Kuala Lumpur is known for its incredible food, cultural blending and of course shopping.
Visiting here at the beginning of November the streets have already come alive at night with all the jingle bells and fake snow you can handle.
Wiping sweat from my over-humidified brow it’s easy to love the eccentric absorption of all things snowy and Christmassy. The over abundance of shopping malls compete for the biggest and best Christmas display and nights are filled with families clamouring to get their fill.
The Pavilion has one of the most impressive displays with its massive Atrium, filled to bursting with candy canes, snowy scenes, rides, carols (ironically, in a zone of Muslim Majority) and the joy of a Winter Christmas. This is an incredible time to make KL your family stopover of choice!
With hundreds of great hotels to choose from Out & About with Kids is lucky to be staying at the Berjaya Times Square. Close to all the shopping action, this lovely hotel has all the bells and whistles - kids playground, swimming pool and a short walk away from the Berjaya Times Square Theme Park, the largest indoor theme park in Malaysia.
We can also recommend the Piccolo Hotel, for its proximity to all the shopping and eating action of downtown KL - comfortable, reasonably priced and with practically everything on your doorstep.
If the five star Malls become too much, try getting lost in the maze of Sungei Wang, three minutes walk away. Incredible bargains to be had at every turn! You will need an empty case to fit all your Christmas purchases. Fantastic clothes, shoes, the latest kids toys and the latest gadget must-haves all testing your resolve not to buy anything else.
Check out the pet store too with Chinchillas, bunnies, and hamsters the stars of the family pet market here. Your kids will love to spend time here.
A stop over in KL... You must put this on your Christmas List!
Elisa Elwin is a Publisher, Travel Writer, Social Worker and parent to 2 teenage daughters Sam & Tori. With family far and wide, they visit and spread their wings a couple of times a year.