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Father Christmas set to spread festive cheer at Sanderson Arcade this weekend

Father Christmas set to spread festive cheer at Sanderson Arcade this weekend
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Father Christmas set to spread festive cheer at Sanderson Arcade this weekend

27 November 2023

Father Christmas will be making an eagerly anticipated appearance at Morpeth’s popular Sanderson Arcade this weekend.

Ahead of his round the globe trip to deliver presents, Santa and Mrs Claus will be tucked away in Sandersons Department Store on Saturday, December 2, from noon to 3pm.

The event, free of charge to all attendees, will offer an opportunity for children to meet Santa in person, share their Christmas wishes, and capture precious moments with photographs.

Each child visiting will also be offered a small gift as part of the experience.

Lottie Thompson, centre manager at Sanderson Arcade, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Santa Claus back to Sanderson Arcade this Saturday.

"This event is a highlight of our festive calendar, and we are incredibly grateful to Kathryn Kent Independent Estate Agents for their generous sponsorship, enabling us to bring this magical experience to the community."

Kathryn Kent, founder of Kathryn Kent Independent Estate Agents, said: "I am honoured to support this wonderful event that brings so much joy and excitement to local families.

"At this special time of year, it's important to create moments that bring people together, and we are delighted to be a part of this at Sanderson Arcade.

“Having grown up in Morpeth myself, and now running my estate agency business in the area, I love being able to give back to the town.”

It is expected to be busy and those interested in attending are asked to arrive early to avoid any disappointment. There will also be a queue system in place.

In addition, the Salvation Army choir will be performing at the centre the same day at 10.30am.  

The Mid Northumberland Chorus will be performing around the Christmas tree at the centre the following day on Sunday, December 3, from 1pm onwards.

The community choir, which has around 80 dedicated members, is extremely popular in the area so expect to be serenaded into the festive season.

Sandersons Department Store will be hosting their Christmas Sparkle event on Thursday, December 7, from 6pm to 8pm.

The event promises to be a highlight of the Christmas shopping season and is a chance to look and feel fabulous in the lead up to the big day.

Visitors can expect exclusive discounts, one to one fashion advice, a gift-wrapping service, personalised engraving service, live music and goodie bags.     

The fun then continues as members of the public are invited to enjoy a good old singalong around the Christmas tree with Carol’oke on Saturday, December 9, from 3pm.

In addition, the centre welcomes back real reindeers on Sunday, December 10.

Come along between 10am and 4pm to meet Dasher, Dancer, Prancer and their friends before they make their big journey around the globe. 

Once you have enjoyed all the festive events at Sanderson Arcade and indulged in the magic of Morpeth at this time of year, you may consider moving closer to the town.

Morpeth is an incredible place to live, with fantastic schools, national transport links and a beautiful town centre.

If you are considering moving, then speak to Kathryn Kent today. Find her listed properties and contact details here: or follow her on Facebook at

To see the full Christmas events calendar at Sanderson Arcade visit 


Picture shows youngsters telling Santa Claus what they want for Christmas.  

For further information, contact:-

Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644