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Elf Station

Posted: Thursday 11th November

Meet Santa at Freshney Place this Christmas in his magical Elf Station!
Freshney Place 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 Elf Station.
Children, who have been waiting all year for this special day, will be able to join Santa and his busy Elves free of charge as they prepare for Christmas in their cheery, festive work station. Surrounded by wonderful decorations, they will be able to take part in lots of fun activities as well as write their own special letter to Father Christmas including that all important gift list!
Adding a little more fun to the day, families can follow Santa’s footsteps from the Wood Keepers Cottage located in Friargate Square near BB’s, all the way to the Elf Station on Baxtergate near the Customer Service Desk, to enjoy the festive fun.
All children posting their letters before 16th December will receive a posted reply from Santa and don’t forget, if the Elf Station is closed or children have written their letter at home, it can still reach Santa when posted in the post box, located at the Wood Keepers Cottage.
In addition to writing their Christmas letters to Santa, children can spend time at The Elf Station to take part in various crafting activities. Not only that, strike your best pose for a family photo and receive a free print to take home!! A perfect memento of a memorable day out.
Amanda Austin, centre director at Freshney Place 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 Elves will be on hand to help the children with their letter writing and crafting, whilst Santa will be busy organising all the gifts in time for Christmas and meeting everyone.”
In addition to the glittering decorations and the fabulous retail mix, visitors will also be kept amused throughout the festive period by a number of entertainers, not forgetting a repeat visit from the hugely popular Grinch character who will return to Freshney Place on 11th and 18th December to cause mayhem and mischief as he roams the centre!
For those preferring a calmer shopping experience, late night shopping will be on every Thursday until 8pm from 25 November to 16 December. In addition, during Christmas week, shops will be open until 8pm on the 20th, 21st ,22nd and 23rd December. Free parking will also be available on all late nights after 5pm providing the perfect incentive to buy those Christmas gifts under one roof.
The Elf Station will be open from 11am-3pm on all Saturdays and Sundays from 27 November up to and including 19 December and is free of charge.

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