Father Christmas is coming to town, to Park Mall to be exact!

Children are in for a treat because Ashford is welcoming Father Christmas to the Festive Family Fun Day on Saturday 26th November in Ashford Town Centre.

A cosy grotto, complete with twinkling fairy lights and snowy surroundings, will be in Park Mall to make our special guests, Father Christmas and his helper Elf, feel at home.

Children will have the chance to meet Father Christmas and receive a hand-wrapped present. Visiting times are between 11am and 5pm on Saturday 26th November and admission costs £2 per child. Families can find the grotto between The Little Teapot and The Barrow in Park Mall.

Father Christmas will then be available to visit in his grotto every Saturday from the 3rd December until 17th December between 11am and 4pm. On Sunday 18th December through to Saturday 24th December he will be there every day from 11am to 4pm.

To get our residents and visitors in the festive spirit, we are running a ‘Win this Window’ Christmas competition where you have the chance to win some fabulous prizes from local businesses. We will be packing one of our windows in Park Mall with delightful goodies from local Ashford shops such as gift sets, vouchers, stocking fillers and other great present ideas. To enter simply fill out a competition entry form which will be available to collect from Wilko, Marks and Spencer, Greggs, Santander, Boots and EE, then return it to one of these stores.

The ‘Win this Window’ competition is being run in partnership with the Business in the Community Healthy High Streets initiative, and local Ashford businesses.
What’s more, we will be adorning one of Park Mall’s shop front windows with a special advent calendar where you can find out about local festive deals and every day reveals a different offer! For details on the Pak Mall advent calendar and the ‘Win this Window’ competition, keep an eye out on Loveashford.com. Don’t forget you can visit the website all year round to discover all the latest local deals, lifestyle blogs and events.

During your visit to Park Mall, why not kick start your Christmas shopping from some of your favourite stores in Park Mall, County Square and the town centre?

There’s plenty more festive fun to be revealed, so make sure you keep an eye out on Loveashford.com for all the latest news.

The event, organised by Ashford Borough Council, is supported by Park Mall, County Square Shopping Centre, KMFM, Ashford Town Centre businesses, CS Mitchell LTD, and developers Quinn Estates, Bretz, and Stanhope PLC.