Saturday 16th December – Special Event

LED Drummers Take Over Eastgate

Get ready to witness a spectacular and electrifying performance as the mesmerising LED drummers take center stage at Eastgate Shopping Centre on Saturday, December 16th, starting at 11 am. This highly anticipated event promises to be an extraordinary experience for shoppers and visitors of all ages.

The LED drummers are a world-renowned act that combines the power of percussion with cutting-edge LED technology. Dressed in illuminated costumes, they create a visually stunning display of rhythmic precision and dazzling lights. As they move in perfect synchrony, their LED drumsticks leave streaks of vibrant colors in the air, mesmerizing the audience and turning the event into a sensory delight.

These performers bring a unique blend of music, light, and dance to the shopping center, making it an event that transcends traditional entertainment. Their high-energy drumming and choreography will have the audience on their feet, clapping and cheering for more.

As the drummers perform, the atmosphere will become charged with excitement and Christmas spirit. Families, friends, and shoppers alike will be drawn to this captivating show, making it a perfect prelude to the holiday season.

The LED drummers’ special event on December 16th at Eastgate Shopping Centre promises to be a showstopper, a magical moment that will leave a lasting impression on everyone fortunate enough to attend. Don’t miss this extraordinary performance that fuses technology, music, and visual artistry into a one-of-a-kind Christmas spectacle.

Christmas Family Fun Day With Eastgate Shopping Centre

Saturday 18th November 11am – 3.30pm

*This is a free event, no tickets are required, just turn up and enjoy!*

Step into the enchanting world of Christmas wonder on Saturday, November 18th, as Eastgate Shopping Centre transforms into a magical haven for families. This festive extravaganza promises a day filled with joy, laughter, and enchantment for all.

As you stroll through the centre, you’ll be captivated by the roaming entertainers who bring the Christmas spirit to life. Towering above the crowd, stilt walkers dressed as candy canes will amaze both young and old with their moves and sweet presence. Usherette elves will be on hand, offering delectable candy canes to shoppers, spreading the warmth of the season one treat at a time.

But that’s not all! The mischievous Grinch himself will make an appearance, adding a touch of delightful naughtiness to the festivities. Keep an eye out for him as he mingles with visitors and shares his unique brand of holiday cheer.

And let’s not forget the walking, talking nutcrackers, straight out of a fairytale. These towering sentinels of the season will engage with the crowd, ensuring everyone feels like they’ve stepped into a winter wonderland.

11AM – 3.30PM – performances around the centre

  • Usherette elves
  • Candy cane stilt walkers
  • The Grinch
  • Walking talking nutcrackers

It’s a day to create cherished memories with loved ones, as you shop for that perfect gift or simply revel in the holiday atmosphere. The magic of Christmas comes alive at Eastgate Shopping Centre on November 18th, offering a delightful, festive kickoff to the holiday season that your family will treasure for years to come. Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this extraordinary celebration of joy and togetherness.

A sneak peek into who will be roaming around Eastgate on the 18th!

Santa’s Grotto – Book Your Tickets Now

Lastly, don’t forget to book your FREE visit to see Santa this Christmas at Eastgate. Click here.


Santa Claus is coming to town! Basildon town!

Get ready for the most magical time of the year as Santa’s Grotto arrives at Eastgate Shopping Centre from Saturday 18th November!
Mark your calendars and bring the whole family for an unforgettable FREE visit with Santa Claus himself! 🤶👼
Secure your spot now by booking here.
Hurry as spots will fill up fast and you don’t want to miss out!


Capture the Spirit of Halloween and Win Big! 

Are you ready for a spooktacular Halloween adventure? This Halloween you can turn your favourite Halloween selfie into a chance to win a £100 voucher to be spent in the centre!

How to enter:
Simply send us your favourite Halloween selfie, fill in your contact details and agree to the T&Cs.

Struggling for inspiration? Come and visit the centre and snap your selfie with our Martha the Mummy and friends!

