At No 25
A free festive installation aimed at capturing the magic of Christmas morning has come to Golden Square – and all the family are invited!
Culture Warrington’s ‘At No.25’ has launched at the former Shipton’s jewellery store, opposite Starbucks, on the 1st December and will run throughout the month, with the exception of Christmas Day, Boxing Day and bank holidays. Standard opening times are between 10 am and 4 pm.
There will be live performances with the Sugar Plum Fairy coming to life on 4th, 11th and 18th December from 10 am to 11.30 am and 12.30 pm and 2 pm.
The Square Festive Films
Between the 18th and the 23rd of December, we are going to be showing Christmas films in the Square. Here you will be able to grab a drink and a festive snack and watch one of your Christmas favourites!
All films are free and start at 3pm
Here’s the full schedule:
Saturday 18th December, Frozen
Sunday 19th December, Home Alone
Monday 20th December, How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Tuesday 21st December, The Polar Express
Wednesday 22nd December, Arthur Christmas
Thursday 23rd December, Elf
Santa and his Sleigh
It wouldn’t be Christmas without Santa and his Sleigh…
Santa has travelled all the way from the North Pole to come and see us. He will be in Golden Square every day at 11am and 2pm between the 18th – 23rd of December.
Come and meet him as he takes his sleigh on a magical tour of our mall.
You can then head over to the Square for festive films, food & drink plus arts & crafts.
The Square at Christmas
We’re so excited for Christmas at Golden Square this year!
From the 3rd of December until the 23rd of December our Square (Old Market Place) will be filled with huts. There will also be festive films, food & drink and arts & crafts.
You can expect Bratwursts, Yorkshire pudding wraps, and more sweet treats from White Lace Bakery too! There will also be local arts and crafts to browse and shop and benches to enjoy your food and drink and build the Christmas spirit.
Looking forward to seeing you over the next festive period.
Christmas Toy Appeal
As part of our Very Caring Christmas, we have launched a Christmas Toy Appeal.
After the huge success we had last year, we want to make sure every child receives a toy from Santa this Christmas.
The donation point is based near Vintage Viola in the mall and the opening times are:
Tuesday- Saturday, 10am – 2pm.
Donations can also be left at the customer service desk every day.
The toys that are donated will be distributed to the families in the community who sadly can’t afford a toy this year.
We look forward to seeing you and hope you will join us this year at Golden Square for A Very Caring Christmas.
Christmas Opening Hours
Who’s ready to get their Christmas shopping done? Whether you like to get organised nice and early or you leave things until last minute, we’ve got you covered with late night shopping every Thursday. We are also open on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day.
Here are our Christmas opening hours:
Monday 20th – Thursday 23rd:
09:30 – 20:00 (late night shopping)
Christmas Eve: 09:30 – 17:30
Christmas Day: Closed
Boxing Day: 11:00 – 17:00
New Year’s Day: Closed
Late Night Shopping
Don’t forget it’s late night shopping every Thursday at Golden Square with free parking until 4pm.
For individual store times please check https://gswarrington.com/stores/
Symphonic Ibiza 2022
Following on from the huge success of Symphonic Ibiza this year, Golden Square along with HC Promotions have announced the next Symphonic Ibiza on the 10th September 2022.
Symphonic Ibiza fuses a thrilling live orchestra with high tempo beats from renowned club DJ Andy Joyce, whose credentials include residencies at Ibiza super-clubs Pacha, Amnesia, Eden and Café Mambo, directed by musical genius Steve Etherington.
Early Bird tickets frozen at 2021 price of £17.50pp (+ booking fee) available until 23.59pm, 31st December 2021 and then after that time they are £22.00pp (+ booking fee) up until the event.
Live Sports in the Square
Who’s ready for live sport in the Square?
Stay tuned for weekly fixtures.
Saturday 27th November
Arsenal v Newcastle @ 12:30
Brighton v Leeds @ 17:30
Sunday 28th November
Brentford v Everton @14:00
Chelsea v Man Utd @16:30
School Uniform Appeal
We are overwhelmed with the positive response we’ve had to our School Uniform Appeal, and want to say a big thank you to everyone who has donated their outgrown uniforms.
We now have plenty to give away to those in need, you can come and pick up your free school uniform at Warrington Food Bank, located near Primark at GS.
Opening times are from 10 am – 2 pm, Tuesday to Saturday.
Warrington Foodbank Information Centre
Local charity, Warrington Foodbank, has opened a brand-new outlet at Golden Square Shopping Centre, providing a dedicated drop-off point where generous shoppers can donate non-perishable food items and toiletries. The information centre and donation station will open from 10am-2pm Tuesday to Saturday.
The new site will be located near Primark in Golden Square and will be run and manned by the charity. Alongside Warrington Foodbank, representatives from the Citizens Advice Bureau will also be available to speak to, offering information and guidance on such things as universal credit and debt issues.
To find out more about Warrington Foodbank and the services they offer, please click here. Please follow the Golden Square Facebook page for updates on the foodbank’s most needed items.
Dough Dough are launching a parents club, they want to get more involved with the community and they would like to create a safe space for parents to come and share their parent troubles and for this to be a supportive event.
