It’s beginning to look a lot like the holiday season, and let’s be honest, this year, we’re all in need of a Christmas that’s bigger, sparklier and filled with more festive fun than ever before. Where better to get a healthy dose of festive cheer than with a trip to Westfield London (Shepherd’s Bush) and Westfield Stratford City – Secret London’s favourite shopping and retail destinations.
From November 6 you can enjoy full-on festivities at Westfield. Dine out in style in snug yet sophisticated winter chalet igloos at Westfield London’s alpine-inspired Winter Village. Explore a children’s toy store paradise at the new Hamley’s popping up at Westfield London (Shepherd’s Bush), or watch as local primary schools perform an adorable medley of Christmas carols. Plus, there’s a brand-new immersive winter wonderland experience coming to both shopping centres, where you’ll be able to meet Santa at his lodge!
Keen to find festivities everywhere you look while shopping for amazing gifts for your nearest and dearest? Read on to find out what could be in store for you at Westfield this season.
Meet up with Mr Claus…
Meet Santa at Westfield London (Shepherd’s Bush) and Westfield Stratford City
From December 9 to 24 grab your family for a catch-up with Santa at Westfield London (Shepherd’s Bush) and Westfield Stratford City. With the new immersive winter woodland experience you’ll begin your Christmas journey as Santa’s special elf guides you to Santa’s Lodge. Upon arrival you and your loved ones will be able to enjoy the magic of this Christmas tradition with Mr Claus himself. Make the visit extra special by inviting friends or family to join the experience virtually. They’ll be able to view their loved ones and enjoy the once-a-year meet-and-greet, even if they can’t join in person.
Each experience with Jolly Father Christmas lasts around 10 minutes, with a maximum of six people per slot. So make sure to book a visit with the one and only Mr Claus as soon as you can.
Explore a winter wonderland…
Winter Village at Westfield London (Shepherd’s Bush)
From November 6 to January 30 you’ll be able to explore The Winter Village at Westfield Square. Discover a wintry fantasy land featuring a show-stopping, twinkling Christmas tree. Snuggled up in this Christmassy oasis you’ll find 9 idyllic winter chalet igloos, reminiscent of rustic alpine lodges and kitted out with all the cosy furnishings. Sip on an array of seasonal tipples from Slingsby gin as you tuck into the lavish sharing feast.. Think luxury cheese and melted chocolate fondues, complete with all the trimmings! And to bring the festive atmosphere up a notch, there will even be a dazzling Christmas carousel – perfect for the kids to enjoy.Book your Winter Village adventure here.
A new Hamleys Store is set to open at Westfield London (Shepherd’s Bush)
In mid-November, Hamleys will open its doors at Westfield London (Shepherd’s Bush). Bursting to the brim with classic games, cute toys and the latest gadgets, the iconic shop is opening in perfect time for the festive period. Whether you’re looking to keep the kids entertained or fancy a visit yourself, a trip to this magical toy wonderland is a must-have experience.
Hear your favourite Christmas carols…
Christmas Choir Competition at Westfield London (Shepherd’s Bush)
Watch as tiny tots and older kids perform an array of Christmas classics at the ever-popular Christmas Choir Competition at Westfield London (Shepherd’s Bush). The competition will delight audiences as local primary schools perform a rendition of their favourite Christmas carol. And with plenty of prizes to be won, the performers definitely won’t be short of festive cheer. Who will be awarded the Best Performance and Best Fundraiser this year? Come along and find out!
Alongside these festive activities, Westfield London (Shepherd’s Bush) and Westfield Stratford City are also the ideal locations for day-to-night shopping, dining and seasonal entertainment. Open until late from Monday to Saturday, you’ll have plenty of time for in-store fun. Find full details of opening hours on their websites.