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Opening Hours

Week starting Monday 29th November 2021
  • Monday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Sunday 11:00am - 5:00pm

Atria Watford Shopping Centre, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 2UB

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Christmas at Atria Watford

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Christmas Roller Disco 

Open from 2nd to 31st December, the Christmas roller rink can be found on the upper mall in the unit next to Tailor & Co/ WH Smiths.

Sessions are free and skate hire is included, however we advise you to pre-book to avoid disappointment. When booking a session you are invited to make a voluntary donation to Atria Watford's chosen charity – Watford Mencap.

The Roller Disco is open from 11am-6pm Mondays to Saturday, and 11am-5pm on Sundays. Please note we are closed on Christmas Day & Boxing Day, and close at 4pm on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve.

It’s time to let your hair down, get your skates on and show us some of your very best moves! 

Book your tickets here

Santa's Workshop

Every weekend in December, families and friends can enjoy free Christmas activities with a little help from Santa’s Elves at Santa's Workshop (located on the upper mall near River Island).

  • Paper plate wreath decorating - 4th and 5th December
  • Bauble decorating - 11th and 12th December
  • Reindeer food making - 18th and 19th December

The activities will run from 11am-4pm each day. 

Homestart at Santa's Workshop 

Kids can also take part in free, festive fun at Santa’s Workshop with activities from local charity Homestart. 

– Decorate your own Christmas cards: 1st -3rd Dec (Wednesday 4-5pm, Thursday 4-5pm, Friday 10-11am)

– Create a magical Christmas character: 8th-10th Dec (Wednesday 4-5pm, Thursday 4-5pm, Friday 10-11am)

– Make an eye-catching calendar for the New Year: 15th-17th Dec (Wednesday 4-5pm, Thursday 4-5pm, Friday 10-11am)

– Design a special Christmas tree decoration: 22nd Dec (4-5pm)

Elves Behavin' Badly

For one day only, life size naughty elves will be taking over The Atrium for fun and frolics with our mini shoppers.

The elves will be taking part in a presenter-led games including Charades, Musical Snowman, Guess the Present and Tree decorating – it will be fantastic Christmas fun & street theatre fun for the whole family.

The naughty elves will be entertaining customers at intervals throughout the day on 12th December:

11am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm 

Give a Gift 

Helping to bring joy to others this Christmas, our wonderful ‘Give a Gift’ campaign is back for another year.

In partnership with Heart Radio, we will be supporting two local charities for this campaign; Watford Homestart, who provide a family support service, and Watford Mencap, who care for people with learning disabilities.

We are asking customers to donate and drop off a gift at the Giving Box located outside Goldsmiths – sensory toys and arts and crafts items are wanted in particular this year.

But for those who are unable to shop for a gift or would prefer to donate in another way, you can visit the Giving Tree located on the lower mall outside M&S and Next, and donate an amount of your choice to HomeStart during November and December.

Christmas Giving Tree

Light up our Christmas Tree and donate money to a good cause. Choose which colour you would like our Christmas Tree to be , pop your donation in and watch it light up. You can find the tree on the lower mall near M&S and Next. This year all donations will be going to Home Start Watford. 

Charity Gift Wrap

Every day in December a different charity will take over the charity gift wrap desk, located by the staircase outside M&S on the lower mall. Come along and get your Christmas presents beautifully gift wrapped, whilst supporting a great cause!

Christmas Opening Hours 

1st – 19th December: Mon-Weds 9am-6pm, Thurs-Sat 9am-8pm, Sundays 11am-5pm

20th – 23rd December: 9am-8pm

Christmas Eve: 9am-5pm

Christmas Day: Closed

Boxing Day: 11am-5pm

27th and 28th December: 9am-8pm

29th and 30th December: 9am-8pm

New Year’s Eve: 9am-5pm

New Year’s Day: Closed


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