Get ready for a magical, festive family day-out as a magical Christmas Parade returns to intu Trafford Centre on Saturday 16 November.

Children will encounter their favourite characters, such as Peppa Pig, PJ Masks, PAW Patrol, The Clangers and many more even including Father Christmas himself!

The ‘Once Upon A Christmas’ extravaganza promises festive music and dazzling dancing from toy soldiers, nutcracker ballerinas and gingerbread men, culminating in a feel-good singalong for the whole family to enjoy.

This year, to celebrate the 50th birthday of The Clangers which is also on 16 November, one lucky child celebrating their birthday on this day will be invited to meet The Clangers and other characters backstage, as well as enjoying a VIP viewing of the parade.

The parades will take place at 11.30 and 14.30 around The Orient, with a memorable cast including:

  • Everyone’s favourite loveable little piggy, Peppa Pig
  • PAW Patrol’s Chase and Marshall, famous for their rescue missions in Adventure Bay
  • Catboy, Owlette and Gekko from superhero team PJ Masks, taking a break from fighting crime
  • Top Wing’s top cadets, Rod and Penny
  • Dennis the Menace and his trusty sidekick Gnasher, out to cause Christmas chaos!
  • Virgil from the Thunderbirds, on a special festive mission
  • Adorable and cheerful bunny Freya Chocolate, from Sylvanian Families
  • The Grinch, who will be on his best behaviour and hopefully won’t try to stop the Christmas fun!
  • A cast of gingerbread men, candy cane girls, toy soldiers, nutcracker ballerinas and princes and princesses
  • And of course, Father Christmas leading the way in his trademark red coat

Alison Niven, centre director at intu Trafford Centre, said, “Our Magical Christmas Parade is always a wonderful day out for families looking to get in the festive spirit and make special memories.

“This year’s free event promises an extraordinary show featuring a line-up of much-loved characters, which is sure to put a big smile on everyone’s face – even Scrooges!


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