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Four ways to have a magical Christmas at Springvale Homemaker Centre

Jingle all the way into Springvale this festive season for enchanting experiences

By Time Out in association with Springvale Homemaker Centre |
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Santa saying hello to kids crafting
Photograph: BDC Studios

Christmas is just around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited. Possibly the only people we know who are more excited is the team at Springvale Homemaker Centre who are decking the halls, jingling the bells and pulling out all the stops to ensure you (and your family) have a sensational Christmas shopping experience. Need a little yuletide inspo? Here’s how to have a fantastically festive time at Springvale this Christmas.

Snowy Christmas trees with geometric snowmen
Photograph: BDC Studios

Enjoy a Winter Wonderland

Christmas in Australia might be devoid of snow but it certainly isn’t devoid of cheer. Springvale is hosting its own Winter Wonderland pop-up where there will be plenty of free, festively themed family activities. Kicking off on Saturday, November 30, the winter wonderland pop-up will get you and your kids making everything from baubles and Christmas stockings to greeting cards and your own wrapping paper. And the free workshops let you keep whatever you create.

Kids with Santa
Photograph: BDC Studios

Say hello to Santa

Did you even experience Christmas if you didn’t get a photograph with the jolly big guy in red? Springvale has pulled a few strings and has managed to convince Santa to stop by the centre this Christmas. He’ll be taking time out of his schedule to say hello every weekend starting November 23. Santa will even be giving out gifts early, with a free Santa photo given away to anyone who stops by for a visit (regardless of whether you made the naughty or nice list). He’s a busy man, so make sure you drop in between 11am and 2pm Saturday and Sunday.

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A festive table setting
Photograph: BDC Studios

Get ready for Christmas entertaining

If you’ve ever hosted Christmas lunch or dinner you know that it’s not so much meal preparation as it is gearing up for battle. You can make your Christmas Day that little bit easier with a little help from Springvale Homemaker Centre. The precinct features 27 home and lifestyle stores including Harvey Norman, Domayne, IKEA and Adairs – so no matter what you need (or have forgotten last minute) you’ll be able to find it.

Girl writing santa letter
Photograph: BDC Studios

Write to the North Pole

Only Christmas rookies leave their gifts up to chance. Smart kids make sure to write to the North Pole and make it clear what they’d like delivered from Mr S. Claus. Springvale will be making the letter-writing process even easier by setting up its own Christmas mailbox, with all letters zooming direct to the North Pole. Make sure you include your wishlist in your letter. Letter writing is available everyday from Tuesday, November 19 and is free.

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