Discover the Magic of Christmas at Merseyway

Families are invited to discover The Magic of Christmas at Merseyway Shopping Centre as we host a variety of free, festive experiences.

Event highlights include:

Merseyway’s Giant Post Box and Nice List with Father Christmas

Come along and be amazed by our GIANT post box! Returning for a second year running, the Giant Post Box reaches 6m in height- that’s bigger than a double decker bus! Each child who posts their letter to Father Christmas will have a magical, interactive experience as they watch their letter be transported to the North Pole. They can then return to the centre on the dedicated day to check if they’ve made Father Christmas’s Nice List, which will be broadcast from the North Pole onto the giant screen every Saturday on the run-up to Christmas Day. The Giant Post Box will not only allow children to post their letters to Santa in time for Christmas, but it makes a great selfie spot too!

Post Office with Merseyway’s Elves

Providing a fun activity for families, visit Merseyway’s Post Office every day at the centre and write a letter to Father Christmas, ready to be posted in our Giant Post Box. Keep an eye out for mischievous visitors because Santa’s favourite elves will be making appearances each weekend.


Storytime with Mrs. Claus

Do you believe in Christmas? Enjoy enchanting stories with Mrs. Claus at exclusive story time sessions every weekend in December. Sharing her memories from Lapland and beyond, each story time session with Mrs. Claus will take place in the undercover mall. Tickets are £2.00 each with all proceeds being donated to our Giving Tree appeal. Tickets can be purchased here

Merseyway’s Giving Tree

Do something special this Christmas and give a gift at Merseyway’s annual Giving Tree. Returning for another year, shoppers can select a bespoke tag from the Giving Tree and purchase a gift for a less fortunate child or person in Stockport. Each tag will share the age of the recipient along with an item they would like to receive for Christmas, meaning they will receive something they have asked for on their Christmas list.

This year’s Giving Tree will be hosted in collaboration with Age UK Stockport and Stockport schools and care homes and will be open from 15th November – 14th December 2022. All participants can drop their gift donations at the dedicated donation station or at the centre’s Management Suite.


Festive Huts and Late-Night Shopping

From Friday 11th November 2022, shop a fantastic range of festive gifts and treats at Merseyway’s Festive Huts. From Christmas decorations to delicious delights, there’s so much to enjoy at Merseyway this festive season.

Don’t forget to take advantage of late-night shopping hours, as Merseyway will be open until 7pm every Thursday in December and Friday 23rd December 2022.