Your 2020 Christmas shopping planner at Westfield Riccarton

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Your 2020 Christmas shopping planner at Westfield Riccarton

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 Riccarton.

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 Riccarton 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.

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

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Gift wrapping
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 stations located on Level 1 near Kmart and Level 2 near Country Road for all your gift wrap needs.

Car wash
No time to wash your car? Drop your car off at Concierge Car Wash located inside the Maxwell Street 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 throughout the centre, let the kids cruise around and hire a Kiddie Kruzzer, or let them burn off their excess energy at our play areas located on Level 2 outside yd.

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Need help navigating the centre?

Looking for a specific store or have a question? Visit our friendly customer service team on level 1 near Strandbags 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:
Columbus Coffee
Jamaica Blue
Muffin Break

A tasty treat from:
The Sweet Station
Lana Crepes & Waffles
Divine Cakes

A lunch-stop at:
The Coffee Club
Katsubi
Maki Mono

An arvo pick-me-up from:
Illy EspressoBar
Jels
Theobroma Chocolate Lounge

Dinner at:
Fox & Ferret
Royal Roasts
La Porchetta


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