Let's Make this Christmas the Bestmas!

1st November 2022

Mirvac Retail is making this Christmas the Bestmas!

The last few Christmases have been challenging for many Australians – celebrations have been cancelled, changed and socially distanced. Through these tricky times Mirvac Retail Centres remained a safe place for customers to be amongst their community, get their Santa photos, be entertained and source their seafood, ham and trimmings for the Christmas feast, not to forget being a great place to buy presents. It’s a role Mirvac Retail embraces, with each destination’s activity a reflection of its local community.

Mirvac Retail General Manager, Kelly Miller said, “Mirvac Retail loves a celebration and any opportunity to bring our communities together. This Christmas, families and friends can again feast and celebrate in large groups and have photos with Santa without social distancing so we’re bringing back the Christmas spirit bigger and brighter than ever. We want to Make this Christmas the BESTMAS!”

Mirvac Retail’s Make this Christmas the BESTMAS theme is being rolled out across its shopping destinations in Queensland, NSW, Victoria and the ACT with each centre hosting a festive program of events and activities tailored to their community, whilst supporting local charities, schools and organisations.

Kawana Shoppingworld on the Sunshine Coast is welcoming locals into Santa’s Beach House for all their photo and Santa meet and greets and hosting a number of initiatives in support of Kawana Surf Club.

Rhodes Waterside has launched its own magical Willy Wonka-esque Christmas Factory, complete with conveyer belt gift-wrapping station where little red elves delight customers as they transform gifts into wrapped masterpieces.

Sydney’s biggest brand outlet centre, Birkenhead Point is hosting weekend markets so local businesses can showcase their wares alongside international and Australian designer brands. The centre is also offering child minding services and gift wrapping for the ultimate convenience for customers with donations from both going to local charity, Touched by Olivia.

In Melbourne at Moonee Ponds Central festive cheer will be in full swing within the Hall Street dining precinct, with live music every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday night.

It’s not just Santa showing up at Mirvac Retail’s shopping centres across the country. Mrs Claus will be there for pics and storytelling and even The Grinch is making an appearance at some locations, ensuring there is something for everyone.

Complimentary movies and child-minding for parents to have date nights, free entertainment, and workshops for all ages and passions are on the program, providing customers more ways to have fun and connect, while also supporting Mirvac’s hundreds of retail partners, providing them more opportunity to engage with audiences in new ways.


Mirvac acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters of Australia, and we offer our respect to their Elders past and present.  

Artwork: ‘Reimagining Country’, created by Riki Salam (Mualgal, Kaurareg, Kuku Yalanji) of We are 27 Creative.