Shoppers slid into the Christmas spirit on a giant inflatable toboggan run as Lakeside Village launched its month-long programme of festive fun and entertainment.
The launch included the official opening of a 30ft-long inflatable toboggan run for shoppers to slide down, as well as real reindeers, a brass band and Christmas-themed face painting and the arrival of Santa.
Cheryl Sandler, centre manager at Lakeside Village, said: “We’re really pleased to have got our season of festive fun underway and got our shoppers get into the Christmas spirit.
“The giant toboggan slide got t lots of laughs and, with it Santa’s Grotto brought smiles to lots of little shoppers.”
Lakeside Village’s Christmas entertainment runs until Thursday December 24, with other highlights including:
· Free chestnuts and mulled wine for shoppers on selected dates.
· A giant snow globe from Saturday December 12 to 13.
· A chance to meet Star Wars characters and take part in a Jedi Knight school on Sunday December 20.
Santa’s Grotto will be open every weekend from November 22 until December 20 and will then open from December 21 to 24.
Late night shopping at Lakeside Village runs from the December 16 to December 23.
For more information, visit www.lakeside-village.co.uk website.