Meet Lollo & Bernie at Thomas Cook!

Come along to our Thomas Cook store on 14th January and meet the famous Lollo & Bernie! There will also be face painters on the day too so come along and join in the fun! It is a great opportunity to get some great holiday inspo for the new year…

#YorksGotYouCovered 12 days of Christmas give back campaign

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We are super excited to be taking part in the #YorksGotYouCovered 12 days of Christmas give back campaign this year which has been organised by Technology in Play.

If you want to get involved, all you have to do at any point in the 12 days of Christmas (26th December to Jan 5th) is visit our collection point in the Information Centre and drop off your old coat. TiP will collect the coats, arrange for them to be cleaned and in partnership with Carecent York, The Lunar Project & Arc Light to distribute them to those in need this winter.

Drop-Off Points will be available in normal business hours.
26th December 2017 to January 6th 2018

*If you would like to organise a drop off point in your office TiP will collect on Friday January 5th. Please contact to arrange.

Ice trail at Monks Cross

This year we are super excited to announce that we are taking part in the York Ice Trail! The York Ice trail is the biggest outdoor ice trail in the UK and will completely transform the city into a magical and glittering place.

The Ice Trail will take place on 9th and 10th December from 10am – 5pm each day. If you come along and visit our ice sculpture and take a selfie with it you will have the chance to win Β£100 shopping vouchers if you either tweet them to us @monkscrossshopping or share it to our Facebook page! The sculpture can be found outside the information centre, next to New Look. You can also enjoy FREE gift wrapping on the 9th December too so come along and get some of your Christmas shopping sorted πŸ™‚

Beauty Club VIP evening at Debenhams!

Our wonderful Debenhams store invites you to their exclusive VIP event on the 7th December between 4pm and 8pm! The evening will include:

Exclusive discounts for VIPs
A goody bag for every VIP ticket holder
Music, prosecco and nibbles
Lots of prize draws to enter (fragrance bundles & virgin holiday to name two!)
Gift wrapping service
Experts on standby to help with gift shopping
Gift demos
and more!

Tickets are available in store now. They are Β£5 each redeemable on the evening. Come along for an evening of glamour and VIP fun!

Reindeer visit Monks Cross!

Reindeer visit Monks Cross!

Reindeer have to be one of the most magical creatures, especially at Christmas time. Come and meet the beautiful reindeer here at Monks Cross! There will also be FREE gift wrapping and face painting taking place inside the Information Centre on the day. Unbrass Band will be carol singing outside the information centre too!

Let us know if you’re coming on our Facebook event here!

Personalise a Bauble at Monks Cross!

Bling your Bauble!

FREE activity!

Visit us on Sunday 10th December and you can get a personalised bauble! Pick your bauble, ribbon and then get a name printed on. You can then take your bauble home in a gorgeous little craft Christmas box to keep it safe. They will make the perfect little gifts for friends and family or why not create one as a lovely treat for yourself!

Whilst you wait for your bauble to be personalised you will also get a yummy mince pie… what more could you want!

Activity will take place in the Information Centre next to New Look.

Free Gift Wrapping at Monks Cross!

Free Gift Wrapping at Monks Cross!

Christmas can be a crazy time for everyone searching high and low for that perfect gift! Thankfully we have got two days of FREE gift wrapping at Monks Cross to help you out by wrapping your gifts to the highest standard! It is time to get the bows out and spread that festive love πŸ™‚

FREE gift wrapping will take place in the centre information centre on Saturday 9th December and Saturday 16th December from 11am – 4pm on both days!

All you need to do is show the receipt from a gift you have bought at Monks Cross and then let the talented team wrap up your gifts, in true Rowan Atkinson Love Actually style!

You will also have the opportunity to donate to S.N.A.P.P.Y. (Special Needs Activity & Play Provision for York) on the day so make sure you bring along some spare change!

Let us know if you are coming on our Facebook event here!


Minster FM Toy Appeal!

Minster FM Toy Appeal

Monks Cross are super excited to announce that we are supporting the extremely important Minster FM Toy Appeal this year!

Some people can’t afford to join in the festive spirit but here’s how you can help. Simply bring along a toy that you would like to donate to the appeal at one of the main collection points here at Monks Cross. Toys will be collected between Monday 6th November and Sunday 10th December.

Main collection points are:

  • Information Centre
  • WHSmith
  • TUI Holiday Store
  • Asda
  • Costa Coffee
  • Debenhams
  • Evans Clothing
  • Schuh
  • Hobbycraft
  • Miss Selfridge
  • New Look
  • Starbucks

PLEASE NOTE: Toys must be brand new and unwrapped.