Santa is coming to town

20 lucky kids had the opportunity to have Breakfast with Santa at Foyleside Shopping Centre. The children, who were winners of a Facebook competition had the opportunity to meet the man himself and have breakfast with him and his lovely wife, Mrs Claus plus two of his elves.
20 lucky kids had the opportunity to have Breakfast with Santa at Foyleside Shopping Centre. The children, who were winners of a Facebook competition had the opportunity to meet the man himself and have breakfast with him and his lovely wife, Mrs Claus plus two of his elves.

Christmas is coming to town this weekend with the arrival of Santa at the city’s two big shopping centres.

Santa will be arriving tonight at the Richmond Centre at 5pm and his grotto - a newly built log cabin, will be open from now until Christmas.

Tomorrow will see Foyleside welcome Santa for the season. Santa will arrive in his stylish sleigh, along with Rudolf and friends, at 11am.

As well as Santa, kids will also have the chance to meet some of the characters from the Millennium Forum’s pantomime ‘Aladdin’, including Wishee Washee, Princess Jasmine, Abanazar and Aladdin himself.

Fergal Rafferty, Foyleside Centre Manager said: “We’re really excited about our programme of Christmas events and to help our customers get a head start on their festive shopping.”