Your Guide To Instore Services and Events This Christmas at David Jones

From bespoke gift wrapping to personal shopping and a mid-shop refreshment or two, this is your guide to Christmas at David Jones—an experience like no other. Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for that special someone or looking to treat yourself, make it that much sweeter with these exclusive Christmas events, services, and unforgettable experiences.

Christmas Instore Events This December

Photos With Santa

It wouldn’t be Christmas without a photo with Santa. Take a seat beside Santa in our Christmas World of Wonder for your annual Christmas photo. Your photo of Santa will come wrapped in a beautifully festive David Jones envelope, as well as a custom David Jones Christmas bauble to hang on your tree.

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Christmas Entertainment & Special Treats

Our key David Jones stores come alive throughout December with special Christmas entertainment. Be swept away by surprise performances and entertainers, including carollers, toy soldier bands, ballerinas, David Jones Houndstooth Hounds, dancing belles, and more.

For those visiting the Bourke Street, Elizabeth Street, Queensplaza, and Adelaide Central Plaza stores, you’ll also be able to enjoy some complimentary festive treats on the 10th and 17th of December.

Paw-Traits With Santa

Calling all pets, great and small, to our Elizabeth Street or Bourke Street stores for a Christmas like no other. Make this festive season a little more magical and bring your furry friend instore for a very special Christmas photoshoot with Santa himself.

Held on December 8th and 15th from 6:30 until 8:45 pm, every pet parent will receive a photo of their cat or dog next to Santa, framed in a beautiful gold-foiled envelope and a custom David Jones Christmas bauble. Because we know every dog has been very good this year, every pooch will get a gift bag jam-packed with dog treats, including a Gummi Frisbee, Dog by Dr Lisa Mini wipes, Pooch & Hound Bowties, Golden Barkery Bickie pack, and a Fuzzyard Bowtie and Bandana.

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Gift Wrapping For A Cause

From the little to the big, to the oddly shaped and the difficult to wrap, our Christmas elves are on hand to do the work for you.  This Christmas, let the experts wrap for you with our bespoke gift wrapping in exchange for a $2 gold coin donation towards the Starlight Foundation. Help grant a once-in-a-lifetime wish this festive season and bring happiness to sick kids all around Australia this Christmas.

 Our David Jones Christmas gift wrap is made from paper that is 100% recyclable, and the ribbon is from 100% recycled rPET plastic, recyclable at your nearest soft plastics recycling facility. For a Christmas shopping pro tip, we suggest swinging by Tempus Two or WonderBar for a tipple while we wrap everything up.

Festive Fashion and Christmas Gift Shopping

In-Suite Personal Styling

This season, David Jones invites you to sit back, relax, and let our professional shoppers tick off your Christmas to-do list in our Personal Styling Suite. Not only do our expert stylists help you to curate the perfect festive ensemble for every occasion, but they’ll also help you to shop for the perfect gifts and find the ideal decor to transform your home this Christmas. Best of all? This service is entirely complimentary! 

Hosted in our luxury suites available in select stores around Australia, our complementary styling service offers a world-class shopping experience like no other. Whether you’re looking for the ultimate Christmas ensemble, an expert shopper to help find that perfect gift, or looking to ace your festive decor this year, our styling specialists will work to curate the best of fashion, homewares, and gift ideas exclusively for you.

Fashion Rental at GlamCorner, Elizabeth St

Undoubtedly, the greatest and most positive trend in fashion is the movement towards sustainable and responsible fashion choices. To help you facilitate your own eco-conscious circular wardrobe this Christmas, pay a visit to GlamCorner x David Jones—your one-stop destination for an exciting and sustainable way to shop. 

Simply book your favourite item, and we’ll deliver it to your door anywhere in Australia. Wear it with joy for the next 4-8 days, and simply use the pre-paid return bag provided and drop it at your nearest Post Office. Featuring Australian and International designers and a beautiful selection of garments, you’re supporting the circular fashion economy and helping to reduce the environmental impact of unused clothing.

Refreshments and Snacks

Tempus Two Cocktail Bar, Bourke Street

Did you know that our Bourke Street Flagship store has a hidden cocktail and nibbles bar on Level 1? Launched in late October, our Tempus Two Bar is your perfect Christmas shopping pit-stop. 

Discover an assorted lineup of wines and cocktails, including the launch of the new Prosecco Gin (the first of its kind globally) and indulge in some of the finest nibbles in the CBD. Why not sip on a cheeky Prosecco with a few tasty rock oysters for a perfect pairing, or try a Tempus Two Botanical Gin Negroni paired with a cheese board appetiser? Bon Appetit!

Wonder Bar, Elizabeth Street

Take a break from your marathon Christmas shopping and escape to Level 7 for a glass of bubbles at our Wonder Bar. An oasis away from the crowds, Wonder Bar is the perfect excuse to reward yourself for completing your t-do list.  Sink into our plush chairs and enjoy people-watching, surrounded by the stunning architecture of our Elizabeth Street flagship.

On the menu, you’ll find Mumm Champagne and other fine wines and tasty refreshments served in elegant Riedel glassware. If your feet are starting to get weary from all your shopping, why not have a seat at Wonder Bar and do some online shopping? Shop Click & Collect from your phone, and sample ample refreshments while we prepare your shopping.

Looking for that perfect gift? Find something for everyone and be inspired by our Wonderful Christmas Gift Guide.