Atria Watford has confirmed it is set to extend its opening hours in the lead-up to Christmas from next week.

From Monday, December 11, until December 23, shops will be open until 8pm every Monday to Saturday, rather than closing at 6pm. Sunday hours will remain 11am to 5pm.

Watford Observer: Atria will be open late Monday to Saturday. Atria will be open late Monday to Saturday. (Image: Atria Watford)

Shoppers are able to park in the atria multi-storey for £2 after 5pm with it open until late for shopping.

The centre has also released its opening hours for between Christmas Eve and January 2. See them in full below.

Christmas opening hours in the atria shopping centre:

Christmas Eve - 11am to 5pm

Christmas Day – closed

Boxing day - 10am to 6pm

Dec 27 to 31 - 9am to 6pm

Monday 1st Jan Selected stores open – 10am – 6pm

Tuesday 2nd Jan 9am – 6pm

Normal opening hours resume after this.

There is also a chance for children to meet Father Christmas in the centre at the Santa Flight School which is a free experience near M&S.