Forget fairytales, Christmas is all grown-up at Mandarin Gallery this season, with a sizzling hot Santa and Play It Forward Singapore

Mandarin Gallery is taking a grown-up approach to Christmas this year, with unique experiences to tease and delight shoppers. Themed around Flirting with Christmas, Mandarin Gallery will see Santa appear in a brand new light along with a musical experience in partnership with the public piano movement, Play It Forward Singapore.

Instead of the conventional Father Christmas in red and white, Mandarin Gallery’s Santa will instead look like a runway model, complete with a decidedly fashionable wardrobe. Santa – along with his elves – will put in appearances every weekend at Mandarin Gallery*, and shoppers who post photos of themselves together with Santa on Instagram with the hashtags #MGFlirt or #MGNaughtyOrNice will stand a chance to win 12 x $100 worth of shopping vouchers. In the spirit of giving, Mandarin Gallery Gift It Forward to four lucky shopper a mystery Christmas gift* (worth SG$1,000 each) every weekend in December as well**.
A unique collaboration with Play It Forward Singapore will also see Mandarin Gallery decked out with Instagram-worthy pre-loved pianos for all to enjoy. From an ivory white piano with life-sized angel wings to a piano dripping with rainbow paint, shoppers will be able to not only take photos with these artistic pieces, but also play and share their favourite tunes with an open audience.
Credits: Mandarin Gallery
Credits: Play It Forward Singapore
“We wanted people to love playing music again, so we decided to place these pianos in public spaces as public instruments that anyone can play on anytime. But what if these pianos can look interesting too?  We collaborated with local artists and designers to transform old pianos into public art pieces, while remaining as functional instruments that are a joy to play on”, said Jean Hair, Founder of Play It Forward Singapore.
Starting this week from every Friday and Saturday till 17th December 2016, the public can enjoy music performances along Mandarin Gallery’s facade by well-established pianists together with their talented songbirds. Expect to see performances from Joel Nah, veteran music director and musician for musicals such as The Lion King and Wicked, as well as award-winning local acapella band, MICapella.

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Credits: Mandarin Gallery

Flirting with Christmas will take place from 18th November to 26th December at Mandarin Gallery. For more information on Flirting with Christmas campaign and shopping promotions visit Mandarin Gallery’s website at
* Santa will be making his rounds at Mandarin Gallery every weekend till 24th December from 1pm to 3pm and 4pm to 6pm.
** Spend $200 at Mandarin Gallery for a chance to win a mystery gift from Santa.

Performance Schedule:
December 9 FRI 5.30PM   : Jerek Khoo, Joel Nah (Pianists), Audris Ho (Vocalist)
December 10 SAT 5.30PM : August Lum, Jerek Khoo (Pianists), Vanessa Phang (Vocalist)
December 16 FRI 5.30PM : Caleb Tay, Tan Yao Zong (Pianists), Amanda Lee (Vocalist)
December 17 SAT 5.30PM :  Joel Nah (Pianist), Calin Wong (Pianist and Vocalist)

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