Christmas is well and truly underway at O2 Shopping Centre, as the Finchley Road destination has announced its Christmas activities for 2023.
The shopping centre has partnered with the Royal Free Charity to help make Christmas extra-special this year with The Giving Tree. Until 23rd December, shoppers will be able to pick a tag from the tree, buy a gift from one of its stores for a child aged 0-15 years and drop it off in the collection box next to the tree, outside Waterstones.* The donated items will be hand wrapped and delivered in time to lift the spirits of young patients this Christmas.
Between 10am-4pm on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December, O2 Centre is hosting its Christmas Fair on the lawn area outside Waterstones. Guests will be able to purchase a range of gifts including jewellery, hampers and baked goods, plus face painting and henna will also be on offer.
The centre will also be hosting Christmas Sounds outside Waterstones until 15th December with performances from performances including:
11th December from 11:15 am – Emmanual Primary School choir
12th December from 1pm – Holy Trinity School choir
15th December from 10:30am – St Albans Primary School choir
15th December from 1:45pm – Ryl Community Primary School choir
17th December from 1pm – London Community Church choir
18th December from 2pm – Anson Primary School choir
19th December from 10am-2pm – Royal Free Charity Christmas collection with music
23rd December from 12pm-12:30pm – Make Believe Group dance performance
What’s more, to simplify Christmas shopping, O2 Centre will have a gift-wrapping station from 18th-23rd December, offering guests the opportunity to have their gifts wrapped free of charge when they spend over £75.
Rebecca Ruddle, Centre Director at O2 Centre, said: “The festive season is a time of togetherness and community, where everyone deserves to feel loved and cared for, which is why we’re focusing on giving back to those in need as we announce the return of The Giving Tree at O2 Centre.
“We know that our charity drives are always met with the upmost generosity from our guests, and we’re sure the thoughtful donations made will help make a real difference to those who need it most this Christmas.
“Alongside supporting the Royal Free Charity, we’re thrilled to be hosting our Christmas Fair and Christmas Sounds. We encourage our guests to come down and experience the festive cheer throughout the month.”
For more information on these activities, visit https://o2centre.co.uk/.