Christmas lands at Whiteley Shopping Centre
Christmas officially arrives at Whiteley Shopping Centre this weekend as it launches its seasonal celebrations that will run throughout the November and December.
Visitors can enjoy a host of festive treats at the traditional Christmas market that will be at the centre until 7th January with stalls offering delicious bratwurst, irresistible cheeses and a variety of pick’n’mix sweets.
The centre will host a special visit from Santa Claus on 17th December and 23rd December. Mr Claus will be based at the magical Christmas grotto located between WH Smiths and Quiz.
From Sunday 19th November, the centre will also welcome a selection of family-friendly characters to spread festive cheer among the local community.
Sleepy Princess and American Captain will kick start the festive visits this weekend, with Mermaid Princess and Spider Hero due to visit on Saturday 9th December, and Snow Sisters and their Huggable Snowman friend visiting on the 2nd, 16th and 20th December.
The centre is also hosting a ‘Princess Day’ on 22nd December, with Tower Princess and Glass Slipper Princess visiting between 11am and 4pm.
Mia Gordon, centre director for Whiteley, said: “Christmas is the most wonderful time of year, and we can’t wait to get our festivities underway this weekend. There is a real mix of seasonal activities and celebrations taking place over the next few weeks – with something for everyone to enjoy.”
Super-sized, festive baubles will be based in Town Square at the centre from the 20th November offering visitors the perfect seasonal selfie, whilst a Christmas carousel ride will be available to enjoy from 1st December.
The centre will also welcome children from Sound Pop Academy on 10th December from 12pm for a performance of festive favourites, as well as the Watlings Brass Band to get everyone in the spirit on 23rd December from 4pm – 6pm.
Free to attend
Whiteley Shopping Centre,
Fareham, Hampshire PO15 7PD
Thu 30 Nov to Sat 23 Dec 2023