We’ll be spreading joy over the festive season with twelve free events, each inspired by the 12 Days of Christmas!
Every event is a unique take on one of the 12 days from the classic Christmas song, from a ‘Partridge in a Pear Tree’ right through to ‘Twelve Drummers Drumming’. Events include a visit from an incredible Giant Swan Puppet, Turtle Dove Ballet Dancers, a ‘5 Gold Ring’ Hula Hoop artist and a Golden Goose Treasure Hunt with extra special chocolate treats for families taking part.
There will also be some tasty treats in store with free Christmas cupcakes and milkshake samples with Frankie and Benny’s.
Join us and make the countdown to Christmas more magical than ever this year!
Arena Shopping Park’s 12 Days of Christmas Events
Friday 29 November – Partridge in a Pear Tree Stilt Walker – at intervals between 11am-3.30pm
Towering over the customers, this amazing tree stilt walker provides a perfect festive photo opportunity. Within the tree branches you’ll will see pears hanging down, and a beautiful partridge bringing the 12 Days of Christmas to life.
Saturday 30 November – Turtle Dove Ballet Dancers – at intervals between 11am-3.30pm
These exquisite winter princesses will dazzle and delight customers of all ages with their stunning costumes, graceful routines and captivating stage presence.
Sunday 1 December – French Hens Performers – at intervals between 11am-3.30pm
These bustling mother French Hens fuss about giving chocolate gifts and cuddles to their little chicklings, sharing old wives tales with the ladies and hen pecking the men!
Thursday 5 December – Calling Birds Carol Singers – at intervals between 10am-5pm
A traditional choir singing everyone’s festive favourites will delight audiences and bring the true festive spirit to Arena.
Saturday 7 December – ‘5 Gold Rings’ Hula Hoop Artist – at intervals between 1pm-5.30pm
Our amazing hula-hoop artist will be performing exciting tricks using her 5 golden hula hoops.
Sunday 8 December – Golden Goose Treasure Hunt – 11am-4pm
An interactive treasure hunt for the whole family! Collect a treasure hunt sheet from our event assistant and embark on a hunt around the centre to find the eggs. Once completed children will receive a mini gold chocolate egg as a prize.
Saturday 14 December – Giant Swan Puppet Performer – at intervals between 11am-3.40pm
A giant swan puppet will be parading through Arena Shopping Park, surprising and delighting the crowds. This amazing puppet will make the perfect festive photo opportunity for all of the family.
Tuesday 17 December – ‘Maids a Milking’ Free Milkshake Tasters with Frankie and Benny’s – at intervals between 11am-4pm
Frankie & Benny’s will be giving out free samples of some of their delicious milkshake flavours!
Thursday 19 December – ‘Ladies Dancing’ Festive Dance Workshops – 12pm-5pm
Festive dance workshops will be taking place throughout the day lead by a professional dance teacher! Learn a dance routine that you can use all the way through the festive season!
Friday 20 December – ‘Lords a Leaping’ Bouncing Performer – at intervals between 11am-3.40pm
Our bouncing lord will amuse and amaze customers. You’ll also get the chance to bounce with him, creating a group of ‘Lords a Leaping’!
Sunday 22 December – Free ‘Pipers Piping’ Christmas Cupcakes – 11am-12pm & 2pm-3pm
Cupcake time! 250 festive cupcakes will be handed out over two hour long slots throughout the day. The lucky customers who come along at these times will get to take home a delicious Christmas cupcake for free!
Monday 23 December – ‘Drummers Drumming’ Toy Soldier Character – Intervals between 11am-3.40pm
A fabulously festive drumming Toy Solider will be roaming the centre playing his drum and creating an excited buzz. Dance along to the beat and truly get into the Christmas spirit.