11 Dec 2020 Message from David Green, CEO of Waterfront We must take the lead in building the trust and confidence of our visitors during this festive season. They should see the highest standards of safety protocols in action. Click here to read the full message. Footfall update We are seeing a pleasing spread of movement across the neighbourhood as we head into the festive period. We edged close to 290 000 last week, a slight improvement over the week before. Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre, Watershed and our Swing Bridge all registered increasing foot traffic. New openings This week, the much anticipated Starbucks and Makers Landing opened and we’ll soon see the return of Hamleys. Our festive Tree of Hope lights up Victoria Wharf This year the Waterfront is creating a sense of neighbourly belonging and shared thanksgiving, marking it with a symbolic African Tree of Hope as the centerpiece of its message. “The Tree of Hope will be presented as our symbol of joy and outreach to our community with a lighting of its lanterns.” Says Tinyiko Mageza, Executive Manager for Marketing at the V&A Waterfront. We are continuing on the theme of Joy from Africa to the World with the rest of our festive décor, once again producing sustainable festive décor which has been refreshed and recycled for this year’s festive displays and installations to delight visitors.