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Meet Santa, The Grinch and Polaris the Polar Bear at The Darwin centre this Christmas

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Families visiting The Darwin shopping centre in Shrewsbury this December be able to meet Santa, The Grinch, and Polaris the Polar Bear.

The ‘festive friends’ will be roaming around The Darwin between Saturday 2 and Saturday 23 December on the following days, appearing at intervals throughout each day.

  • Saturday 2 December – Santa
  • Sunday 3 December – The Grinch
  • Wednesday 6 December – Santa
  • Saturday 9 December – Santa
  • Sunday 10 December- Polaris the Polar Bear
  • Wednesday 13 December – The Grinch
  • Saturday 16 December – Santa
  • Wednesday 20 December – Santa and his elf (Booking required)
  • Saturday 23 December – Santa

And there’s also a chance to have breakfast with Santa and The Grinch at Massarella’s café for just £10 per person, as follows:

  • Sunday 10 December, breakfast with The Grinch, from 10.30am to 12pm
  • Wednesday 20 December, breakfast with Santa, from 9am to 11.30am

For more information and for breakfast bookings, click here.

Kevin Lockwood, The Darwin centre manager, said:

“We look forward to welcoming people of all ages to The Darwin during this year’s festive period. The Centre has something for everyone this Christmas, whether you’re shopping, eating, drinking, or looking for that ideal gift.

“But don’t miss the chance to meet – and even have breakfast with – our festive friends who will be here to make your holiday season truly magical and to create some special memories.

“So feel free to stop by with the family, say hello and have a bit of fun while you are here.”

Over the festive period The Darwin’s regular Christmas charity Polar Bear display will once again be located on the lower level next to the Amazon lockers, supporting the Santa’s Little Stars Toy Campaign. You can donate new, unwrapped toys in their packaging to help ensure that all children get to unwrap a present on Christmas Day.