Westfield Opens till Midnight on Days Before Christmas

Quarter of a million shoppers expected through the doors

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Westfield London is until midnight this Christmas on both December 22 and 23.

The shopping centre says the move to extend the opening hours until midnight is a response to its forecast that these two days will be their busiest shopping days with over a quarter of a million shoppers expected to visit the centre to indulge in Christmas shopping and festive experiences, including the indoor ice skating rink and the world’s first 5D personalised Santa’s Grotto.

" We are responding to the time-poor culture consumers are facing. People simply aren’t able to leave work early for Christmas shopping because of increased work pressures," says Myf Ryan, General Manager Marketing UK.

" Many tourists would welcome the flexibility, allowing them the time to experience Westfield London around the clock as well as enjoying the rest of the Capital’s highlights."

Offering visitors the longest opening hours in the Capital follows research undertaken by Westfield London showing more people are working later hours and need the convenience of being able to shop around their busy schedules. Westfield London will also offer free parking and can take care of bags and shopping delivery by offering home, hotel and international delivery options to ensure the entire visit is as stress free as possible.

Centre Opening hours over Christmas are:

Thursday 15 December - Wednesday 21 December

Weekdays 9am - 11pm

Thursday 22 December & Friday 23 December

Weekdays 9am - Midnight

Saturday 24 December

Christmas Eve 8am - 6pm

Sunday 25 December

Christmas Day Closed

Monday 26 December

Boxing Day 9am - 10pm

Tuesday 27 December – Friday 30 December

9am - 10pm

Saturday 31 December

New Year’s Eve 8am - 6pm

Sunday 1 January

New Year’s Day 12pm - 6pm

Monday 2 January

Bank Holiday Monday 10am - 9pm

One of Westfield's top annual attractions is the ice rink, with over 100,000 people expected to take to the ice over the festive season, the rink offers visitors of all ages, from four upwards the chance to take time out from shopping for skating fun under its glass roof and dazzling Christmas lights.

There are a range of tickets available from singles to groups and you can now book your place on the ice from this weekend through till January 8. Find out more and make your booking online.

Westfield Ice Rink

Westfield's other big Christmas attraction is of course Santa's Grotto, and it will also be opening this weekend with a brand new 3D story that will take kids and adults alike on a magical festive journey. Santa Claus will be taking pictures with his little helpers and treating all his visitors to early Christmas presents.

The grotto is free to enter and you can find out more and book tickets here.