4 very compelling reasons to visit Commercial Bay in the lead up to Christmas you don’t want to miss

24 November 2023
By Fashion Quarterly

Sip, shop, and be merry this season with plenty of exciting activities to unwrap at Tamaki Makaurau/Auckland’s Commercial Bay shopping precinct.

Commercial Bay Christmas

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and nowhere is the festive spirit more alive than at shopping destination Commercial Bay. This Christmas, immerse yourself in a shopping experience like no other, where the magic of the season meets a curated mix of international and local designers, along with premium dining options that will tantalise your taste buds. 

Read on for four reasons why you should make Commercial Bay your go-to destination for all your Christmas shopping and celebrations.

1. Magic Mail Machine: Where Wishes Come True

Step into the enchanting world of Christmas at Commercial Bay with the return of the Magic Mail Machine. Whether you’re young or young at heart, this experience is for everyone. Visit one of the two machines on levels one and two to post your letter to Santa. But that’s not all – this year, in the true spirit of giving, every entry into the Magic Mail Machine puts you in the draw to win one of four $1,000 Commercial Bay vouchers! Imagine the joy of winning and having the opportunity to indulge in your Christmas wishlist.

Commercial Bay Christmas
Commercial Bay Christmas Mail Machine

2. Concierge & Complimentary Gift Wrapping

They say it’s the thought that counts but we all know that a beautifully wrapped gift speaks volumes. Elevate your gifting experience at Commercial Bay’s Christmas Workshop. Spend over $25 in any store, head to the concierge desk, show your receipt, and let their skilled elves wrap your special purchases with care and precision. For those who spend over $150, the festive generosity continues with a complimentary Santa Sack made from recycled fabric from our designer retailers. It’s the perfect way to make your gifts stand out under the tree.

3. Celebrate the Silly Season in Style on Thursday and Saturdays

Fill your festive cup with cheer by heading into Commercial Bay on Thursdays and Saturdays in December. Extending its hours for the first two weeks, you can enjoy live music, entertainment, giveaways, and exclusive deals. Immerse yourself in the festive feels as you explore the premium stores like Wynn Hamlyn, Kate Sylvester, moochi, Aje, Mecca, Elle + Riley, Flo & Frankie, COS – the list goes on! Saturdays are family-friendly, with Santa and the Commercial Bay Christmas fairy spreading joy and laughter. There’ll be complimentary face painting, balloon twisting, candy floss, and delicious soft serves – a perfect family outing for the weekend if you’re that way inclined.

Commercial Bay extended hours:

  • Thursday December 7th, open until 8pm
  • Saturday December 9th, open until 7pm
  • Thursday December 15th, open until 8pm
  • Saturday December 16th, open until 7pm
Commercial Bay Christmas

4. Stylish Shopping & Premium Dining

For the fashion-forward shopper, Commercial Bay offers a carefully curated mix of international and local designers. Whether you’re seeking the latest trends or timeless classics, you’ll find it here with countless stores for women, men, children, beauty, lifestyle and more. After an exciting day of shopping, treat yourself to a celebratory drink and nibble at one of Commercial Bay’s premium dining establishments. From chic cafes to upscale restaurants overlooking the harbour, there’s something to satisfy every craving and elevate your shopping experience.

This Christmas, Commercial Bay beckons you to embrace the magic of the season, indulge in unparalleled shopping, and revel in the joy of giving and receiving. Elevate your festive celebrations with the perfect blend of fashion-forward finds and delectable dining options.

Discover Christmas at Commercial Bay.


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