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Children to become Santa’s little helpers at High Chelmer

Shopping centre is counting down to a cracking Christmas

High Chelmer is offering young visitors the opportunity to help Santa with a very special mission when he visits the shopping centre this weekend.

Children in Chelmsford are invited to be Santa’s little helpers on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 December at a free event, which will see them taking a magical journey to help the big man himself deliver presents to good boys and girls.

From 11am until 4pm in Central Square, event-goers will be able to get into the Christmas spirit and embark on a festive escapade beginning with story time with a reindeer from a rooftop-style set. There will also be a chimney slide into a living room for more fun, interactive story-telling workshops, games and surprises.

Mother Christmas will also be there to help guide little ones on a trail to meet Santa and other characters along the way. Carley Beck, deputy centre manager at High Chelmer, is looking forward to this weekend’s activities. “Santa is a very busy man and he’s called upon the city’s children to help ensure this year’s present delivery is another global success.

“The entertainment is all completely free of charge, so it’s a brilliant way for everyone to get into the Christmas spirit while enjoying a day out at High Chelmer,” Carley added. “The festive season is indeed the most wonderful time of the year and the Santa’s Little Helpers event will really create wonderful family memories for our visitors.”

Also adding to the seasonal festivities is the MEN2SING choir, which will be putting on rousing performances at 11.15am and 1.15pm this Sunday on behalf of the local charity, Churches Homeless Emergency Support Scheme.

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