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Christmas Cast

01 Nov 2018

Our lively cast of Christmas helpers are here - and it is their ultimate wish is to help make Christmas more enjoyable! 

With our six charming porters, whose ultimate wish is to assist you in any way needed (and provide ample entertainment while they’re at it). Partnering with Sydney Fringe to bring 'A Fairytale Christmas' to life, the performers were handpicked from an array of backgrounds - from musical theatre artists to award winning swing dancers - each guaranteed to put a smile on the faces of passers-by. Their role is to add a sense of theatre and joy to those who step foot into the QVB.

Keep an eye out for our usherettes, they will be giving away new products and sweet treats to try whilst you shop, look at the tree or wait to see Santa.

Gift Assistants
Unsure what to buy a picky friend or family member? Our visionary gift assistants will help ensure your every shopping experience at the QVB has a fairytale ending. Their special talent is in helping you find the perfect gift every time, for a range of interests and all budgets.


 Dates Porters Gift Assistants Usherettes
Day Date Hours Hours Hours
Thurs 29-Nov 3pm - 7pm    
Fri 30-Nov 11am - 3pm    
Sat 1-Dec 11am - 3pm    
Sun 2-Dec 12pm - 4pm    
Mon 3-Dec      
Tues 4-Dec      
Wed 5-Dec      
Thurs 6-Dec 3pm - 7pm 4pm - 8pm 4pm - 8pm
Fri 7-Dec 11am - 3pm   12pm - 4pm
Sat 8-Dec 11am - 3pm 11am - 3pm 11am - 3pm
Sun 9-Dec 12pm - 4pm   12pm - 4pm
Mon 10-Dec      
Tues 11-Dec      
Wed 12-Dec      
Thurs 13-Dec 3pm - 7pm 4pm - 8pm 4pm - 8pm
Fri 14-Dec 11am - 3pm 12pm - 4pm 12pm - 4pm
Sat 15-Dec 11am - 3pm 11am - 3pm 11am - 3pm
Sun 16-Dec 12pm - 4pm 12pm - 4pm 12pm - 4pm
Mon 17-Dec 11am - 3pm 11am - 3pm  
Tues 18-Dec 11am - 3pm 11am - 3pm  
Wed 19-Dec 11am - 3pm 11am - 3pm  
Thurs 20-Dec 3pm - 7pm 4pm - 8pm 4pm - 8pm
Fri 21-Dec 11am - 3pm    
Sat 22-Dec 11am - 3pm    
Sun 23-Dec 12pm - 4pm    
Mon 24-Dec 11am - 3pm    

Want to know more about our QVB Christmas Cast? Keep reading below!

  1. What does it mean for the campaign and the QVB to work with Sydney Fringe on bringing to life ‘A Fairytale Christmas’?

The QVB chose to collaborate with the Sydney Fringe to celebrate and supports the incredible work of local artists, creators and performers who each help to make Sydney one of the world’s most vibrant cities. Together, we’re able to bring to life the essence of ‘A Fairytale Christmas’ – adding that sense of magic and wonder of the festive season to those who visit the QVB.


  1. Who are the cast, and what will be their duties in the running to Christmas?

The Sydney Fringe handpicked performers from an array of backgrounds for our Christmas Porters, from musical theatre artists to award winning swing dancers – each guaranteed to put a smile on the faces of passers-by. Their role is to add the sense of theatre and joy to those who step foot into the QVB. They’ll also be there if you need a hand carrying your shopping. 

Two usherettes will hand out delicious samples from the QVB’s resident retailers, as well as four visionary Gift Assistants, eager to assist you with your gift buying. Using the QVB online gift guide, they’ll help hand select gifts for those hard-to-by-for relatives or if you just need some ideas and inspiration on where to find that perfect present.


  1. The uniform design process?

The QVB had the pleasure of working with stylist and creative designer, Nicole Bonython-Hines to create the bespoke Christmas Porters tailored outfits. Taking cue from the creative inspiration of the campaign and the striking colours, she drew references from traditional bell-hop outfits from the 30’s and 40’s, with gold ornate buttons, gold braid, pill-box hats and double breasted jackets – each detail was considered. She worked with a costume maker to pick the fabrics and pull together all the elements to bring the outfits to life.


  1. What can customers expect from the cast?

We are giving our Christmas Cast a platform to create a unique, immersive performance experience that encourages participation from customers and those passing through the QVB.

What better place to showcase creativity than the stage of the QVB? Expect the unexpected! From tap dancing on the famous tiles of the QVB, to high energy Lindy Hop aerials and festive sing-a-longs, our cast of colourful characters is sure to put a smile on your face and encourage a magical memory that people can help us to create.


  1. What a ‘Fairytale Christmas’ means for the QVB?

Christmas is the greatest occasion of all. It’s the one time of year where imagination makes way for wonder and magic. The QVB is such an iconic destination for Christmas, with the 24 metre tall QVB Swarovski Christmas tree, to Santa in his Enchanted Garden – and it sets the scene to transform us from the everyday to a one of spectacle and joy.