Westfield London opens first Christmas market

The festive season has arrived at Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City, the ultimate destinations in London for Christmas cheer, spellbinding entertainment and hassle-free shopping. From Christmas choir competitions to delicious festive feasts and exclusive offers, the centres have something for everyone this holiday season.

Christmas fun for all the family

Westfield London welcomes the inaugural Winter Village will open in Westfield Square where visitors will enjoy an array of seasonally inspired food and drinks and the best shopping offering making it a must-see destination this year, opening 21st November through to 24th December. The annual Christmas School Choir Competition will return to Westfield London from the 4th – 6th December for families to enjoy.

The infamous Santa’s Snowflake Grotto returns this year with a traditional Nordic theme. Inside lies the secret realm of snowflakes where children are taken through an enchanting journey through the grotto’s winter wonderland with Santa’s helpers. Tickets are available now, from (insert link) at £7.50 per adult / child.

Exclusive offers at the Shopping Weekend

Shoppers can browse through the wooden cabins of gifts and goodies in the square before heading into Westfield London, which has welcomed new brands just in time for the festive period, including Steve Madden and NEOM Organics where you can find the perfect gifts for friends and family. The Christmas shopping weekend takes place from the 29th November to the 2nd December with exclusive offers available at both centres.

Festive feasts

At Westfield London, take a pitstop to dine at one of the new independent restaurants in the centre including British pasta restaurant, Pastaio, opening on the 16th December, serving festive pasta dishes. Bleeker Burger has also opened in the centre, cooking classic New York style burgers. For those looking to really warm up, Copper Chimney is serving authentic Indian food with spices sourced from India.

Westfield Stratford City is welcoming Tapas Revolution just in time for the Christmas period where it has installed ‘Press for Cava’ buttons to bring some sparkling joy to each shopping visit. Gourmet doughnut experts Longboys has opened an outlet in the centre to satisfy any of those with a sweet tooth.

The VIP shopping experience

The holiday season will be supported by Westfield’s luxury range of in-centre services including hands-free shopping, gift wrapping, concierge and valet parking.  The hands-free shopping service takes the stress away from carrying heavy bags, storing them safely for shoppers to enjoy their Christmas experience to the max. In addition, Guest Services is always on hand to advise and consult visitors on all their shopping needs. 

Give the gift of experience

If you are stuck buying for friends and family this year, then look no further than a Westfield Gift Card for loved ones to enjoy at their own leisure, choosing from a gift they love or an experience they won’t forget by catching the latest blockbuster or dining at their favourite restaurant.

Westfield is delighted to announce its extended Christmas opening hours. For more information about Christmas at Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City, visit www.uk.westfield.com

Myf Ryan, CMO Europe and group director of brand and strategic marketing for Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield comments, “Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City have become Christmas destinations that both Londoners and visitors flock to during the festive season. This Christmas we are hosting a range of experiences perfect for friends and families to enjoy that bring the magic of Christmas to life. Visitors can visit the Winter Village Christmas market at Westfield Square for the best of independent Christmas gifts, families can meet Santa at the Snow Flake Grotto at Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City and shoppers will experience the luxury in-centre services to make Christmas shopping hassle free.”