As Christmas lights are lit up across the UK, the personal appearances of licensed children’s characters at these large-scale, local switch-on events continues into the month of December. The presence of licensed children’s characters is confirmed as part of the family entertainment line-up at events organised by radio stations, local councils and shopping centres.
Also continuing into December, Snoopy and Charlie Brown are set to visit more UK locations, as part of a campaign supporting the film’s upcoming release.
Family-friendly content in the run up to Christmas is also seeing organisations such as retailers, nurseries, visitor attractions, shopping centres and airports securing visits from famous licensed properties, particularly brands such as Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman.
Below there are details of a selection of character appearances scheduled to take place during the final month of the year. As ever, both the dates indicated and the venue is subject to change.
December 5: The Sailmakers Shopping Centre in Ipswich will receive a visit from Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman.
December 5 & 6 and 12 - 14: Snoopy and Charlie Brown continue their promotional tour, stopping off at cities such as Dublin, Manchester, Liverpool and Swansea.
December 6: Peppa Pig is going to Spindles Town Square Shopping Centre in Oldham today.
December 12: Spindles will also be visited today by The Snowman and The Snowdog.
December 12: Busy Bees Nursery in Hatfield has booked The Gruffalo to entertain the little ones.
December 15: Danger Mouse is on a mission and will be attending the Chancellor’s Christmas Party at 11 Downing Street on behalf of Fremantle Media Group.
December 15: Sonic Boom will be visiting a Children’s Hospice in Oxford, organised by SEGA Europe.
December 19: St. Tydfil Shopping Centre in Merthyr Tydfil has arranged for Captain Barnacles from the Octonauts to see their shoppers.
December 19: The Snowman and The Snowdog are heading to Abbeygate Shopping Centre in Nuneaton.
December 19: Peppa Pig heads to Cheltenham to make personal appearances at the Regent Arcade Shopping Centre.
December 20: Postman Pat® and Jess the Cat will be delivering fun at Bunn Leisure holiday village in West Sussex.
December 21: Saxon Square Shopping Centre in Christchurch, Dorset will host personal appearances by The Snowman and The Snowdog.
December 24: On Christmas Eve The Snowman and The Snowdog as well as The Gruffalo will be making separate appearances at London Gatwick airport.
December 24: Bunn Leisure in West Sussex has arranged for Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman to fly into their holiday village to entertain guests.
December 27: Today Peppa Pig heads to Bunn Leisure, as part of the events line up at Bunn Leisure.