It is now one week until Christmas Day and seasonal festivities are well underway in and around Pescod Square! From gorgeous gift ideas to tempting treats and Christmas carolling to our very own Santa’s Grotto, there’s no better place to be on the lead up to the big day.

Open for Business

If you’re yet to get goodies for your nearest and dearest, then don’t fret, Pescod Square’s stores will be open until Christmas Day. Please note that individual store opening hours may vary, so check with retailers before visiting to avoid disappointment.

Offers and Promotions

Many of our stores already have sales, offers and discounts available to shoppers – it’s the perfect time to bag a bargain! After Christmas Day, however, you can expect to see even more cut-price finds in our shops. Don’t miss out and be sure to head back to Pescod Square from Boxing Day onwards.

Santa Claus

As well as plenty of great shopping, Santa Claus has returned to Pescod Square this year! The jolly old fellow with the big belly and bushy beard will be in his grotto this Saturday and Sunday, where children can meet him and receive a gift. The grotto is open 10am to 4pm. Entry is £2.50 per child, with all monies going to local charities and causes.


2019 has been a great year for Pescod Square! In August we hosted our ‘Summer of Smiles’ event schedule, where families had free access to plenty of creative crafting, sporty shenanigans and eye-catching shows.

We also celebrated our 15th birthday this year. To commemorate this milestone, we hosted a free-to-attend birthday party at the end of October, in association with our friends from Endeavour FM. The event included live entertainment, music, dancing, games, competitions and the opportunity to win over £200 worth of prizes. We also hosted a spooktacular craft workshop for children during the same week.

At the end of November, we welcomed Christmas 2019 with a spectacular Lights Switch On Show. Peppa Pig joined our stage, along with a Christmas choir, performances from the Alan School of Dance, a panto from Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs and much more.

All our events have produced good footfall numbers, along with great engagement on social media.


Pescod Square is looking forward to the New Year and everything the next decade will bring. New additions are expected at the shopping centre and we will continue to provide an engaging events programme for all our visitors. Keep your eyes peeled to our websiteFacebook and Twitter to ensure you’re up to date with all the latest developments.

Pescod Square’s Centre Manager, Lisa Dawson, says: “2019 has been a busy year for Pescod Square, despite the difficult climate for retail in general. We’ve hosted several very well attended events throughout the year, gaining great feedback from our customers. Christmas is always a hectic time, but we’re thoroughly enjoying all the festivities the season has to offer. We’d like to take this opportunity to wish all our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We look forward to seeing you at Pescod Square throughout 2020.”


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