Belfast One –The Belfast City Centre Improvement District – welcomes children from across Northern Ireland to post their carefully crafted letter to the North Pole in Santa’s Belfast Post Office, in association with Young At Art.
The Post Office, which is housed in a cosy shop unit opposite CastleCourt, has been carefully designed in festive colours complete with Elves and Christmas crafts, is aimed at attracting families into the city centre to enjoy a fun-filled day out. It will also raise money for NI Hospice’s Jingle All the Way campaign.
Belfast One is the business improvement district (BID) in the retail core of Belfast City Centre which has a five-year marketing strategy aimed at driving domestic footfall by promoting the retail, leisure, culture and entertainment offering and showcasing what a unique city Belfast is.
Clare Maguire, Managing Director of Belfast One said: “We are absolutely delighted to officially launch our Santa’s Belfast Post Office in the City Centre. It has only been opened a few days and is already attracting fantastic attention from children of all ages.
“The event seeks to entice shoppers, families and visitors into the city with their children to enjoy a fantastic start to their day.
The City is well and truly alive with so much family-focussed activity from the Snow Slide on Royal Avenue, to Santa’s Grottos in CastleCourt and Victoria Square, the Christmas Market and of course the independent shops, Victorian pubs, award-winning restaurants, chain stores and designer boutiques all of whom make Belfast the best place to shop this Christmas”
Clare concluded: “Santa’s Post Office will be open Saturdays 11am-4pm and Sundays 12pm-4pm, as well as 12pm-4pm on Friday 30 November, Thursday 6 and 13 December and will be raising money for charity.
Noreen Kennedy, Regional Fundraising Manager at Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice added: “We are delighted to receive such warm support from Belfast One. This partnership will fit in perfectly with our Jingle All the Way Christmas campaign which aims to raise all-important funds for life-limited children and their families this Christmas. This event really puts the fun into fundraising and we are excited to see the local community come together to support us on these dates”.
Photo caption: Santa’s Elves ,Noel Harron and Orla McCormack are pictured with 3-year-old Ownie Evans and 2-year-old Tess Kane
For further information on Belfast One visit www.belfastone.co.uk.