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Things to do at the Arndale this Christmas

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1. Take a selfie under our new Christmas decorations

Santa has parked up early at The Arndale this Christmas, leaving his sleigh and reindeers on display for plenty of festive selfies. Follow the prancing reindeer down the mall as you do your Christmas shopping and find Santa’s sleigh soaring though the starry night sky in Exchange Court in between beautiful iridescent stars.

2. Christmas shopping

For all you last-minute shoppers, hit the stores for gifts for your loved ones. Whether it’s something sparkly, cosy pajamas, a gadget or chocolate treat, we have over 200 stores to find the perfect gift. Check out our Arndale Christmas Survival Guide for some gifting inspo.

3. Get involved in festive fun events

Get involved in festive fun at The Arndale this Christmas. Saturday 16th December is the final weekend of Christmas is Calling where we’re giving you one final chance to win your Wishlist and a whole bunch of prizes at our spin to win wheel. Plus keep an eye on our socials to see what our stores are up to over the Christmas holidays!

4. Group gaming at Urban Playground

Get the gang together this Christmas for competitive gaming at Urban Playground. Dive into THE CUBE, a challenge where there is no room for error testing your skills across 7 games that aren’t as easy as they seem. Or give Putters a go- Tech-infused mini golf that guarantees fair-play with smart scoring technology, in-game prizes and bonus holes.

5. Family fun at Immersive Gamebox

Treat the little ones to a family trip out at Immersive Gamebox. Step into their interactive gaming rooms and immersive yourself in games from the likes of Squid Game, Paw Patrol and Shaun The Sheep. Their games are crafted to be accessible, easy to jump into, and most importantly, fun for everyone!

6. Get party season ready

Shop party frocks, shimmering accessories and smart suits for the party season. Our stores have everything you’ll need to look the part for the office, Christmas and New Years Eve parties. Pick up your statement outfit at the Arndale and don’t forget to add bags, shoes and accessories!


7. Indulge in festive food

Christmas really is the time to indulge in hearty, warm, delicious food and we have a whole host of restaurants and cafes at the Arndale that can solve all your winter cravings. From a classic festive bake at Greggs and a Christmas panini at Costa Coffee to Winter Spice Gelato at Creams and Gingerbread latte at Starbucks. Find our full list of places to eat and drink here.