Month: November 2019

Black Friday at Lion Walk!

It’s that time of year again… And Lion Walk’s retailers have all you need to treat your loved ones (and yourself… of course) for less! Check out the Black Friday deals you can expect today…



Boots have better than half price on a range of their items in-store! From the Oral B Genius to Makeup Gift Sets and more, you can pick up the perfect gifts for all of the family!

Card Factory

Pick up all of your Christmas wrapping paper with up to 50% off at the Card Factory!


Fill your home with the scent of Christmas with Clintons 30% off large Yankee candles deal!

Costa Coffee

Keep warm with Costa Coffee’s special double coffee club points deal for all members with a Costa card!


EE have LOADS of amazing Black Friday deals that you just can’t refuse! From Big seasonal savings on selected devices with a 24 month plan to Triple data for up to 6 months and many more, you just can’t refuse! Head in-store now to see all they have on offer.

Holland & Barrett

Treat yourself to all that Holland & Barrett has to offer with amazing savings! Get 15% off when you spend £25, 20% off when you spend £50 and 25% off when you spend £75 and over!


Treat yourself to a pamper at Lashious, pay for 5 treatments on a block booking and get 2 free!

Marks & Spencer

The gift of beauty… Shop 20% off all beauty brands at Marks and Spencer!


Treat yourself to new tech with deals on phones, tablets, sims and accessories! Head in-store now to check out the best deals for you at o2.

River Island

Treat yourself to a new winter wardrobe at River Island! Get 20% off in-store now.

Santis Watches

Santis Watches are really treating us this Black Friday with 15% off silver jewellery AND JELLYCATS! Head in-store now to stock up on everyone’s favourite fluffy toys.

The Perfume Shop

The Perfume Shop have their biggest ever deals! Buy 1 get 2nd half price on scentsational scents.

The Body Shop

The Body Shop are offering 30% off everything in-store, so when you are finally rested after a busy day of Black Friday shopping, you can relax with their amazing range of beauty and body favourites! What’s more, they also have 20% EXTRA off their gift range!

New Look

Fashion lovers! This one is for you, get up to 50% off EVERYTHING in New Look!


Get your Christmas party outfit sorted with Topshop, they have 25% off EVERYTHING! What’s more, they have 30% off killer buys! This is one deal you do not want to miss.

Vision Express

Ease the wait of sunnier days with 50% off selected sunglasses in Vision Express!

Calendar Club

Get ready for the new year with 3 for 2 on everything at the Calendar Club!

So there we have it! Enjoy your Black Friday! Please note, T&C’s apply with all offers featured, and end dates vary depending on each retailer.

Christmas Light Switch On

On 27th November, we have our yearly Christmas Light Switch On EXTRAVAGANZA!

To let us know you’re attending and for event times click here

Join us for an evening not to be forgotten.

We have performances from the following:
Magical Father Christmas and his elf
Dream 100
The Company Dance School
Colchester Institute
Elsa, Olaf and Anna production
Blind Veterans march & The Royal Hospital School Band
Abbie Hartley local singer performance
Soul’d out band
Fireworks and Christmas lights

Plus our fabulously Christmassy Market.
And late night shopping until 9pm*

*Please be aware individual store times may vary.


Our BIGGEST Christmas Light Switch On Yet!

Lion Walk Shopping Centre had its biggest ever Christmas light switch on! With a day of music and entertainment as well as a showstopping visit from The X Factor: Celebrity finalist, Megan McKenna.

Thank you so much to all who came down and celebrated with us on the evening.

We’re bringing The X Factor to Colchester at our Christmas light switch on!

Lion Walk Shopping Centre is getting ready for its biggest ever Christmas light switch on events this week, with a day of music and entertainment as well as a showstopping visit from The X Factor: Celebrity finalist, Megan McKenna.

Taking place this Wednesday 27 November, Megan’s attendance follows her appearance on The X Factor: Celebrity on Saturday night which saw her secure a place in the final of the TV music competition. She will join a packed line up of local performers and VIPs and will perform two songs featured in the TV hit show.

Musical entertainment will start from 12pm at the shopping centre, building the festive atmosphere and from 5pm local radio station, Dream 100, will take to the stage to kick off the fun. Following on, Colchester Institute, The Company Dance School, Theatretrain and SOUL’d Out will provide a wide range of popular family performances, as well as Colchester’s very own musical star Abbie Hartley who returns for her third successive year.

The youngsters will be delighted by appearances from Frozen characters including Anna, Elsa and Olaf, whilst there will be ample time to purchase Christmas gifts with the launch of Lion Walk’s Christmas Market. A brand new concept, the Christmas market will feature numerous stalls all offering inspired and unique gift ideas as well as a licensed bar serving everyone’s favourite Christmas tipple! And, if that wasn’t enough, late night shopping hours will also be getting underway with Lion Walk’s retailers remaining open until 9pm*

In addition to the entertainment,  93-year-old Second World War veteran, Lionel Chivers, will attend the light switch on along with Colchester’s Deputy Mayor; there will also be a blind veterans march and a very special performance from Blind Veterans UK’s very own choir, Vision in Song.

The evening’s entertainment will also include a magical firework display and a first visit on a Wednesday for Colchester Market who will be trading from 10am – 9pm.

Schedule of events

17:00     Local Radio, Dream 100

17:10     Colchester Institute Performance

17:25     The Company Dance School

17:40     Theatretrain

17:55     Blind Veterans March, singing and the Royal Hospital School Band to March.

18:10     Abbie Hartley

18:30     Soul’d Out Band

18:45     Elsa, Anna and Olaf production

19.00     Megan McKenna performance

19:10     Fireworks and light switch on

19:00     Soul’d Out band to perform a 2 hour set

21:00     Stores Close


*Some retailer’s opening hours may vary.