'Tis the season to be merry but the unending scourge of the pandemic has been a huge dampener. Fibre2Fashion does some mall hopping to gauge the Xmas and New Year spirit.

City Hopes Again @ Select Citywalk

                                                                It is a crystal Christmas at New Delhi's Select Citywalk

Christmas magic comes to Select Citywalk, Delhi's most admired shopping centre, with its new campaign -- CityHopesAgain -- promoting the flow of good energy and joy.

Walk under sparkling tunnels embellished with tiny crystal Christmas motifs and shiny crystal bells all around the shopping centre. Santa's sleigh is not only laden with gifts this year, but is artfully designed in sparkling crystals, even as his reindeer gets a crystallised makeover at the parking entrance. The facade lights up with bright floral wreaths assembled like Christmas trees. Side alleys and walkways inside the shopping centre are adorned with snowflakes and stars made from hundreds of tiny crystals and at the central atrium there's a magical crystal Christmas tree.

Indulge with Kids Xmas Bonanza (December 19-25) where one can shop for kids and get amazing Hamley's goodies from the snowman. Also, get a chance to sing along everyday with choirs from The Pentecostal Fellowship Church, Anand & Team, and others from 5 pm onwards (December 19-24) at the shopping centre. Let your little ones meet Santa and have their special moment of delight at the Santa Meet & Greet (December22-25) from 12 noon - 8 pm every day.

Growel's 1O1 celebrates #WhiteChristmas of Hope and Joy

                                Growel's 1O1 Mall brings to its little customers a magical joyride to the North Pole on the Polar Express toy train.

After an emotionally drained year, Growel's 1O1 Mall is all set to bring in some excitement and hope for the next year with its #WhiteChristmas themed interactive decor.

The entrance s lit up in colourful hues of the surreal Northern skies. At the centre is a giant snow-covered mountain-cum-Christmas tree that is also the starting point of the magical 'Polar Express' toy train meant to take children for a joyride around the mall.

Besides, there are fun stations like the 'Boomerang Hut' for taking fun pictures for social media posting, letter box to post a letter to Santa and a chance to meet him, the 'Santa Hut' with goodies and chocolates, and much more.

Phoenix Marketcity rings in merrier times with 'The Midas Christmas'

                                Pegasus, icy mandalas, golden reindeers, frosty waves greet shop-hoppers to Phoenix Marketcity in Pune

Phoenix Marketcity is all geared up to elevate the mood of Punekars with one its kind decor that truly reflects the spirit of Christmas and merrier times ahead. This year's theme includes installations of three major artistic pieces lined with a golden finish resembling the majestic 'Midas Touch'. 'The Pegasus', a mythical winged horse drawing a royal cart, has been placed at the south entrance, exuding grandeur and a dreamy touch to the festive vibes. Next up are the icy mandalas -- juxtaposed with the Pegasus, the mandala arches complement the ethereal glory. The enormity of the setup is like a tableau of snowflake geometry frozen in time. The main atrium is adorned with 6 geometrically sculpted golden reindeers about to take flight and at the base of it is a 40 feet golden Christmas tree. The north entrance of the mall welcomes the guests with the splendid frosty waves -- an installation powered by a kinetic source thus setting the arctic elements in motion.

Festive merriment galore across Pacific Group of malls

        The Christ structure installed at Pacific Mall, Tagore Garden, is over 28 feet high and has been made by a team of 45 expert artisans

Pacific Mall, Tagore Garden brings in Rio de Janeiro's Christ the Redeemer in their mall premises. 'One of the 7 wonders of the world', Christ the Redeemer stands as a 28 feet structure at the centre of the mall.

Pacific Mall D-21 Dwarka has turned into a land of where visitors are welcomed by a huge replica of Santa Claus (20*10 feet) with his reindeer. The structure pops out from a smokestack giving an impression that 'Santa is watching from the chimney' with his live moving eyes and ready to give gifts to kids approaching him.

The iconic Clock Tower of Dehradun, popular as the city's most loved monument, has found a new address in Pacific Mall, Dehradun. Here Santa Claus is seen climbing the tower and heralding the festivities inside the mall. The installation is at an approximate height of over 30 feet and was built by a team of 15 skilled artisans.

Seawoods Grand celebrates 'Toy of Happyness'

                                        The Seawoods Grand Central mall has the tallest Toy Christmas Tree as the main attraction.

Navi Mumbai's favourite shopping and family destination, Seawoods Grand Central Mall is all set to celebrate the biggest Christmas offering, 'Toy of Happyness.' Taking the Christmas and New Year celebrations a notch higher, the mall has the tallest Toy Christmas Tree in the city as the main attraction and photo-op area which will welcome, cheer and showcase all the toys and 'Shop & Win' giveaways.

Besides, in tune with the traditional Christmas revelry and the prime Christmas Toy Tree Decor, the mall is decked up with stunning, flashy decor elements like Christmas themed hangings, facade lightings, snowflake panels and all the fairy tale dreams a kid could ever ask for.

Sustaining the Nexus Malls' value of "caring" and to encourage the habit of "giving and sharing", this Christmas, visitors can donate their old toys which will go to the kids of Dehrang village.

Santa comes on a bi-plane' @ Westend Mall

        Westend Mall has a special decor theme called 'Santa comes on a bi-plane' set to bring back all childhood Christmas memories.

With the magic of festivities kicking-in, Westend Mall is decked up with special decor theme 'Santa comes on a bi-plane' which is sure to bring back all childhood Christmas memories. This installation is a gesture to bring smiles to those in the family who have been indoors for months due to the pandemic. Surrounded by wrapped gifts, gold baubles and whimsically-decorated Christmas trees, a visit to this Insta-friendly display will be the perfect way to start the festive celebrations.

Pavillion Mall brings biggest Christmas Candyland to Pune

        A candy tree standing high at 20 feet, gingerbread house, gingerbread man and candies welcome shoppers to Pavillion Mall, Pune.

The Pavillion mall brings the biggest Christmas Candyland to the city of Pune with a 20-feet tall candy tree adorned with little gingerbread man and candies. There is also an 8-feet gingerbread house and a 5-feet 2D gingerbread man. The entire mall is filled with colourful and Christmassy hangings including 2D wreaths, cut-out joy, 2D gingerbread man. All the major key touch-points at the mall have a photo station for everyone to capture the best festive memories with their loved ones.

Treasure Island and TI Next all set for Christmas

        Santa Claus surrounded by polar bear, reindeers and a Christmas tree bring alive the spirt of Xmas at Treasure Island and TI Next 

There is a breathtaking display of lightings and installations of Christmas decor at Indore's favourite shopping destinations, Treasure Island and TI Next. The 'Santa Party' themed decor at Treasure Island is inspired by classics from childhood - enchanting scenes with Santa Claus surrounded by the polar bear, reindeers and the Christmas tree, making it the centre of attraction. The Christmas decorations are scattered across the malls for shoppers to take selfies and Instagram shots.

TI Next mall has been transformed into a festive paradise with its decor of reindeers and colourful gift boxes shaped Christmas tree. The hanging decor filled with lights and stars create a kaleidoscopic effect giving shoppers the magical feel of Christmas. The letterbox installation allows kids to get creative and drop a letter to Santa Claus with their wishes.

Inputs by Paulami Chatterjee