The Cherry Tree Shopping Centre in Liscard is spreading Christmas cheer to shoppers with gift-giving initiatives, Santa’s grotto and many more festive activities.
This month, a present box will be at the Centre until 14 December, where shoppers can donate children’s toys to cerebral palsy charity, Stick n Step.
The toys will then be collected by a volunteer from the charity, and distributed to families across Wallasey, in time for Christmas.
During December, the Cherry Tree Centre is inviting children down to the Centre for the opportunity to meet Santa in his Grotto. The Grotto will be open at the Centre each weekend in December leading up to Christmas, closing on Christmas Eve at 2pm.
In order to get their Christmas wishes, children can write a letter to Santa and hear back personally.
There will also be a colouring competition giving little ones the chance to win a festive prize. Letters and entries into the competition must be posted into the post box at the Centre by 19 December, anything posted after this date won’t be included.
Festive craft workshops will be taking place every Saturday, from the start of December till the weekend before Christmas.
On 3, 10 and 17 December, there will be a bauble decorating workshop, a gingerbread man decorating workshop and a make-your-own Christmas cracker workshop, respectively.
Alongside the festive celebrations, the centre is hosting reward schemes to give back to their shoppers this festive period.
For two days across the penultimate weekend of November, shoppers are in with the chance of winning a £300 voucher to spend at the Centre. To enter, they must simply spend £30 in one single transaction on either 25 or 26 November, and bring the receipt to the redemption pod located in the Cherry Tree, where they will then be entered into the prize draw.
Also running from 1 – 12 December is Spin to Win, where Facebook followers can win a variety of prizes for twelve days before Christmas. To enter, shoppers must like Cherry Tree on Facebook, screenshot the daily prize and send the screenshot as a direct message to the Centre.
Ruth Kavanagh, Centre Administrator of Cherry Tree Shopping Centre, commented, “We are so excited to be hosting so many festive family-friendly events here at Cherry Tree. Keeping the community spirit high is something we take pride in. From Santa visiting to craft workshops, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!”