Christmas shopping made easy: day planner

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Christmas shopping made easy: day planner

Let's make it easier this Christmas

Christmas can be a crazy time of year, but it is important to have some time to enjoy this magical season. Through all of the hustle and bustle of gift buying we are here to help.

From parking to navigating the centre, our guide will put the jingle back into Christmas shopping. The decorations are up, the carols have started, and Santa has well and truly arrived. Here are a few tips and tricks to help visiting Westfield Albany during the silly season as joyful and magical as the Christmas season.

Parking

Who has struggled to find a park leading into Christmas? We've all experienced the frustration that parking can often bring so we've identified some handy insights to make your life easier. Be prepared and find the best places to park before you visit the centre.

Best Entries
1. Hollywood Bakery/NZ Post entrance - Mercari Way
By entering here you have access to our foodcourt and a run of fashion stores. Parking on this side of the centre is also 4 hours, giving you plenty of time to get through your Christmas list!

  1. Event Cinemas entrance - Civic Cres Another location that offers 4 hour parking, this entry also gives you access to Event Cinemas and an array of childrens fashion and outdoor dining options.

Best Times
If you would like to visit the centre at times less likely to be busy we would recommend coming first thing in the morning between 9am and 11am and later in the afternoons after 3:30pm.

Best Days
Our quietest days in terms of traffic in centre tend to be Mondays and Tuesdays with weekends, Fridays and Thursdays being our busiest days.

Find the best parking for you
- Event Cinemas enter via Civic Cres
- Farmers enter via Don McKinnon Drive
- New World enter via Mercari Way
- Disability Parking: Westfield Albany offers mulitple disability parking spots across all car parks.
- Pram parking: Westfield Albany offers mulitple parm parking spots across all car parks.

Customer Services Desk

Our Customer Services team are always ready and able to assist you with any enquiries you have in relation to your visit at the centre. You'll find them on level 2 near Farmers. For more information on what our customer services team can do for you please click HERE

Extended Trade Hours

Need more time to shop? We've got you covered with our extended trade hours in December. To view the full breakdown of hours please click HERE

Grab a bite to eat

Whether you are short for time and need to quickly pick up something to eat or you want to sit down and relax for a well-deserved meal, there are heaps of options to choose from. Here are some of our top picks:

Quick bite

Time to dine

What's happening

With Christmas such a fun and exciting time of year Westfield Albany has lots of events happening throughout. Click HERE to find out whats happening.

We hope that you have a happy and safe festive season.

Please note: The recommendations mentioned above are based on observed trends which cannot be relevent to all days and times.

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Event

The Salvation Army Band

  • 8th Dec - 22nd Dec

The Salvation Army Band will be playing at Westfield Albany every Saturday in December to spread the Christmas joy.