Saturday, 17th November, - Saturday, 8th December

The most wonderful time of the year at Touchwood!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and there are plenty of festive treats and surprises at Touchwood to help you enjoy the holiday season. After all, there’s Christmas, and then there’s a Touchwood Christmas!

On Saturday 17th November, the festive season officially begins at Touchwood. Santa will be making his first appearance as the centre lights up the night sky with its Christmas lights, and will then be taking residence in his enchanting grotto until Christmas Eve to shower the region’s lucky boys and girls with early Christmas gifts.

The Christmas magic doesn’t end there, as during the launch day, there will be plenty to see and do for the whole family; from picking up a free snow cone outside the grotto between 3pm and 6pm, to saying hello to a whole host of Christmas characters. Stick Man, the much loved children’s book character created by Julia Donaldson, will be making appearances throughout the day, alongside festive stilt walkers, a Christmas Frost Fairy – and much more! If that’s not enough, Christmas music will fill the centre to entertain guests even further.

And, if you’re dreaming of a White Christmas, your wish will come true as an enchanting Snow Pit opens its doors in Poplar Arcade. Children will be able to play in the artificial snow and throw pretend snowballs throughout the Christmas season.

Following the launch event, on 24th November, two acrobats will be performing a series of breath-taking routines at intervals throughout the day inside a giant snow globe – this is one magical show that is surely not to be missed! In addition, The Snowman will also be popping to Touchwood on 8th December. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the classic Christmas book, the beloved star will be greeting guests as they enjoy their Christmas shopping.

To add an extra touch of winter wonderland, Touchwood’s iconic polar bear, Presley, will return, complete with frost and plenty of sparkle, to offer the perfect setting for a festive family photo.

Lucy Burnett, marketing manager at Touchwood, comments: “Christmas is a very special and magical celebration and we want to make sure we help our guests embrace the spirit of the season. We’ve got lots of surprises in store, so make sure you join us!”

Guests can enjoy a relaxing shopping experience in Touchwood this Christmas thanks to extended opening hours during December. For a full schedule of events, grotto opening times, or for further information, visit or telephone 0121 709 6900.

Contact Organiser

Number: 0121 709 6900

Touchwood, Solihull, West Midlands, B91 3GJ


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