Christmas is coming to intu Lakeside. Make sure you don't miss out on any of the fun festivities this Winter!
That’s right folks, Santa is coming to town! So, get your wish lists at the ready and reserve a spot with Santa Claus to make sure you get on his nice list.
You’ll find him at the Amphitheatre located between Car Park 3 and House of Fraser. Make sure to interact with our huge magical bear and take a snap at our selfie station!
Feeling a little peckish after meeting Santa Claus? Take your little shoppers to Bella Italia to refuel before searching for those perfect presents and they'll eat for free! Don't forget to pick up one of their bounceback leaflets at Santa's Grotto to redeem the free meal for the kids.
We're working in partnership with Thurrock Council to support Give A Gift. From Monday 26 November - Sunday 9 December, pop to see the Give A Gift team and pick a star off the tree. Each of the 1500 stars represents a child in Thurrock in which the council has corporate parental responsibility, and customers can then purchase that child something special for Christmas. Over 3000 presents were donated last year, so we're hoping we can help to make this year even bigger and better!
Find the Give A Gift unit on Level 1 next to HSBC (near House of Fraser). For more info on Give A Gift, please visit here.
"The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!" - Elf
The good news is that we're doing just that, and have arranged for some wonderful local choirs to come and spread Christmas joy by singing some fabulous music and carols. You'll be able to hear the variety of choirs in the Central Atrium.
All of the stores within the centre have got that Christmas spirit! Check out some of their in-store Christmas events to help get you in the mood for all things merry and bright:
Whilst the majority of the centre will be closed on Christmas Day (we all need time with our families occasionally!) some of our restaurants on The Boardwalk will be open so you can enjoy an alternative Christmas lunch with your family. The following restaurants will be open:
Bella Italia - 9am - 5pm
Cafe Rouge - 12pm - 7pm
Miller and Carter - 11:30am - 5pm (last orders at 3:30pm)
Las Iguanas - 12pm - 5pm
Booking is recommended in advance for all Christmas Day dining.
Have you seen our brand new sparkly Christmas lights around the centre? They're the first of their kind in any shopping centre in the UK and we think they're pretty amazing! If you take any photos of them, don't forget to tag us @intulakeside so we can see them!