New twist on Christmas this year at Burlington’s Mapleview Centre

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Published December 1, 2022 at 2:16 pm

Christmas is going to be celebrated in a new way this year at Burlington’s Mapleview Shopping Centre.

A new holiday lineup this season includes Gingerbread Magic, a life-size gingerbread house display filled with family-friendly activities; augmented reality (AR) decor installations with holiday-themed photo opportunities; gift wrapping and more.

Mapleview welcomes guests and the community to experience the holidays at the centre, from premier shopping to new, festive activities and interactive AR stations that create and bring magical moments to life,” said Rita Donnelly, general manager, Mapleview Shopping Centre.

All proceeds from our holiday initiatives will benefit our long-standing partner McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation, a leading and vital organization supporting children and families in our community.”

Gingerbread Magic allows kids of all ages into a lifesize gingerbread house for festive holiday experiences, including cookie decorating, holiday-themed colouring and photo opportunities.

Tickets cost $10 per child and pre-booking online is recommended. Gingerbread Magic is located on Mapleview’s upper level near Sporting Life and runs Dec. 2 to 23. To book, visit here.

Mapleview also has new interactive, holiday-themed augmented reality (AR) installations throughout the centre, with photo and video opportunities available for families to capture fun moments with holiday favourites like a nutcracker, snowman and more.

Guests need to download the Mapleview Holiday AR app to start their holiday treasure hunt. You can search for the snowflake AR displays throughout the centre, scan the QR code featured, and follow the instructions on the screen to activate your AR holiday experience.

Gift wrapping service is available from Dec. 9 to 24, located near guest services, with 100 per cent of the proceeds being donated to McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation. For gift wrapping hours, visit here.

We are thankful for Mapleview’s continued leadership, support and community spirit over the past 10 years with more than $400,000 benefitting McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation from the centre’s holiday initiatives to date,” said Sherri Bocchini, vice-president at McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation.

The funds raised directly benefit life-saving equipment and life-altering programs for children and families from across South-Central Ontario that rely on McMaster Children’s Hospital, in their time of need.”

For holiday hours, additional information and to book experiences, visit here.

Mapleview Shopping Centre offers 150 retailers, two chic restaurants, a contemporary food court, and a polished upscale interior. It is home to sought-after brands such as Apple, Aritzia, Coach, H&M, Lululemon, Michael Kors, Sephora, Victoria’s Secret and Zara.

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