How Shopping Centres Can Increase Footfall Over Christmas!
With Christmas being the time of year for giving we all know its really the time for high street sales to skyrocket! Year after year we are asked by our clients in the retail industry to come up with brilliant ways in which we can not only increase but to entertain footfall over such a busy period in the year.
Christmas Shopping centre entertainment is, of course, a fantastic way of doing so as its entertaining and of course engaging.
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It is important for any brand to make sure that their customers feel a part of the experience when considering entertainment. Shoppers need to leave your store or shopping centre with fond memories of their visit.
After all, Christmas can also be a stressful time of year so here I shall touch on just some ways Shopping Centres can utilise entertainment and immersive acts to boost impressions and the overall experience of their shoppers.
Interactive Christmas Entertainment!
It’s important to choose the right Christmas entertainment that will excite and interact with shoppers and we know what good interaction is. A lot of the time it is families that visit shopping centres throughout the Christmas period so to keep Christmas acts family orientated is vital.
Allowing families the opportunity to be greeted and spend time with walkabout Christmas performers can be a great way of boosting morale and overall possibilities of said shoppers returning.
Instagramable Christmas Entertainment
Christmas is a time for sharing and what better place to do so then on social media!
I mean let’s face it, what better way of promoting your shopping centre than having the people who visit do the work!
People who visit your Shopping Centre and are entertained by your Christmas Entertainment and Attractions effectively become your very own social media team: a team of thousands, with thousands of connections.
This is because they will take photos or videos of your Christmas entertainment and post it on their own Social Media timelines!
Giant snow globes and photo backdrops are a simple and cost-effective way of doing this. When thinking of different concepts for Christmas Entertainment, it’s a good idea to consider the backdrop, the set and the theme of Christmas experience itself.
Give Something Away!
Giveaways and free stuff is always a winner. Chestnut carts, mulled wine and perhaps even craft stands are a fantastic addition to your Christmas entertainment roster. When hiring any form of Entertainment this Christmas that include giveaways, it can be a good idea to involve the shops themselves.
For example, when we work with Newmarket each year we ask all of the high street stores to donate something from the shops in exchange for them to add their branding. This helps with the promotion of the shops and of course the high street itself. This is extremely cost-efficient and very effective.
If you would like to have more ideas on how we can help your shopping centre with unique concepts over the Christmas period, feel free to contact one of the team!
01908 969 322