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Wise men and women know that you can't shop early enough for Christmas. Nobody wants to battle the frenzied hordes in shopping centres nearer to Christmas or get down on their knees in the parking lot. For only by praying can you find a parking spot. Plus everything is cheaper before the Christmas crush.
So Chadstone's One Day Only Christmas Shopping Party on Wednesday 15th November, 9am to midnight is worth noting on your calendar. And I can only let you know about this one week beforehand as Chadstone has been keeping the cheaper shopping day strictly under Christmas wraps.
For 15 hours, Chadstone (The Fashion Capital) will come to life with more than 350 exclusive offers and a range of interactive Christmas experiences. There will be pre-Christmas sales of up to 40 per cent off at this shop 'til you drop event. This includes:
Cotton On 30% off full priced merchandise with free in-store personalised gift service 10am to 4pm
Country Road 25% off storewide
General Pants Co 25% off storewide with competitions in store all day
Jurlique - 15% off full priced merchandise, 15% off a selection of Christmas gift sets
kikki.K 20% off full priced products
Kookai 20% off full priced merchandise
Ladurιe macaron tasting from 6pm to 9pm with the opportunity to win a champagne afternoon tea for two
M.J. Bale 25% off full priced merchandise
Myer Personalised gift boxes at Arnott's Tim Tam Giftorium for $9.99 all day plus a wide range of sales
Nike 20% off full priced merchandise
Smiggle 20% off storewide
The Body Shop 15% off full priced merchandise with express makeovers from 10am to 12pm and 3pm to 5pm
Williams Sonoma 20% off full priced merchandise plus $1000 gift card sweepstakes, all day, Candylicious
And even if you are not shopping, there is plenty of free entertainment including:the arrival of Santa, a preview of The Chadstone Christmas Show (tasters of some of the 43 performances scheduled from December 11), a 'Meet Me Under the Mistletoe' experience where shoppers can indulge in the sweetest festive delights and Australian Chamber and Australian Girls Choir performances to spread the Christmas joy.
There is also the Christmas Baking with Melt Bake & Party, 12pm - 6pm and Aesop wine and cheese served in-store from 5pm to midnight.
Children might like to visit Santa's Magical Workshop where Santa's Elves will busy making toys. Tickets can be pre-booked via Eventbrite with all proceeds donated to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
Rather than wait in long queues, you can let Santa know you're coming to have a photo with him at Chadstone with a Fast Pass an all-new booking system. This photo can be booked anytime between November 15 and Christmas Eve.
You will also see the launch of the exclusive and world first Cartier Christmas installation a bespoke cinema experience. Be greeted by Cartier bell hops, enter the iconic Cartier Ring Box shaped cinema and enjoy the three-minute, Christmas-inspired bespoke movie, The Winter Tale. The Cartier installation will be travelling the world after its first stop at Chadstone The Fashion Capital.
Trading hours have been extended from 9am to midnight for the Shop 'Til You Drop event. Parking will be a lot easier than it will be in December but free transport is also available on the Chadstone Fashion Shuttle, which runs from Federation Square. There are also three new dedicated Uber bays on offer.