Open Today: 10.30am - 4.30pm |
Location CA3 8NX

The Lanes has all the ingredients you need to make a magical Christmas this year 

We are offering our visitors a magical Christmas experience this December. 

Father Christmas is ready with his Elves to meet local children at their magical Christmas Grotto. Children, who have been waiting all year for this special day, can join Santa and his cheery elves on Saturdays and Sundays in the run up to Christmas and receive a gift! Raising money for Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw Children’s Hospice there is a recommended donation of £3 per child which will be donated in its entirety to the local charities.

Adding to the sense of occasion customers can enter the ‘Name the Bear’ competition for the giant bear on display and win a fabulous cash prize. Likewise, entertainers will roam the shopping centre on Saturdays in December providing that all important festive feel.  

Enchanting and interactive puppetry duo, Hodman & Sally will entertain families on 4 December whilst the Acro Elves with their acrobatics, tricking and juggling will give visitors a welcome break from the Christmas shopping on 11th December! And shoppers better watch out for the mischievous Grinch and Cindy Lou on 18th December. 

Mark Nott, Centre Manager at The Lanes 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 Grotto will offer a wonderful festive space for children and families to enjoy. We hope that families will join us to enjoy the entertainment on offer this year.” 

 The Lanes is open from 9am – 5.30pm Monday to Saturday and 10.30am- 4.30pm on Sundays and for those needing additional shopping hours then late night shopping is available on Thursdays in December until 8pm.