Christmas at Velocity@Novena Square
Christmas might be all the way in December, but we believe that it’s never too early to ring in the festive season and all its jolliness. From now till 31 December, Velocity shopping mall has pulled out all the stops to give us an early dose of Yuletide spirit.
The mall’s atrium has been transformed into “The Magical Realm”, complete with a giant snow globe, a life-sized horse carriage and a carousel for endless “snowy Christmas” photo-ops. There’ll also be artisan pop-up stalls all ‘round the mall, so you can even get a head start on your gift shopping! Here’s what to look out for:
Experience Winter Wonderland in a life-sized snow globe
Experiencing “snow” in the giant snowglobe!
As a kid, you might’ve been enchanted with snow globes - after all, in tropical Singapore, it’s the easiest way to eternally capture the spirit of a snowy Christmas and put it on your shelf.
So if you want to pretend you’re far away from Singapore’s searing heat, here’s your chance to step into your own personal winter getaway at Velocity’s 2-storey-high snow globe, where you can toss some “snow” in the air or throw some at your friends.
Bonus: Realize your Rudolph dreams too - have your cameras at the ready to snap a photo with two fluffy resident reindeers!
Gettin’ merry on this merry-go-round
Besides the globe, the area’s full of photo-worthy spots to fill your IG, too. Play pretend that you’re in a little ol’ English town and pose with a carousel, an old-fashioned carriage, and even a “toy store” display.
Hope you’ve got your wishlist handy.
And if you want a photo keepsake of your time spent in The Magical Realm, simply snap a shot, hashtag #XmasAtVelocity and post it on Instagram. Drop by the photo booth within the event area to get a free picture-perfect moment printed for you.
To enter The Magical Realm, all you've gotta do is spend a minimum of $25* at the mall and a whole array of photo opportunities will open up to you!
*For one entrance ticket. Used for one-time entry within 14 days from redemption date. T&Cs apply.
Finish up your gift shopping at festive pop-up booths
With Christmas comes the inevitable gift shopping. Whether you’re searching for the perfect present to stuff your stockings or a special gift for your significant other, you’ve got to pay a visit to the mall’s pop-up stalls helmed by local artisans. Here’re a few names:
Those who can’t get enough of cute, handmade bags and hair accessories should pay a visit to the Mamasewgoods stall. If you’re into crafting yourself, check out the store’s variety of upcycled t-shirt yarns and raffia that you can use to make your own knitted accessories.
Youniverse Design & Co.
If you’re looking for affordable yet thoughtful gifts for your office Secret Santa game, make Youniverse Design & Co. your first stop. The craft store offers Christmas-themed gifts, socks and keychains, along with delightfully quirky badges featuring anything from penguins to sushi. Hey, with these, everyone will be clamouring to be your “santee.”
If your Christmas decor has always been a point of pride, you’ll want to make sure it stands out from the usual plastic trees and cheap silver baubles. For that, Bella Chic has you covered with laser-cut wooden Christmas ornaments - you can even get ‘em customised!
These pop-up stalls will be stationed around the mall (L1-L3), and are changed weekly so there’s always something to look forward to. If that still doesn’t satisfy the shopaholic in you, there’s plenty of retail therapy to be done with the mall’s over 120 sports, retail and dining tenants.
So, the next time you’re in Novena or even near town, pop by Velocity to kickstart the holiday season - it’ll be magical.
Address: 238 Thomson Road, Singapore 307683
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