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It’s Destination Christmas 2020 At Melrose Arch

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Exciting news, Joburg! Melrose Arch is lighting up the city yet again this silly season. Not only will they have stunning light displays and family fun for all ages over the next few weeks, but they are also extending their trading hours to ensure you get all your Christmas shopping done in time. Happy holidays!  

Melrose Arch Lights Up This Festive Season

Melrose Arch is bringing the magic back to Christmas this festive season with dazzling Christmas light displays throughout the precinct, as well as plenty of fun for the whole family. Remember the days when we'd pile into the car and drive through the streets of the city, admiring the beautiful Christmas lights on display? Those days may be long gone, but Melrose Arch is reviving the tradition!


Melrose Arch will dazzle the city with a spectacular display of lights and a new Fantasy Garden on the Piazza. All the sparkling lights will be switched on on Friday, 22 November 2019 at 18:30 with a special ceremony featuring some of South Africa’s most popular singers. The ever-popular Mi Casa and Mzansi Youth Choir are the highlights of this year’s ceremony. Be sure to check out the other restaurants at Melrose Arch as well.

The award-winning Mi Casa has been a firm favourite on the South African music scene for many years. The trio – J’Something, Mo-T and Dr Duda - will get everyone singing and dancing as they wait for the lights to be turned on.

The Mzansi Youth Choir is renowned for its pulsating energy and youthful enthusiasm and, of course, the choir’s incredible voices constantly attract rave reviews. The Mzansi Youth Choir will be spreading festive joy by singing everyone’s favourite Christmas carols.

What To Expect This Year

From 6 November 2020 - 10 January 2021, the precinct will come to life with an exciting festive entertainment programme, perfect for the whole family.

The Melrose Arch Christmas Market

Of course, there’s more Christmas magic in store for Melrose Arch visitors this festive season. Do a little shopping and indulging at the Christmas Market, which will be held on Melrose Boulevard from Wednesday, 2 December 2020 to Saturday, 5 December 2020 from 15:00 to 21:00. You can expect to see Christmas decor and gifts, special handcrafted items, jewellery, ladies’ and kids’ clothing, toys, homeware, accessories and more.


Another festive favourite, the well-known Jeppe Pipe Band will return to Melrose Arch on Friday, 04 December 2019 at 18:30 to add to the jolly spirit in the precinct, playing favourites like Scotland the Brave, Jingle Bells, Amazing Grace and Little Drummer Boy.

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a special visit from Santa Claus, so he will be visiting the precinct over weekends during December.

There Are Also Extended Shopping Hours!

Have a lot of festive shopping to do? Don't you worry! Melrose Arch will extend their shopping hours from 22 November 2019 to 23 December 2019, giving visitors plenty of time to shop. And if you're pressed for time, take advantage of the gift-wrapping kiosk next to the Concierge Desk in the lower level Galleria where, for a small donation to HospiceWits, you can get those Christmas gifts beautifully wrapped.

Check out Melrose Arch or visit Melrose Arch’s Facebook page for the entertainment schedule.

When Is It?

Friday, 06 November 2020 - Sunday, 10 January 2021. 

Where Is It?

Melrose Arch Precinct, Corlett Drive, Melrose North, Birnam, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Entry to Destination Christmas is FREE. However, do take cash along with you to do some shopping, indulge at one of the many restaurants throughout the precinct and to pay for parking.

For More Information

For more information about Melrose Arch or Destination Christmas, visit www.melrosearch.co.za.

You can also contact them on 011 684 0000.

Don't forget to follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date with the latest events, news, offers and more.

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