This year, McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Swindon will kick off the festive season on Saturday 18th November. Whether guests are looking to find the perfect present or simply enjoy the festivities, there has never been a better time to visit.

PinkBox Christmas Village

Those looking for gift inspiration need look no further. McArthurGlen Swindon is pleased to welcome back the PinkBox Christmas Village, which promises to be bigger and better than ever with several new brands and products to explore, all of which are created from local and natural produce. The PinkBox team will also be offering bespoke hampers and a dedicated custom wrapping service on the following dates:

  • Sunday 19th November from 12pm
  • Saturday 9th December from 12pm
  • Sunday 17th December from 12pm


From 25th November families visiting the centre can get up close to the magical reindeer that power Santa’s enchanted sleigh on the big day. The reindeers can be found on Train Street on the walk leading to the main entrance of McArthurGlen Swindon.

Santa’s Grotto

Santa and his elves will be inviting families to visit the centre’s Grotto to share their Christmas wish lists in person from Saturday 2nd December. The Grotto can be found in the heart of McArthurGlen Swindon by the PinkBox Christmas Village and will feature a snow machine, which will shoot snow every hour during peak shopping times. Entry to Santa’s Grotto is £5 per child and tickets can be purchased via the following website –

Breakfast with Santa

It’s not just mince pies Santa is eating this Christmas. From the 18th – 22nd December, McArthurGlen Swindon will be hosting the man himself for breakfast at Giraffe. Children will be able to choose a breakfast and drink from a selection of favourites and meet Santa to receive an early Christmas present. Tickets cost £10 per child and bookings can be made in person at the centre’s Guest Services or via email [email protected].

Christmas Wish List Writing Station

Whilst visiting McArthurGlen Swindon over the festive period, little ones will be able to get started on their all-important Christmas wish lists. The centre’s letter writing station, supported by Cross Pens, will be located outside their store within McArthurGlen Swindon. All completed wish lists can be posted in the Christmas letter box, ensuring they get from Swindon to the North Pole in time for the big day.

Festive opening hours

McArthurGlen Swindon will be open throughout the festive shopping period to ensure that shoppers can purchase all their Christmas gifts in time for the big day.

  • Friday 24th November (Black Friday): 9am -10pm
  • Monday 18th -Friday 22nd December: 9am -8pm
  • Saturday 23rd December: 9am -7pm
  • Christmas Eve (Sunday 24th December): 10am -6pm
  • Christmas Day (Monday 25th December): Closed
  • Boxing Day (Tuesday 26th December) 8am -8pm
  • Wednesday 27th -Friday 29th December: 9am -8pm
  • Saturday 30th December: 9am -7pm
  • New Year’s Eve (Sunday 31st December): 10am -6pm
  • New Year’s Day (Monday 1st January 2017): 10am -5pm

Centre Manager, Tina Cumpstey said: “Christmas at McArthurGlen Swindon is a truly wonderful time of year. We are thrilled to be welcoming back PinkBox Christmas Village and look forward to spreading the festive cheer with the arrival of Santa, his reindeer and elves.”

On top of all the festive fun, shoppers will of course be able to make the most of promotions available across the centre, which hosts over 100 high street, premium and designer brands and offers amazing year-round savings of up to 60% off RRP.

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