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Westfield Stratford City has today launched The Christmas Alphabet Hunt to help parents keep children entertained whilst doing their Christmas shopping at the centre.

The game is downloadable from challenges kids to see how many festive-themed items they can spot at the centre, from Christmas trees to mince pies. Children are then invited to exchange their completed game sheet atone of the concierge desksfor a surprise gift! To help families navigate around the centre (and for extra game clues), there is also a Christmas-inspired map, allowing families to detour straight to the real-ice rink for some outdoor ice skating, or 5D Santa’s Grotto.

The outdoor ice rink sits against a stunningback drop of the East London skyline and the Olympic Stadium and is open every day up until 8th January*. With over 100,000 skaters expected to take to the ice shoppers are urged to purchase tickets now to avoid missing out!

Visitors to Santa's Grotto will be immersed in an amazing visual experience because Westfield's FREE** Santa's Grotto is the UK's first to have a fully interactive 5D film! Children have the opportunity to personally feature in the Pixar-quality film which includes wind, lights and elf dust to help Elbow the Elf on his journey to save Santa's presents.

During the festive shopping period record numbers are expected to visit Westfield Stratford City – many with children in tow. With over four million people living within a 45-minute drive time of the centre, which spans 1.9 million square feet, it’s the ideal one-stop-Christmas-shop. For children however, being taken on a lengthy trek around the shops isn’t exactly a fun filled day out. So with their interests in mind, the centre has ensured there is plenty on offer for the little ones – which will help make the Christmas shopping less stressful too!

TheChristmas Alphabet Hunt is available for parents, children, carers and guardians to download,print off and use on their shopping trip from today. To download the game and map please visit:

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Editors Notes:

Ice Rink Information

The ice rink is open every day from 19th November – 8th January, excluding Christmas Day only.
For full schedule of opening times, or to book discounted tickets online, please visit:

Ticket costs when booked at the Box Office:
PEAK (Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays)
• Single child - £7.65
• Single adult - £10.65
• Family ticket – 2 adults / 2 children or 1 adult/ 3 children - £31.60

OFF PEAK (Monday - Thursday)
• Single child - £6.65
• Single adult - £9.65
• Family ticket – 2 adults / 2 children or 1 adult/ 3 children - £27.60

Santa’s Grotto Information

Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and visits are booked in 30-minute timeslots pending availability. The Santa's Grotto is held on Stratford International Square placed within an outdoor structure and although the Grotto is enclosed we do advise wrapping up warm.Santa’s Grotto is open until 24th December .

For a full schedule of opening times, or to bookfree tickets, head to the box office at Santa Grotto's at Stratford International Square, Westfield Stratford City. Alternatively tickets can be booked online for a small surcharge here:

Contact the box office at Santa's Grotto:
020 8221 7569
020 8221 7570

Booking Tickets for the Ice Rink and Grotto

**Please note that tickets booked online are via Ticketmaster which charges 50p per ticket booked for the Ice Rink and £1.25 per ticket booked for the Grotto.

As well as booking online, tickets for the Ice Rink can be booked in advance via the box office by ringing 0844 847 1667.

Westfield Stratford City Centre Opening Times:
Mon 10am - 9pm Fri 10am - 9pm
Tues 10am - 9pm Sat 9am - 9pm
Wed 10am - 9pm Sun 11am - 5pm
Thurs 10am - 9pm

Thurs 15 Dec 9am-11pm Sun 25 Dec CLOSED
Fri 16 Dec 9am-11pm Mon 26 Dec 9am-10pm
Sat 17 Dec 9am-10pm Tues 27 Dec 9am-10pm
Sun 18 Dec 11pm-5pm Wed 28Dec 9am-10pm
Mon 19 Dec 9am-11pm Thurs 29 Dec 9am-10pm
Tues 20 Dec 9am-11pm Fri 30 Dec 9am-10pm
Wed 21 Dec 9am-11pm Sat 31 Dec 8am-6pm
Thurs 22 Dec 9am-11pm Sun 1 Jan 11am-5pm
Fri 23 Dec 9am-11pm Mon 2 Jan 10am-9pm
Sat 24 Dec 8am-6pm

For more information please contact:

Sophie Coley on 01273 760969 or or,
Megan Hart on 01273 760976 or

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