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Christmas starts at the Mall

By Maria Gregoriou

You know that Christmas is just around the corner when the malls set up their Christmas displays of singing and dancing penguins, of snow flakes dangling from the ceilings and elves in a winter wonder land. The Mall of Cyprus in Nicosia is no exception.

Tomorrow give the kids a little extra treat at the Early Learning Centre in the Mall, which is celebrating its 40th birthday. From 11am until 2pm the shop will be giving out sweets to the little ones from Whittard of Chelsea. Well known to grown-ups for its teas, it also has an array of treats to put you smack centre of the Christmas spirit.

There will also be a live link at the event with Sfera FM and the kids can also get their picture taken with Edward the bear, the shop’s mascot with the green and white bow-tie and also enter into a lottery draw for a chance to take him home. Kids will also learn the gift of giving as you can donate new or old toys to other children. The toys will be given to the Cyprus Red Cross to be handed out to those children in need.

Once you have finished giving the kids that little treat, the Music Therapy Association of Cyprus will be giving out information on music therapy at 1pm until 8pm. They will also be constructing musical instruments at the Mall and giving musical performances, along with other musical activities.

On Sunday the fun continues with an afternoon filled with melodies from famous movies and musicals at the mall. Starting at 4pm Marios Kyriakou will be playing the piano while Andrianna Peppou, Demetra Michael, Sophia Mitsia, Elena Kourtellaridou, Demetris Kourtellaridis, Michael Antoniou and Loukas Soups will be singing along to some famous melodies from the big screen.

40 Year of the Early Learning Centre
Free sweets, a chance to win Edward the bear, and a chance to donate toys to children in need. November 15. Early Learning Centre, The Mall of Cyprus, Nicosia. 11am-2pm. Tel: 77-776255

The Rhythm of Life
Information about music therapy from the Music Therapy Association of Cyprus and musical performances. November 15. The Mall of Cyprus, Nicosia. 1pm-8pm. €1. Tel: 77-776255

Melodies From Famous Movies and Musicals
Live performance of music from famous movies and musicals. November 16. The Mall of Cyprus, Nicosia. 4pm – 6pm. €1. Tel: 77-776255

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