Silverburn set to host a range of entertainment and fundraising events
Santa Claus will return to leading retail and leisure destination, Silverburn every day in December marking the countdown to Christmas Day and helping to raise funds for Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity (GCHC).
The daily meet and greets, with a suggested £3 donation, will take place 11am-6pm outside Next, with an additional quiet hour every Sunday 10-11am in the charity’s Christmas Hub next to Smiggle, for children with autism or other sensory needs.
The Christmas Hub will house a gift shop, offer present wrapping services - perfect for last minute shoppers - and host children’s arts and craft activities from 1-24 December, all to raise vital funds for the young patients at Glasgow’s Royal Hospital for Children, and their families. At the Christmas Hub the charity will also welcome donations of selection boxes, vouchers, arts and craft kits, makeup and toiletries to be gifted as part of its Family Support Service.
Spreading festive cheer throughout the month, various choirs will entertain visitors on afternoons and evenings, all collecting funds for charity alongside other family festive entertainment.
Silverburn will welcome Elve’s Behavin’ Badly characters, Elfie & Elvie on Sunday 3rd December. The popular pranking elves will be making public appearances throughout the day and will no doubt get up to lots of mischief.
For the adrenaline seekers, there’s a hair-raising Santa Bungee challenge on Saturday 9th December. The event will take place opposite the Silverburn Bus Station and is in aid of the Catherine McEwan Foundation. The charity has a mission to help people living with Crohn’s and Colitis to access better treatment, better care and live better lives.
For a more traditional festive experience, Silverburn’s Street Market will bring a Christmas Market to the centre on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th December, where shoppers can browse festive gifts, artisan foods, and much more.
Meanwhile, Cineworld Silverburn will be spreading more Christmas cheer with a host of festive favourites screening from 28th November, as well as the highly anticipated launch of Wonka on Friday 8th December.
David Pierotti, General Manager of Silverburn said: “We are a proud community destination for everyone to come together and feel festive at this time of year. With everything from family entertainment, festive films, visits with Santa Claus, fundraising and retail therapy, we look forward to spreading joy to our visitors this December.”