Published: 06:00, 05 December 2020
| Updated: 10:51, 07 December 2020
Bluewater's Christmas experience, delayed due to lockdown, has now opened to visitors.
The Greenhithe shopping centre's festive attraction, Believe, had been due to open on Friday, November 20, but instead opened on Friday, December 4, and is an "immersive festive journey," with magical moments along the way and fun-filled festive twists.
For young visitors who wish hard enough, making Santa’s Spirit O’Meter glow, there’s also a chance they'll see Santa, though there won't be any one to one visits as the attraction is not a grotto.
New to Bluewater this year is Winterland, a magical outdoor, festive event where guests can enjoy winter-themed rides and attractions.
Luminaire arches will be debuting with more than10,000 LED bulbs installed by hand.
The experience, which will be outside The Village near Zizzi, has been designed with safety measures and restrictions in mind, and will run through until Christmas Eve.
Its ice rink, which is outside but with shelter from the elements, also opened this week in The Village and will remain open until Sunday, January 3.
The rink has quiet sessions, parent and toddler slots, and Friday night party nights planned for Friday, December 11 and Friday, December 18.