NEW MOVES TO
ATTRACT CHRISTMAS SHOPPERS
With less than a month to go
until Christmas new moves are being made to encourage even more people
from outside Southport to enjoy the experience of shopping in the
As part of the new radio campaign
representatives from Century 105 will be in the town this Saturday
(December 1) giving shoppers the chance to win £500 to spend in the
And you wont miss them. The Century
team will be outside the Arts Center in their ‘Red Hot Hondas’
between 12 noon and 2pm, giving shoppers the chance to enter the free
“Shopping and particularly
Christmas shopping in Southport is one of the most important elements
of the marketing activity of the resort, “ says Lord Fearn, chairman
of the Christmas Group. “As well as the regular advertising to
encourage shoppers to visit we have decided this year to include a
regional radio campaign to reach those within a short drive-time of
As Christmas approaches shoppers in
the town will be treated to a variety of festivities in the town center.
Wayfarers Arcade looks spectacular
and a line up of events is planned to create a festive atmosphere
right up until Christmas. This Saturday also sees the opening of the
grotto in the arcade with the Roudelay Singers performing between
12.30pm and 2pm. On Sunday street music entertainers will perform
throughout the afternoon.
The grotto will be open
this weekend and next (December 8th and 9th)
from 11am to 5pm and then daily from December 15th to 24th.
On December 13th
and 20th for late night opening, shoppers will be treated
to free mulled wine and mince pies in the arcade.
And if busy shoppers
want to take a break, Christ Church on Lord Street will be playing
host to carol concerts from local schools. Children from Our Lady of
Lourdes will be in the church on December 13th, Farnborough Road
Juniors on December 14th and Linaker Street on December 18th.
The concerts start at about 1pm for an hour.
Shoppers at two of the
town’s supermarkets will also treated to a visit from Santa. Rotary
is once again running its successful balloon event at Safeway and
Tesco giving children the chance to send a message to Father Christmas
in Lapland. The balloons are released and the child with the one traveling
the furthest, gets a prize. Rotary will ensure all children receive a
message from Santa.
Father Christmas will be
at Safeway on Saturday, December 8th and 15th
and at Tesco on Saturday and Sunday, December 8th and 9th.
And on the last main
shopping day before Christmas December 22 the town center will be in a
real festive mood when hundreds of people gather in the Princes Diana
Memorial Gardens in front of the Arts Center at 11am for open air
Article by Julia