10 must-haves for Christmas

With so much to see and do in the run up to Christmas it can be easy for things to fall of the list, so we’ve compiled a fun list of our fave must-haves for the festive season.

Dec the halls!

Whether you go all out or prefer to take a more subtle approach to your festive theming, Wilko is the perfect place to get your decs in a row.

A dash of Disney magic

With Frozen II being this year’s must-see Christmas movie, it goes without saying that Anna and Elsa are going to be top of the list. Head to Disney store for Frozen galore!

The Classic Christmas Jumper

It’s Christmas jumper day on 13th December, the pressure’s on to rock the cheesiest jumper you can find… head to Primark to make a start!

Toys that take them to a galaxy far, far away

With the UK release of The Rise of Skywalker, just before Christmas, Star Wars will enjoy an inevitable renaissance. Head to The Entertainer for the latest figures and toys.

Style it and sparkle

Whether you’re planning a party with family and friends or just want to make sure you look your seasonal best for Christmas day, H&M is on hand to add some sparkle to your winter wardrobe.

Send it like you mean it

Lorraine’s Cards and Green Ginger are brimming with season’s greetings for you to send your loved ones this Christmas.

All the scents of the season

Fill your home with festive fragrances with the help of Chikpe’s gorgeous wax melts and bath time treats.

Festive feasts and where to find them

The M&S Food Hall has your back with all your Christmas dinner prep. Get your Christmas and New Year food to order in by 5pm on 15th December and pick it up any day between 22nd – 24th and 30th – 31st December.

Time out from the Christmas rush

Whether you want to make the most of a few child-free minutes on one of our Christmas late night shopping nights or take your time browsing your favourite stores, Costa, Massarella and Frankie’s Café are on hand with a variety of festive refreshments.

A Christmas classic

There’s nothing like snuggling up with family for a good old Christmas movie, so whether you fancy reminiscing with a classic from your childhood or watching something more recent, HMV is your go-to place.

Crafty Christmas Workshops

We know how tricky it can be to get in the swing of things at Christmas time, so to help you get in the Christmas spirit and create a little festive cheer, we’ll be hosting a variety of FREE creative workshops for you to enjoy.

Join us at The Workshop Station to get hands on and learn some new seasonal skills. There’s something for the whole family to enjoy throughout the festive period, so come down and join the fun!

2pm – 7pm, Wednesday 27th November

Meet an array of exotic animals and creatures with Corner Exotics.*

11am – 4pm, Saturday 30th November & Thursday 12th December

Bling up a bauble with your choice of ribbon and name to take home.

11am – 4pm, Saturday 7th & Monday 23rd December

Prepare to refuel Santa’s reindeer with some hand-made treats.*

10am – 5pm, Thursday 12th December

Join Emily to sew and embroider a Christmas decoration or gift!

11am – 4pm, Saturday 14th & Thursday 19th December

Design a sandy decorative bauble with a variety of festive effects.*

11am – 4pm, Thursday 5th December & Saturday 21st December

Design your own Christmas mug and take it home with hot chocolate and marshmallows.*

11am – 3pm, Wednesdays 4th, 11th & 18th December

Create your own personal fabric decorations to adorn your Christmas tree.

4pm – 8pm Wednesday 18th December

Join Chris Ryder from Witty Pics to ‘Elf Yourself’ in caricature form.

11am – 2pm, Fridays 29th November and 6th, 13th & 20th December

Make your own willow wreath and decorate with a variety of festive extras with More than Willow
Friday 6 Dec
11.15am Weave and decorate a festive ring – fully booked
12.15pm Weave and decorate a festive ring – please book
12.40 -2pm drop in and make a Christmas tree or angel

Friday 13 Dec and Friday 20 Dec
11am Weave and decorate a festive ring – please book
12-2pm Drop in and make a Christmas tree or angel

*Child friendly

You can find The Workshop Station on the upper level of The Darwin Shopping Centre.

Meet Santa!

It’s Christmas time and that can only mean one thing! Santa’s on his way!

Come and meet Santa in his enchanting grotto on the lower level of The Darwin Centre on selected dates until Christmas!

Santa will be in his grotto at the following times…


Saturday 23rd November             10.30 – 4.30

Wednesday 27th November       1.00 – 7.00

Saturday 30th November             10.30 – 4.30

Sunday 1st December                    11.00 – 4.00

Wednesday 4th December           1.00 – 7.00

Saturday 7th December                10.30 – 4.30

Sunday 8th December                    11.00 – 4.00

Wednesday 11th December        1.00 – 7.00

Saturday 14th December              10.30 – 4.30

Sunday 15th December                 11.00 – 4.00

Wednesday 18th December        1.00 – 7.00

Thursday 19th December             10.30 – 4.30

Friday 20th December                   10.30 – 4.30

Saturday 21st December               10.30 – 4.30

Sunday 22nd December                11.00 – 4.00

Monday 23rd December               10.30 – 4.30

Shop ‘til 8pm Wednesdays until Christmas!

We’re giving you a little more time to find everything you need for the perfect Christmas, with more time to shop. We’re open from 9am – 8pm every Wednesday throughout November and December and from 9am – 6pm on Saturday 21st and Monday 23rd December.

Scarlett Edit lands at Peacocks

Have you seen the new Scarlett Edit at Peacocks? Brand new for AW19, Gogglebox favourite, Scarlett Moffatt’s collection is brand new for AW19.

The new collection showcases Scarlett’s picks from Peacock’s new AW19 range which includes cosy coats, cheeky check skirts and chunky jumpers. Pop in store at Shrewsbury Shopping to check it out.

New arrivals at Shrewsbury Shopping!

Four new stores are coming to Shrewsbury Shopping to give you lots more choice in the run up to Christmas and we can’t wait to introduce you!
Artisan Atrium opens its doors on Wednesday 9th October, bringing a wide range of artisan delicacies and crafty creations to the heart of Shrewsbury in the run up to and throughout the festive season.
Chikpe returned to us this September, for the seventh year running, selling handmade soaps, toiletries and gifts in the store opposite Costa.
High end ladies fashion store, Teresa’s Boutique is now open in opposite JD Sports and Calendar Club will be returning to the unit next to the Disney Store at the end of October.
Plus ‘Soho’ has recently made the move from its original location in the Darwin Centre to a new location, next to F. Hinds in Pride Hill.

Welcome to Darwin’s Den!

Shopping with the little ones can be a challenge at times – for all parties concerned. So we’ve got a little treat to keep you all sweet.

Our brand new, FREE indoor play facility in partnership with Little Rascals and Shrewsbury Town In The Community Charity is now open! 

You’ll find Darwin’s Den on the middle level of the Darwin Centre, to give you all a little respite on your shopping trip and allow the little ones to let off some pent-up steam with a variety of bespoke play equipment.