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East Midlands Designer Outlet at South Normanton
East Midlands Designer Outlet at South Normanton

McArthurGlen’s East Midland’s Designer Outlet at South Normanton will welcome the start of the festive season on November 20, with a stunning Christmas light switch-on set to illuminate the centre.

Taking place from 6.30pm, the 38-foot real Christmas tree bejewelled in sparkling lights, will be brought to life in the dazzling annual switch-on event.

Sam and Dangerous Dave from the Gem 106 Breakfast show will be on hand to get everyone into the Christmas spirit, and shoppers will be treated to exclusive offers and seasonal activity on the night.

Unique Events will bring their popular craft fair to the centre from November 20-30. Offering a variety of crafts and gifts including home, handmade jewellery and delicious treats, shoppers will be spoilt for choice when picking the perfect, original stocking fillers.

Special offers and exclusive competitions will be available in stores throughout the period, such as a seasonal ‘treasure hunt’ providing fun for all the family. Opening hours at the outlet will be extended throughout the holiday months, as the centre opens its doors every weeknight until 8pm from November 20.

Providing Christmas cheer for the little ones, Santa Claus will make merry visits, accompanied by his real reindeer, and will even be at the centre on Christmas Eve, making those last minute wishes to the North Pole come true.