Santa Grotto brings the joy of Christmas to Hunters Corner

Advertiser’s Announcement

Santa Grotto brings the joy of Christmas to Hunters Corner Hunters Plaza is based in a low socio-economic demographic in the heart of the Papatoetoe, New Zealand community.

Our budget is not huge at all.

We decided to make the most of it and stretched our thoughts for strategic plans to see us through Christmas with something magical for the community and children.

We had our Christmas Show on Saturday (December 2, 2017) with ‘Cheecky’ little ‘Peppa Pig.’ Although ‘The Peppa Pig Show’ was lovely and we had hundreds and hundreds of people show up, this was not what stole the hearts of people.

Going back in time

It was our Santa Grotto that took the community’s breath away!

It was nothing like your usual Grotto; it took you back to the stories of old, with a fire place crackling along, soft music playing, and vintage toys and trees completing the scene. It was an atmosphere that was so magical that you just wanted to stay in that moment and not leave it!

Our Santa Grotto has had a huge impact on our visitors and we trust that it will continue to do so in the next few weeks to come.

Free Family Photo

From December 16, 2017, every family can have a family photo taken free of cost.

They simply must show us their receipt of spending $20 or more at the Centre to qualify.

We will ask them to collect the photos over the next few days to encourage repeat visitation.

The Printer, Cartridges and Photo paper are sponsored by Noel Leeming, one of our retailers at the Centre.

Letter to Santa

Children get to write a letter to Santa. The letter should be dropped into the Special mailbox in Santa’s Grotto.

One letter will be drawn on December 23, 2017. The winning child will receive one of the toys listed in their letter to Santa and a family shoot with our onsite photographer Marlise Meyer Photography.

We believe this offer will entice visitation to the centre, create curiosity and opportunity.


Photo Caption: 

  1. Shoppers and guests with families at the Christmas Show at Hunters Plaza on December 2, 2017
  2. ‘Peppa the Pig’ is a major attraction at Hunters Corner
  3. Family Photo Shoot is a special feature during the Christmas season at Hunters Plaza

(Picture by Marlise Meyer Photography)

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