Santa’s Christmas Cabin 2021

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Santa’s Christmas Cabin 2021

Meet Santa at The Galleries this Christmas 



The Galleries Shopping Centre is getting prepared to receive a very special visitor as Father Christmas and his Elves arrive in readiness to meet local children at their magical Christmas cabin!


Children, who have been waiting all year for this special day, will be able to join Santa and his cheery elf and receive a gift, free of charge as they prepare for Christmas in the festive workspace. The Christmas Cabin will be located in Woodcock Square and will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from December 4 until Christmas and will have lots of different, festive activities taking place during the month.


On Saturday 4th and 11th and 18th December children will be able to take part in some fun and festive crafting activities whilst on Sunday 5th, 12th and 19th it’s time to get party ready with glitter face painting and body tattoos! All activities will take place between 11am-3pm at Leigh Arcade near the escalators.


There will also be an opportunity for all children to post their letters to Father Christmas at Santa’s Post box, located at the Christmas cabin, and those posting their letter before 16 December will even receive a reply!


Simon Tucker, centre manager at The Galleries said: “We know how important it is that children get to see Father Christmas and we really want to make this Christmas as special and memorable as possible following last year’s restrictions. The Grotto will offer a wonderful festive space for children and families to enjoy.”


In addition to the glittering decorations and the broad retail mix, visitors will also be kept amused throughout the festive period by entertainers roaming The Galleries and town centre. From brass bands to polar bears and performing elves, the atmosphere will be fun and relaxed.


Late night shopping will also be available on every Thursday until 7pm from 2 to 16 December.  In addition, during Christmas week, shops will be open until 7pm on the 20th, 21st, 22ndand 23rd December with shops closing at 4.30pm on Christmas Eve.