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Christmas arrives at Derbion

Christmas arrives at Derbion

Christmas is in full swing at Derby’s best-loved retail destination Derbion, with an array of Festive Masterclasses, Santa set to arrive at his magical Winter Woodland, plus a variety of festive pop-ups to enjoy this winter.

From Saturday 27th November to Thursday 9th December, Derbion is hosting a series of fun-filled festive workshops. Visitors can learn how to create the perfect Christmas wreath, get crafty in a stocking workshop, learn the art of modern calligraphy, plus much more. A great activity for friends, couples and families in the run-up to Christmas, tickets for the masterclasses can be booked online now.

Little shoppers can then pay a visit to Father Christmas at Santa’s Winter Woodland, opening on Wednesday 1st December. The whole family will be able to experience a magical winter world, where they can safely meet Santa on his sleigh for a fabulous festive photo. This year, there is also a cookie decorating station to enjoy before meeting the man himself. Open on Level 1 until the 24th December, visitors can book tickets via the link below.

For those starting their Christmas shopping, the centre will open until 8pm Monday to Saturday, from Thursday 9th December. There’s an array of festive pop-ups to enjoy including Calendar Club, Touch of Glass and Frenchie Frenchie. Two new pop-up stores have also opened, including Leaf Gifts on Level 1, which will be selling gifts and trinkets. For the adventure lover, Rollersnakes is now open on Level 1, selling skateboards, clothing and footwear.

Adam Tamsett, general manager at Derbion, commented:

“With Christmas fast-approaching, Derbion has everything visitors need to get ready for the big day. Our stores are packed with gift ideas for loved ones and Sainsbury’s and M&S has all the festive food available to order ahead of the festive season.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Santa back to the centre this year, with the opening of our Winter Woodland, and our Festive Masterclasses are the perfect place to pick up a new skill to show off this Christmas. We look forward to welcoming visitors through the doors at Derbion this Christmas.”

For more information on Derbion’s festive masterclasses and to book your ticket, head to head to And to book your ticket for the Winter Woodlands, details can be found here:

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