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Launch of Christmas 2021

13 November, 2021 @ 12:00 pm 7:00 pm

We know 2020 wasn’t the same, but Christmas festivities are back at Dalton Park with a bang for 2021!

After the difficult year we’ve had, we want to bring back the familiar tradition and true magic of Christmas. Where better to get the festive season off to a jolly great start than Dalton Park, as we officially switch on our Christmas lights.

Christmas kickstarts on 13th November when Santa Claus arrives at the outlet and parades through the mall on his sleigh pulled by real reindeer at 12pm.

Santa will then make his way to his grotto from 1pm with his little helpers to hear all your little ones wishes.

To get the party into full swing, Metro Radio will be on stage near to M&S Outlet, joining in the festivities from 3:00pm – 7:00pm with great music, fun and games for everyone to enjoy. Look out for fun-filled games and giveaways! There will also be entertainment dotted throughout the mall to get you in to the Christmas spirit.

Then the action and excitement builds as Steve and Karen from Metro Radio lead the countdown to our Christmas lights ‘switch on’ at 5:30pm, when the outlet will transform into a magical glow of sparkling lights. The excitement continues straight away with a spectacular firework finale in the parkland for all to enjoy.

But wait… there’s more!

The fun doesn’t have to stop there! Stores will stay open a little later until 7:00pm. You can always make a night of it with a choice of great films showing at Cineworld and grabbing a bite to eat from our many cafés and restaurants.

The Dancing Betty will also be hosting an ‘after launch’ disco if you want to keep the festive spirit going!

Watch the highlights from our 2019 event here


Reindeer Parade – Our event team have a very difficult job to ensure the reindeer parade goes smoothly. Please consider this and help them by keeping well clear of the sleigh as it travels through the mall.

Viewing the fireworks

The fireworks can best be viewed at either the M&S Outlet entrance where the Metro Radio stage will be set up, or the central entrance near Subway.

Public Transport – This event is always the most popular day of the year for visitors coming to Dalton Park. The car park often hits capacity so please consider using public transport for this event.  For more information on travelling to Dalton Park please visit our How to find us section.