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Santa Claus is back at County Mall

Santa Claus and friends are back in the Crawley shopping centre for limited dates!

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Local shoppers were treated to an extra special visit on Saturday 23rd of November, when Santa Claus came down to County Mall Shopping centre for a character filled parade at 12pm.

Santa was joined by his trusted elves, toy soldiers and sweet candy cane characters, as they paraded around the centre to classic Christmas songs.

Santa was interviewed at the end of the parade, advising customers to make sure that they plan their visit with him in advance – mince pies optional!

Simon Cuckow, Centre Manager of County Mall said;

“We’re thrilled to have Santa Claus back in County Mall this festive season. He’s got a great following and we hope everyone enjoyed his parade on Saturday. Santa is looking forward to meeting and greeting with the locals throughout the Christmas period. Visits to see Santa are free but require registration to get a free gift.”

“We’re also here to support children visiting with SEN. We ask visitors to contact us on social media or email to arrange further.”

Santa Claus will be available for FREE meet and greets on the following dates; 30th November, 7th, 8th, 14th, 21st, 22nd December, and Christmas Eve, from 11am – 4pm.

Visitors can register their visit and FREE gift on countymall.co.uk.

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See inside the new Dunelm store in Crawley town centre

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Dunelm, the UK’s homewares retailer, has opened a brand-new, high street store in Crawley on today, 28th May. 

The new store aims to bring Dunelm highlights, that have been handpicked by Dunelm’s design team and local customers in focus groups, to create a new ‘Crawley Edit’ store format on the high street.

The new store features dedicated live, eat and sleep zones as well as inspirational room sets. The extended range of products available online are also made shoppable through displays, interactive digital content, and augmented reality where you can see curtains, blinds and wallpaper come to life.

The eagerly awaited, ‘Edit’ store was due to open on the 2nd April, but to protect colleagues and customers, this was delayed as Dunelm closed its stores, until recently where they have reopened stores in a phased approach.

At the start of May, the government approved the reopening of homeware stores, but Dunelm waited until they felt ready and confident in their safety measures. After much planning and preparation, and enlisting the help of experts from the NHS, Government and Trading Standards, Dunelm has safely begun to reopen their stores.

Dunelm ‘Edit’ will have strict guidelines to ensure social distancing and hygiene practices are maintained. These guidelines include a limit on the number of people in the store, enhanced cleaning regimes in all areas, and protective equipment provided for all colleagues. 

Jemma WilliamsDirector of Busines Development, said:

“We are excited to open this High Street store and offer our same great product, at the same great prices. We have taken the best of what we do over the past 4o years and listened to what our customers want, to create this smaller format and share what we hope will be welcome Dunelm Highlights on the Crawley High Street.

Many people are excited to visit their local store, but Dunelm also understands that some people may feel uncertain about it, so they have introduced new ways of shopping. There is something for everyone, from contactless deliveries to virtual appointments with a personal shopper or a Made to Measure consultant.”

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