Tis the season to celebrate sustainably!

Monday 5th December 2022

Dalton Park ‘switches on’ to sugarcane and recycled bottle decorations

Christmas has arrived at Dalton Park… and it’s got a recyclable touch. November 10th saw the North East’s largest outlet centre become even more merry and bright than usual, with its annual festive lights switch-on, but this time it’s more sustainable.

Taken: 10th Nov 2022 Dalton Park Light Switch on. Image Byline: Dave Charnley Photography.

This year’s Christmas display features a host of festive photo opportunities including a giant light-up polar bear, Santa’s selfie sleigh, a 6 metre Christmas tree in the centre of the outlet, and a sparkly, snowflake-filled walk-through display arch.

All the decorations installed at Dalton Park have been manufactured using Bio-Print technology, which means they are entirely recyclable and biodegradable at the end of life.

Taken: 10th Nov 2022 Dalton Park Light Switch on. Image Byline: Dave Charnley Photography.

Made from GM free sugar cane, they emit 10 x less carbon than traditional motif designs during manufacture.

The walk-through Christmas tree and snowflake archway are also made from Recy-Print, which is manufactured from recycled plastic bottles.

Centre Manager Richard Kaye explains: “As always, we wanted to make sure our Christmas launch put everyone in a fantastic festive mood; the event was spectacular – with music, fairground rides, live entertainment, fireworks, and lots of delicious food.

“When it comes to seasonal decorations, we strive to create a real ‘wow’ factor, without compromising on our commitment to sustainability, so partnering with an eco-friendly supplier was the perfect solution.

“We’re delighted with the new display; the decorations look spectacular both day and night and we know we’ve done our bit for the environment… the Dalton Park team are sure to be on Santa’s nice list!

Taken: Saturday 12th November 2022 Dalton Park – Market shots and street performers. Image Byline: Dave Charnley Photography.

Dalton Park has recently been announced as a finalist for its sustainability efforts in the North East Tourism Awards 2023.

Dalton Park provides something for everyone, with shops, cosy cafes, a cinema, accessible children’s play area, 55 acres of parkland, and an extended programme of free Christmas events this year.

The next live event will be Back Chat Brass at Dalton Park on Saturday 10th December from 11am.

For more information on Christmas at Dalton Park, visit our Christmas page.