Jakarta. Lippo Malls Indonesia, the mall-operator unit of property developer Lippo Karawaci, has prepared a series of fun family activities to celebrate Christmas holiday this year at its flagship stores Lippo Mall Puri and Lippo Mall Kemang. The Christmas theme will continue until Jan. 8 next year.
Lippo Malls PR manager Nidia Ichsan said her team has designed special events and activities which will give visitors a memorable shopping experience during Christmas and New Year.
"Shopping centers are always a good option for Jakarta families to spend their holidays in. We've prepared a varied selection of programs for both kids and adults this Christmas and New Year," she said.
Lippo Mall Puri is hosting the "Santas's HoHoHo Magical Playland" with fun rides and games for the kids. They can choose between the Choo Choo Train, Flying Fox, Skating Rink, Trampoline Zone, Candy House and Santa's Corner.
To get into the Christmas spirit, the mall's decorations have been rejigged in special White Christmas and Warm Christmas themes.
There will be games and contests aplenty for visitors at the mall, such as the "Indonesia Santa Challenge 2016," done in collaboration with Nanny's Pavillon restaurant, which offers a total of Rp 100 million ($7400) in prize money as well as trips to Japan, Hong Kong and Bali.
On Christmas Day, Lippo Mall Puri will entertain shoppers with the White Christmas Parade, Magical Moment of Santa, Christmas Choir, Classical Christmas Parade, Santa and His Friends' Show and Native Indian Instrumental performances.
A special program for loyal customers will also be available at Lippo Mall Puri throughout the holiday. Spending Rp 1 million at any outlet will get you a free Santa Pillow Neck. Spend Rp 500,000 and you can take a photo with Santa at the mall for free.
Snow at the mall
Lippo Mall Kemang, located in the elite expat area of Kemang in South Jakarta, is hosting "Christmas Fantasy," featuring a makeshift outdoor arena dubbed the Kemang Snow Village, where kids and adults can play with real man-made snow as if they were celebrating Christmas in a Northern Hemisphere country. Winter coats and boots will be provided free of charge.
Lippo Mall Kemang has also transformed its atrium area into a Trampoline Park for kids and adults, and installed a giant 7-meter Christmas tree.
The outdoor center stage at the mall will feature a great line up of entertainment, including a Choir Competition, Christmas Magic Show, LOOK School Graduation, Christmas Mini Concert, Christmas Kolintang Show, as well as a variety of acoustic and a capella performances.