It’s time for the big switch on at Hampton this week as Serpentine Green gets set for Christmas.
There’ll be fun and festivities at the shopping centre this Thursday November 17 as their fabulous lantern parade helps get the Christmas season underway.
Pop down with the kids for the start of the free fun at 5pm when you can meet Santa and chat with the Serpentine Green Christmas elves.
Children from local schools will be waiting to join in with the Christmas lantern parade, leading to the main stage ready for the switch on.
The centre’s decorations will be turned on at 6pm with a showering of Christmas confetti to celebrate before the whole event draws to a close at 6.30pm.
While you’re there you can also experience a free virtual treasure hunt at Serpentine Green as it brings a new augmented reality game – ‘Freezy’s Christmas Adventure’ – to Peterborough for the first time this Christmas.
By downloading a simple app to a smartphone or tablet, families will be transported to a magical winter wonderland and asked to help friendly snowman, Freezy, and his friends overcome obstacles and find presents hidden around the centre.
There are five levels to complete and on completion players can enter a prize draw to win weekly prizes such as iPad Minis and a host of this year’s most popular Christmas toys.
David Wait, Centre Manager at Serpentine Green said: “We love this time of year – there’s always a brilliant atmosphere amongst our shoppers and retail staff as everyone gears up for Christmas.
“We’re really excited to bring this new technology to Serpentine Green. It’s a fun, safe and memorable game that should help families to get into the festive spirit – and enhances and enlivens the experience for visitors!”
The game is free for all shoppers to download from Apple and Android app stores. Children must be accompanied by an adult.