Atria Watford shopping centre has announced its all-important opening hours ahead of the festive period.

Last year, traditional Christmas shopping in Watford was scuppered by coronavirus restrictions.

But this December promises to be very different with Atria Watford set to be open throughout the month, except Christmas Day, according to a post on its Facebook page.

Late night shopping is back with the shopping centre remaining open until 8pm on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from December 1 until December 19.

Those later hours will also be in operation between Monday December 20 and Thursday December 23 as well as from December 27 to December 30.

On Christmas Eve, Boxing Day, and New Year's Eve, Atria will be open until 5pm.

The shopping centre will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Watford Observer:

Full December and festive opening hours at Atria Watford

December 1-19

Monday-Wednesday: 9am - 6pm

Thursday-Saturday: 9am - 8pm

Sunday: 11am - 5pm

December 20-23: 9am - 8pm

Christmas Eve: 9am - 5pm

Christmas Day: Closed

Boxing Day: 11am - 5pm

December 27-30: 9am - 8pm

New Year's Eve: 9am - 5pm

New Year's Day: Closed

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