7 Things to do this weekend (Christmas edition): 24 & 25 December 2022

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By Marissa Chin

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7 Things to do this weekend (Christmas edition): 24 & 25 December 2022

At long last, the Christmas weekend is finally here! From boisterous Christmas markets, magical performances to interactive events that are perfect for a festive day out with loved ones, here are seven activities to spread the holiday cheer this weekend:


1. Make your weekend look ‘A Lot Like Christmas’ at KLoe Hotel 


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When: 24 December 2022, 3pm to 7pm

Where: KLoe Hotel

Get cosy around KLoe Hotel’s Living Room as the boutique hotel presents an especially groovy Christmas Eve celebration. Titled ‘A Lot Like Christmas’, the evening promises drinks, bites and performances by Lionel Rizki and Rudy La Faber—plus, free flow of popcorn!

For more updates, follow KLoe Hotel on Instagram.


2. Stop by Heroville for some last-minute beauty shopping

When: 10 December 2022 to 31 December 2022, 10am to 9pm 

Where: APW Bangsar

Love buying new skincare products? Expand your vanity by exploring Heroville, Handmade Heroes’ first ever physical store at APW! From exclusive festive items such as the Super Duper Nourishing Body Scrub in Peppermint Cocoa and Tis’ The Season Socks to the classic favourite Hyaluronic Lip Dews, be sure to add Heroville to one of your pit stops this weekend (treats and a special Oatside collaboration also await your arrival!).

Follow Handmade Heroes on Instagram for more updates.


3. Have a merry and joyful Rexmas Weekend 


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When: 24 to 25 December 2022, 12am to 12pm

Where: RexKL

Immerse yourself in the Christmas spirit by heading over to RexKL’s Rexmas Weekend market in collaboration with Curators Lab. The event will have everything from a curated list of fun vendors, clothes thrifting, live music from local DJs, F&B options, and even a tattoo-ing spot!

Follow RexKL on Instagram for the latest updates. 


4. Enjoy a dram of Bruichladdich Distillery’s Octomore single malts

Where: Selected whisky retailers, website

Bruichladdich Distillery has recently unveiled the 13th annual series of Octomore in Malaysia,  so you can now enjoy the trio of super-heavily peated single malts (or gift them to a whisky collector) in time for the festive season. In each new Octomore series, the distillery pushes the limits of single malt whisky, exploring barley provenance, terroir, varying peat levels and cask management in the pursuit of flavour. 

The Octomore 13.1 forms the backbone of the series, malted to 137.3 PPM and refilled into ex-American oak casks—resulting in notes of rich toffee, coconut and vanilla. Similarly, the Octomore 13.2 is distilled from 100 per cent Scottish Mainland barley and malted to the same 137.3 PPM, but is instead matured in first-fill Oloroso butts from Jerez, Spain. Lastly, the Octomore 13.3 is matured in a foundational parcel of first fill ex-American whiskey barrels and a supplementary selection of second fill European oak casks, and malted to 129.3 PPM. It has notes of vanilla and brown sugar, counterbalanced with fresh fruit. 

The full Octomore 13 series is available for purchase through online platforms such as and in specialist whisky retailers. For more information, visit Bruichladdich Distillery’s website.


5. Step into a ‘Season of Wonder’ at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur 


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When: 27 November to 26 December 2022

Where: Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

What better way to capture the magic of Christmas than with Disney? Celebrating the animation studios’ 100 Years of Wonder, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur’s main entrance has been transformed to feature an array of enchanting installations, interactive photo opportunities, fun games, and more to spread the festive joy.

Follow Pavilion KL on Instagram for the latest updates.


6. Reflect and learn from local creatives at Eslite Forum’s Rasa Talks

When: 24 to 26 December 2022

Where: Eslite Forum, The Starhill

In further celebration of Eslite Spectrum’s grand opening last weekend, the cultural hub and space is hosting another round of Rasa Talks at Eslite Forum. This Christmas weekend, discover the philosophy, art and wisdom of talented local authors and artists who are making a difference with their work.

For more information on Rasa Talks, head here and follow Eslite Spectrum’s Instagram for the latest updates.


7. Watch an enchanting performance of Nutcracker & Clara’s Dream 

When: 23 December to 25 December 2022

Where: Petaling Jaya Performing Arts Centre (PJPAC)

Consider watching a captivating ballet performance of a Christmas classic live at PJPAC. Featuring international and local talents from City Ballet Academy and Pointe & Music Dance Academy, Nutcracker & Clara’s Dream aims to bring you an unforgettable Christmas experience through dance and song.

Purchase tickets here and follow PJPAC on Instagram for more updates.


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