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Christmas at IKEA

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by Geraldine Massey (subscribe)
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A traditional Swedish Christmas feast, carols and baby deer
IKEA isn't all about the flat pack furniture, inexpensive glass and tableware, practical and fun children's furniture and toys, or even their emphasis on a sustainable life at home. In recent years they've become a one-stop Christmas shop and added festive entertainment to their repertoire. This Christmas you'll find a host of yuletide events and activities to get you into the Christmas spirit at IKEA Logan.

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Saturday, 12 December
It all kicks off on Saturday 12 December with the opening of IKEA Logan's new Outdoor Living display

From 9am to 12noon you can enjoy the offerings at the Food Sampling and Cider station. From 10am to 11am you can find out all about designing the perfect outdoor space with Outdoor Design Workshops from the store's Communication & Interior Design Manager, Lori Atkinson. And don't forget your smart phone. Your snap taken in the outdoor department could win you an APPLARO Outdoor Dining Set valued at $459.


Sunday, 13 December
St Lucia Carollers will be performing all your Christmas favourites in the IKEA Restaurant from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Monday, 14 and Tuesday 15 December
Celebrate Christmas the Swedish way with a traditional Christmas julbord buffet — it's a smörgåsbord feast with a festive twist, beginning at 7pm on both evenings. Your feast will include a selection of meats, salads and Swedish specialty dishes (including non alcoholic drinks and dessert. There will also be entertainment. You can purchase your tickets in store or book tickets online here.

Prices
IKEA FAMILY member Adult $20
Adult non-member $25
Child (5-12 years) $7.99
Under 5s (0-5 years) Free


Monday, December 14
The new IKEA FAMILY shop opens on Monday December 14,

At 9.30am and 12 noon you can meet the store's sustainability ambassadors and find out how you can live more sustainably while saving money. Who doesn't want that? At 10am you can sample organic food and watch the cooking demonstration, and there will be sustainable kids' activities from 11am.

Tuesday 15 to Friday 18 December
Your kids are in for a real treat as they meet baby deer in the Outdoor Living department from 9am to 1pm each day.

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Wednesday 16 to Friday 18 December
Once you've bought all your Christmas presents, Christmas decorations and traditional Swedish Christmas treats you can have your purchases gift wrapped at the Heart Kids Charity Gift Wrapping station between 10.30am and 2.30pm.

And don't forget that until 26 December the IKEA Foundation will donate €1 for every soft toy you buy to fund education projects around the world through their Soft Toys For Education program.

Happy Christmas, or God Jul!, as they say in Sweden.
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Why? Celebrate like it's the Northern Hemisphere.
When: Activities from 11 December to 18 December
Phone: (07) 3380 6800
Where: IKEA Logan
Cost: Most activities are free.
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