Plymouth is the p-p-place to be this Christmas
This Christmas, a magical world of festivities will arrive in Britain’s Ocean City, including a brand new exciting family trail in the city centre. Penguins: A LEGO® brick trail will arrive in the city centre from 3 December for one month along with a variety of festive activities and events for all the family.
Nineteen Rockhopper penguins and one Emperor penguin will be making their way to Plymouth for the Christmas period with the life size LEGO brick penguin sculptures taking residence across the city centre. Search out all 20, and their names, using trail cards which can be collected from libraries and participating retailers for the chance to win a weekend family break for four people to LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort, courtesy of Plymouth Citycoach, or a Penguin Feeding Experience at Living Coasts for four people.
Families can also get their hands on and build their own LEGO brick mini penguins and mini Santa’s at Plymouth Market every Saturday in December before Christmas. For the selfie-lovers, don’t miss the brand new, fully lit giant walk-through bauble arch by the Big Screen as part of the Christmas Market, and the Santa Express LEGO brick train which will be arriving at the Old Town Street Entrance of Drake Circus from 3 December.
The festive fun all starts on 15 November with the Christmas Lights Switch on in the City Centre and will continue throughout the build up to Christmas, with the Christmas Market in the City Centre on the 29 November to 16 December, a Smeaton’s Tower style Santa’s Grotto at Drake Circus from 17 November to 24 December and the Barbican Lights Switch on taking place on 25 November.
Steve Hughes, Chief Executive of Plymouth City Centre Company said: “We’re really excited to be bringing the magic of Christmas to Plymouth City Centre again this year. Christmas is an incredibly important time for the retail sector and we hope that with the added activities and events, the LEGO brick penguin trail that will be fun for all the family and the wide range of top brands and great independents on offer in the city centre that Plymouth will be the place to be for Christmas shopping this year.”
With big name brands, fantastic independents, spectacular events and a bustling Christmas market with a Bavarian style bar, entertainment and locally hand crafted goods there’s plenty to enjoy in Plymouth this festive season.