Mall events


The Trafford Centre was extra-special in 2022 as Santa was joined in his iconic Christmas Grotto by a special new friend, Paddington. The Christmas with Paddington Grotto experience at Trafford Centre Manchester was open from 16th November until 24th December 2022 for families of all ages to enjoy a memorable festive experience.

Activities included fun photo opportunities for all ages, traveling through snowy festive trees and scenic street scenes, also including a mesmerising interactive doll’s house featuring Paddington’s famous attic window. Children were then invited to tiptoe across the Christmas night-time rooftops of the beautiful Windsor Gardens, before being transported to the hallway of the Browns’ house to finally meet Paddington himself. After pausing for a photo with this much-loved bear, families were guided in individual family groups to meet Santa in the armchair of the Browns’ cosy lounge, a delightful festive adventure.

Every child received a Paddington book as a special gift from Santa and families were able to enjoy browsing a pop-up Paddington Bear shop for quality memorabilia and gifts to end the magical experience.




In 2022, for the second year, Cribbs brought back their much-loved Winter Wonderland to Bristol. That year, there was a very special guest joining the festive fun, Paddington! We know that Paddington loves marmalade all year round, but at Christmas time it tastes just that little bit sweeter. Paddington had asked the Marmalade Maker Elves to help to make a special present for Santa that year. Santa makes so many children happy that he deserves a special gift and Paddington couldn't think of anything better than… well, marmalade. Families were able to come and discover the secret recipe for themselves in this magical journey to meet some of Santa’s expert Elves – the Marmalade Makers! While Santa and the Elves are busy on their marmalade adventure, families had the opportunity to meet with Paddington at storytelling sessions in his cosy Christmas tipi! 

The event was open from 16th November 2022 – 2nd January 2023.




Shanghai Century Link Mall 

The space included food, beverages, decorations, merchandise and several 3D statues of Paddington but also a bespoke branded coffee shop and flower shop.

Experiential elements were also created.

Interactive games and storytime reading sessions were available for children.





Hong Kong Park Central Shopping Center

In a Carnival themed Mall Decoration​, customers were able to discover Paddington’s universe and shake hands with the beloved bear figurine display. The Post Office offered a selection of premium Paddington merchandise.