Yes folks, it’s on again: Westfield have decided that the shopkeepers of Belconnen Mall love their stores soooo much that they’ll want to stay in them for 32 hours straight this Friday and Saturday (23 and 24 DEC 05).
From all tales, last year’s trial of this was rather successful with the shops reportedly busy until 2-3am and then again starting from around 6am.
Again, as with last year, centre management has managed to rope in some celebrity gift-wrappers to attract the all-night shoppers. From memory this year’s guests include some actor from Home and Away and Mark Parton of 106.3FM.
And in a blow for Our Haley’s supporters, Anne Robertson, runner up in this year’s Australian Idol, will be performing at 10pm. Why is this a blow for Our Haley, I hear you ask. Well, sure, this Christmas she might be divaing it up in Iraq, but last year she was at the 32-hour trade and was limited to present-wrapping only, her contract with Idol forbidding her to sing to her adoring fans.