Christmas Fast Approaching at Swindon Designer Outlet


The Christmas season is fast approaching and this year and the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Swindon will be getting in to the festive spirit with a host of events, pop-up shops & fun for all the family from the 18th November.

Swindon’s Christmas Gift Village, from Pink Box Boutique, houses locally-sourced produce and artisan gifts.

Full of great ideas for Christmas shopping and perfect accompaniments for festive meals, stalls will include:

• The Chilli House – delicious sauces and seasonings to add a kick to your Christmas dining, from The Wiltshire Chilli Farm near Bath
• Pâté & Pickle – selling a variety of both meat and vegetable pâtés, along with an assortment of chutneys and pickles
• Orange Tree Toys – traditional wooden toys and games
• Natural Skincare – skincare bath, shower and skincare products and Hive Original beeswax skincare products
• Pollyfields – scented Christmas decorations
• Root Candles – scented candles and accessories for the home

The PinkBox team will also be offering bespoke hampers and a dedicated custom wrapping service on the following dates:

Sunday 19th November from 12pm
Saturday 9th December from 12pm
Sunday 17th December from 12pm

Reindeer every weekend at Santa's Lodge & snowfall!

Santa’s reindeer will be visiting the centre every weekend from Saturday 25th November until Sunday 17th December (from 1-3pm) at Santa’s Lodge. 

Following the 17th they will be there every day right up until Christmas Eve, leaving just in time for a busy night’s work! 

Santa's Grotto

From Saturday 2nd December Santa himself will at the centre, right up until 4pm on Christmas Eve, ready to welcome his little guests. His grotto will be housed inside a huge Christmas tree at the Gift Village, totally unique to McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Swindon. To make the experience even more magical, there will be snowfall on the hour, every hour, every day!

It will be open daily and visitors can choose from a wealth of gifts to purchase with their visit, from photo mounts and magnets to snow globes and Christmas ornaments.

Booking is now open at

For full timings, please visit the Outlet website.

Breakfast With Santa

New for this year is Breakfast with Santa!

From the 18th - 22nd December, McArthurGlen Swindon will be hosting the man himself for breakfast at Giraffe. Children will be able to choose a breakfast and drink from a selection of favourites and meet Santa to receive an early Christmas present. Tickets cost £10 per child and bookings can be made in person at the centre’s Guest Services or via email Please check the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet website for full details.

Christmas Wish List Writing Station

Also whilst visiting over the festive period, little ones will be able to get started on their all-important Christmas wish lists. The centre’s letter writing station, supported by Cross Pens, will be located outside their store within McArthurGlen Swindon. All completed wish lists can be posted in the Christmas letter box, ensuring they get from Swindon to the North Pole in time for the big day.

Carol Singers

Nothing feels more festive than Christmas carols, so you can also expect to hear the sound of local carol singers in the centre at weekends in the run up to the 25th!