There’s no need to panic about fitting in the time to go gift shopping this Christmas, as The Mall extends their opening hours for shoppers to find everything they need.

Every Thursday from 19th November until 17th December, stores at The Mall will be opening their doors until 8pm*, including House of Fraser, Primark, Boots and TK Maxx. There’s free parking from 3pm in Main Square, Knoll Road and The Atrium Car Parks, plus a free gift for every shopper that spends £50 or more in The Mall from 5.30pm.

Younger shoppers can also join in the late night fun with free arts & crafts workshops from 3pm until 8pm every Thursday in The Square. Children can decorate a bauble for The Mall’s Christmas tree as well as enjoy different activities each week including creating Christmas decorations and reindeer food. Free Letters to Santa writing is also available in The Square every day until Christmas Eve.

The fun isn’t stopping their either, as Santa is making his way to The Mall from Saturday 5th December, and will be in his Grotto every day until Christmas Eve. Children can meet Santa and take home an early present for just £4 per child. Visits to Santa can be pre-booked by visiting

And for people who prefer to shop online, The Mall offers CollectPlus so you can collect your online purchases or return unwanted items at a time that suits you from our Ask Me Point and experience the fashion events at the same time. CollectPlus is the UK’s largest independent store-based parcel delivery and returns service. It offers a simple and convenient way for people to collect online purchases from or return unwanted items to more than 300 high street and online retailers.

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