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Reindeer to bring some Christmas magic to Morpeth’s Sanderson Arcade

Reindeer to bring some Christmas magic to Morpeth’s Sanderson Arcade
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Reindeer to bring some Christmas magic to Morpeth’s Sanderson Arcade

4 December 2023

Real reindeer will be spreading a bit of Christmas cheer at Morpeth’s Sanderson Arcade this weekend, ahead of their round the world trip to deliver presents with Santa Claus.

Come along to meet Santa’s furry friends at the shopping centre on Sunday, December 10, between 10am and 4pm. The reindeer visit is just one part of a festive fun-packed weekend. The popular Alnwick All Stars will be in full voice on Sunday, December 10, from 11am. And on the Saturday, December 9, shoppers are invited to gather around the Christmas tree for a good old singalong as part of the popular Carol’oke event from 3pm.

People are invited to join in and sing a selection of carols and festive songs. Song sheets will also be given out to help you to keep in tune. Songs set to be sung on the day include It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas, Jingle Bell Rock, Winter Wonderland, Holly Jolly Christmas, Rocking Around The Christmas Tree, Driving Home For Christmas, Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!, Last Christmas, I Wish it Was Christmas Every Day and Santa Claus Is Coming To Town. After a break, the crowds will then sing All I Want For Christmas and Merry Christmas Everyone, followed by three tracks that have been voted for online with a social vote.  Barluga will also be opening up an outdoor bar and serving up mulled wine to help you to get into the Christmas spirit. 

Lottie Thompson, Centre Manager at Sanderson Arcade, said: “We are thrilled to have the reindeer back at the centre and am sure everyone who comes along will enjoy meeting them. Come and witness these enchanting creatures up close. “They have a busy month so this might be the last chance to see them before they have to head off and help Santa to deliver presents around the world!  “And if you fancy a sing song, don’t forget to take part in our Carol’oke event. Don't miss out on these wonderful opportunities to revel in the festive cheer at Sanderson Arcade. “Share the joy, sing your heart out, and meet Santa's adorable reindeer, all in one weekend!”

The festive fun doesn’t stop there, as the centre has many more events in the lead up to Christmas.

The centre’s popular Sandersons Department Store will be hosting a special ‘Christmas Sparkle’ evening on Thursday, December 7, from 6pm to 8pm. Guests can enjoy one to one fashion advice, a gift wrapping service, personalized engraving service, exclusive discounts, live music and goodie bags. Sing Northumberland Choir will take centre stage on Wednesday, December 13, from 11am. 

Ladies from the Boulmer Military Wives Choir will fill the winter air with festive songs on Saturday, December 16, from 11am. And it will be a double header that day, as the Voicemale, an all male choir, will follow on with a performance from 3pm to 5pm. Members of the popular Ellington Colliery Band take centre stage on Sunday, December 17, from 11am. The Salvation Army choir will be in full voice for a performance on Saturday, December 23.

To see the full Christmas events calendar at Sanderson Arcade visit


Picture shows a reindeer at a previous festive event at the centre. 

For further information, contact:-

Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644