Foyleside Shopping Centre is delighted to announce that Santa Claus will make his grand arrival on Saturday 12th November.

It marks Santa’s first arrival ceremony since 2019, when huge crowds gathered to welcome him to the centre.

His arrival this year will feature a train and sleigh, with a host of additional free activitiesfor the whole family to enjoy, including a reindeer food bar, face painting, balloon modelling, Christmas crafts and much more.

The activities will be available from 10am -3pm, with Father Christmas due to make his entrance at 11am.

Fergal Rafferty, Foyleside Centre Manager, commented: “Santa’s arrival has always been a hugely popular occasion in the past, soit’s brilliantto be able to stage this event once again.

“This is a free event suitable for the whole family, so remember to mark the date in your diaries so you don’t miss out!”

Santa’s Grotto will official open following the arrival ceremony, with the centre staging events every weekend in the run-up to Christmas.

Keep up to date with Foyleside’s Christmas events on the website or social media platforms.