Events might be on hold this year but that hasn’t prevented Edmonton Green Shopping Centre from delivering a brand new, show stopping Christmas display.
The retail and residential scheme has been the talk of the town since they unveiled a 22ft giant reindeer as part of their spectacular new array of decorations, which also includes a walk-through Christmas tree and a giant bauble.
Hundreds have taken to social media to praise the shopping centre, with one local resident commenting “it makes the perfect backdrop for a family photo”. The shopping centre will be encouraging people to share their photos over the festive season as part of its Christmas campaign, #SpreadTheEdmontonCheer.
Sabri Marsaoui, Asset Director at Edmonton Green, said: “We have been overwhelmed at the reaction to our new Christmas display and it’s fantastic to see the Christmas spirit it has already sparked. Sitting at the heart of the community we wanted to create a festive backdrop for everyone who visits us and have been delighted from the positive reaction we have received to date.
“This year’s efforts to illuminate and decorate the shopping centre have been driven by our goals to put Edmonton Green firmly on the map and to ensure the local community is at the forefront of everything we do.”
The decorations look even more impressive at night and Edmonton Green’s charity of the year, Face Front Inclusive Theatre, were invited to push the button to light up the reindeer.
Ray Downing, Artistic Director at Face Front, said: “Despite the wind and rain it was great to be celebrating Edmonton Green’s very impressive festive decorations, they are the best we’ve ever seen.
“We have had to move all our classes online now, so it was great to still be able to involve our youth group, who took part virtually via a live Zoom stream.”
Dozens have been seen queuing up to have their photographs taken with the Christmas decorations and people are expected to travel from far and wide across London to admire the display once lockdown restrictions have eased.
Elizabeth Hamlin, local resident and member of the Edmonton Baptist Church, said: “This year’s decorations are a 100 per cent improvement on last year.
“I came to see them for myself as I had heard how good they were, and I am not disappointed. They have really lifted the local community.”
The public will now have the chance to name the reindeer as part of a social media competition to win Christmas shopping vouchers. Make sure you are following @edmontongreen on Facebook for your chance to enter.