Cape Town, 10 November 2015 – In a galaxy not so far away, Santa and his elves have been hard at work creating this year’s ice experience to herald the arrival of the festive season and provide fun-filled enjoyment that will also last the entire school holidays.
Knowing that he was going to have to pull out all the stops to top last year’s Wonderland, Santa was inspired to reach for the stars and create a towering 90m long DOUBLE LOOP helter-skelter ice slide. Extra long cosmic sliding fun entitled, the ‘Ice Galaxy’, will transform Canal Walk Shopping Centre’s (CWSC) Centre Court into an ice space station. From 4 December 2015 to 10 January 2016, and from 10H00 to 22H00, it is the place to go to beat the heat of Cape Town’s summer.
Not so daring? Then chill out on the 17m snow slide, or challenge your arctic construction abilities in the snow zone where young and old alike, can let their imagination roam free to build icy structures that could include snowmen, or even an inter-galactic space ship. “The stars are the limit” enthused Vanessa Herbst, Marketing Manager at CWSC. “We can’t wait to see Cape Town’s icy creativity – please post to Instagram – or share the festive season with all our shoppers this year, the Ice Galaxy is the biggest slide we have built to date and we are sure it will deliver all the fun in the world- or even beyond.”
If this wasn’t enough, Santa has also decided to extend the season of giving and will be awarding a R1000 Canal Walk Gift Card – each week – to the most creative #IceGalaxy photo posted to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.
In addition to the cosmic delights of the Ice Galaxy, the festive season’s go-to shopping centre, will also run its Polar Express train for a trip that will delight little ones and rest weary legs, as well as the opportunity for all to have their photograph taken with the Ice Galaxy’s chief engineer – Santa.
In keeping with the theme of an expanded consciousness, and thanks to the Hyprop Foundation, monies raised from the gift wrapping service on offer throughout the festive season period, will go towards Reach for a Dream, to help support this organisation carry on assisting children fight life-threatening illnesses.