Trafford Centre announces very special partnership with Paddington

Tinseltown at Trafford Centre for 2022 is set to be extra-special this year as Santa will be joined in its iconic Christmas Grotto by a new friend; a very rare sort of bear.




The NEW Christmas with Paddington Grotto experience at Trafford Centre Manchester will be open 16th November until 24thDecember for families of all ages to enjoy a spectacular festive experience - expected to be bigger and better than ever before with Paddington’s arrival.


Visitors will be invited to enjoy the special Christmas with Paddington experience, curated by award-winning experiential events company Bakehouse Factory. It will include fun photo opportunities for all ages, travelling through snowy festive trees and scenic street scenes, also including a mesmerising interactive doll’s house featuring Paddington’s famous attic window. Children will then be invited to tiptoe across the Christmas night-time rooftops of the beautiful Windsor Gardens, before being transported to the hallway of the Browns’ house to finally meet Paddington himself. After pausing for a photo with this much-loved bear, families will be guided in individual family groups to meet Santa in the armchair of the Browns’ cosy lounge, a delightful festive adventure.


Every child will receive a Paddington™ book as a special gift from Santa and families can enjoy browsing a pop-up Paddington Bear™ shop for quality memorabilia and gifts to end the magical experience.


Bruce Gardner, Brand Experience Director at Trafford Centre said: “Christmas with Paddington is a central feature for Trafford Centre’s Tinseltown campaign this year and is set to be a wonderfully festive and unique, hand-crafted experience for the whole family. We are expecting over 40,000 people to enjoy this immersive experience with the national treasure that is Paddington Bear, and we are confident it will be a huge success for the centre as we provide a Christmas experience to remember.”


With lively and charming elf characters to meet, enchanting interactive scenes, and plenty of special photo opportunities along the way, Christmas with Paddington is a must-see attraction for families looking for sumptuous, traditional, festive magic this year.


Tickets are available for both Santa’s Grotto and The Night Before Christmas at The Browns’ House Story Sessions via the Trafford Centre website [www.traffordcentre.co.uk] with priority booking available for Pulse members when in the Trafford Centre 25th October. General ticket sales will go live from 26th October here and visitors are advised to book their tickets early to avoid disappointment.

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