The festive season is well and truly alive in Rundle Mall.
Christmas is been looking particularly different this year with a heap of our fave festive events cancelled or drastically transformed.
Lucky for us, Rundle Mall has been preparing the perfect antidote to our festive season sadness, by making sure Christmas isn’t taking the backseat in 2020.
With extended hours, Christmas decorations everywhere you look, and places to visit Santa himself, Rundle Mall have put Chrissy at the forefront.
And in a unique must-see feature this year, a magical display of 10 themed windows have been situated right along the Mall to capture our imaginations this Christmas.
The windows are for all ages, each one inspired by Christmas traditions along with learnings from the past year, from the value of community to the importance of talking about our mental health.
Highlights include Santa’s Workshop, The Nutcracker and DIY Christmas Party with many offering gift giving, home styling and festive menu inspiration that can be found in the Mall.
In a year like no other, Rundle Mall is helping shoppers of all ages have a truly joyous and magical experience this Christmas, while showcasing gift and styling ideas available from local traders.
It’s also collaborated with acclaimed brands including internationally renowned homegrown couturier Paolo Sebastian, the Adelaide Festival Centre and local artists, toymakers and others.
“We’ve teamed up with South Australian creatives and businesses who have each drawn inspiration from the year gone by to create a collection of 10 beautifully themed windows that each tell a story of cheer, gratitude, hope and love to entertain all ages this Christmas,” Rundle Mall General Manager Johanna Williams says.
“By coming in to experience Christmas in Rundle Mall and to make a start on your Christmas list, you’ll be supporting local jobs, local traders and helping the South Australian economy.”
When you’re shopping through the mall, make sure to check out each of the gorgeous window displays. (Helpful hint: they make the perfect background for an Insta-worthy festive snap – you’re welcome).
The window displays and locations include:
Twas a Starry Night – located outside Myer Centre
See Santa and his reindeer set off from the North Pole on Christmas Eve to make Christmas wishes come true.
A Christmas Village – located outside Myer Centre
Inspired by the renewed sense of community that emerged during the pandemic is a beautiful Christmas village adorned by handmade garlands from Adelaide floral designer Studio Botanic.
Hallelujah – located near Sephora
Trumpets, trombones, bugles and French horns set the backdrop for Christmas carols sung by South Australian choirs that will play throughout the day and evening for visitors to enjoy.
The Nutcracker – located opposite Apple Store
A stunning Paolo Sebastian gown evocative of the vintage toy carousel given as a gift in the infamous Nutcracker ballet production, stands above a stage and two spectacular Nutcracker soldiers specially created by the Adelaide Festival Centre.
Santa’s Workshop – located outside Sketchers
An array of toys from Rundle Mall traders and the Gumeracha Toy Factory provide all the inspiration needed to make children’s Christmas dreams come true.
Christmas at Home – located near Adidas
Inspired by a typical living room scene on Christmas morning; stockings filled overnight by Santa and an array of gifts underneath the tree.
The Spheres as Our Muse – located opposite H&M
A collaboration with South Australian artists Tony Wilson, Elizabeth Close and Anna Dowling who give the gift of creativity to South Australia this festive season, using the Mall’s Balls as their inspiration this Christmas.
Mates Matter – located outside Cue
In a year when our mental health has never been more important, Rundle Mall has partnered with mental health awareness charity LIVIN and Bendigo Bank to break the stigma that surrounds talking about mental health.Visitors can also make a donation to support LIVIN’s mental health presentations in South Australian schools.
DIY Christmas Party – located near Koko Black
Many of us embraced DIY during isolation this year, so this Christmas Rundle Mall has created its own Christmas party look to recreate at home.
How Sweet it is – located near Foodland
Featuring a decadent dessert buffet of Christmas pudding, gingerbread, nougat, and a delectable vanilla macadamia cake tower decorated with meringues, created by South Australian hospitality stylists Out in the Paddock.
For more information on the Christmas windows, where to visit Santa and Christmas gift ideas, head to https://www.rundlemall.com/christmas/.