1 Utama Shopping Centre recently invited myself and the Malaysia’s Hottest Bloggers girls over to the launch of their Christmas promotion called Evergreen Christmas. The shopping centre aims to bring festive Christmas cheer to shoppers and their loved ones, and with that in mind has transformed their Centre Court at the Oval in the new wing into a spectacular Christmas Evergreen Garden.
The setup features Christmas windmills, twinkling lights, giant pristine snowflakes and a floral wonderland with a glass house and various festive merchandise kiosks around LG Oval and Highstreet selling all sorts of products that would make pretty good Christmas presents!
Shoppers will also be rewarded with exclusive gifts from 1 Utama and banking partner Maybank, and can look forward to the live shows, music performances and Christmas carols, not forgetting lots of activities and workshops lined up.
Here’s a look at some of the merchandise available at the festive kiosks.
There’s also Star Wars merchandise by Selangor Pewter.
1 Utama’s Christmas Rewards and Maybank Cardmember’s Gift Redemptions
(i) Pick up a Christmas redemption card and collect as many stamps as possible to redeem exclusive tiered 1 Utama Christmas gifts like snowflake tote bag, 6-piece soap set, travel blanket and pillow set, quilt covers, kid’s trolley and ONECARD shopping vouchers at Ground Floor Highstreet opposite the Customer Service Centre. Just spend RM150 (max combination of 2 receipts on the same day) at any ONECARD outlet to receive one stamp and a pair of Glass Coasters, limited to 500 pairs daily, other gifts whilst stocks last.
(ii) Our exclusive Christmas Banking Partner Maybank is also giving away a Candy Jar with minimum spend of RM300 or a 3-Tier Cake Stand with minimum spend of RM800 for purchases made with a credit/charge card issued by Maybank Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia or Philippines. To redeem, drop by the Maybank Booth at Lower Ground Floor Highstreet.
ONECARD Gift Card Christmas Special
‘Tis the season for giving’ – Purchase a ONECARD Gift Card valued at either RM200, RM500 or RM800 and receive a free gift at the Customer Service Centres or Concierge. Limited to 5 items per day (jar candle limited to 1 unit), early bird promotion is only applicable for purchases at Concierge, 3rd Floor Highstreet, whilst stocks last.
The wonder of Christmas comes to life with various shows and performances that is taking place in 1 Utama at this special time. Enjoy a medley of songs and dance by carolers and bands. Don’t miss out on the highlight – the “It’s Christmas!” Musical, a well-loved production based around Christmas characters and a variety of pop songs about love. Fans of Star Wars can also take photos with Storm Troopers during meet and greet sessions throughout December.
Astro Love N Music Season’s Greeting Concert Promo Tour – 5 Dec 5pm, LG Oval
The Korean Diaspora Chorus – 6 Dec 3pm, LG Oval, 13 & 20 Dec 4pm, GF Centre Court
Swing Out Mad Sally – 11, 24 & 25 Dec 3pm, LG Oval
It’s Christmas! – 12, 19 & 26 Dec 5pm, LG Oval and 13, 20 & 27 Dec 3pm, LG Oval
Friend of Strings Chamber – 20 & 25 Dec 6pm, LG Oval
Pewter Engraving Demo by Royal Selangor – 12, 13, 19 & 20 Dec, LG Highstreet 12pm-2pm and 5pm-7pm
Storm Troopers Appearance by Royal Selangor – 12, 13, 19 & 20 Dec, LG Highstreet 2pm-3pm and 8.30pm-9.30pm
Jolly Wind Ensemble – 6 Dec 5pm, 19 Dec 3pm, 27 Dec 4pm, GF Centre Court
St Ignatius Church Carollers – 12 Dec 3pm, GF Centre Court
Activities and Workshops
Santa and his team at 1 Utama have a bunch of Christmas activities and treats in store for kids. (*Exclusively for ONECARD Kids+ members.)
1. ONECARD Kids+ X’Mas Learn & Play Party (19 Dec 9.30am-5.00pm, Pusat Kreatif Kanak-Kanak Tuanku Bainun TTDI) – For children 7-12 years old, spend RM100 in a single receipt at any ONECARD outlet from 21 Nov to 12 Dec to gain free entry. Get ready for a fun time with activities like batik painting, creative drama, upcycling and baking fun. Registration from 21 Nov onwards at the Customer Services Centres or Concierge. Limited to 100 kids and 25 participants per workshop. A refundable deposit of RM30 is required upon registration.
2. DIY Paper Bead Jewelry (2 Dec, 2pm) – Make custom paper beads with charm necklace with Okane Mochi.
3. School of Hard Knock Workshop by Royal Selangor (9 Dec, 2pm and 4pm) – Personalise pewter for kids.
4. Auntie Anne’s Pretzel Field Trip (16 Dec, 2pm) – Decorate pretzels with a variety of toppings and flavourings.
5. Face Art by Kai Image Academy (23 Dec, 2pm) – Kids face painting workshop.
6. Kids Shopping Spree (18 Dec, 2pm) – Spree activity via shopping cart to retrieve a list of items. Limited to 10 kids aged 4-8 years old.
*Pre-registration is required at Concierge, 3rd Floor Highstreet and Customer Services Centres GF Highstreet/Centre Court. Each ONECARD Kids+ member is allowed to sign-up for max two workshops only. Limited to first 30 members 5-12 years old, first come first serve basis, T&C apply.
For more details on 1 Utama’s Christmas events and activities, contact:
Customer Service Centre Tel: 03-7710 8118
Concierge Tel: 03-77255788
Photo credits: Andy Kho (www.andykho.com), 1 Utama, and author’s own