Santa arrives for a bit of retail therapy

Oliver Wood and George Thornley
Oliver Wood and George Thornley

Christmas is in the air at East Midlands Designer Outlet in South Normanton after Santa Claus came to town.

Father Christmas arrived for the shopping centre’s annual festive lights switch-on which featured live music, as well as an appearance by staff from radio station Peak FM.

Ebony Glossop meets Father Christmas

Ebony Glossop meets Father Christmas

Paul Tyler, centre manager, said: “Christmas at McArthurGlen East Midlands designer outlet is a truly wonderful time of year.

“We’re so excited to bring the essence of Christmas to our loyal customers.”

Santa’s grotto at the shopping mall, which is free, is open from Saturday, December 1.

Santa's helpers Ashleigh Green and Sarah Dodley

Santa's helpers Ashleigh Green and Sarah Dodley