South Yorkshire families can get in the mood for Christmas with a host of special activities and festive fun coming to Lakeside Village Outlet Shopping in Doncaster.
The centre will be celebrating the most wonderful time of the year with some magical events to spread joy and Christmas cheer.
Throughout the festive period, Lakeside Village will be turned into a Christmas wonderland with decorations, lights and performances and carolling from choirs, musicians and signing groups.
It just wouldn’t be Christmas without a visit from Santa Claus, would it?
Thankfully, we have it on good authority that Santa himself will be calling in at Lakeside Village on selected dates throughout December.
After what has been another tough year for Santa and his Elves, Santa has now been given permission to travel during the Christmas period and he will be appearing in his special globe outside Clarks at Lakeside Village on the following dates:
Saturday 4 December 11am – 4pm
Sunday 5 December 11am – 4pm
Saturday 11 December 11am – 4pm
Sunday 12 December 11am – 4pm
Saturday 18 December 11am – 4pm
Sunday 19 December 11am – 4pm
Monday 20 December 11am – 4pm
Tuesday 21 December 11am – 4pm
Wednesday 22 December 11am – 4pm
Thursday 23 December 11am -4pm
Friday 24 December 11am – 3pm
Along with his helpers, he’ll be more than happy to meet Doncaster’s children and pose for photographs.
Star Wars fans won't want to miss the weekend of December 11 and 12, when storm troopers and other characters from the famous film franchise will take over the centre. You'll also be able to meet Sandtroopers, a Snow Scout, Jawa, Tie Pilots, Royal Guards, Chewbacca, Darth Vader and Ewok, as an early Christmas treat.
The musical entertainment, which includes the signing choir from Doncaster School for the Deaf, Doncaster’s Youth Swing Orchestra, a mariachi band playing festive songs and Victorian Carol Singers will take place throughout December.
There'll also be plenty of time for Christmas shopping, with Lakeside Village to open late, until 7pm, on Wednesdays and Thursdays in December, from Thursday, December 2.