Virtual Santa drops in for Christmas at Eastern Creek Quarter

Check out the Christmas festivities at Eastern Creek Quarter (ECQ) – with major prizes to be won every day.
~ Augmented reality Santa on his way for COVID-safe photo opportunities
~ A cavalcade of all-age Christmas events and entertainment in store
~ ECQ is the COVID-safe fun-filled place for locals to embrace the festive spirit

‘Tis the season to be jolly at Eastern Creek Quarter (ECQ), with a host of Christmas festivities coming to western Sydney’s new shopping, dining and entertainment destination. Festive season at ECQ is headlined by a Magical Christmas Cave featuring an augmented reality Santa and a ‘12 Days of Christmas’ competition, which runs from 10–21 December.

There’ll be plenty of Instagrammable moments in ECQ’s Magical Christmas Cave attraction and entry is free. It opened on 26 November and Santa arrived in augmented reality on December 1, with a bounty that’s anything but imaginary. A host of little helpers will delight the young and young at heart, ensuring the festive spirit is alive and well at ECQ.

Then, during the ‘12 Days of Christmas’, for local shoppers with the ECQ Rewards App, there’s something to win every time they visit. Plus, each day there’ll be a special golden ticket winner with major prizes such as TVs, smartphones, 12-month gym memberships, dinner vouchers and more on offer.

Throughout December, visitors will enjoy live festive entertainment each weekend, with performances by local artists and schools. They can immerse themselves in all-ages workshop events such as children’s Christmas decorations and house making, plus gingerbread decorating classes which are custom-designed to create Christmas magic at home – and it’s all happening in COVID-safe way.

ECQ Centre Manager Amanda Whittle says that, given the importance of social-distancing, Santa’s agreement to appear in augmented reality brings a novelty factor to festive photo opportunities.

“This is the first time that augmented reality Santa has made an appearance at ECQ, but his hyperreal appeal is certain to create long-lasting visual memories to share with family and friends,” Ms Whittle says.

“The festive season brings even more buzz and extra fun to ECQ so we encourage everyone in the community to come down and get into the Christmas spirit with your local retailers.”

Activities at ECQ:

Thursday, 10 December: start every hour from 4:00pm–7:00pm
$5 per child, all proceeds will be donated to The Smith Family Christmas Appeal

Thursday, 17 December: start every hour from 4:00pm–7:00pm
$5 per child, all proceeds will be donated to The Smith Family Christmas Appeal

Opens Thursday, 26 November. Santa arrives 1 December.

Thursday, 10 December to Monday, 21 December
Free to enter

Download the ECQ Rewards App to tap into all the fun and prizes. The ECQ Rewards App helps shoppers accumulate points to be redeemed for vouchers and special offers, and to participate in competitions. Keep an eye on the Facebook and Instagram pages for all the latest news, competitions and promotions at ECQ.

With a full-line Woolworths supermarket, ECQ houses a mix of local concepts, quality brands and the unique ECQ Social precinct, with its covered and al fresco seating, outdoor deck, kids play area and large format outdoor digital screen.

Reflecting its high-profile Western Sydney Parklands location, ECQ is a global leader in environmental sustainability. Stage 1 has been awarded a 6 Star Green Star Design rating by the Green Building Council of Australia, representing world leadership.

Keep up to date with ECQ at:
Instagram: @easterncreekquarter

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