Make Magical Memories this Christmas with 5 Steps to In-Store Festive Fun

The merriest place to be this festive season is Smithfield Shopping Centre. Read on and make each visit magical with our top picks for in-store festive fun for the whole family.


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Smithfield Shopping Centre.

From Santa meet-and-greets to enchanting festive decorations, we’re dialling up the Christmas spirit in all our centres. Click through for five in-store activities guaranteed to create joyful memories for big and little family members alike.

Say cheese! Make new family memories with our Santa photo sessions

Santa Claus is coming to Smithfield! Delight the littlest members of your family with a visit to Santa’s workshop. Find Santa nestled in his throne ready to add your Christmas wishes to his list, and of course, primed for the cutest photo opportunity. Complete with twinkling trees, the cheekiest elves and your favourite carols, it’s the perfect place to capture magical moments you’ll cherish for years to come.

Feel the Christmas energy with our festive glow

Make ticking off everyone on your list a jolly occasion with infectious merriment in every store. There’s nothing quite like the tune of your favourite carols as you shop to get you into the festive spirit. Grab a pumpkin spice latte or cherry bubble tea and let the festive touches – think sparkling tinsel, enchanting trees and plenty of glimmering baubles – guide you to your favourite stores.

Make new traditions with in-store magic

Encourage your little one’s excitement with a trip to stock up on all the festive essentials. Allowing them to choose their own advent calendar is a great way to build children’s anticipation for the big day – and teach them to answer the “When is Christmas?” question themselves. Or get the kids involved in decking out your home with a visit to a craft store. From the cutest cards to handmade wreaths, you can re-use their creations for years to come and they’ll serve as a special reminder of Christmases past.

Secure the perfect gift at every hour

Need more time to finish off their wish list? Extended trade makes Christmas shopping even easier. There’s something magical about a top-secret festive shopping mission, when little ones are sleeping soundly. Make a late-night shopping trip your newest merry tradition with extended trade all the way up to the big day.

Make this Christmas your very own at Smithfield Shopping Centre

Our mission is to make your Christmas even merrier. That’s why we’re offering free entertainment and activities at all our centres. Bask in the merriment of live carolling, or welcome Santa as he arrives on his sleigh, spreading cheer throughout the centre. We’re also bringing the community spirit to Lakeside with festive performances from a range of local schools and organisations. Visit our website to discover what’s on at your local centre this festive season.