This year thecentre:mk launched ‘An Olde English Christmas’ in Middleton Hall for the festive season and a beautiful outdoor ice rink in Queen’s Court.
Over the past four weeks Santa has seen over 12,000 children from Milton Keynes who travelled to visit him in the beautiful setting of ‘An Olde English Christmas’.
Santa delivered festive sparkle to thecentre:mk on Friday, November 18, accompanied by over 100 children singing down the mall, opening his grotto with a full carol concert accompanied by the Milton Keynes city orchestra and over 8,000 guests joined in for the evenings Christmas events to officially declare Christmas open at thecentre:mk.
The ice rink at thecentre:mk launched with a Children in Need ‘donate to skate’ and an extra special appearance from the snow fairy to declare the ice rink officially open! The ice rink has seen thousands of families enjoy the crisp outdoors for a skate on the elegant ice rink located in Queen’s Court at thecentre:mk.
Melanie Beck, head of marketing and communications at thecentre:mk, said: “We are really looking forwards to welcoming the families of Milton Keynes to the centre in the few remaining weeks at our ice rink and Christmas show ‘An Olde English Christmas’ in Middleton Hall. This Christmas has been fantastic and we hope that as Santa leaves his grotto on Christmas eve, people will continue to enjoy skating and the Christmas festivities on offer, right up until January 2.”
To visit Santa in his grotto, to book a ride on the train or a skate on the ice rink, visit www.thecentremk.com or call 08445 449660. Santa’s grotto closes on 24 December 2011 at 5pm, the Ice Rink and ‘An Olde English Christmas’ which includes the train, close on 2 January 2012. The ice rink in Queen’s Court can accommodate need specific and group bookings, as well as school and corporate party requests.