intu Lakeside is to be lit up this weekend, as the shopping centre hosts their Christmas Light Switch on.
On Friday 7th November, celebrity star Rylan Clark will be visiting intu Lakeside to switch on the festive lights, alongside a local hero picked by the general public. Throughout the day shoppers will also be able to enjoy the Santa Parade, where the big man himself will bring his joy to the centre with his elves, before arriving in his Christmas Grotto.
Other entertainment on the day includes stilt walkers and roller skating reindeers, as well as free hot chocolate and roasted chestnuts for all visitors.
Donna Callander, marketing manager at intu Lakeside said “We’re looking forward to welcoming Rylan to intu Lakeside to push the all important button this weekend. As November has arrived, we’re already feeling festive and our beautiful Christmas lights are just the thing to get our shoppers in the spirit too!”
The Christmas light switch on will take place at 7pm in car park 3 by House of Fraser. Santa’s Parade will begin at 2.30pm in-centre, with Santa’s Grotto then open until Christmas Eve, located on level one by Debenhams.
intu Lakeside are also offering a free Shop & Drop service from 28th November to 24th December, where shoppers can drop their shopping bags at the Shop & Drop desk by Next on level 1 and then later collect them by car from our outside collection point.
Late night shopping also kicks off on 1st December, with extended weekday opening hours from 9am to 11pm.
For more information on the Christmas light switch on, or to book your visit to see Santa in his Grotto, simply visit intu.co.uk/Lakeside.