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Christmas is Calling!

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Struggling with the stress of Christmas? The Arndale is here to solve your Christmas dilemmas. Whether you need help finding the perfect gifts, fashion advice so you can sparkle at the office Christmas party or festive grub to get you through the busy season, The Arndale is here to help you survive Christmas and give you the chance to win a whole host of festive goodies and prizes.

Every Saturday in the run up to Christmas, head to our festive phone box, painted by local artist Maddi Marcantonatos, to find the latest gifts and products from a range of our retailers that’ll help you make a start on your Christmas shopping.

In return for a £2 donation to Real Change MCR, spin the wheel and try your luck at winning a range of prizes from the likes of Morphe, The Body Shop, The Fragrance Shop, Rituals, Men Kind, PizzaLuxe, Doner Shack and Archie’s.

Each weekend we’re even giving one of our shoppers the chance to ‘Win Your Wishlist’ up to the value of £250. Scan the QR, select 5 items from your Wishlist and sign up to be in with the chance of winning.

Find the festive phone box outside Lego on the lower mall every Saturday from 25 November, 12 – 7pm.

All Things Foodie

Saturday 25 November, 12 – 7pm

Bored of eating dry turkey for the 32nd year in a row? Put the turkey to one side because our cafes and restaurants have some delicious treats for you to tuck into this Christmas. Check out what’s on their menu at our festive phone box on Saturday 25 November and try your luck at winning some tasty prizes.

All Things Gifts

Saturday 2 December, 12 – 7pm

In need of a gift for a picky teenager, or a prezzie for your hard-to-please Mother-in-law? Check out what our stores have to offer this Christmas at our festive phone box and find everything you need to get your Christmas shopping done in a one-stop-shop so there’s more time for family fun and festive celebrations. Don’t forget to Spin the wheel to try your luck at winning some prizes!

Festive Fashion Agony Aunt

Saturday 9 December, 12 – 7pm

Expect to see party outfits that will rock the dance floor, Christmas jumpers that don’t look like your nan knitted them and accessories that will have you sparkling under the mistletoe.

Need some fashion advice? Pop into our festive phone box and give our Fashion Agony Aunt a call who’ll solve all your fashion dilemmas! Whether you need advice on what bag to buy your partner, what to wear to your Christmas party or what shoes to go with your Christmas day outfit, our Agony Aunt is here to help. There’s also the chance to win prizes at our spin to win wheel.

Festive Bonanza

Saturday 16 December, 12 – 7pm

On the final weekend before Christmas we’re going all out with festive fun. Check out products and gifting to keep you and the family entertained at Christmas, whether that be a board game the whole family can get involved in, a festive film to stick on the TV on Christmas day or a good book to snuggle up on the sofa with. Plus you can give the Christmas Cracker a call in our festive phone box to hear a Christmas joke or two.

About Real Change MCR

This Christmas, as homelessness becomes an increasing issue in Manchester over the Winter months, every £2 donation towards the spin to win wheel goes directly to our charity partner Real Change MCR. Real Change MCR is a local charity who support people who are homeless or rough sleeping in Manchester, making a real difference to their lives.

Your donation can make a real difference to someone’s life providing long-term support on the journey to independent living. This can include help with a deposit for a new home, a training course, clothes for a job interview or furnishing a new home.