Your 2020 Christmas shopping planner at Westfield Manukau

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Your 2020 Christmas shopping planner at Westfield Manukau

It’s that time of year – the presents, the pav and the jolly Christmas carols are out in full force. While we can all agree that this year has been unlike any other, we are committed to making sure your Christmas experience is safe and magical. From visits with Santa to events for the whole family – we’ll be reimagining some of our much-loved Christmas experiences for all to enjoy.
Read on for your ultimate guide to Christmas at Westfield Manukau.

We’re open longer

Plan ahead and shop at a time that suits you. We’re open longer in the lead up to Christmas. See our opening hours here >

Say cheese

After a year like no other, we could all use another reason to smile – and a photo with Santa is the perfect opportunity.

Santa photography
While things will be a little different in our Santa photography sessions, our team will be working hard to make sure the moment is as magical as ever. We strongly recommend booking online to secure your spot – walk-in slots will be limited.

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Sensitive Santa photography
This Christmas, everyone gets their time with Santa. We’re offering a Sensitive Santa experience so families can visit our Christmas wonderland and have their photo taken in a relaxed environment, tailored to children with sensory challenges.

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Pet photography
Make it a very furry Christmas! Don't miss out on the chance to get a Santa photo with the whole family - two, four or even eight-legged family members included.

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What's happening

Discover what's happening at Westfield Manukau this Christmas.

Reindeer Rescue
Santa's elves need your help! Santa’s reindeers have gone missing and are on the loose. Rescue all nine mischievous reindeer hidden around the centre by Christmas Eve in our augmented reality Reindeer Rescue adventure for your chance to WIN 1 of 50 $20 Westfield Gift Cards.

More details to follow soon! Competition begins 14 November.

Tree of Gratitude
Westfield Manukau is inviting you to take a minute to give thanks and acknowledge the kindness of the people you're grateful for on our Westfield Tree of Gratitude. For every message posted, Westfield will donate $1 to Lifeline to support the amazing work they do.

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Santa's Arrival Party
The countdown is over. With help from his trusted elves, Santa has made his list and checked it twice. Now it’s time to join us as we welcome Santa in style to Westfield Manukau.

When: Saturday 14 November
Where: Centre Court
Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm

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Reindeer Rescue
Santa's elves need your help! Santa’s reindeers have gone missing and are on the loose. Rescue all nine mischievous reindeer hidden around the centre by Christmas Eve in our augmented reality Reindeer Rescue adventure for your chance to WIN 1 of 50 $20 Westfield Gift Cards.

More to come soon!

Free LEGO® Duplo® Play Zone for kids
We’ve teamed up with LEGO® DUPLO® for an awesome week of brick building fun!
Bring your under 5's along to our LEGO® Duplo® Play Zone to build and play with thousands of bricks, creating and connecting anything their imagination can think of.

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Monty Mornings with LEGO® DUPLO® bricks - Christmas Edition
Join Monty for a special Christmas Edition Monty Morning this November.
Wednesday 25 November 10am - 1pm
This months Monty Morning session will be located in our special LEGO® DUPLO® play zone located next to (behind) OPSM.

We will be ending the year with our special Christmas Edition Monty Morning.
Grab a free coffee* and hang out with other like-minded grownups, while Monty the Monkey entertains your under fives with free Christmas crafts and LEGO® DUPLO® play.

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Discover more events here > <link to what’s happening page>


Shop with ease

Gift Wrapping Station
Strapped for time and want your wrapping out of the way? Don’t stress. We have the perfect solution for you. Visit our gift-wrapping station located near OPSM for all your gift wrap needs (including your last minute Westfield Gift Card purchases!).

Our Gift Wrapping Station Location has changed this year - Please feel free to ask any of our elves or staff for help to find our new location - The Gift Wrapping Station is located behind OPSN, opposite to Gong Cha.

Gift wrapping starts from 17 December.

Car wash
No time to wash your car? Drop your car off at The Clean located at the upper Cinemas car park and the team will have your car freshly washed and ready to go when you've finished your shopping.

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Visiting with kids

For the parents out there, we want to make your visit that little bit easier this festive season. Make a pit-stop at one of our parents’ rooms located near our Customer Service Desk and in Centre Court (next to Pascoes). Let the kids cruise around and hire a kiddy cruiser from Customer Services, or let them burn off their excess energy at our play area located opposite ASB Bank.

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Need help navigating the centre?

Looking for a specific store or have a question? Visit our friendly concierge team near St Pierres Sushi, near Farmers or call them on (09) 978 5300 and they will be able to point you in the right direction.


Refresh and refuel

Spending the day out and want a great place for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner? Keep your energy levels up with:
A soul warming caffeine kick from:
Cova Cafe
Esquires
The Coffee Club

A tasty treat from:
Burger King
Texas Chicken
McDonalds

A lunch-stop at:
Char Bar
Pit Pit
Katsubi

An arvo pick-me-up from:
Gong Cha
Epiphany Cafe
New Zealand Natural

Dinner at:
Nando's
Mumbai Express
• Republic Bar & Kitchen

Explore your options >


Looking for more Christmas inspiration?

• Dress to impress: 5 perfect outfit choices for Santa photos <link to festive party wear edit w/c 2 Nov>