Christmas is coming and the Belvoir Shopping Centre has a range of Christmas activities this year.
It all starts on Saturday 1 December and the centre is working with North West Leicestershire District Council for the annual Christmas in Coalville, an event for all of the family.
During the afternoon shoppers will be amazed by the centre’s roller skating snowwoman. She will be skating up and down the centre to greet all of the shoppers and have 250 free Christmas candy canes to give away.
The centre is also working with the Churches Together Coalville group and is welcoming them back after their summer’s Olympic cafe success. On Saturday 8 and 15 December, St Margaret Street Church will be helping shoppers with their present wrapping.
If shoppers have gifts they need wrapping, the volunteers from the Church are armed with paper, bows, tags, scissors and tape ready to wrap gifts for free, taking the hassle out of preparing for the big day. This will be available from 10am until 3.30pm outside Home Bargains and will be weather permitting.
On Saturday 15 December at 3.30pm there will be a carol concert in the centre put on by the Churches Together Coalville group. There will be a drama about the Christmas story and music provided by the Snibston Co-op brass band. Shoppers staying for the concert will also be treated to non alcoholic punch, mince pies and fairy cakes all for free.
During Saturday 8, 15 and 22 December, Santa and his sleigh will be stopping off in Coalville and meeting all of the children. Parents will be able to take the children’s’ picture with Santa and Coalville Rotary club will be collecting for its charities.
Speaking about the festive activities a spokesperson at the Belvoir Shopping Centre said: “We’ve got some great plans for the run up to Christmas and we are very grateful to all of the organisations involved in helping us make it a Christmas to remember”.