Christmas at Crossgates!

17th December 2015

From gorgeous gift ideas to got-to-have gadgets and divine décor to show-stopping styles, Crossgates is your one-stop-shop for Christmas!

With enchanting events, plenty of in-store promotions and cracking Christmas giveaways, it’s the place to be for some extra sparkle this season.

Santa’s Here!

This Christmas the people of Leeds were invited to visit Santa Claus in his Crossgates Shopping Centre Grotto. Situated in a Christmassy cabin with his trusty elves as helpers, Santa is on hand to meet children, listen to their Christmas wishes and give them a present to take home.

Santa has been in situ in the mall from Friday 7th November and will be here until Christmas Eve. The cost of entry is £4.50 per child. There is also the option to book online to avoid queueing by visiting An online fee of £1.50 applies.

“Our festive craft workshop events have proven very popular with families. It’s been a great opportunity for children to get creative and express their artistic flair in a safe environment. We’ve had lots of positive comments about the workshops in person and via social media.”

Matthew Middleton, Crossgates Shopping Centre Manager

Christmas Craft Workshops

As well as Santa’s Grotto, Crossgates hosted a series of FREE Christmassy Craft Workshops at the centre! On Saturday 28th November, children were invited to come along and make wooden tree decorations. On Saturday 5th December, little ones got creative and made their very own festive felt stockings and the final workshop on Saturday 12th December gave children the chance to decorate sweet treats during a Mrs Santa’s Kitchen event!


Santa’s helpers with some of Crossgates’ shoppers who took part in the workshops.

More photos from the workshops can be found on our Facebook page.