This Christmas we were delighted to announce that our biggest ever Santa Arrival took place on Saturday 23rd November at 5 p.m. here at the Square.
Santa’s arrival is the biggest event on our social events calendar and rivals all of the other shopping centres while attracting thousands of customers to this fantastic family event each year. Young families were eagerly awaiting the arrival of the main man himself to switch on our lights and ignite our spectacular fireworks display, which took place in our West Car Park. To complement all our external activities we added a giant Ferris Wheel and Carousel, so a great crowd pleaser all round!
This date also marked the official opening of our beautifully bespoke Santa Grotto which was located on Level 2. Journey to Santa’s Kingdom was the biggest ever Grotto experience and had Ireland’s only 4D virtual reality sleigh ride which flew children through the night sky to Santa’s Kingdom. Here they were entertained by elves at an interactive toy workshop before entering Santa’s Frozen Grotto and departing through a magical twinkling winter land and frozen gates.
Not only did we have Santa himself landing on our doorstep, but we were also delighted to bring the magic of the greatest animated movie of all time to our Centre, Disney’s ‘Frozen II’. We secured a collaboration with Disney for their new movie release and our Centre Mall was transformed into a spectacular Frozen Themed Mall for this very special occasion. One of the main attractions was our visually impressive show on our huge sails projecting the newly released theme song from Frozen II, “Into The Unknown”.
We were the only Shopping Centre in Ireland to have been selected by Disney to showcase this amazing event and we were definitely the talk of the town putting the spotlight on the Centre while attracting new customers from far and wide to see our Frozen Themed Mall. As always each year we deliver a unique family experience at Xmas with excellent success but this year there was that little something special to bring customers through our doors!! Check out our little after-movie below;