Carnival: Here’s how to enjoy the holiday season in Multiplan shopping centers
In Brazil, Carnival is one of the most anticipated times of the year and, even with the change of calendar in some cities, Multiplan shopping centers have added several special programs for those who do not yet know where to spend their holidays during the holiday season. Customers can also find all the attractions that are already part of the daily life of shopping centers: gastronomy, culture and lots of leisure, with cinema, toys for children and options for the whole family, including pets! Find out what’s available in your city between February 26 and March 2 and enjoy the awesome Multi app.
Already a tradition at the VillageMall, in Rio de Janeiro (RJ), the feijoada has also arrived at ParkJacarepaguá, Multiplan’s new shopping mall, which opened its doors in November. Consumers will be able to enjoy the delicious meal in different portions and versions on Saturday, February 26. VillageMall, participating in the event are these restaurants: Pobre Juan, one of the most prestigious meat houses in the country; The French Chef’s Garden; Giuseppe Mar, specializing in seafood; Parisian Itacoá and Portuguese O Fado. In its first season, Parkjacarepagua offers versions of feijoada at Bar do Zeca Pagodinho, specializing in Brazilian cuisine; to Camarada Camarão, which bets on seafood dishes; and PJ Barbecue, known for the best steaks in town.
Between February 26 and March 1, Jacarepagua Park (RJ) will be promoting Fun in the Park for kids. The free event will include make-up and dress-up workshops, a play area, children’s characters and attractions such as the Fun Band, playing the greatest hits for children; Circo do Macaco Prego, with a theatrical show and numerous games; AfroReggae, which will bring its children percussionists and different musical styles; and the staff of Violúdico, which performs with a musical and interactive show. The mall will also offer all of its permanent attractions: ice rink, six stadium cinemas, HotZone with approximately 100 toys and ParCão in a large open space for pets.
Until February 28, BarraShopping, also in Rio de Janeiro, will host the ‘Fun City by Hello Kitty & Amigos’ event. The themed space contains a game circuit, a giant slide, a string game, seesaws and a basketball game, in addition to customizable scenarios. Scattered totems also feature the “Hello Kitty Activity Almanac”, featuring three different types of activities that entertain, amuse and develop children’s skills.
Also in Rio, ParkShoppingCampoGrande offers, until March 1, the Diversion in the Park Dive event, with workshops on masks, juggling, accessories, magic bubbles and also the music of the Bandinha Estilo Carioca. The workshops are free and to participate, the customer must make a reservation via the Multi application. Individual and previously disinfected kits will be distributed to each participant. The project has also prepared an attraction for pets: on February 27, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., a costume contest will be organized.
In São Paulo, ShoppingAnáliaFranco (SP) offers Roller Space, a retro ice rink for four-wheel skates. The attraction is available until March 1. Customers registered on the super Multi app can double their time on the ice by activating a promotional coupon. Also at ShoppingAnaliaFranco, children aged 3 to 12 can enjoy the Pop It attraction, inspired by one of today’s most famous toys, until March 6.
At MorumbiShopping (SP), the program is under the direction of Teatro MorumbiShopping. Until March 27, the comedy Um Milhão em Uma Hora, presented by comedian Bruno Motta, will be presented Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. For children, the play Bob Zoom – O Trem de Ferro will be on view until March 6, Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m.;
The largest bouncy castle in Latin America, the Jump Around event takes place at ParkShoppingSãoCaetano, in São Caetano do Sul (SP). Unprecedented in the ABC region, the attraction installed in a 2,500 m² structure will operate until March 27, Thursday to Sunday, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Until March 5, the attraction “A Grande Arca dos Animais” will be at RibeirãoShopping, in Ribeirão Preto (SP). The structure has a huge archway, which visitors can enter and take a tour of the animals on display. In addition, children can have fun on a small train, a carousel and an interactive cinema, which are part of the exterior decor of the ark.
At ShoppingSantaÚrsula, also in Ribeirão Preto (SP), the exhibition “Art Vinil by Disco Riscado” has just gained a new, larger and more comfortable space. The free exhibit features new works, such as a Spider-Man lamp and rotating busts of Janis Joplin, Raul Seixas and Jimi Hendrix.
ParkShopping Canoas, in Canoas (RS), will include the Sweet Adventure activity, an environment designed to stimulate the imagination of children. Available until February 25, the space offers attractions in candy formats, such as slides, a toy with obstacles, a cupcake carousel, a crazy cup and coconut tree, a ball pool and an inflatable area.
BarraShoppingSul, in Porto Alegre (RS), will host the LOL Surprise! World. Entertainment is aimed at children ages 1 to 12, and the circuit includes DJ booths, a dance floor, karaoke, toys such as swings, a slide, and the LOL trampoline, among others. There will also be a dressing room with washable tattoos applied.
ParkShoppingBarigüi, in Curitiba (PR), will organize the PKB Kids Folia. Aimed at children aged 3 to 10, the event will feature the customization of various objects, such as masks, confetti launchers, modeling clay and carnival accessories. Drumming, music and banner-making workshops are also among the attractions. The workshops are all free and will take place every day between February 26 and March 1, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
At BH Shopping, in Belo Horizonte (MG), the exhibition “Dinosaurs of Brazil” aims to show in real size and with special materials the reproduction of animals that lived on Brazilian soil in the Cretaceous and Triassic, i.e. until to 230 million years ago. From February 21 to March 27, children, scholars and theme lovers can physically see the assembled replicas for the first time in the city.
Besides, BH Shopping will be open until April 10 with BH ON ICE, a giant ice rink of 380 m², accessible to adults and children from 6 years old. Children from 2 to 5 years old can board the ICELAND CAR, a toboggan supervised by an instructor, in complete safety. Skating sessions last from thirty minutes to one hour.
DiamondMall, also in Belo Horizonte (MG), will have a Roller Boogie ice rink, with four-wheel skates under the soundtrack of disco music, among national and international classics, to make the experience even more nostalgic and fun . The attraction will be available until March 13 and has a team of trained instructors to help with protective gear, change skates and provide on-track assistance.
Also in the capital of Minas Gerais, Pátio Savassi hosts Mundo Penguim, an event that promises to entertain children with characters from the main Penguin Content productions. In addition to the hit “O Show da Luna!” event, it also includes the participation of “Singing with Ping and Pong” and “Charlie, O Entrevistador de Coisas” with slides and coloring space.
All precautions and safety measures will be followed at all attractions, such as distancing, mandatory mask use and hydroalcoholic gel supply. Details, such as opening hours and paid attractions, can be found on each mall’s website.