It is time to get festive in Gloucester at Eastgate and King's Walk. With an incredible array of shops to suit every budget whether you're searching for stocking fillers or the latest toy trends, we've got it all covered. Plus we have organised some fantastic Christmas events for all ages to enjoy, so why not come and see the enchanting lineup we have prepared for you?
Christmas Lights Switch On
Join us on Saturday 18th November, from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm for a spectacular Christmas lights switch-on event. For more details, visit Visit Gloucester's website: Christmas Light Switch On 2023.
12 Days of Christmas Competition
From 1st to 12th December, take part in our daily social media competition for a chance to win fantastic prizes from our in-centre retailers. A winner will be selected randomly each day. Good luck!
Undies under our Giving Tree
Each year Gloucester City Mission gives out over 750 pairs of men’s and women’s underwear to the homeless. Support our charitable initiative 'Undies under our Giving Tree' by purchasing and donating new pairs of men's boxer shorts (S/M/L) or women's briefs (size 8-14) to place under the tree at Revive Coffee House.
Visit Father Christmas
Father Christmas returns on 7th and 20th December (12:00 pm - 5:00 pm) in Eastgate and on 24th December (10:00 am - 2:00 pm) in King's Walk. Be sure to get here early to see him as it is his busiest time of year and he has to check his list twice!
Capture Memories with a Snow Globe
On Saturday 9th December, head to Eastgate from 11am to 3pm for a unique and FREE photo opportunity inside our inflatable snow globe! Gloucester Brass Band will also be joining us from 11am until 1pm and Gloucester District Christian Choir from 2pm to 3pm and don't forget to drop by Music in the Square too!
Also, on Saturday 9th December, don't miss the exciting #GlosSantaFunRun, starting at 10 am outside the old Debenhams Store in King's Square. Find out how to participate here: Glos Santa Fun Run.
Be Festive Together - Family Fun Day
On Saturday 16th December, join us in King's Square for a Family Fun Day, featuring a Winter Wonderland workshop (write a letter to Santa and decorate a wooden bauble!) and a ONE DAY ONLY Interactive Christmas Trail that starts at 10:30 am to 2:30 pm, simply collect your trail map from the square, follow the clues and then once complete head to Revive Coffee House to claim a FREE hot chocolate (under 18's only!)
King's Walk has performances from the Heart of Gloucester Community Choir from 10.45am to 11.30am and again from 12.15pm to 1pm. Churchdown Male Voice Choir will also give a rendition of carols and songs from 10.30pm to 11:30pm
Don't forget to head over to Eastgate too, as there will be performances from Gloucester Brass from 10:30am to 11:30am, followed by the Friends UkeNited from 12pm to 1pm.
City of Gloucester Community Choir
On Saturday 23rd December, be enchanted by the City of Gloucester Community Choir's performance in Eastgate from 11am to 12pm.
Lastly, we would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas from all of us at King's Walk!