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Royals Southend Christmas 2018 Opening Times

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Let’s get the (snow) ball rolling - here are your opening hours for shopping at The Royals in Southend this Christmas. We know it’s never too early to start planning the festive period. That’s why we’re giving Southend shoppers a HUGE advantage of extended opening/browsing times starting from October, all the way up to the New Year!


So, whatever your stocking trade at this time of year, make sure you fill it at The Royals. Let the Christmas shopping spree begin! See our full calendar of Christmas opening hours here.


Why Christmas Shopping at The Royals?


When Christmas calls, the perfect gift is at The Royals. Shops have present ideas aplenty, inviting you inside with delightful deals. And with a blizzard of wonderful offers forecasted on the best brands, including Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday discounts, be sure to get ahead of the crowds and see what’s in store.


If you want to escape the cold wintery air, why not take a Santa pause at one of our cosy cafes? With a treat or hot chocolate in hand (or both!), you can continue your present finding adventure while lapping up a bit of that wondrous atmosphere you only find during Christmas. Whoever said Christmas shopping is snow good?



Debenhams and Boots Southend - Extended Sunday Opening Hours


For the gifts, for the party, for the sparkle! Two of our most popular shops, Boots and Debenhams, will be extending opening hours to make sure you stock up on beauty, homeware and clothing deals. TK Maxx will also be trading same times as Boots/Debenhams late nights/early mornings, but be sure to check directly with the store on the day.


  • Commencing 28th October, every Sunday until Christmas, Debenhams will be opening its doors earlier at 10.30am for extra browsing time, and from 19th November will stay open until 5.30pm.
  • From 26th November, every Sunday, Boots will be opening earlier at 10am. See The Royals’ Christmas calendar for details.


Black Friday Shopping in Southend – Extended Opening Times


Dreaming of a Black Friday before a white Christmas? We’ve got you covered!


  • On Friday 23rd November, The Royals will extend opening times for Black Friday shopping until 9pm. Debenhams will be opening its door at 8am until 9pm, and Boots from 9am until 7pm.
  • What’s more, on Saturday 24th November we will be extending hours until 7pm. See The Royals’ Christmas calendar for details.


Late Night Shopping in Southend – Christmas & New Year


For the eleventh-hour shoppers and last-minute deals! The week leading to Christmas, (Mon-Sat), commencing 17th December, we will be extending our late-night shopping hours until 7pm. Plus, with FREE car parking from 4pm, you can splurge your extra change on those stocking fillers!


Other key Christmas and New Year’s dates include:


Christmas Eve: 9am – 6pm

Christmas Day: Closed

Boxing Day 9am – 6pm | Boots 8am - 6pm

New Year’s Eve: 9am – 5pm | Boots 9am – 6pm

New Year’s Day: 11am – 5pm


See full calendar for details. Please note, these times reflect The Royal Shopping Centre’s opening hours unless otherwise stated and are subject to change. Visitors are advised to check with individual shops for their opening hours.


Stay tuned for Christmas Events at The Royals


Of course, Christmas in Southend wouldn’t be the same without Christmas events at the Royals Shopping Centre. The best Christmas events kick off in November and December, with a whole snow globe of wonder in store. With baubles of fun, it's good to be in the "presents" of Royals! Visit our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter at @royalsshopping for all the latest festive updates.


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