How Westfield Carousel Is Making Xmas Shopping Fun, Festive and Even Easier – This Year

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Christmas is long regarded as the most magical time of the year, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t get a little stressful at times! Sure, we all love to think we’ll get it done early, but reality has a funny of way of changing those plans.

Your Christmas shopping doesn’t have to take away all the festive spirit this year though, and Westfield Carousel is doing their merry darndest to make sure this year’s experience is full of cheer.

With Santa photography for the whole family, (including your four legged friends) an incredible life-size gingerbread house to explore and expanded trading hours, it’s your one stop present-sorting shop for the holiday season.

Here’s what’s going on:

The Gingerbread House

The star attraction of Westfield’s 2020 Christmas schedule has to be the life-sized gingerbread house “Home Sweet Home” located outside side David Jones. The huge, explorable abode features a pink tile roof, icicle lights and huge gingerbread cookie snowmen, and is a ‘grammers dream. If that’s not sweet enough, there’ll be complimentary vegan gingerbread themed ice cream daily between 11am-2pm for Westfield Plus members, plus Pretzel giveaways every Thursday, and the David Jones candy cart this Saturday and Sunday

They’re also running a competition to win a $500 Westfield gift card – just post a pic of you in the house to Insta and tag @westfieldcarousel to go in the running. Plus if you spend $100 at Westfield Carousel, and flash your Westfield Plus membership you’ll score a bonus* take-home gingerbread house kit from Gingerbread Folk valued at $39.95 – more info here.

Santa Photography

COVID-19 won’t be stopping Santa this year, and he’ll certainly be stopping in at Westfield Carousel. With sessions available every day up until Christmas eve, make sure you secure your spot today! But get in quick, as booking will be essential.

And fear not, Santa Pet Photography is back, offering all family members (no matter how many legs they have) a chance to get a photo with the big fella. But be sure to make a booking ASAP, as the Pet Photography is nearly booked out, with only 3 sessions left.

You can catch Santa at his new hideout, near the Hoyts escalators.

Reindeer Rescue

Looking for something to keep the little ones entertained? Sometimes Santa gets so busy he loses track of his hardworking reindeer, so it’ll be up to some keen-eyed kids to track them down. All nine of his sleigh-pullers have gone rogue around the shops, and kids are encouraged to go on the hunt and get photos with them along the way, with Westfield Carousels brand new Augmented Reality reindeer hunt. 

Roving Carollers + Charity Gift Wrappers

Keeping the Christmas spirit alive through song, Westfield Carousel will be home to a group of roaming carollers right up until Christmas Eve.

Plus, this year Lifeline WA will be Westfield’s charity gift wrapping partner, located between Adidas and Smiggle, available daily from December 12-24. For just a $3 donation you can get all your Christmas presents wrapped and ready, and feel good about doing it!

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Food + Drink

All that shopping and reindeer hunting will no doubt work up an appetite, and luckily at Westfield Carousel you’re spoilt for choice. With one of the best outdoor dining and entertainment precincts in Perth, there’s something for everyone. Not sure where to start? We recently covered 12 of our favourite dishes to eat at Carousel – check it here.

Extended Trading Hours, because we need all the time we can get.

Westfield will be operating extended trading hours from Monday 14 December right up until December 24, although it’s recommended to reach out to specific shops to double check if you are intending on arriving early (or later.) For up-to-date info regarding these hours, keep your eyes peeled on this LINK.

For further benefits, and to be first in the know for everything happening this Christmas, you can sign up for to become a Westfield Plus member. Membership is absolutely free and earns you things like four hours free parking, free parking when you enter after 5.30pm, and all the best offers events and experiences Carousel has to offer. Find our more here – all info here.

For more info and to get yourself sorted at Westfield Carousel this holiday season, head to their CHRISTMAS PLANNER now.