There are loads of ways to get in the festive spirit this year in Watford, that don’t have to involve shopping for other people.

From Snowbelle the singer to stories on the sleigh, every weekend from November 13 to December 24 there will be festive fun throughout intu.

Leigh Brooks, marketing manager at intu Watford explains: “We all eagerly await Christmas Day but some people think the build-up is the best bit. This idea inspires people to get Christmassing. ‘Christmassing’ is intu’s name for when someone behaves like it’s Christmas Day, even if it’s still November. It’s an attitude. It’s an action. It’s a feeling.”

On November 24, Santa’s Grotto will be opening in The Gallery. Kids can meet Santa and his magical elves, and pick up an extra special free Playmobil gift. There will be something for the adults too, with loads of great prizes up for grabs throughout the month with the exclusive Golden Ticket competition in centre.

Busy Christmas shoppers will be able to take the stress out of wrapping whilst donating money to a worthy cause at intu Watford’s Charity Christmas wrap desk, available every day in December. The centre have also partnered with Heart FM to house their ‘Donate a toy’ campaign. All donations will be going to local charity Home Start, providing toys to those less fortunate this Christmas.

The intu Watford Christmas Concierge will be on hand – taking shopper’s bags back to their car and leaving them free to load up with more shopping and late night shopping will return on December 4.

For full details on how to get Christmassing at intu Watford, head to