The Northgate retail development has linked up with giant makers, Chester the Giant City, to create a series of seasonal giants who will take pride-of-place at the very heart of the shopping centre.
The first of the 14 feet high giants, due to arrive later this month, will be a Halloween themed character who will be replaced by a giant Guy Fawkes who will take pride of place in the shopping centre in the run-up to Bonfire Night.
A giant Father Christmas will then take Guy’s place at the Forum and will be the star of the show up until Christmas and beyond.
“I’m sure they will make a big impression,”
“When we saw the giants we immediately decided they would be a perfect centrepiece for the winter festivities,”
“And when we reach Christmas the giant Santa will be joined by a magical Sleeping Polar Bear display which was especially popular with shoppers last Christmas. We will again be linking up with the charity sector via the Toy & Tin Appeal which encourages people to donate toys for deprived children and tins of food for those old folk who have been adversely affected by the current economic challenges.”
Traditionally a popular Christmas shopping destination for families, the Forum had always embraced the ‘season of goodwill’ said Mr Allen.
“However I suspect our friendly giants will be particularly welcomed by the children of the city,” he added. “After all, they are spectacular!”