Start Christmas with a bang at Freeport Braintree

With Christmas well and truly on its way, Freeport Braintree has announced that it will be kick-starting the festive season in style with a FREE dazzling firework display.

Taking place on Friday 16th November, the inaugural event will follow the centre’s annual light switch on, marking the start of Freeport Braintree’s jam-packed calendar of Christmas-themed family fun.

The event begins at 6pm and this year Father Christmas will be welcomed onto the stage to press the plunger and illuminate Freeport Braintree’s spectacular light display.

Jenny Moulding, Marketing Manager at Freeport Braintree explained: “Christmas is our favourite time of the year here at Freeport Braintree and we’re really excited that 2018 looks set to be even bigger and better than ever before!

“Next month we’re kicking off the festive season with our first ever firework display. The event is completely free for shoppers and we feel it is the perfect way to mark the launch of Christmas at the centre.”

Another first for Freeport Braintree is the centre’s new Braintree Express – an immersive Santa’s grotto experience, sponsored by Radio Essex.

Open from 23rd November – 24th December, the new pop-up station is located next to Bill’s, offering a magical virtual reality train ride to the North Pole.

Jenny says the unique experience will leave shoppers with memories to last a lifetime.  She said: “Our new Santa’s grotto experience whisks guests away to the North Pole, offering an incredible simulated Christmas journey of a lifetime!

“Guests can look forward to beautiful festive scenes, a myriad of traditional Christmas characters, photo opportunities, seasonal sing-a-longs and stories plus a meet and greet with Santa at his workshop.

“Each child will also receive a wrapped present during their visit. Tickets will be available to purchase online soon, so make sure you keep checking our website to be the first to hear more.”

With four exciting new brands, including the fabulously British clothing store Jack Wills, also arriving at the centre before Christmas, shoppers have even more reasons to visit Freeport Braintree this season.


Pre-book your Braintree Express experience tickets…

For more details about this year’s Christmas lights switch on and firework event visit…

Learn more about Christmas at Freeport Braintree…

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