All You Want for Christmas!

Posted on November 8, 2019 Under Events

We’re treating you to a fabulous array of festive treats, FREE entertainment, competitions and more this Christmas.

We’ll be kicking off the season’s celebrations with the installation of our giant illuminated star on our roof from 12th November. The star, which proved an incredibly popular attraction with visitors throughout its debut last festive season, provides the perfect photo opportunity you to enjoy with friends, family and loved ones

To add to the festive cheer, we’ll be giving shoppers the chance to win a £200 gift card to spend in a store of their choice at Waverley Mall, when they break into festive song under the star. To enter, participants simply need to sing their rendition of their favourite Christmas song under the giant star and film it, before uploading the video to Facebook or Instagram along with #starunderthewaverleystar. The competition runs from 15th November until 15th December 2019 with a winner being chosen in time to enjoy their prize for Christmas.

This will be followed by the first of two festive editions of our popular monthly live music event, ‘The Waverley Sessions’ in partnership with The Youth Radio Network, which will see dozens of young and aspiring musicians taking to the stage across the weekend of 30th November and 1st December. The second event will take place across the weekend of 21st and 22nd December, with customers promised a variety of festive merriment across both weekends.

In a move to spread festive cheer and good will even further, throughout December we’ve offered a variety of local schools, choirs, charities and community groups the opportunity to use space within the centre for carol singing and festive performances to raise funds for a cause of their choice.  

Organisations that have jumped at the opportunity include Edinburgh based mental health charity – Health in Mind who will be carol singing here between 4.30pm and 6.30pm on Thursday 5th and Wednesday 11th December and award-winning women’s barbershop and a cappella chorus ‘Forth Valley Chorus’ who will perform at 30 minute intervals from 1pm – 3.30pm on the afternoon of Sunday 8th December to raise funds for cancer care charity ‘Maggies Centre’. On Friday 13th December, we’ll welcome a group from Broughton High School to raise funds for their musical and on Saturday 14th, Armdale Academy will be raising funds for their school show. On Sunday 15th December, Dunedin Wind Band will be playing to raise funds for Crisis – the national charity for homeless people. More groups are yet to be added to this fabulous line up. So if you’re in the city centre, why not pop down and show your support for these fantastic groups as you soak up the festive atmosphere.

As an extra special treat this year, we’ll be dishing out a variety of free treats throughout the festive season – keep an eye on our social media channels to find out about the latest freebies and where and when to find them.