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Festive Place is the place to be this Festive season

This weekend Festival Place changed its name to Festive Place to get into the Christmas spirit!! 

Festive Place will kick off Christmas this year on 13th November with their annual Light Switch On. 

Starting at 5.30pm, the shopping centre will host a range of family entertainment and transform into your ‘festive place’!

Breeze FM’s Breakfast presenters, Ben Moseby and Lizzie Crow will host the Christmas activities. 

Santa himself will turn the Christmas lights on, along with this year’s Anvil Panto star Mark Little (AKA Neighbours’ Joe Mangle)

Adding to the Christmas entertainment will be The Military Wives Choir, made famous by Gareth Malone’s original BBC TV series, The Choir

Initially set up to help women in the military community to share the enjoyment and pride that comes from singing; the choir’s enormous success has included a number one single and the creation of the Military Wives Choirs Foundation. 

The evening will also include performances from ‘Walk like aMan’ Jersey Boys tribute act, featuring West End singers. If that is not enough we have a special Festival Reward Discount Weekender from Friday 13th November across the whole weekend!  

Customers who have signed up to Festival Rewards via the new Festival Place mobile app will be able to get a whole host of discounts from the likes of the FragranceShop, Laura Ashley, Hotel Chocolat, GBK, La Tasca and Paperchase to name but a few.

To make sure Santa knows exactly what your little ones want this year, Festival Place will be launching their official Christmas Experience. 

The best way to meet Santa, here children will have the chance to enjoy a Christmas train trip before making a special visit to Santa’s festive grotto.   

The Christmas Experience will open at 12pm on 12thNovember and from 13th November will be open Monday-Thursday - 10.30am-6.30pm, Friday - 10.30am-7.30pm, Saturday 9am-6pm and Sunday - 11am-6pm. From 14th -23rdDecember.

The Christmas Experience will then be open for an extra hour before closing at 3pm on 24th December as Santa leaves Festival Place to get ready for his busy night! To book your place visit

Throughout the festive season the Festival Place team will be working hard to make sure the Christmas shopping experience is as easy and stress-free for customers as possible – with their special Festival Place ‘Festive Services’ pop-up Christmas shop.   

Whether a customer is looking for the best gifts to buy, needs help with their shopping bags or just wants some directions, Festival Place’s Christmas dedicated staff will be on hand to assist.  

Parking won’t be a problem either this Christmas as Festival Place’s car park has over 2,500 car parking spaces.  Customers park  for just £1 if they park after 5pm all the way through to 6am.

To keep up to date with details of the Christmas Light Switch Onand other upcoming events at Festival Place visit or find them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 Also this Christmas at Festive Place - 

 ‘Share your Christmas Love’ fundraiser in aid of the Ark Cancer Charity

The campaign comes as part of a series of events and activities organised by the centre to spread the Christmas cheer this festive season, including changing their name from Festival Place to ‘Festive Place’.

Launching on 23rd November ‘Share your Christmas Love’ will allow customers, for a small charity donation to personalise a festive tag with a message to a loved one that can be hung on their Christmas tree. 

From marriage proposals to wishing new babies a happy first Christmas, Festive Place wants customers to share messages of Christmas love.  

 If the customer takes a photo of the tag and shares this on the Festival Place Facebook, Twitter or Instagram social media page, using #festiveplace, tagging Festival Place.  

They will be in with a chance to win a fantastic range of big brand prizes from our retailers.  Prizes include:

iPhone 6s

Nutribullet from Debenhams

Pandora bracelet

Marc Jacobs, Decadence, Perfume, 30ml

Hugo Boss, Boss the Scent aftershave, 50ml

Festival Place £200 gift card

Build a bear reindeer

Hotel Chocolat Chocolates


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