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Houndshill Shopping Centre

Houndshill Shopping Centre: for your fashion and high street needs this Christmas!

Located in the heart of Blackpool, the Houndshill Shopping Centre is home to over 60 stores, including Debenhams, New Look, Footasylum, Jack Jones and River Island. There’s also the Disney Store and Build-a-Bear Workshop too! Whether you're an early elf or a last-minute Santa dasher, Houndshill Shopping Centre has a wonderful choice of independent and popular high street retailers to find what you need to tick off your Christmas list (Santa's too!).

Trawling through websites and waiting days for delivery just doesn’t have the same festive appeal as Christmas shopping in all your favourite stores amidst a dazzling festive backdrop and picture-pretty window displays around the town centre. So why not help support the high street and come to Town this Christmas?

COVID-19 measures

Please be assured that the Houndshill Shopping Centre are doing all what they can to keep you safe with their exceptional COVID-19-preventative measures in place, such as:

  • Hand sanitiser stations
  • One-way systems
  • Queuing system to help regulate footfall

Late Night Shopping Thursdays:

Open Until 8pm. Free parking from 5pm-8pm.

All extra shopping hours count in the lead-up to Christmas, so take note of the Late Night Shopping dates below.

  • Thursday 3 December 
  • Thursday 10 December 
  • Thursday 17 December 

The Shopping Centre will be open on Christmas Eve until 5pm for all those last minute shoppers! 

Houndshill Shopping Centre Santa's Grotto

Santa's Grotto

We’re pleased to share the exciting news that Santa is coming to Houndshill Shopping Centre for a socially-distanced Santa’s Grotto every Saturday and Sunday in the run up to Christmas.

Your little ones will have chance to meet the main man on 5-6 December, 12-13 December and 19-20 December. Opening hours are 10.30am till 4pm and the Grotto is donation only, with all proceeds going to Houndshill's charity of the year, The Boathouse Youth.

The Grotto closes at 4pm on 20 December. More information coming soon.

Harry Hound’s Christmas Kids Club – 5 December

The first weekend in December is set to be an exciting time at Houndshill Shopping Centre with the return of Harry Hound’s Club! Join in on the fun and craft an advent chalkboard which your child can take home. The event is completely free and will be held in the shop unit which was formerly CafĂ© Fresch on Victoria Street from 1pm-3pm. Why not take your little ones to meet Santa in Houndshill or do a spot of Christmas shopping in one of their 60 stores? Make a day of it!

As this is a free event, tickets must be booked online in advance. Each family ticket is for a maximum of four persons and you must all live in the same household.

Find out more information here