MIDLAND Gate has announced a fun-filled line-up of Christmas activities as it prepares to celebrate the opening of the second stage of the centre’s $100 million redevelopment later this month.
Aldi, The Reject Shop, JB HiFi and 12 new lifestyle specialty retailers are getting ready to open their doors from 8am on November 21, which also coincides with the start of the shopping centre’s holiday festivities.
Midland Gate Centre Manager Alison Broadbent said the official opening and family fun day would mark a new chapter in the history of the shopping centre.
“As the second stage of our redevelopment project opens, and with the festive season on the horizon, what better time to check out everything that the new and improved Midland Gate has to offer, with more retailers, more entertainment and more activities,” she said.
The new southern entry and upgraded southern car park on the corner of Great Eastern Highway and Lloyd Street will also open on the day. Parking will continue to be free for customers for a five-hour period.
Midland Gate’s Christmas activities kick off on the same day, including magic shows, a cupcake giveaway, train rides, an animal farm, free-face-painting, roving musicians and messy play.
The Cheese Barrel in the Swan Valley will be hosting Grazing Table Workshops using materials from The Reject Shop.
On Saturday, November 24, a parade of local musicians, carollers, dance troupes and Alaskan malamutes will lead Santa into the shopping centre.
Other activities in the lead-up to the holidays include Christmas cooking workshops in the new fresh food market hall, and photos with Santa and Pet Santa from November 26 to 28.
The new retailers opening their doors include Aldi, The Reject Shop, JB Hi-Fi, Chemist Warehouse, Diamond Discounts, Ally Fashion, Polish Me Pretty, Barbershop Express, Thingz Gifts, The Beauty & Brow Parlour, T&Z Bar and Shed Essentials, Picasso Arts & Craft, Options Optometrist, Ollie’s Place and The Shoe Kings.