It might only be September, but plans are well under way at Basingstoke shopping centre, Festival Place, for a Christmas to remember.
Kicking off the festive activities on Friday 11th November, will be the famous Festival Place Christmas Light Switch On. Featuring stars from the annual Anvil Arts pantomime and an array of family entertainment, this fun event is sure to get everybody into the Christmas spirit.
Sunday 4th December will then see the return of the well loved Festival Place Santa Parade, featuring an array of Christmassy characters marching from Porchester Square to Festival Square for the festive parade. Leading the event will be Santa himself, giving shoppers a welcome break from their Christmas shopping to enjoy the entertainment.
The Santa Parade and Christmas Light Switch On come as part of a series of events and activities coming up at the centre to spread the Christmas cheer this festive season, alongside their name change for the second year running from Festival Place to ‘Festive Place’.
Festival Place has over 160 big brands including Next, Marks and Spencer, Debenhams, Zara, Topshop and H&M to name but a few. And for when shoppers are in need of a little refuelling, there are over 20 restaurants and cafés to choose from including; Las Iguanas, Wagamama, Nando’s, Gourmet Burger Kitchen and Pizza Express, plus a 10-screen Vue cinema for some added entertainment.
To keep up to date with details of Festival Place’s Christmas activities and other events at the centre visitwww.festivalplace.co.uk or find them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.