About Us

Welcome to Dec the Malls, a specialist Christmas display company on a mission to bring the joy and magic of Christmas to your shopping centre, corporate space or event. We believe that Christmas is all about sparking the imagination and creating a sense of wonder and connection. Our displays and activations are designed to create memorable experiences for your clientele.

Welcome to Dec the Malls

With years of experience and a commitment to excellence, we have gained a reputation for delivering exceptional quality displays and unparalleled customer service. Our captivating large-scale, innovative Christmas displays and bespoke Christmas decoration packages are designed to elevate the festive ambience of your asset or event.

Our skilled team of designers, project managers and technicians are experts in producing enchanting displays and engaging experiences. We work with you from initial concept to flawless execution, seamlessly bringing your vision to life. At the forefront of the design process is a focus on helping you attract more visitors, increase dwell times and build a strong sense of community.

In addition to custom designed Christmas displays, we offer a range of hire products and installation services. Our extensive experience in developing and operating immersive experiences also allows us to deliver major interactive projects throughout the year.

Servicing clients across Australia, we have the capability to undertake projects for entire portfolios of assets or for individual sites and events.

Whether its towering Christmas trees adorned in sparkling lights, whimsical Santa sets or interactive feature displays, we understand the significance of leaving a lasting impression on every visitor to your venue or event. We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to collaborate with you to create some Christmas magic.

Meet the team

Dave Gardner - Director and founder of Dec the Malls

Dave Gardner


Dave is an expert in the design and installation of commercial displays and has provided displays for all major retail centres in Western Australia. He brings a high level of creative flair and attention to detail to every project. His interest in new technologies and products ensures that there are always new activations and display concepts in development at Dec the Malls. This presents our clients with a unique opportunity to work in partnership with us to bring their ideas to fruition.

Leigh Gardner - Director and founder of Dec the Malls

Leigh Gardner


Leigh is a highly experienced project and customer relationship manager. As a former senior manager in the commercial building sector, Leigh brings a professional and proactive approach to all areas of Dec the Malls’ work, including time management, resourcing, quality control and safety. This, along with his drive to create inclusive and innovative experiences and displays, means our clients have peace of mind, knowing that their displays are taken care of and allowing them to focus on other aspects of their job.

Kieren Colville

General Manager

Kieren has a strong record as a General Manager, with a commitment to excellence and a passion for driving growth. Whether it’s in operations, team management, or strategic planning, he is dedicated to delivering exceptional results. Kieren believes in the power of effective leadership and collaboration to guide teams to success, foster innovation, and achieve objectives. He is driven by the challenges and opportunities each day brings, constantly seeking ways to make a positive impact.

Nicci Workum - Business Development Manager at Dec the Malls

Nicci Workum

Marketing Manager & Finance Officer

Nicci brings a wealth of business management and retail activation knowledge to Dec the Malls. Through previous experience as a retail business owner and in the promotion and activation of a major retail precinct in Perth, she has a valuable understanding of the importance of retail activations in driving increased traffic and engagement. Nicci is responsible for Dec the Malls’ marketing activities and financial management.

Jeremy Boyd

Creative Director

Jeremy’s expertise in branding and design spans three decades. He has led many creative agencies’ design teams in Australia and abroad. His personal approach is to combine original creative concepts with high quality craftsmanship and attention to detail, producing unique and thought-provoking designs. A lover of all things Christmas, Jeremy adds the magic to our designs, be they on screen, in print or up in lights. His depth of experience ensures our projects delight both our clients and their audiences.

How we work with you

As customer satisfaction is our key driver, you will be assigned a primary point of contact guiding you throughout the process from beginning to end.

While each Christmas display is unique, they are still guided by timelines to achieve optimal outcomes. Likewise, bespoke, immersive experiences follow a similar process, with the design phase beginning relative to your event installation requirements.

  • 1

    Design Brief

    A detailed brief streamlines the design and production process, saving time and ensuring maximum budget utilisation. We are happy to provide guidance on elements to include in your brief.

  • Site Visits

    We take measurements, evaluate available spaces and finishes, as well as assess fixing points and other technical data to give your display its greatest impact.


  • 3

    Concept Development

    Our creative team collaborates with you to create a distinctive design that mirrors your vision and goals.

  • Proposal Submission

    You will receive finalised proposals containing design choices and pricing for your team’s careful deliberations. We welcome the opportunity to present our submission in person if that is your preference.


  • 5


    Upon approval and acceptance, we finalise contracts so we can get the ball rolling.

  • Production

    Component manufacturing and assembly commence locally with our in-house teams and where applicable, also with our overseas suppliers.


  • 7


    Components sourced from our international partners are shipped to our Australian facilities in preparation for pre-delivery.

  • Safety Testing

    Final quality and safety tests are performed prior to packaging and delivery. Products are assessed against Australian Standards and if applicable, come with independent certification.


  • Delivery

    At last! Our qualified installation team deliver and install your display with creative flair to bring your investment to life. Installation takes place at a convenient time for your site.

  • Removal

    When it’s time to pack up our team return at a time that suits you to remove your display.

  • Storage

    Display elements are professionally packaged for safe storage in our secure facilities. Storage packages include comprehensive insurances and condition reports.