Christmas Has Arrived At The Outlet!

As the festive season gets under way, The OUTLET in Banbridge is set to take the stress out of Christmas shopping with massive discounts, late night shopping and fun activities for all the family.

thumbnail_the-outlet-christmas-1Throughout the Christmas period The OUTLET will host an array of free family entertainment, with a special Christmas pop-up offering lots of fun for all the family, with interactive activities to keep the kids happy on some of the busiest shopping days.

With great offers and discounts on offer, with up to 70% off high street prices and designer brands including, Jaeger, L.K. Bennett, Next Outlet, Timberland, Nike Factory Store, Marks & Spencer Outlet, Chapelle Jewellery, Smyth & Gibson, The Perfume Shop and Toytown, The OUTLET also offers savvy shoppers great deals this Christmas.

Here’s the lowdown on The OUTLET Christmas pop-up experience:

Opening Dates/Times:

· Saturday 10 December, 11am-4pm & Sunday 11 December, 1-6pm

· Saturday 17 December 11am-4pm & Sunday 18 December, 1-6pm

· Thursday 22 & Friday 23 December: 11am – 4pm

thumbnail_the-outlet-christmas-2Complete the Christmas picture

Window shopping is a big part of the Christmas shopping experience and now you can take a starring role in your very own display within The OUTLET’s Christmas pop-up unit. Take a seat in a magical throne set within a winter wonderland Christmas scene and have your picture taken as part of The OUTLET’s stunning window display.

All I Want for Christmas

It’s not just Santa that’s dishing out the presents this Christmas. The OUTLET is offering four lucky shoppers the chance to win a gift of their choice, up to the value of £75. Shoppers can log their Christmas present of choice on a tablet in the pop up Christmas unit at The OUTLET throughout December and the lucky winners will be drawn at random.

thumbnail_the-outlet-christmas-4Have a Crafty Christmas

W5 at The OUTLET host a variety of arts and crafts workshops, including a workshop to show your little ones how to make a 3D Christmas Tree decoration in a paper craft workshop on Saturday 10th & 17th December from 2pm – 4pm.

And, in The OUTLET’s Christmas pop-up, there will be a craft corner, where the small ones can decorate a fabric patch which will be sewn together into a large patchwork quilt and will be donated to the Simon Community.

Let the Choir Sing

On Thursday 22nd December, The Mum Chorus, a newly formed local mum’s choir will perform at The OUTLET. They will stage a mini concert in the Visitor Services Unit on Thursday 22 December from 11:00am. Songs will include: “Happy”, “Jingle Bell Rock” and “I Saw Mummy Kissing Santa Claus!”

Gift Wrap Station

Take the stress out of Christmas preparations with The OUTLET’s free gift wrapping station on 17 and 18 December. Take your OUTLET purchases along with your receipt to the team and then sit back and relax while your presents are wrapped for you.

Giant Floor Piano

Fancy yourself as Tom Hanks in Big? Play your favourite festive tune or let your little elves loose on The OUTLET’s giant floor piano within the pop-up Christmas unit. Read the handy Christmas sheet music for inspiration, or make up your own seasonal tune.

To find out more, visit or connect with The OUTLET on Facebook or Twitter @outletbanbridge

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Abby Williams
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