Jolly Holly Christmas!

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HAVE A Jolly Holly Christmas and join Castlegate this December for festive fun & frolics.

Launching on Thursday 30th November, we are excited to welcome back Santa and his elves to the Castlegate Christmas Grotto.

Situated outside Wilko, the grotto runs till Christmas Eve and is open Tuesday – Saturday from 11am to 5pm, with late night opening till 6pm on Thursday and from 11am – 3pm on a Sunday.

Entry to the grotto, including sweets, costs £1 with all proceeds donated to Middlesbrough & Teesside Philanthropic Foundation.

But it doesn’t end there, throughout December Castlegate are welcoming a whole host of festive fun and frolics including school choirs, craft workshops, live performances and much more.

On Mondays throughout December we’re hosting Cup of Festive Cheer where we would like to invite our loyal customers to our pop-up Christmas café for free hot drinks, cakes and live entertainment.

Wednesdays in December will see local primary schools join us in the centre for Christmas carols to get everyone in the festive mood.

Little ones will be able to get creative at our Woodland Tree Decorations workshop on Saturday 2nd December while adults can create an authentic Christmas wreath on Sunday 3rd December.

Saturday 9th December will see Santa’s Present Monitors take to the mall to find out who’s been naughty or nice and you can make your own homemade Christmas cards on Sunday 10th December.

Our final Christmas event on Saturday 16th December sees a Magical Reindeer Food workshop where children can create everything needed for Rudolph on Christmas Eve.

Shoppers will also have the chance to shop at their own convenience as Castlegate extends its opening hours in the run up to Christmas.

In addition to the annual late night Thursdays which get under way from 30th November when the centre will open until 7pm, the centre will be open from 7am during Christmas week ready for shoppers to pick up their turkeys and all the trimmings.

Please not the centre will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.  For more on our opening hours please click here.

All that’s left to say is Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

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