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A flurry of festivity in our communities worldwide

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At Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, we’re constantly seeking to reinvent the retail experience, bringing our communities together and contributing to the social, environmental and economic wellbeing of our guests and our neighbourhoods. These goals have grown more meaningful over the past couple of years, with more people seeking experiences that bring them closer to their friends and families.

The end-of-year holidays present a wonderful opportunity to spread cheer and goodwill in our centres and bring friends, families and communities together. Beyond artistic, thoughtfully designed decorations, our teams have put great consideration into their holiday programmes, curating events and local talents to bring forward a holiday showcase with something to offer every guest who walks through their doors!

So what has URW had up its sleeve for our communities around the world? Here’s a small sample of the ongoing festivities!

  • In France, in the Paris region, the Carrousel du Louvre welcomes guests with a traditional chocolate cart, whose Willy Wonka-esque operator greets visitors with delicious chocolate.

  • Westfield Forum des Halles in the heart of the bustling Chatelet neighbourhood, not to be outdone, has organised a series of Christmas showcase evenings, with heart-warming musical programmes.

  • Westfield Vélizy 2 is treating its guests with a unique “Les Etoiles” aerial show, for a magical sight certain to delight spectators.

  • At Westfield Carré Sénart in Paris, our teams certainly know how to have fun! Prior to its renovation, they’ve transformed an existing travelator into a slope for fun toboggan rides! Who says you need a white Christmas to feel the holiday spirit?

  • Igloos take shape at Westfield Square in Westfield London: Inspired by the traditional alpine lodges both in design and in spirit, the luxury igloos will transport you to the magical snowy mountain side and provide a perfect backdrop to your Christmas celebrations. Opulent décor, cosy touches and impeccable service await as you relax, snuggle up with a blanket and enjoy time with your friends and loved ones.

  • Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City are set to launch a brand-new innovative Christmas experience for families through an immersive winter woodland journey to meet Santa, with a UK first-of-its-kind livestream feature to bring along loved ones digitally.

  • Across the country, Spanish teams have come together and designed a special itinerary throughout their various destinations to “Journey to the heart of Christmas”, with creative passports to be stamped through “Dreams of Christmas”, a “Villa Christmas” and a Christmas “Winterland”, among others, with workshops and various surprises in store!

  • Westfield La Maquinista has opened the largest sustainable skating rink in Catalonia, with the possibility of free admission for members of the Westfield Club. Fridays are themed disco days, with generous raffles sponsored by the centre’s retailers.

  • Westfield Gloriés caters to the younger crowd with a magical carousel, a real Christmas train, and a Winterland designed for children. Innovative lights and the tallest Christmas tree in Barcelona – at more than 27 metres tall – may also be enjoyed at this destination.

  • Parquesur welcomes its guests to make memories with family, as three Christmas elves walk through the centre to invite children to an impressive lights show.

If you haven’t visited one of our centres recently, now is a great time to do so! Our teams, centre mascots, jolly real life Santa Clauses and elves all look forward to meeting you and your loved ones in all our destinations.

Happy holidays!