Sandton City set for Magical Festive Season

Iconic centre rolls out festive celebrations with extended trading hours.

Johannesburg, 14 December 2023: The trees are up, the lights are on, and the joyful hum of gift wrapping has begun. Sandton City, Africa’s premier shopping destination, orchestrates a symphony of excitement to ensure this festive season surpasses all expectations.

For starters, a uniquely crafted children’s theatre production, Momo’s Magical Adventure, is set to enchant shoppers of all ages, this coming holiday. Shows have started in a bespoke-crafted tent in the centre court outside Checkers and will run until January 7, 2024. In this heartwarming tale, Momo’s friends have left Johannesburg for the summer holidays to go to the sea, and she’s the only one left in the big city. Time has passed by slowly, but Momo’s favourite night of the year has finally arrived—it’s Christmas Eve! Four live performances of this charming production will take place daily at 10.30 a.m., 12.30 p.m., 3.30 p.m., and 5.30 p.m., from Tuesday to Sunday. Tickets are now available on the Sandton City website and are selling fast.

Of course, Santa Claus himself is making an appearance, ready to receive letters and delight families with photographs. He has arrived at Sandton City and will is stationed outside Checkers, where photo opportunities will be enhanced by an exquisite range of merchandise extensions until Christmas Eve.

The incredible Disney hot air balloon, adorned with 800 plush toys of your favourite Disney characters, will bring smiles to faces in the Protea Court until January 7. Here, for a minimum donation of R 50 via a QR code, shoppers can make a memorable difference in the life of a child living with a critical illness, as both the plush toy and the funds will be donated to the non-profit organisation Reach for a Dream.



With over 300 retailers, Sandton City remains the unparalleled gift-shopping destination in South Africa, housing the world’s most prestigious brands, many of which are exclusive to the country. Of course, gift wrapping before departing the centre to ensure nobody gets a peek is essential, which has been taken care of. Gifts can be wrapped for a small donation towards the Sandton SPCA at a wrapping station on level 6 near H&M Home and level 4 opposite Jet, from December 7–24. And, for those who prefer to give the gift of choice, a Sandton City gift card and an online gift card will make any recipient’s day.

“Amidst the enchanting glow of twinkling lights and the delightful bustle of gift shopping, this year’s festive season is set to be simply extraordinary at Sandton City,” shares Dimitri Kokinos, Asset Manager of Sandton City. “This year, we’re going above and beyond. The delightful Momo’s Magical Adventure theatre show will be an enthralling addition to our festivities and promises to add even more wonder to the holiday spirit.”

Extended festive season trading hours will commence on December 15, in which most retailers will welcome shoppers daily from 9 am to 9 pm, until 23 December. For more information and regular updates go to or follow the centre on social media  at @SandtonCitymall.

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