Christmas is coming to Barons Quay


Barons Quay is bringing some seasonal magic to Northwich with a magical Winter Wonderland lights trail, Christmas movie party, Santa’s Grotto, festive crafts and community choirs!

The Winter Wonderland lights trail will feature four large light installations that visitors can interact with including snow arches, an igloo, a giant snowman and an ice throne. These impressive light displays will be situated throughout the shopping centre and guests are encouraged to visit them all for a chance to win.

An online map will allow children to find all the locations. They can also take part in the online Winter Wonderland Quiz for a chance to win a toy bundle, worth £50 courtesy of The Entertainer toy shop.

For those who love to pose for a festive photo, you can share your pictures of the dazzling light displays, and tag in Barons Quay to take part in their competition. The best picture will win a £100 gift card for a Barons Quay store of their choice. 

The Rotary in Northwich is bringing Santa’s Grotto back to Barons Quay. This year it will be situated outside H&M, next to the Wildflower Meadow. Parents can book a slot for their child to meet Santa, who will be in the Centre every Saturday from the 26th of November, plus Friday 23rd of December. Visits cost £5, with all money collected from Santa visits being distributed to their charity partners. 

For those with younger children, there’s the Barons Quay Kids Club Movie Party on Wednesday 30th November; it will feature live performances from Princess Elsa and her Elf, face-painting and balloon modelling, before a special screening of The Snowman and The Snowdog, which is being shown exclusively at Odeon cinemas this Christmas to mark The Snowman’s 40th anniversary. To book tickets click here. 

On the 10th December community choirs will be performing in Barons Square, creating a Christmas atmosphere for shoppers and visitors between 11am-4pm. Any community choirs or schools wanting to perform on the day can contact

On Saturday 17th December, children can take part in free Christmas Crafts between 10am-4pm.  The festive crafters will help children make their own clay Christmas tree decoration to take home with them. Two SEND session will take place between in a calm and quiet environment, which parents can book on to here: session one and session two.

From 11am-4pm activities will take place in the travelator hall, where participants can drop-in throughout the day. 

Activities will be launched at The Christmas Extravaganza on Saturday 26th November.

Centre Manager, Lina Higuita said: “This year we have everything you need to feel festive, from Santa visits to community choirs, Christmas movies to seasonal crafts! The Winter Wonderland lights trail will make every corner of the Centre feel Christmassy. We invite you to, literally, get into Christmas by walking through the snow arches, exploring the icy igloo, meeting our giant snowman and posing on the magical ice throne!