The arrival of St Nicolas at Holy Trinity Church brought the service to a close as St Nicolas started the final leg of his journey from Holy Trinity Church to Duke of York Square on his magical sleigh pulled by Rudolph and his other reindeers.
As St Nicolas turned on the lights Rudolph and the reindeers took a well earned rest on the Square whilst children had the chance to meet them in person. Through the afternoon parents were invited to enter their children into a draw for the amazing opportunity to join St Nicolas and the special surprise celebrity on stage to help them turn on the lights!
Once St Nicolas switched on the lights he then opened the first ever Duke of York Square Christmas Grotto where children had the chance to meet him and his elves, whilst getting those gift lists in early.
To ensure everyone remained full of energy to enjoy the afternoon’s fun and excitement there were plenty of festive food delights available including mince pies, mulled wine and complimentary toffee apples, hot chestnuts and popcorn. In addition the fine food Saturday market that was open until 5pm offering the finest range of English and international foods.
Duke of York Square was delighted with this year’s festive events and working with the Princes Foundation for Children & The Arts, who helped with many of the fun arts activities on the day.
We are delighted to say Duke of York Square has now re-opened. Our first priority is to provide you with a safe and secure environment so we have reshaped your visitor experience to enable social distancing.
When entering a shop at Duke of York Square, you are required by UK law to wear a face covering from 24 July 2020 until further notice.
Thank you for your cooperation.