Celebrate Christmas with the Minions at NEX
Minions - playful, loyal, and despicably adorable, it’s no wonder some of us go bananas for these lil’ fellas. We can’t get enough of them, and if you’re looking for a quick minion fix to tide you over till the next movie, head on over to NEX.
Featuring meet-and-greet sessions with Bob, Kevin and Stuart, NEX is having a Merry Minions Holiday celebration from now till 31st Dec, and is filled with Christmas shows and games, an “adoption drive” for the minions, and a chance to fly to Osaka’s Minion Theme Park for free. Say Bello to these things you can do!
1. Adopt a minion for charity
This is how you become Gru No.2 - bring these minions home so you can cuddle with them in bed and fill your house with their cheeky smiles! Getting them to be your evil army, optional.
There are 4 types of minions that you can give a home to - an 8-inch Bob, 8-inch Kevin, 12-inch Stuart, and a 12-inch Kevin. All proceeds will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which means there’s all the more reasons to ‘adopt’ perhaps not just one, but two or more minions.
Note: Each 8-inch plush toy is going for $10, and 12-inch for $20.
Dates: 14 - 15th Dec
Time: 11AM - 8PM
2. Meet and take a selfie with Bob, Kevin, and Stuart in real life
You can now say you’ve met Bob, Kevin, and Stuart in flesh - or whatever they are made of - at Meet The Minions. Tip: You’re only allowed 1 shot with them, so calm your nerves and plan your pose and selfies beforehand!
The daily Christmas Show
The meet-and-greet is held at the mall’s L1 Atrium after the daily Christmas Shows packed with song and dance performances - and there are only 50 photo passes up for grabs! So you gotta be quick in scoring a pass* at the event area if you want to catch them in action.
If you’ve young kiddos aged 4-12, treat them to an exclusive Kids Party where they can enjoy free goodie bags, craft-making activities, and yummy snacks that’ll satisfy any hunger pangs!
Note: The Meet-and-greet pass and Kids Party pass requires a min. spend of $30 and $50 in a single receipt respectively. The Kids Party pass allows entry to 1 child, 1 pass a day per shopper.
Date & Time: 1st - 10th Dec: 1PM & 7PM
Meet The Minions
Date & Time: 1st - 3rd Dec, 8th - 10th Dec: 1.15PM & 7.15PM
Date & Time: 1st - 10th Dec: 4PM
3. Win a 5D4N trip to Japan and visit Minion Park
Image credit: @seoran_j
If binge-watching Despicable Me and Minion movies isn’t enough for you, what about a full immersive experience at the Minion Park in Universal Studios Japan?
Minions on the buildings, minions on the road, minions everywhere - yes, that can be your day to day reality if you win this FREE 5D4N trip to Osaka, which comes with two day passes to the Minions Theme Park.
All you’ve gotta do is spend $50 from now till end year, and you’ll stand a chance to win this trip - along with $1,000 worth of nexVouchers!
Image credit: @aistagram1020
There’ll only be 3 winners, so make sure to use up all of the 20 chances that you’re entitled to each day if you want to join the chaos that is Minion Park. If you’re an AMEX card holder, you’re in luck - using your card will double your chances, so start swiping!
Put your counting skills to the test as well and give it your best shot at guessing the number of minions in this Guess & Win tower located at Basement 1 (near KFC). You might just score $500 worth of nexVouchers to shop away for new additions to your wardrobe - just in time for CNY.
Note: Cold Storage and FairPrice Xtra receipts are accepted for the 5D4N Osaka trip lucky draw.
Redeem at: Customer Service Counter, Basement 2
4. Get your Christmas shopping done and redeem exclusive freebies
From retro gameboys to makeup and sportswear, NEX’s filled with gift options for family and friends or even your next Christmas exchange. After getting all the presents you need in one swoop, reward your productivity with a lil’ something - aka the NEX Inverted Umbrella.
Yup, I’m going bananas over the unique way this opens, as well as the quirky banana print!
Just hit $200* and you’ll be able to take this baby home. And more good news if you’re an American Express cardholder, just charge $150 and you’re set!
There are limited stocks available, so make sure to act fast from 23rd Nov - 31st Dec if you don’t want to miss out on this brolly good deal.
Note: *Up to 3 same-day receipts. All redemptions must be made on the same day of spending. When using receipts from Fairprice Xtra and Cold Storage, the required spending to redeem the umbrella will change to $350, and $300 for AMEX card members.
Redeem at: Customer Service Counter, Basement 2
5. Have fun with balloon sculptures at the atrium
This photo-taking area even has handheld props for you to spice up the backdrop
NEX’s atrium has also been transformed into a lively play area with giant balloon sculptures and games that’ll remind you of a funfair.
Fine, the games are only for kids to play, but even if you aren’t below 12 anymore, the colourful balloon sculptures are still worth marvelling at - there’s a giant pineapple, a jungle with banana trees, and even a surfboard with huge waves about to crash. Great for that photo-op, we say.
Dates: 1st - 10th Dec
Time: 12PM - 8PM
The happiest Christmas shopping you’ll ever do
If you’re looking for something to perk up your Christmas shopping, the minion fever at NEX will make ticking off that wish list a whole lot more enjoyable. And with meet-and-greets, balloon play areas and parties galore, the little ones are sure to be entertained as you shop til’ you drop!
This post was brought to you by NEX.