Christmas 2018

Get into the festive spirit...

Make your Christmas magical with East Midlands Designer Outlet. There's so much to come and visit this holiday season, including our magical grotto with Santa, woodland trail for the kids, take a selfie at our Christmas wreath and much more...

This year we're kicking off the festive season in spectacular fashion! Discover everything you need to know for a unforgettable Christmas...

Visit Santa in his grotto

This Christmas, no visit to East Midlands Designer Outlet would be complete without seeing Santa and his elves in his magical grotto.

Follow the path through the snowy enchanted woodland, where you will finally come across Santa's cosy magical grotto and meet Father Christmas himself and his helpful elves - to collect a free special treat and photo for every child (Bookings not required)

Our grotto will be open from Saturday 1 December, right through to Christmas Eve. 

Grotto Opening Times

Monday to Saturday  10.00am - 6.00pm

Sundays  10.30am - 4.30pm

Christmas Eve  9.00am - 4.00pm

Woodland Trail

Discover our Winter Woodland and take part in our trail to find all the animals and get a free chocolate treat...

Can you help us find all our Winter Woodland animals? Pick up a trail leaflet from Guest Services today and enter our woodland to find all the sneaky-hidden animals hiding. Once you have found all the animals, bring your trail leaflet back to Guest Services for your special treat.

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Christmas Opening Hours

Shop for longer this Christmas with our extended opening hours.

Normal Opening Hours

Monday – Friday: 9.30am – 8pm*

Saturday: 9am – 7pm

Sunday: 10am – 5pm

From 26 November until 22 December

Open Monday - Friday  9.30am until 8pm

Saturday 9am - 8pm

Sunday 10am - 5pm

Key Dates

Black Thursday, 22 November: 9am - 9pm

Black Friday, 23 November: 9am - 9pm

Black Saturday, 24 November: 9am - 8pm

Saturday, 22 December: 9am - 8pm

Sunday, 23 December: 10am - 5pm

Christmas Eve, 24 December: 9am - 4pm

Christmas Day, 25 December: Closed

Boxing Day, 26 December: 9am - 7pm

Thursday, 27 December: 9am - 8pm

Friday, 28 December: 9am - 8pm

Saturday, 29 December: 9am - 8pm

Sunday, 30 December: 10am - 5pm

New Years Eve, 31 December: 9am - 5pm

New Years Day, 1 January: 10am - 6pm


*Normal opening hours resume Wednesday, 2 January 2019


Whether you are looking to find the perfect present or to immerse yourself in the festivities, there has never been a better time to visit East Midlands Designer Outlet.

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