Unwrap Christmas at Wellgate
Published on 13 November 2017
(Evening Telegraph advertorial)
As we approach the festive countdown, seasons greetings are in the bag at Wellgate.
This Thursday, 16th November, Wellgate will be transformed into a Winter wonderland with reindeer, snow, festive entertainment and, of course, the man himself, Santa!
After going down a treat in previous years, our resident reindeers, Jingle and Bell, are making a welcome return. With Dundee schools off for in-service day, there will be ample time to come and meet them between 2-5pm outside the glass lift on Level 3.
There’s also lots of family-friendly, seasonal activities to enjoy within the cosy confines of the Centre.
With Santa’s grotto opening at 3pm, children can enjoy a not-to-be-missed mini show from Funbox from 4.15 until 5pm.
Visitors will also be wowed by Dundee theatre school Stage Academy, local dancers, an acoustic set, Tay FM breakfast show’s Claire Kinnaird and, last but definitely not least, a roof-raising festive singing performance from Dundee choir, Got Soul.
Charity Begins at Home
Of course, Wellgate is also the main sponsor of Mission Christmas, which supports needy children in Tayside as part of Cash for Kids. The toy appeal raised over £215,000 last year, distributing toys and other gifts to almost 4,000 children and young people. With the renowned generosity of Dundee communities, we’re hoping to break records this year, with Collection Central on ground floor of Wellgate. Mission Christmas will be launched at 4pm – why not pop an extra toy in your basket and donate it while you’re here?
Let it Snow!
Christmas would not be Christmas without the white stuff! As you might have guessed, we’ve saved the best for last with Wellgate Christmas lights switched on by Santa and Courage the Cat at 5pm.
And, regardless of the forecast, we can guarantee you some snow – a truly magical sight to see, bring your children along and watch them create snow angels on the ground floor.
Thursday 16th November … at a glance
2.30-3pm Santa welcomes Reindeer and walks round the centre
3pm Santa’s Grotto opens
3pm Tay FM announce opening of Grotto + Dundee Musical group
3pm Stage Academy
3.15pm Abertay Dance Group
3.30pm Got Soul Choir
3.35pm Tay FM live link (Claire Kinnaird)
3.45pm Claire McCulloch and Rab Maddy, local acoustic performers
4pm Launch of Mission Christmas
4.10pm Tay Live Link with Wellgate Centre Manager, Peter Aitken
5pm Lights switch-on
5.10pm Tay FM live!