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Fri 15 Dec 2017, 9:00am–6:00pm
Sat 16 Dec 2017, 9:00am–6:00pm
Sun 17 Dec 2017, 9:00am–6:00pm
Mon 18 Dec 2017, 9:00am–6:00pm
Tue 19 Dec 2017, 9:00am–6:00pm

Where: The Galeries, 500 George St, Sydney CBD, New South Wales

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Listed by: isabel3ny

This year The Galeries will ignite your senses with its immersive Christmas experience, Sparked. The centres’ mission to re-define retail for its shoppers comes to a culmination for its end of year festivities. The alternative celebration is sure to spark feelings of festive cheer, for the most wonderful time of year, without a Christmas tree in sight.

Inspired by the joy of the season shoppers will have the chance to see, hear, taste, smell and touch The Galeries’ take on Christmas. Experiential laneways accompanied by unique scents or sounds will guide shoppers into the precinct, each trail celebrating this wonderful time of year but with an alternative twist. Sydney based contemporary artists, Billie and Elliot Routledge of Fun Studio, well known for their bright, colourful art for the likes of Nike and The City of Sydney, have been commissioned to bring The Trails to life.

See and hear a tunnel of twinkling lights guiding you in centre, perfect for the enviable Insta-shot, right outside The Grounds. Breathe in a beautiful sea of greenery with scents of pine and cinnamon in the heart of the CBD, evoking feelings of love and comfort as you shop for footwear from Spring Court and Vans. Hear the joyful peal of bells ringing in testament to the 1,000 bell installation throughout one of the trails. Wander past The ArtHouse Hotel and Jimmy’s recipe where the space has been taken over by an installation of Christmas candy, sparking your senses with the sweet taste of peppermint candy cane as you tick of those Christmas wish lists. Share your experience on Instagram, follow @thegaleries and tag #sparked2017, for your chance to win a private ‘Six Sense Degustation’ for four from Lotus Dining.

Christmas shopping is never simple but have no fear, The Galeries has everything covered. Receive wisdom and guidance from The Galeries’ Gift Guru on the best presents for those ‘hard to buy fors’. A curated edit of Galeries gifts for the fitness lovers, the bookworms and the style savvy at the touch of a screen will undoubtedly spark some purchasing inspiration. There’s something for everyone.

After a hard day shopping take time to treat yourself, spend over $150 in centre, show your receipts and gain entry into The Gift Workshop. Unwind, enjoy and play after a busy day. Pick from one of two exclusive wrapping designs by artist Edwina Buckley, and have your presents wrapped on site for free while you wait. Relax and taste delicious complimentary treats from Top Juice’s Taste Bar. Then test yourself on ‘The Santa Claw’, The Galeries skill tester, to win something special for yourself. Gifts from The Galeries enviable retailers, Books Kinokuniya, Spring Court, Oscar Wylee, T Totaler and many more are there to be won.

A commitment to re-writing the traditional sees The Galeries provide a Christmas experience outside the ordinary. The precinct, a hub for the very best in cultural experience, rounds out the year by engaging the senses and completely immersing the shopper into the joy and wonder of Sparked.