Reindeer fashion takes over with antler making lessons for children at Crompton Place

ANTLERS are all the rage at Crompton Place shopping centre, as staff are getting in the Christmas spirit ahead of a weekend of special appearances by Santa and Rudolph the red nosed reindeer. Everyone from the security guards to the cleaning staff will be sporting reindeer antlers throughout the mall’s Big Reindeer Weekend, on December […]

Toy soldier parade helps Santa launch magic castle grotto at Stretford Mall

CHRISTMAS shopping was given a new twist when a battalion of toy soldiers went on parade at Stretford Mall. Colourful characters led children, and some adults, on a march around the shopping centre, as families joined in a mission to find Santa Claus in his ‘magic castle’. The Toy Soldiers Training session heralded the official […]

Macclesfield youngsters set to win £400 reward for their school

ONE lucky Macclesfield school is in with the chance of winning £400 worth of resources after a shopping centre launched a new token reward scheme. Ten schools are in the running for this year’s prize after they linked up with the town’s Grosvenor Centre for its Shop for School scheme. Shoppers who spend at least […]

Church Square to open 6am to midnight for bargain hunters on Black Friday

Church Square Shopping Centre is to open from 6am until midnight to meet the demand from bargain hunters on Black Friday. The discount day – held this year on November 27 – is renowned for massive markdowns and incredible offers, and provides a huge pre-Christmas boost for the centre’s retailers. With new stores opening managers […]

Voting opens to find St Helens’ Champion Christmas Elf

Dozens of Santa’s little helpers were spotted in St Helens after the town’s shopping centre launched a special festive event to find the best little elf. Children were transformed into elves by a team of face painters during the town’s Elf Yourself contest at Church Square. To complete the look, youngsters were given hats with […]

Kenzie launches Christmas toy appeal for Alder Hey at Church Square Shopping Centre

A big-hearted youngster suffering from a rare disorder has teamed up with a St Helens shopping centre to ensure children spending Christmas in hospital have a magical time. Church Square Shopping Centre is encouraging people to donate gifts to Kenzie Appleton’s toy appeal for Alder Hey Children’s Children’s Hospital. The nine-year-old from Sutton, St Helens, […]

Thousands watch Justin Fletcher and Misstasia light up Golden Square for Christmas

Almost 3,500 people packed into Warrington’s Golden Square Shopping Centre to see children’s TV favourite Justin Fletcher light up the town for Christmas. The CBeebies TV star was joined on stage by Santa, girl band Misstasia and Warrington Wolves players for the big moment. Justin, the man behind  Something Special with Mr Tumble, Justin’s House […]