22nd December 2017

Families in Plymstock have enjoyed celebrating a fun-packed Christmas this year, with The Broadway’s array of on-going seasonal activity.

The festive season was officially set into full swing on Wednesday 25th November, with the centre’s spectacular light switch on event.

Despite severe yellow weather warnings and 50 mile per hour winds, the centre’s annual Christmas Extravaganza hosted by Radio Plymouth officially marked the start of the festive season.

Plymouth’s Got Talent winner, Kallie Hudson headlined the event, singing a fantastic selection of chart hits and seasonal favourites to get young and old alike dancing.

The night also saw live performances from a whole host of local artists, including appearances from the Plymouth Party Princesses and of course the man of the moment, Father Christmas.

The lights were then switched on by the winner of The Broadway’s school Christmas card competition Erin Clooke, 8 years old from Elburton Primary school who had the honour of pressing the plunger along with Kallie Hudson.

The younger visitors to the centre also had the chance to get their faces painted transforming them into a whole host of seasonal characters, from snowmen to cheeky elves.

Pomphlett Primary School Choir treated Plymstock locals to some uplifting Christmas themed songs in early December and St Luke’s Hospice collected for their worthy cause in their most seasonal attire during the seasonal period.

Festive photo booth ‘Clive the Caravan’ has also been making very special trips to The Broadway, to take shots of shoppers in his vintage Christmas themed caravan and spread some cheer.

Santa himself, has reportedly made a few visits to Plymstock, to welcome children and ask them just what they’d like for Christmas.

With December 25th just around the corner, Santa will be taking time out of his busy schedule, while Clive the Caravan will be at the centre again on Saturday 23rd, to take yet more Christmas themed photos for families and children.

Santa himself will also be stopping by the centre to deliver replies to his letters, which local children have been submitting to The Broadway’s special post box throughout December.

The Saltram Rotary Club will also be collecting for their charity all day, giving shoppers the opportunity to donate to a worthwhile cause at Christmas time.

Centre Manager, Mark Berry, said: “Christmas has really been embraced this year at The Broadway, both by our retailers and shoppers.

“The light-switch on was a super celebration of local trade and talent and we were so pleased that the community made it to see the lights switched on despite the weather.”

We can’t wait to welcome more visitors to the centre this weekend, to have their photo taken in ‘Clive the Caravan’ and enjoy some last minute Christmas shopping.”


For more information on Broadway Shopping Centre’s Christmas activity, including timings, please visit: and keep an eye on the centre’s Twitter and Facebook pages