Press release Published 11/29/2019

CHRISTMAS UNDER THE SEA

Children bring a letter to Santa and take a book home

SANTA CLAUS OFFERS A “CHRISTMAS UNDER THE SEA” IN A MESSAGE THAT JOINS THE FANTASY OF THE SEASON WITH SEA PRESERVATION

Ana Oom’s book, illustrated by Célia Fernandes and developed exclusively to MAR Shopping Matosinhos by Zero a Oito, tells a Christmas story and raises awareness to sea pollution.

Santa Claus comes to MAR Shopping Matosinhos on December 1st and is we welcome him with “The Sound of Music”

 

Matosinhos, 29th of November 2019

 

Taking a picture with Santa is a child’s special moment. But it is even more unforgettable if the nice, elderly man with long white beard does what he knows best: laugh out loud and give presents. And the good news is that at MAR Shopping Matosinhos it won’t be necessary to wat until the eve of December 24th to get a present.

From the 1st of December, the day that the most famous citizen of Lapland arrives to the shopping centre, the children that take a picture with Santa Claus will receive a copy of “A Christmas under the sea”. Written by Ana Oom and illustrated by Célia Fernandes, it tells the story of Gaspar, a boy that loves to surf in his Christmas vacations. The unexpected happens and he’s taken to the bottom of the sea by a wave. Gaspar wants to go home, but the sea animals need his help to solve the waste problem that is endangering their habitat.

The book that joins the Christmas spirit with and environmental message will certainly be a fun pleasant Christmas gift. The stock is limited to 5.000 copies and the distribution starts on December 1st.

That is the day that Santa Claus arrives to MAR Shopping Matosinhos and is greeted by the Von Trapp family. At 12.30am, the free show “The Sound of Music” arranges his arrival. Will Santa Claus surprise Liesl, Friedrich, Louisa, Kurt, Brigitta, Marta and Grett?

The live version of the famous musical with 17 actors, including the seven Von Trapp children, will take place in the interior stage of MAR Shopping Matosinhos food court and you’d better be there to see how this family of singers is going to welcome Santa Claus.

This is just one more Christmas entertainment moment at MAR Shopping Matosinhos that also includes a mini ice ring, a carousel, the “PeterPan on Ice” show, with Marta Melro and António Camelier, and other activities that will make this special season even more magical.

“The Magical World of Christmas”, this year’s MAR Shopping Matosinhos’s Christmas entertainment, will run until January 6th and also has a solidarity purpose.