13 Nov - 03 Jan 2022
All together and more festive than ever - celebrate Christmas as it should be at Festival Place.
Hundreds of poinsettias and intricate light displays will create the perfect festive backdrop, with a stunning poinsettia Christmas tree taking pride of place in St John’s Square. Gorgeous decorations in red, gold, green and cream will hang alongside lush bunches of spruce, mistletoe and holly.
And after a couple of years which have seen us all reconnecting with the natural world around us, a family of festive furry friends will come together from across the globe to add to the festive cheer.
Fox, Hare, Penguin, Reindeer, Bird and Polar Bear will join a host of colourful Christmas characters to roam the centre and deliver sleigh-loads of fun, from theatre and dance to music and story-telling.
Mrs Christmas will also be on hand to sprinkle a little magic around the centre in November and December as she carries out small acts of random kindness – she might even buy an egg nog or two...
Santa will once again take up residence in the traditional grotto, and visitors can take part in festive workshops and dress up for the perfect festive photo.
Meanwhile, mums and dads will appreciate help from The Happy Wrappy gift-wrapping service in aid of St. Michael’s Hospice located opposite Gogo Gadget.
Our cheerful staff will be on hand in the Customer Lounge (opposite Starbucks) to help make your visit as easy as possible, with click and collect, gift cards and lockers all available.
Our roaming acts will be performing 11-4pm, every weekend up until Christmas, so there will be plenty to keep you entertained.
Come and visit Festa the Talking Reindeer and take a pic on the Poinsettia Swing on the upper level.
There's some glowing antler ears waiting for you to pose in front of, and a light-up Lego Train for you to explore on the lower level near the restaurants.