Santa and Rudolf ready for trip to Meadowlane, Magherafelt

Christmas coming to Magherafelt
Christmas coming to Magherafelt

IT’S that time of year again, folks where everyone’s favourite is back! Santa Claus will make his spectacular entrance to his Grotto at Meadowlane Shopping Centre on Sunday 17th November on his sleigh pulled by the one and only, real live Rudolf the Reindeer himself!

There will be lots of family fun for the kids as they wait for Rudolf and Santa to arrive in their sleigh all the way from the North Pole. When they arrive, Santa and Rudolf drive their sleigh right into the shopping mall and will park at the grotto, where Rudolf will spend 2 hours meeting the kids from the local area and getting his photo taken with them!

As an extra treat this year, we are giving two lucky children a chance to win a ride in Santa’s sleigh! The two competition winners will arrive in the sleigh pulled by the real reindeer and will join Santa in his trip down the mall to his wonderful new Grotto. The lucky winners will also win a FREE Family pass to the Grotto. To enter, please do so via Facebook or you can find an entry form in any of our shops or cafes in the centre.

Once Santa has made his stylish entrance to the shopping centre, and has set up home there for the weeks leading up to Christmas in his Grotto, Kids can visit the grotto to get their photo taken with Santa and if they have been good, they might even get a present!

Centre Manager Sarah O’Neill comments, “Once again this year, we are delighted to welcome Santa back to Meadowlane. It’s always great fun for all the family and the perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit and we are especially pleased to be able to welcome Rudolf back again this year as well as the Mid Ulster School of Music who will be putting on a special Christmas performance on the mall!”

Meadowlane Shopping Centre is the perfect Christmas shopping destination as it features all of your favourite shops under one roof. There are a wide range of stores, including over 27 top name shops, so you are sure to be able to pick up presents for all of your loved ones. Whether it is presents for him, for her or for the kids, Meadowlane is sure to have it all. Stores include Dunnes, New Look, River Island, Boots, Holland & Barrett, Gems, M&Co, Vogue and Iceland plus many more. If you find yourself in need of a pit stop after all that shopping, there are cafes to stop for a bite to eat or a relaxing coffee including Costa Coffee and Viva Café. The centre is open seven days a week and will have extended Christmas opening hours until 9pm every week night from Mon 2nd December – check in-store posters and on the website for more details.

Don’t forget our fantastic Christmas Parking Promotion where customers will get 3 hours FREE PARKING in the multi-storey from 1st November to 31st January!

So take a trip down Meadowlane this Christmas! For a full list of stores and to keep an eye on upcoming events visit, follow us on Facebook or Twitter.