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‘Cool’ Creatures drop in for an Ice Adventure at Canal Walk during the 2016 Festive Season

Cape Town, 17 November 2016 – Canal Walk Shopping Centre will once again be the ‘cool’ place to be this festive holiday season.  Canal Walk’s ‘Ice Adventure’ in association with Baskin Robbins, will entertain visitors – young and old, big and small – from 2 December 2016 – 8 January 2017, from 10H00 in the morning till 10H00 at night (with the exception of 25th December).

Following Santa’s example from previous years, in recognising just where they need to chill-out over the hot Cape summer, a pack of interesting ice age animals have elected to set-up home in the Centre Court at Canal Walk. Eager to meet busy bodies and curious minds, are a collection of woolly mammoths, sabre-toothed tigers, a terra bird, including a magical Irish Elk. Two of the visitors – the Glyptodon and the Uintatherium have even agreed they will take youngsters for a ride around the Ice Adventure arena!

For the more active, there will once again be plenty of thrilling fun with a variety of icy slides. A 4-metre high ‘Iceberg’, a double-lane Glacier and even an icicle (for the not so brave), will complement the snow zone where, little ones can demonstrate their creative flair with a bucket and spade building snowmen (and women), igloos, or shelters for the pre-historic visitors to their hearts content.

To get the inside scoop on what it might have been like way back when and to make these ‘cool’ animals feel a little more comfortable, Canal Walk has created a ‘Sub-Zero Ice Chamber’ that contains a frozen waterfall, which will ‘blow back the hair’ with a sound-filled wind experience. Brrrr.

Vanessa Herbst, Marketing Manager at Canal Walk Shopping Centre, is confident that this year’s Ice Adventure will be lots of fun and extremely engaging, saying: “We’re delighted that the word about Canal Walk being a haven of ‘coolness’ has extended beyond the borders of Cape Town and even time periods. We’re looking forward to welcoming all our special guests, and encourage everyone to pop in to extend their warm Capetonian hospitality and share in the fun.”

Because it’s the season of giving, The Hyprop Foundation is again generously donating profits generated from the gift-wrapping service on offer throughout the festive season period, which it will donate to Reach for a Dream.

Tickets for the Canal Walk Ice Adventure in association with Baskin Robbins can be purchased online at www.computicket.com or at the Computicket booth at the centre.

Times: 10H00 – 22H00 (Sessions last 45 minutes and start every hour on the hour.)
Cost: Tickets are available at www.computicket.com or from the Computicket Booth located at the event and range from R30 per person to R80 per person.

Other things to look out for:

Meet Santa
Dates:  2 – 24 December
Time:   2 – 15 December 10am – 6pm: 16 – 24 December 10am – 9pm
Venue: Canal Walk Centre Court

Holidays are memories in the making and kids can have their photographs taken with Santa until 24 December. Santa will be hard at work, listening to all the children’s wishes and checking who has been naughty or nice this Christmas!

Canal Walk Express
Dates:   2 December – 8 January
Venue:   Centre Court
Times:   10am – 5pm
Tickets:  R10 per person

Magical Gift Wrapping
Dates:   9 – 23 December 9am – 10pm 24 December 9am – 9pm
Venue:  Pick n Pay and Checkers Courts
Prices:   R10 – R30
Donations to Reach for a Dream