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Sydney plays host to a new kind of Santa Claus this Christmas at Central


Sydney has welcomed a new socialite on the scene (this gal’s got competition)! Sporting skinny jeans and a red beanie, a vintage Citroën not a sleigh, and a love for soy lattes over milk & cookies any day; there’s a modern day Father Christmas in town to spread Christmas cheer.

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One for the big kids, Hipster Santa has taken up tenancy in Sydney’s new multi-level vertical ‘Living Mall’, Central at Central Park and will be running a number of hipster-esque activities in the lead up to Christmas including hula hooping, selfie hours and classic movie nights.

Screen printing with Hipster Santa!

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Come down to Central at Central Park this Sunday 22nd December between 12-5pm to learn the art of screen printing. Bobbin and Ink and Hipster Santa will hold this fun, interactive workshop where shoppers can make there own handmade Hipster Santa tea towel – a great addition to any hipster’s kitchen.

Opened in October this year, Central boasts a sun-drenched emporium, future-forward sustainable architecture, unique designs, free Wi-Fi, and extended trading hours.

Hipster Santa comments, “I am uber excited to be living in my new abode at Central, the sustainable design, vertical gardens and innovative Digital Wall makes it cooler then all of the other shopping centres around. It’s got an array of on-trend retailers, art spaces and a mix of cafés and restaurants, so it is perfect locale for Sydneysiders to head for Christmas shopping.”

With his own dedicated workshop on the Ground Floor, every week from now until Christmas Eve, an array of events and activities with this cool character will be taking place, from Roger Tait styling sessions to gift wrapping (Thursdays to Sundays 4pm – 6pm) to creating cool Crimbo decs with those that drop by.

Offering an ironic take on the traditional Santa photo, everyday between noon and 1pm, Hipster Santa will host a Santa Selfie Hour at his workshop for the cool kids. No sitting on Santa’s knee allowed (that’s just awkward), props, serious faces and filters are hipster approved. By hashtagging #hipstersanta on their photos snap-happy visitors have the chance to win a Glue Store Christmas prize pack.

And that’s not all! For those stuck for a gift, Hipster Santa is on hand to help pick the perfect pressie, from one of eclectic mix of young, contemporary retailers such as Pigeonhole, Capsule, Glue Store and Adidas. ‘Hipster Santa Approved’ eco tags feature on an array of items across Central which has been personally chosen by Hipster Santa as the perfect on-trend gift this Christmas.

And that’s not all! Shoppers can enjoy a new rendition of some classic Christmas carols with thanks to Hipster Santa and his band, The Real Deers who will be performing via the Digital Wall.

Local Sydneysiders should keep an eye on @hipster_santa for invitations to the ‘hipster hang nights’, latest updates, or just some pensive and wise words this festive season.

So whether it’s for a snap, a song or a spot of shopping or eating, Central at Central Park will be a mall with a difference to experience and enjoy this festive season.


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