Gate opens up
Midland Gate is gearing up for the opening of the second stage of the centre’s $100 million redevelopment this month.
MIDLAND Gate has announced a fun-filled line up of Christmas activities as it prepares to celebrate the opening of the second stage of the centre’s $100 million redevelopment later this month.
Aldi, The Reject Shop, JB HiFi and 12 new lifestyle specialty retailers are getting ready to open their doors from 8am on November 21, which coincides with the start of the shopping centre’s festivities.
Midland Gate centre manager Alison Broadbent said the official opening and family fun day would mark a new chapter in the history of the expanding shopping centre.
The new southern entry and upgraded southern car park on the corner of Great Eastern Highway and Lloyd Street will also open on the day.
Parking will continue to be free for customers for a five-hour period.
Midland Gate’s Christmas activities kick off on the same day, including magic shows, a cupcake giveaway, train rides, an animal farm, free facepainting, roving musicians and messy play.
The Cheese Barrel in the Swan Valley will host Grazing Table workshops using materials from The Reject Shop.
On Saturday, November 24, a parade of local musicians, carollers, dance troupes and Alaskan malamute dogs will lead Santa into the shopping centre.
Other activities in the lead up to the holidays include Christmas cooking workshops in the new fresh food market hall and photos with Santa and Pet Santa from November 26 to 28.
The new retailers opening their doors include Aldi, The Reject Shop, JB Hi-Fi, Chemist Warehouse, Diamond Discounts, Ally Fashion, Polish Me Pretty, Barbershop Express, Thingz Gifts, The Beauty & Brow Parlour, T&Z Bar and Shed Essentials, Picasso Arts & Craft, Options Optometrist, Ollie’s Place and The Shoe Kings.