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Get in your own snow globe

Unity Performing Arts members, ballerina Bonita Bierbaun and elf Sherwin Green, in the snow ball at the mind-bending World of Illusions at Gateway Theatre of Shopping. Shelley Kjonstad/African News Agency(ANA)

Unity Performing Arts members, ballerina Bonita Bierbaun and elf Sherwin Green, in the snow ball at the mind-bending World of Illusions at Gateway Theatre of Shopping. Shelley Kjonstad/African News Agency(ANA)

Published Dec 4, 2021

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So you want to get inside your own snow globe?

Head to uMhlanga’s Gateway Theatre of Shopping which has transformed into a festive light experience with eight magical scenes and popping photo ops.

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Marketing manager Michelle Shelley said: “With enchanting holiday displays stretching the length of the mall, visitors can join the festive light experience at any point and follow the trail of lights to make sure they don’t miss anything.”

Santa has taken over the Expo Explore area to set up a village, "a place to let your imagination loose, have fun and take unforgettable pics".

Using VR to enhance the experience, Santa’s “Covid compliant” sleigh will make virtual flips to deliver presents until December 23.

The Palm Court is extra-special as a “garden of light in addition to the Lighthouse & Ocean Play area, and will host live music in the evenings from December 16”.

The six rooms of mind-bending World of Illusions all have a festive snap-ready holiday theme, including a snow globe.

Decorated with plush Disney character toys, the giant Disney tree is back on the glass floor at Food Republic. As a Disney, Gateway, Nedbank and SMILE Foundation initiative, the plushes will be donated to children.

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Reach-for-a-Dream will offer gift-wrapping in the mall.

From December 15, the mall will open from 9am to 10pm. It will close at 9pm from December 24 to January 7, except for Christmas Day and New Year’s which is optional trading. On New Year’s Eve, the mall will close at 8pm.

The Independent on Saturday

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