Competition runs until 23:59 on 31st October – Happy Halloween!

Be sure to tag us in your social media posts!
Facebook: Eastgate Shopping Centre
Twitter: @EastgateTweets
Instagram: @eastgatebasildon


    Terms and Conditions
    The competition opens at 9am on 18/10/2023 and closes at 23:00pm 31/10/2023.

    1.This competition prize is 1 x £100 voucher to spend at the winner’s choice of retailer at the Eastgate Shopping Centre, subject to availability.

    2.Entry is open to all customers aged 18 or over (‘the participant’).

    3.The promotion excludes Eastgate employees and immediate family members of the Promoter, it’s agents, suppliers or anyone else professionally connected with the promotion.

    4.To enter provide your contact details, share your Halloween selfie and agree to the T&Cs.

    5.In the event of a tie, the winner will be chosen by random selection.

    6.The winner selected will by selecting the correct answer from the multiple-choice question.

    7.The winner will be notified by email by Friday 3rd November 2023.

    8.The winner will have until 10th November to accept the prize, otherwise, the prize may be awarded to another entrant without compensation.

    9.There is a total of 1 prize to be won in the promotion, a £100 voucher the retailer of the winners choice in Eastgate Shopping Centre.

    10.The prize must be claimed and collected by the prize winner within one week of accepting and used by the prize winner within 6 months from the date of our first e-mail telling them they’ve won. Please collect your prize from the centre manager at Eastgate Shopping Centre, Southernhay, Basildon, SS14 1EB

    11.All images are for illustrative purposes only.

    12.The prizes are non-transferable, and it may not be sold or advertised for sale.

    13.No cash or alternative option will be provided for prizes. However, the Promoter reserves the right to substitute it with similar prizes of equal or greater value should it become necessary for reasons beyond their control.

    14.The Promoter accepts no liability whatsoever for any losses of damage to the claimed prizes. This does not affect the user’s statutory rights.

    15.Except as otherwise required by law, the Promoter accepts no responsibility or liability for lost, late, damaged, corrupted, or misdirected entries or claims and The Promoter is not responsible for any late or misdirected delivery of communications (email or otherwise), except in the event of wilful intent on the part of the Promoter or its agents.

    16.By entering you agree to the use of your personal data for the sole purpose of processing and performing this offer, for (direct) marketing and quality control analysis, for conducting market research, and improving the Promoter’s products and/or services.

    17.By entering this competition, you agree to subscribe to and receive a newsletter from the Promoter.

    18.The Promoter and its agents are responsible for storing, processing, and transferring the participant’s personal data and for registering the participant’s consent to this. Participants have the right to obtain information about their data and – if necessary – request rectification or removal of their data held by the Promoter by writing to Eastgate Shopping Centre, Southernhay, Basildon, SS14 1EB.

    19.By entering this competition, you agree to these terms and conditions, which will at that time become binding between you and The Promoter. In the event of circumstances outside the reasonable control of the promoter, or otherwise where fraud, abuse, and/or an error (human or computer) affects or could affect the proper operation of this promotion or the awarding of prizes, and only where circumstances make this unavoidable, the Promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the promotion or these terms and conditions, at any stage, but will always endeavour to minimise the effect to participants in order to avoid undue disappointment.

    20.The Promoter reserves the right to verify all entries and winners, and to refuse to award a prize or withdraw prize entitlement and/or refuse further participation in the promotion and disqualify the participant where there are reasonable grounds to believe there has been a breach of these terms and conditions or any instructions forming part of this promotions entry requirements or otherwise where a participant has gained unfair advantage in participating in the promotion or won using fraudulent means. The Promoter will be the final arbiter in any decisions, and these will be binding, and no correspondence will be entered into.

    21.Any question concerning the legal interpretation of the rules will be based on English law and the Courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction. Promoter: Eastgate Shopping Centre, Southernhay, Basildon, SS14 1EB.

    Now that all the dull stuff’s out of the way, good luck!