walmer Park tenant Kodak Profoto Eglings.
Kids can also send their postcards to Santa and to win a R200 Walmer Park gift card. Printed postcards will be available or you can write a special letter - this can be dropped off in the Santa post box at the Information Kiosk until 23 December.
Gift wrapping service
Have your gifts beautifully wrapped at the charity run gift wrapping station in Centre Court area from 14 – 24 December. All proceeds are in aid of the Lions Club of St. Croix and their supported charities.
Shoppers are also able to give the gift of choice this year, a Walmer Park gift card. The Information Kiosk will be open for sales throughout the festive season during Centre Trading hours.
“Our hope this during the coming month is that shoppers visiting Walmer Park Shopping Centre to not only enjoy our variety of unique stores and tenant offerings, but also spend some joyful hours walking though the mall to experience our decor showcase. We want shoppers to take photos of their favourite element and share it with friends and family around the world,” said Marketing Manager, Deveda Bloem.
For more details visit the Walmer Park Shopping Centre Facebook page, Instagram or their website.