Christmas is coming, but you can forget the ⛄snow, 🛷sleigh, and 🎅Santa Claus because you won’t find those in Malaysia. Still, you don't have to worry because there are still plenty of places to celebrate the holiday season. You can shake things up this holiday season by celebrating 🎄Christmas in these 6 places in Malaysia.
Coach is literally on the move, and it’s already been moving around since 2 December! The holiday bus’ first stop was at APW Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur. For the upcoming Christmas, Coach is having a pop-up with its red double-decker bus in 4 major cities in Malaysia (so far, they have covered one). The 3 other pop-ups would be at Johor Premium Outlets - Johor (9–11 Dec), Hin Bus Depot - Penang (16–18 Dec), and IOI City Mall - Putrajaya (23–25 Dec).
Under the theme “Feel the Wonder,” these pop-ups will make you feel the wonder of Christmas with festivities and activities. At the APW Bangsar pop-up, visitors got to meet the gigantic inflatable Coach mascot, 🐱🐉Rexy, enjoy some bespoke ☕coffee by Gigi Coffee and check out some new skincare at Chuck's. co’s booth.
In addition to all that, visitors could actually get on the double-decker bus. There were lots of photo spots in there for a 🤳social media frenzy. Then, visitors could paint their own Rexy figurine with acrylic pouring and spin a Gacha machine to test their luck and see what they get.
We’re not sure if it’s going to be the same for the events at 3 other cities, so mark the 📅dates on your calendar and make sure to head to the next Coach On The Move nearest to you!
Disney will be celebrating its 100th anniversary next year (2023), and Pavilion KL has been chosen to be the first in Southeast Asia to experience ‘Disney 100 Years of Wonder’. From 27 November to 26 December 2022, visitors can experience a Disney-filled Christmas at Level 2 Centre Court.
There are more things to see than you can think of! First of all, there is a Christmas tree made of 1,000 Mickey Mouse figurines painted by Malaysians. Then, there is the “Mickey Go Local” figurine showcase featuring 100 pieces of 2-feet tall Mickey figurines artistically decorated by notable Malaysians and brands. Next, there are the 3-Feet LEGO Mickey figurines, 12 limited edition Disney princess dolls, pop-up stores with original Disney merchandise and lots of Instagram-worthy photo spots!
On top of all these, the most outstanding feature of this Christmas decor has to be the Disney100 Express train. Each carriage is decorated with different themes, such as Mickey Mouse’s first appearance in Steamboat Willie (1928), Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, The Lion King, and many more!
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
📅Dates: 27 Nov 2022 - 26 Dec 2022
⏰Hours: 10am - 10pm
📍Address: 168, Bukit Bintang St, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
This one-day FREE admission event will bring you lots of joy, this holiday season. Go to Gamuda Cove Frosty Wonderland and enjoy 8 spectacular international circus performances. What? 🤹♂️Circus tricks are not your thing? Then there are 🎤🎸live bands, carolling and Christmas dances, as well as a live comedy show that you can enjoy!
On top of that, there are some rare activities that you can participate in. These include the free ballohot air balloon rides (This is in Malaysia yo! Not Turkiye), 🎵⛄musical snow activities and lots of 👨👩👧👦family-friendly workshops and game booths. Don’t forget to look out for the 🎅🤶Santa & Santarina walkabout and grab a photo or two with them!
Then, of course, there are loads of food trucks to keep you well-fed, Christmas bazaar stalls and freebies. Register here to redeem FREE RM5 food truck vouchers*, a free flow of cotton candy & popcorn and stand a chance to enjoy a FREE Aerobar ride with Candy & Santa* too!
*While stocks last. Terms & Conditions apply.
Gamuda Cove Experience Gallery
📅Dates: 17 Dec 2022
⏰Hours: 5pm - 9:30pm
📍Address: Persiaran Cove Sentral, Bandar Gamuda Cove, 42700, 42700 Banting, Selangor
Have you heard that Genting Highland is ⛄snowing right now? Yes, on top of the 🥶freezing cold temperatures, snow is falling in Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park. This special winter program (Genting Winter Wonderland) started on the 1st of December and is scheduled to run until New Year from 6pm - 12 midnight.
Due to popular demand, the snow will fall every half-hour from 6pm to 11pm every day at Liberty Lane in Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park. Then, on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, it will be extended for another 1 hour until 12am.
Besides the snowfall, there will also be other events, shows and promotions.
Madison Square, Central Park & Liberty Lane
Genting Winter Wonderland Bites & Delights
Christmas Party & New Year Countdown
Live Entertainment at Crockfords
Head to their website for more information.
📅Dates: 1 Dec 2022 - 1 Jan 2023
⏰Hours: 6pm - 12am, 6pm - 12.30am (Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve)
📍Address: Genting Highlands, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang
This holiday season, head to d'Tempat Country Club @ Bandar Sri Sendayan and experience a magical Christmas like never before. Every weekend there will be different shows and performances waiting for you! However, what’s constant is the Snow Fall Session happening at 8pm and 9:30pm. In addition to that, there are also workshops and game booths. This FREE admission Christmas event is open for walk-ins, but you can RSVP to skip the queue!
d'Tempat Country Club @ Bandar Sri Sendayan
📅Dates: 10 & 11 | 17 & 18 | 24 & 25 Dec 2022
⏰Hours: 5pm - 10pm
📍Address: PT 12653, Jalan Pusat Dagangan Sendayan 1, Bandar Sri Sendayan, 71950 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan
It’s beginning to look a lot like 🎄Christmas at Desa Park City. This recurring event takes hold of the theme ‘Nordic Lights’ this year to pay homage to Noöra Residences which is Desa Park City’s latest housing development. This beautiful light show is clearly visible from The Waterfront. You can enjoy your meals while enjoying the illumination from afar.
There are 📸7 Instagrammable touchpoints with Scandinavian-themed light displays. They are Bridge of Hope, The Sun, Meteor Rain, Tunnel of Light, Trinity, Birds of Peace, and the Nordic Lights light show. There are also Kids’ Night Train and LED Animal Rides in the playground for children to play with.
On the weekends, you can enjoy Aurora Borealis (a.k.a Northern Lights) light displays that last 20 minutes at 8pm and 9pm. This special illumination (not Illuminati ok!) show runs from the 10th of December 2022 to the 1st of January 2023.
📅Dates: 01 Dec 2022 - 05 Feb 2023
⏰Hours: 7pm onwards (since it’s a night show)
📍Address: Desa Parkcity, 52200 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Christmas is a time for family, friends and fun. It is a time to celebrate and enjoy the company of those we love. So if you're looking for somewhere to celebrate Christmas, here are 6 places in Malaysia to consider.