Christmas Lantern Parade

Make a festive lantern

11am – 3pm, Saturday 16th November

Nothing signals Christmas more obviously than the twinkling of Christmas lights and this year we’re preparing to light up Shrewsbury with our festive lantern making workshops.

Get your Christmas creative hat on and join Maggie Love and team to create your own beautiful Christmas lantern on Saturday 16th November on the middle level of The Darwin Centre, near Poundland.

Parade with us

From 5.15pm, Wednesday 20th November

Then come back from 5.15pm on Wednesday 20th November to parade them through the centre with the Mayor of Shrewsbury to the Christmas Lights Switch On event at Pride Hill.


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 – 10pm, 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 sandy decorative gingerbread men 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, 17th & 20th December

Make your own willow wreath and decorate with a variety of festive extras with More than Willow

*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.