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Croydon's Christmas Nutcracker Trail

As the Christmas lights twinkle and the magic of traditions past and future bring us all together, Croydon BID invites you to the town centre to celebrate in true festive style as we bring you Croydon’s Christmas Cracker, starting with the Nutcracker Trail.

Dotted across Croydon Town Centre are 10 stunning Nutcracker Soldiers for you to discover. Your mission, should you wish to accept it, is to discover all 10 Nutcracker Soldiers, taking note of their very unique festive names. 

And that’s not all - one lucky winner, who completes the mission and successfully identifies all 10 Nutcracker Soldier names, will WIN a Nintendo Switch Neon Mario Kart and Joy-Con Racing Wheels bundle. Not to mention two further winners receiving a £50 gift voucher for Centrale & Whitgift Shopping Centres.

Croydon’s Christmas Nutcracker Trail starts on Saturday 20th November 2021 and closes on 2nd January 2022. 

Working with businesses across the town centre, Croydon BID can reveal the location of the Christmas Nutcracker Soldiers:

  • Crystal Palace FC Club Shop, Centrale Shopping Centre 
  • Heart of Gaming, North End 
  • House of Fraser, Centrale Shopping Centre 
  • Ludoquist Games Café, High Street
  • Marks & Spencer, North End
  • Matthew’s Yard, North End
  • Toy Barnhaus, Whitgift Centre 
  • Triple Two Coffee, George Street
  • Waterstones, Whitgift Centre
  • WHSmith, North End 

All you have to do is discover their true identities. Visit the Whitgift Centre Information Desk to request a Croydon Christmas Nutcracker pack complete with the all-important Trail sheet and map to begin your festive quest. 

Once completed, post your completed Trail sheet in Santa’s Mailbox, which is also located at the Information Desk at Whitgift Shopping Centre. 

Matthew Sims, Chief Executive of Croydon BID said: “As we start the festive countdown, Croydon’s Christmas Nutcracker Trail will, we hope, bring friends and families together for fun, laughter and enjoyment. 

“Given the challenges of the past year, we hope the people of Croydon will get into the spirit of the festive season, come together and support our local businesses as they not only look to complete their Christmas shopping but come together over lunch, dinner or a quick drink.” 

Croydon’s Christmas Nutcracker Trail is absolutely FREE to enjoy. For more information, please visit www.checkoutcroydon.com.

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