Reindeer, Elves and Santa at Southport

Central 12 Shopping Park brought the North Pole to Southport with a special Christmas Extravaganza event. Hundreds of residents of Southport visited the retail park to get up close and personal with real reindeer, meet Father Christmas and be thoroughly entertained by some wacky Christmas acts!

On Sunday 27th November, shoppers to Central 12 enjoyed a day of seasonal activites as part of the ‘Christmas Extravaganza’ event. Visitors had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interact with real live reindeer. Children and adults alike took the opportunity to feed the spectacular animals and learn more about the amazing creatures from their specially trained handlers.

And the fun didn’t end there as a pair of roller skating Christmas baubles and a team of elves brought some cheeky merriment to the proceedings. Shoppers played the elves ‘Good-o-Meter’ machine to find out whether they had been naughty or nice this year. Even Father Christmas took time out of his busy schedule to fly into Central 12 and meet and greet children. He listened to everyone’s Christmas wishes, posed for photos and handed out free chocolate treats to all the good boys and girls of Southport.

Also, to celebrate the season of giving, Central 12 hosted a competition in the lead up to the event. The competition ran via Facebook and the prize was a Christmas hamper filled with goodies from great stores at the shopping park such as The Range, Costa, Mountain Warehouse, Asda and more. 1,518 people entered but there could only be one winner; Katy Threlfall from Southport. The hamper consisted of £20 vouchers for both ASDA and Mountain Warehouse, as well as novelty gifts, advent calendars, Christmas decorations courtesy of the Range and Christmas goodies from Costa’s festive Line.


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