Tag: Christmas

7 Days, 7 Presents



This Christmas you have the chance over 7 Days to win 7 Presents that are up for grabs.

All you have to do it like our posts on Facebook and comment in response to our daily questions for your chance to win.

Here is what you could win:

Day 1: Invicta Foundation Teddy Bear

Day 2: The Perfume Shop: Juicy Couture Perfume

Day 3: Maison White Diffuser

Day 4: Costa Coffee syrup set and travel mug

Day 5: The Body Shop Gift Set

Day 6: WHSmith Colchester edition of Monopoly

Day 7: Topshop voucher



  • One entry per person
  • All entries to be submitted via Facebook
  • No responsibility will be accepted for entries that are illegible, delayed or damaged electronically or online during the promotion.
  • There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
  • Automated/bulk entries and entries from third parties will be disqualified.
  • Winner details will be announced on Lion Walk Shopping Centre Facebook page.
  • Entries from people using multiple email addresses will be disqualified.
  • The winning entries will be drawn shortly after the closing time/ date.
  • Prizes are as stated, are not transferable and there is no cash alternative.
  • Entries to all free prize draws must be received as stated by the closing date specified.
  • If you are a winner, you must claim your prize within 28 days of being notified. We will contact you twice using the details you have supplied to us and if you have not responded within 28 days of our first contact, the prize will be forfeited and another winner chosen.
  • By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  • Entries that are not submitted in accordance with these terms and conditions will be disqualified.
  • Lion Walk Shopping Centre does not take responsibility for any prizes damaged in transit or collection.


Lion Walk and Red Lion Yard’s Santa’s Post Office

Santa’s Post Office is back bigger and better than ever!



Children will once again have the chance to write their letters to Santa in the hope that they have been good enough for a reply in time for Christmas. This year, there will be a charge of £1 with all proceeds going to Cancer Research. All opening times and dates can be found below.

Sunday 20th November           14.30pm – 17.00pm

Saturday 26th November        11.00am – 16.00pm

Sunday 27th November           11.00am – 16.00pm

Saturday 3rd December           11.00am – 16.00pm

Sunday 4th December              11.00am – 16.00pm

Wednesday 7th December       16.00pm – 19.00pm         LATE NIGHT SHOPPING

Saturday 10th December          11.00am – 16.00pm

Sunday 11th December              11.00am – 16.00pm

Wednesday 14th December      16.00pm – 19.00pm        LATE NIGHT SHOPPING

Saturday 17th December           11.00am – 16.00pm

Sunday 18th December             11.00am – 16.00pm

Make sure you pay us a visit and to see if you have been naughty or nice. Santa and his elves will be in units 8 and 9 in Red Lion Yard (next to Maison White)

*Please note: no postage will be offered on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th December to ensure that all letters arrive in time for Christmas.




Track down some roaringly great gifts and fabulous festive fashions in the big brand names stores and funky independents at Lion Walk and Red Lion Yard in Colchester town centre this Christmas. And, while you’re there, check out the centres’ programme of fantastic family fun.


To mark the countdown to Christmas, Lion Walk Shopping Centre is launching a giant Advent Calendar (2.7m high x 3m wide) in a window near Boots Opticians and BHS. From the 1 December, right up to Christmas Eve (24 December), a new message or fun photo will be revealed each day.


And, the display is much more than just an Advent Calendar. Adding to the FREE fun for Christmas shoppers, the calendar is also a unique 3D augmented reality (AR) matching pairs game, one of the first of its kind in the UK.


The interactive game – just download the free Lion Walk AR fun app from the App Store to play – will offer shoppers a fun Christmas brain workout while trying to match the pairs up. Complete the game and fill in the online form to be entered into one of three weekly prize draws to win a stocking stuffed full of £50 worth of fabulous presents from Lion Walk and Red Lion Yard retailers. Prize draws are made on 8, 15 and 22 December.


Shoppers can also be in with another chance to win a stocking full of presents by following Lion Walk on twitter or liking the Facebook page between 1 and 24 of December.


The advent calendar is also a great backdrop for selfies – don’t forget to Tweet us at @ShopLionWalk with your photos or post them on our Facebook page Lion Walk Shopping Centre.



PLUS, to get everyone in the Christmas spirit Lion Walk and Red Lion Yard are also putting on a busy programme of FREE festive family fun and entertainment every Saturday from 6 December and every Wednesday evening, when the shops stay open to 8pm, in the run up to Christmas. Shoppers will be entertained by everything from giant Christmas belles, Mother Christmas, street theatre and live music from various groups.


Award winning choir Funky Voices will put on a show of upbeat, foot tapping, festive songs for Wednesday’s late night shopping on 10 December to support the Rotary Club’s Christmas collection. Colchester District Pipes & Drums will provide further support to the collection on Wednesday night on 17 December.


Panto Duo: Ronny & Kenny’s Christmas market kicks off the Saturday Christmas fun on 6 December with Fairly famous. Two cockney barrow boys who try to sell the latest must-have Christmas gifts to unsuspecting passers-by. On the same day charming giant Christmas Belles will be walking around the centre on stilts. The following Saturday 13 December Colchester Operatic Society and Colchester Theatretrain will be raising the Christmas spirit in the centre.


For the final Saturday of festive entertainment (20 December) Mother Christmas make a stop at Lion Walk and Red Lion Yard before continuing her journey back to the North Pole. She will make sure that any final Christmas wishes are reported back to Santa. Plus a brass jazz quartet will be playing festive tunes during the day.


Programme of Christmas entertainment:


Date Act Time
6 Dec Panto Duo: Fairly famous with Ronny & Kenny’s Christmas market & giant Christmas Belles. Between 11am – 3pm
10 Dec Funky Voices Choir in aid of the Rotary ClubNB. Rotary Christmas Collection all day 6.30pm – 8pm
13 Dec Colchester Operatic Society  1pm -1.30pm
Colchester Theatretrain  2.30pm – 3.15pm
17 Dec Colchester District Pipes & Drums in aid of theRotary ClubNB. Rotary Christmas Collection all day 6.30pm – 8pm
20 Dec Mother Christmas & Festive brass jazz quartet Between 11am -3pm