Santa Letters Writing Workshops
The Entertainer’s Famous Santa Letters Writing Workshops are back!
The Entertainer will be hosting Letter Writing workshops on Saturday 6th, 13th and 20th November between 10am – 4pm where children young and old can write their letter to Santa and with the help of the instore elves they will ensure Santa sends you back a reply!
There will also be Christmas themed activity sheets, balloons and in-store toy demonstration! You can use the instore letter paper or bring your own but they do ask you to write the address on our paper as it helps Santa find the address!
With all these letters going to Santa he’d Love to see some of you but as you know he is VERY busy this time of year so like much of us he’d love to meet you over zoom for your chance to meet Santa via The Entertainers Virtual Grotto enter here: https://www.thetoyshop.com/santasgrotto
There’s bags of stuff going on at Golden Square. The below events have passed, but sign up to the Good Stuff newsletter to be the first to know what’s on in future!
Secret Comedy Club
Well well well, the world’s least secret cat got out of the bag and we sold out all three of our events quicker than you can say “secret stand up comedy star” – which, admittedly, isn’t the quickest thing to say. But still, you get the picture.
Between you and us, The Secret Comedy Club MAY or may not be making a return again – so keep an eye on this page for further updates.
If you have any questions please contact email@example.com
Symphonic Ibiza 2021
Introducing Symphonics… an Ibiza club night with a difference.
Calling all cheesy quavers: forget Ushuaïa and Ocean Beach, this year we brought Balearic beats to Golden Square with a live orchestra (yes, you read that correctly), for a club night like never before.
Combining world-renowned mixes from club DJ Andy Joyce, famed for his residencies at the super-clubs Pacha, Amnesia, Eden and Café Mambo, set to live orchestra, Symphonic Ibiza is a fusion of euphoric anthems and spine-tingling strings.
We’re not just talking goosebump-worthy beats but a stunning spectacle that was not to be missed.
GS & HC Promotions loved seeing you at Warrington’s official summer closing party.
Stay tuned for further updates on next year’s event!
Good Luck Rhiannon!
The unbeaten Warrington lightweight boxer Rhiannon Dixon returned back to the ring with a bang – we’re so proud to have sponsored her for her fight which of course she smashed! Congratulations Rhiannon
Before this fight the pharmacist-turned-fighter hadn’t had a match since the end of 2019, when the pandemic pulled the plug on a fight scheduled for last March, and any further fixtures.
As she worked on the frontline in the meantime, boxing was her release, and on the 12th September in the Premier Suite, Bolton Whites Hotel, the gloves were finally back on. It’s been an excruciating wait for Rhiannon, but she credits the power of her mind in mental agility as well as physical prowess on her side.
Darkness into the Light
In Warrington, an average of 19 people die from suicide every year. There are support systems available, but often those who struggle don’t hear of it quickly enough.
On Friday the 10th of September five employees from Warrington’s Golden Square Shopping centre took part in this year’s ‘Darkness into Light Walk’ to mark Suicide Prevention Day.
The second annual walk took place between 2:30am and 7am from Widnes to Warrington, with the idea being that it symbolises that there can be a move from dark to light, or from despair to hope.
Summer sounds in the Square!
Summer 21′ saw Golden Square bring you your favourite summer sounds in the Square every Friday & Saturday from 6pm – 10:30 pm.
This meant that you joined us in the Square on Fridays with Ibiza sessions featuring DJ sets from Rachel T., Paul Enamu and Paully.
On Saturdays you got to experience your favourite Indie bangers!
There’s no need to venture into big cities on the weekends when you have great music, drinks, and food right here on your doorstep.
Pop-Up Museum & Library unveils FREE Summer Activities
Thie summer we also saw loads of free family activities going on at the Pop-Up Museum &; Library in Golden Square!
For more information click here
Kids Summer Cinema
This year our Kids Summer Cinema, returned for another series of family-friendly films and fun! On the reel this year we saw the likes of Sonic the Hedgehog, Night at the Museum, Inside Out and more, which were all FREE to watch, 11am on selected Saturdays and Sundays.
Here’s what was on for this year’s Kids Summer Cinema:
Saturday 14th August – Sonic the Hedgehog, FREE
Sunday 15th August – Night at the Museum, FREE
Saturday 21st August – Wonder Park, FREE
Sunday 22nd August – Jungle Book, FREE
Saturday 28th August – Jumanji 1, FREE
Sunday 29th August – Jumanji 2, FREE
Saturday 4th September – Biff and Chip surprise takeover, ticket only
Sunday 5th September – Inside Out, FREE
Meet the real faces of business in Warrington
Local business owners’ partner together to launch ‘real5 Faces’; showcasing the real faces of businesses in Warrington in the hopes that it will encourage people to keep it local.
Ambitious real5 Networking founder, Andrew Hibbert, and Ian Cox, Centre Director of Warrington’s very own Golden Square, have teamed up to put business owners at the forefront during this unprecedented time.
The brand new website www.real5faces.com, created by real5 Digital, is accessible by all to browse the faces behind real businesses and delve deeper by taking a look at the individual profiles and stories.