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Ho, ho, ho! Go south from the North Pole and head straight to Swansgate! Here with inspiration for all your presents and free family fun, we have you covered this Christmas.


Santa Claus is coming to Wellingborough town this December!

Santa will be back this year in his snowy grotto here at Swansgate Shopping Centre on Saturday 4th and Saturday 11th December, 10am – 4pm!

What’s better? Entry is completely free! You will be greeted by Santa’s cheeky elves before you can talk to Santa, have your photo taken as well as receiving a free gift* for every child! 

Pre booking for the grotto is recommended but not essential. There will be two queues on the event days, shoppers in the pre-booked queue will be made a priority. 

Book your tickets here!

Grotto opening hours:

Saturday 4th December 10am – 4pm
Saturday 11th December 10am – 4pm

We want to make sure it is a December to remember, providing Christmas magic but being safe while doing so. Please continue to respect other visitors and always keep a safe distance where possible. The wearing of face coverings is still encouraged but no longer mandatory.

*Subject to availability*


We’re rewarding YOU this Christmas when you shop with us from the 1st – 23rd December. Simply spend £20 or more in Swansgate Shopping Centre, take your receipt to our Christmas team and claim your FREE scratchcard!

 Prizes up for grabs include:

£5 shopping vouchers
£10 shopping vouchers
£20 shopping vouchers
A pair of tickets to watch Sleeping Beauty at the Castle Theatre *T&Cs apply*

Important dates:

Claim your scratchcard from our Customer Service area between 10am – 11am, Monday – Friday from 1st – 23rd December 2021. 

View our T&Cs here


All aboard the Swansgate Express!

Take a magical ride on our Christmas train around the centre whilst the shops are open late on Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd December between 3pm – 7pm. 

Each child will receive a magical colouring sheet to take home as well as a ‘I went on the Swansgate Express’ sticker to wear!

Start Date End Date
09/11/2021 12:00 am 24/12/2021 12:00 am