Shoppers win big with Secret Santa competition
Christmas came early for visitors on 26th November when we gave away £2,000 worth of prizes in our Secret Santa competition.
Between 12pm and 4.45pm, the centre gave away a prize every 15 minutes in celebration of the town's Christmas light-switch on event and the arrival of Father Christmas to the grotto. The prizes included an iPad Mini, Sharp 42" TV, HP laptop, Kindle Fire and much more. To be in with a chance of winning, shoppers simply needed to register their details to enter the free sweepstake.
Debbie Betteridge, who was in the centre running a charity cake stand on behalf of Sepsis Trust, was delighted to be the winner of the Sharp TV.
Sarah-Louise Moore, Centre Manager at The Shires Shopping Centre, commented, "The Secret Santa competition was extremely popular with visitors to the centre and it was great to be able to give away such fantastic prizes. It certainly helped everyone get in the Christmas spirit in the lead up to the town light switch-on event and we hope all our winners enjoy their prizes."
The day also saw the opening of Santa's Grotto with Father Christmas arriving to meet and greet young shopping centre visitors. Santa Claus will be in the centre every Thursday through to Sunday between the 1st and 17th December, then every day between the 19th and 24th December.