Santa Claus is coming to town – and he needs a helper!

Who’s about to win the Christmas experience of a lifetime and switch on the intu Watford Christmas Lights? It could be you!

intu Watford and the Watford Observer are searching for a truly deserving winner to help Santa, and a host of local celebrities, with the shopping centre’s big Christmas lights switch-on. But that’s just one small part of this fabulously festive, once-in-a-lifetime prize! 


The lucky winner will take to the stage on Thursday 15th November with BBC Radio 1’s DJ Chris Stark, Watford FC players, the cast of The Palace Theatre pantomime, and other special guests, to flick the switch that will illuminate the whole of intu Watford with twinkling lights for Christmas 2018. It’s the ultimate festive opportunity that the winner will remember forever!


They will also receive four tickets to visit Santa’s grotto, a collection of goodies from intu Watford’s retailers, a £100 gift card to spend in the shopping centre, and free parking for the day. Festive experiences don’t get more magical than this!


If you would like to have yourself a merry little Christmas and be in with a chance of experiencing this unforgettable, incredibly festive prize, just let us know why you want to win. Or nominate a friend and tell us why you think they should win! Email your answers – in no more than 25 words – to by Friday 9th November. 


It’s the chance of a lifetime – and we ho, ho, hope you win! But if not, don’t stress, because intu Watford has officially put the fun back into Christmas shopping for all Watfordians for 2018. 


With its new £180 million redevelopment now open – including the three-storey Debenhams, Jack Wills, New Look, H&M, Superdry and Typo – plus better-than-ever parking, you can be sure to have a holly, jolly Christmas shopping experience this year.


There’s late night shopping from Monday 3rd December with free parking after 6pm. And don’t forget that Santa’s grotto will open on Friday 23rd November, ready to delight local children wrapped up in the Christmas magic! See the intu Watford website for full details.

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