Christmas at Rushden Lakes!

It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas at Rushden Lakes and the retail park is decked with all things festive and bright. Santa and his little helpers have been working hard to stock the stores with everything you’ll need to pull this Christmas off with a bang.

Events & Activities

There’s a calendar of events set to keep you and the family filled with Christmas cheer. The Handmade Vintage Fair is back and guaranteed to be packed with a fabulous selection of wonderfully designed pieces, vintage and antique trinkets and pops of art that can only be found at this unique fair with products showcased by small and local businesses. Be sure to pop over on 3rd/4th December and 10th/11th to bag the ultimate buys. Fancy meeting Spinderella, The Nutcracker and Snow Unicorn this Christmas? Well, they’ll be paying a special visit on select dates to spread the magic of Christmas. Watch your little ones faces light up as they rub shoulders with the characters that bring the whimsical season alive. Click here for more on when they’ll be visiting. Nothing says Christmas like a range of carols and chart-topping classics. The a cappella group are a collection of festive singers, remixing your favourite songs and making the old classics even more fun and bringing excitement to your shopping trip. The talented and classically trained professionals will not only have you dancing and singing along but also laughing at their hilarious takes on traditional carols. So when & where can you see them? Sunday 18th December – Garden Square – 12pm-3pm Friday 23rd December – The Boardwalk Christmas Tree – 2.30pm – 5.30pm They perform 3 x 20 minutes sets within a 3 hour period

Late night shopping!

With all the preparation for the busiest season of the year, late night shopping can help save the big day! Select stores will be opening their doors for longer trading hours so customers can pop in before or after work and add those essential buys to their basket. M&S will be opening at 8am, whilst Next and Frasers will keep their doors open until 9pm so you can take advantage of the extra time to shop. Please check with individual stores for specific opening times to avoid disappointment.

Activities at our Leisure Terrace

It may be cold outside, but we have the perfect seasonal activities to entertain your colleagues from the office or enjoy with all the family. Reach new heights at Rock Up or watch the latest blockbuster movie at Cineworld. Challenge each other at Paradise Island with a round of crazy golf. Or compete on the bouncy course and jump into the new year with a smile at Flip Out. Rushden Lakes is certainly not short of fun and it’s fair to say, the hardest part is choosing which activity to do first. Decisions, decisions!

Food & Drink

Christmas Dinner is the most delicious meal with juicy festive flavours and colourful trimmings. Enjoy a 3 course meal at Wildwood for only £22.95 where you can choose from a Calamari, Tomato and Red Pepper soup or Red Pepper Ricotta Bruschetta for a starter, Buttermilk Turkey Burger, Prawn and Chorizo Risotto and Fiorentina pizza for a main and a hot chocolate brownie or Tiramisu for dessert! We know what you’re thinking and yes, each dish is as mouth-watering as it sounds. Hopmaster, Zizzi’s and Bills have also got in on the action with meal deals, seasonal sandwiches, children’s menus and must-try seasonal drinks. Food is a love language that releases all the feel-good cheer that comes with Christmas and it’s the perfect time to meet your bestie for a cake and hot drink. Take the time to catch up on all the plans for the big day whilst taking in all that is merry and bright at Rushden Lakes.   And speaking of drinks, why not indulge in a hot chocolate as you stroll around the lake and take in the scenic route on your winter nature walk. Bewiched are offering free cream and marshmallows in your Hot Chocolate, Costa have delicious cakes decorated in festive designs and Gingerbread Latte, Starbucks have Christmas drinks to get your juices going, whilst Patisserie Valerie are serving up Black Forest Gateau with little designs on top, to make you feel fuzzy and warm inside. Get a taste of the season at Rushden Lakes and start your Christmas off with all the magic and sparkle it deserves. For more on where to shop this season, store opening hours and more, click here.