17 Nov Make it a magical Christmas at Cross Keys Arcade Salisbury
The festive celebrations are set to begin at Cross Keys Arcade with a spectacular line up of magical activities in the run up to Christmas and throughout the school holidays. Adjacent to the Christmas market on Guildhall Square, Cross Keys Arcade is delighted to announce it is hosting the only Santa’s grotto in Salisbury city centre along with two live music nights.
The Grotto will open on Saturday 3 December and run every late night Thursday and all-day Saturday in the build up to Christmas. No family Christmas would be complete without a visit to see Santa in his grotto and if you’re good the elves will lead you in to Santa’s room where he will greet you and you’ll receive a special gift. You can have your photo taken with Santa and treasure the magical occasion forever! All funds raised in aid of local charity Alabare’s ‘Homes Not Streets’ city wide Christmas fundraiser. Make sure you follow and share your photos on social media using the hashtag #SalisburySanta
Free Festive Face Painting
The Facepainting Fairie will be creating some memorable festive designs on the first day of the Christmas holidays for many, Saturday 17 December from 10am-3pm. It’s free to you, so why not come along with all the family and ask for an elf or a snowman?
Live Music Night by local bands Eyes For Gertrude and Echotape!
In the spirit of Christmas we have two live music evenings on late night Thursday 15 December and Thursday 22 December organised by Vinyl Sellers and Collectors. On 15 December from 6pm – 9pm we have Eyes For Gertrude playing their latest hits followed by Echotape on 22 December. Both are local bands with a wide following and their albums can be purchased from Vinyl Sellers.
The Owls of Cross Keys
Loved by many visitors throughout 2016 our renowned feathered friends from Soft Feathered Friends Association are flying in for you to hold from 10 – 17 December. Come along and have your photo taken with these magnificent rescued birds.
Shop ‘til you drop
The shops are open until 9pm throughout the lead the up to Christmas. Cross Keys genuinely offers something for everyone this Christmas.
Eat, drink and be merry!
There is a wide range of eateries at Cross Keys Arcade so whether you just want a coffee or need to arrange a memorable Christmas lunch with friends or colleagues rest assured you will be catered for.
Cross Keys Arcade Christmas Opening Hours
17th November – open until 9pm (Salisbury Christmas Lights switch on)
1st December – 23rd December 9am – 9pm
Christmas Eve 8am – 6pm
Christmas Day Closed
Boxing Day 9am – 6pm
New Year’s Eve 9am – 6pm