Christmas At Eastland

Published on 09 November 2017

Christmas is one of our favourite times of the year. At Eastland, we celebrate with fun activities for kids and time-saving helpers for busy Christmas shoppers. From DIY workshops to acrobatic elves, a parcel valet service to a much-needed break for parents, we’ve got lots of ways to keep the festive season festive.

What's on this Christmas

Extended Trading Hours

The end of the year is always busy so we’re giving you more time to get everything done. We’ve extended our opening hours so you can fit in the shopping, a pit-stop for coffee, and still join in on some of the fun things happening in the centre this Christmas.


Date Opening Hours 
 Monday 11 December 9:00am - 7:00pm
 Tuesday 12 December 9:00am - 7:00pm
 Wednesday 13 December 9:00am - 7:00pm
 Thursday 14 December 9:00am - 10:00pm
 Friday 15 December 9:00am - 10:00pm
 Saturday 16 December 9:00am - 7:00pm
 Sunday 17 December 9:00am - 7:00pm
 Monday 18 December 9:00am - 10:00pm
 Tuesday 19 December 9:00am - 10:00pm
 Wednesday 20 December 9:00am - 10:00pm
 Thursday 21 December 9:00am - Midnight
 Friday 22 December 9:00am - Midnight
 Saturday 23 December 9:00am - Midnight (Fresh Food trading from 7am)
 Sunday 24 December 8:00am - 5:00pm (Fresh Food trading from 7am)
 Monday 25 December Closed | Merry Christmas!
 Tuesday 26 December 7:00am - 9:00pm | Boxing Day
 Wednesday 27 December 9:00am - 5:30pm
 Thursday 28 December 9:00am - 9:00pm
 Friday 29 December 9:00am - 9:00pm
 Saturday 30 December 9:00am - 5:00pm
 Sunday 31 December 10:00am - 5:00pm (Town Square trading until late)
 Monday 01 January 10:00am - 5:00pm | New Years Day

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Elf Help Gift Wrapping

For the past three years and again this Christmas, Eastland will be Vision Australia’s Christmas partner. We are proud to contribute to the organisation’s mission to help blind and low vision people. 

You can help by getting your Christmas presents wrapped by our deluxe gift-wrapping service at our Elf Help counter. Your gold coin donation will help make a difference with 100% of proceeds going directly to Vision Australia’s extraordinary work.

Elf Help is located on Level Two West, opposite Hush Puppies.

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Looking for the Perfect Gift?


Use our Thought Starter to find a gift for any age, personality and budget, or browse our gift guides below.

Take a photo with Santa

Meet the man of the hour and have this year's picture taken at Eastland. Santa and his helpers are our special guests in December. Pay them a visit and take home a complimentary gift. You’ll find Santa on Level One, Central, opposite Commonwealth Bank, until Christmas Eve. No bookings required. Don’t forget to bring your wishlist!

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Sensitive Santa

A visit with Santa is fun and open to every child. Our Sensitive Santa is a sensory friendly opportunity for children with special needs to meet Santa in a low stress and quiet environment.

Sensitive Santa sessions have now finished for 2017.

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Stay N Play

Divide and conquer – drop the kids off to have some fun at our Play N Stay area while you get the shopping done or enjoy a well-earned coffee break. Kids can join in activity and craft sessions, play dress ups, enjoy games, puzzles and more. With qualified supervision for the kids, you can enjoy peace of mind and some free time.

Stay N Play is ideal for children aged 3-12. It’s free for the first hour, and just $5 an hour after that. Located on Level One, Central, next to Pharmacy for Less. Open daily from Monday 11 December until Christmas Eve, 10am – 2pm.

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Kids Valley

Fun, festive and creative, Kids’ Valley is a workshop space open to children of all ages. Kids can join in crafty activities and even make some special gifts of their own. Kids’ Valley is open throughout Christmas time and can be found on Level One, East, opposite Ollie’s Place.

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Homemade Christmas Workshops

Don’t just let the kids have all the fun. Up your DIY skills this Christmas with our hands-on workshops in the Design Studio. Our guest teachers will walk you through some fun and quirky craft projects for a Christmas with a personal touch. Host the perfect Christmas lunch with tips for a showstopping platter with The Platter Co, complimented by a table with all the trimmings by Chyka Keebaugh. Deck the halls with a natural floral wreath designed by Flos Botanicals, and The Letterettes and Gemma Patford shares some gorgeous designs for homemade gifts to share with family and friends.

The design studio is located in East, Level Two, next to H&M.

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Festive Entertainment

Our nimble elves love to show off and our Nutcracker dancers bring a magical touch to Christmas. You can catch their exciting live performances throughout Christmas at Eastland. 

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Christmas Story Telling

Join the Christmas Fairy for a Christmas story on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday mornings at Santa’s Grotto.  

Sessions begin on Monday 4 December.

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Christmas Pit Stops

Take a break or relax after a busy day of shopping with out Christmas Pit Stops

Christmas Sundae 

Create your own Christmas Sundae

Cool off and decorate a delicious sundae with fun Christmas inspired toppings

Thursday 14 December: 7pm - 10pm
Friday 15 December: 7pm - 10pm
Saturday 16 December: 12pm - 3pm 
Sunday 17 December: 12pm - 3pm
Monday 18 December: 7pm - 10pm 

Location: Level 2, East Mall, outside Tigermist


Sugar and Spice Bar

Sugar and Spice Bar

Sip on a glass of bubbly while enjoying Christmas tunes from our DJ and string quartet.

Thursday 7 & Friday 8 December: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Thursday 14 & Friday 15 December: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Thursday 21 & Friday 22 December: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Location: Level 2, East Mall, near H&M

 Gingerbread Latte

Gingerbread Latte

Slow down and recharge with a festive treat – a warming gingerbread latte. They only come around once a year, so treat yo’ self.

Thursday 21 December: 7pm - 12am
Friday 22 December: 7pm - 12am
Saturday 23 December: 7pm - 12am

Location: Level 2, West Mall, outside Dianna Ferrari



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Christmas Gift Cards

An Eastland gift card is an easy, but always very welcome, Christmas gift. It can be used at over 300 stores in the centre so using it is even easier. Gift cards can be purchased online or from the friendly staff at Guest Services.

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Free Car Parking

One less thing to worry about. Park your car for free for the first three hours at Eastland.

Spend $300 or more in one shopping trip and receive free parking all day. Validate your parking at Guest Services, East, Level Two, near H&M or Level B1, near Valet.

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A Little Extra Help

Sometimes you just need someone in your corner – that’s where our Guest Services team can help. They can assist you with premium gift-wrapping for that special touch and make life easier with a cloak room and valet parking. They can even collect your shopping for you with the parcel valet service. Give them a call on 03 9870 8377 to see how they can help.

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