This Christmas The Galeries on George Street will ignite your senses with its immersive Christmas experience, Sparked. The alternative celebration is sure to spark festive cheer, for the most wonderful time of  year, without a Christmas tree in sight.

Inspired by the joy of the season, shoppers will have the chance to see, hear, taste, smell and touch The Galeries’ take on Christmas. Experiential laneways accompanied by unique scents or sounds will guide shoppers into the precinct, each trail celebrating the festive season with an alternative twist. Sydney based contemporary artists, Billie and Elliot Routledge of Fun Studio, well known for their bright, colourful art, have been commissioned to bring The Trails to life.

See and hear a tunnel of twinkling lights guiding you in centre right outside The Grounds. Breathe in a beautiful sea of greenery with scents of pine and cinnamon in the heart of the CBD, evoking Christmassy feelings as you shop. Hear the joyful sound of bells ringing in testament to the 1,000 bell installation throughout one of the trails. Wander past The ArtHouse Hotel and Jimmy’s recipe where the space has been taken over by an installation of Christmas candy, sparking your senses with the sweet taste of peppermint candy cane as you tick off those Christmas wish lists. Share your experience on Instagram, follow @thegaleries and tag #sparked2017, for your chance to win a private ‘Six Sense Degustation’ for four from Lotus Dining.

Christmas shopping is often stressful and tricky but have no fear, The Galeries has you covered.. Receive wisdom and guidance from The Galeries’ Gift Guru on the best presents for those ‘hard to buy fors’ on your shopping list. A curated edit of Galeries gifts for the fitness lovers, the bookworms and the style savvy at the touch of a screen will undoubtedly spark some purchasing inspiration.

If you spend over $150 in centre, show your receipts and gain entry into The Gift Workshop. Unwind, enjoy and play after a busy day. Pick from one of two exclusive wrapping designs by artist Edwina Buckley, and have your presents wrapped on site for free while you wait. Relax and taste delicious complimentary treats from Top Juice’s Taste Bar. Then test yourself on ‘The Santa Claw’, The Galeries skill tester, to win something special for yourself  from The Galeries enviable retailers; Books Kinokuniya, Spring Court, Oscar Wylee, T Totaler and many more are there to be won.

A commitment to re-writing tradition and re-define retail sees The Galeries provide a Christmas experience outside the ordinary. The precinct, a hub for the very best in shopping and cultural experience, rounds out the year by engaging shoppers senses and completely immersing them into the joy and wonder of Sparked!


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