Our opening hours over the Christmas period

Many of you will be hitting the shops over the Christmas period to find the best bargains and sales. During the month of December, we do have late night shopping dates, where our centre will be open until 7 pm. The final late night shopping date is Thursday, 23rd December.

Our opening hours over the Christmas period will be as follows:

Thursday, 16th December: 8.00 am – 7.00 pm

Friday, 17th December: 8.00 am – 7.00 pm

Saturday, 18th December: 8.00 am – 6.00 pm

Sunday, 19th December: 10am – 4pm

Monday, 20th December to Thursday, 23rd December: 8.00 am – 7.00 pm

Christmas Eve, 24th December: 8.00 am – 6:00 pm

Christmas Day, 25th December: CLOSED

Boxing Day, 26th December: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm

Monday, 27th December: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm

Tuesday, 28th December: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm

Wednesday, 29th December to Thursday, 31st December: 8.00 am – 6:00 pm

New Year’s Day, 1st January: CLOSED

Please be aware individual retailers opening hours may vary.

Santa’s Grotto Opening Times
Santa will be here to read your lists from:

Please note we have extended the Grotto’s opening hours, on Saturday, 18th December, the Grotto will be open from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm.

Additionally, from Monday, 20th December – Thursday, 23rd December 2021. The Grotto will be open as follows:
10.30 am – 12.30 pm
1.30 pm – 3.30 pm
4.00 pm – 6.45 pm

Your last chance to visit Santa will be on Christmas Eve, Friday, 24th December. The Grotto will be available from 10.30 am – 12.30 pm and from 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm.

Entry is £3 and includes a gift from Santa. During Late Night Shopping, Santa’s Grotto will be open at a reduced entry of £2, from 5 pm – 6.45 pm.

Free Parking in Port Talbot
There is also free parking available in Port Talbot town centre from Saturday, 11th December 2021 to Saturday, 1st January 2022. Free Car Parking is also available at the Shopping Centre Service Yards via the entry barrier. Please note: car parking within the multi-storey car park is NOT free.

COVID Guidelines

We ask that all visitors to the centre please adhere to the current guidelines provided by the Welsh Government regarding indoor spaces unless exempt.

From everyone at Aberafan Shopping Centre, we hope you have a happy and safe Christmas.

After experiencing an unusual Christmas in 2020 due to the pandemic restrictions, we’re hoping for a more festive affair this year. But don’t worry if you’re struggling for gift ideas for your loved ones (or the colleague you drew in the office secret Santa), we’ve got you covered with our Christmas gift guide.

We also have late night shopping available on selected days to ensure you have a chance to get the best presents. More information on this can be found here.

We hope to make your Christmas shopping experience easier this year, as well as making gift-giving more personal, thoughtful, and stress-free! Check out some of our favourite gift ideas below.

The latest fashion

We’ve got you covered if you’re looking for the best gifts for your parents, siblings, husband, or significant other. From stylish clothes to excellent Christmas jumpers, there’s something for everyone. There are plenty of fashion options for all ages and styles at our centre, whether you’re looking for stocking fillers or sparkly statement dresses. Visit New Look, Select, JD Sports, Pep & Co, Bagz, and Bonmarche stores to find the best deals.

Breaks and getaways

What better way to spoil your loved one this holiday season than with a surprise getaway? Whether you want a small keepsake or a romantic getaway trip, we have the ideal gift for you. TUI offers affordable city breaks and weekend trips for families and couples, or check out retailer Bagz for a wide selection of luggage, handbags and more to give a gift that will mean the world this Christmas.

A heartfelt message to a loved one

Words have a powerful impact on the heart, especially during Christmas. If you’re having trouble finding a card that perfectly expresses your feelings, Card Factory and Card Centre has exactly what you need.

Gifts for tech-heads @ Argos

Some of the best gifts are useful as well as exciting, and gadgets can fit into both those categories, making for some great gifts.

You will find some great gadget gift ideas at Argos. Included in its range are some of the best technology brands like Samsung, Amazon, and Sony at great prices.

Fragrance shopping made easy at The Fragrance Shop

Let’s face it, it’s been a gruelling and unpredictable year that has left some of us feeling a little worn out. If you’re looking for a gift to stimulate the senses, treat a loved one to some exquisite perfumes and aftershaves from the most famous names like Hugo Boss, Dolce & Gabbana, and Dior. Visit The Fragrance Shop to try out your favourite smells to get the perfect scent for your loved ones.

Beauty treats

Starting the new year off with a new hairstyle or beauty treatment always feels great, and our centre has lots to choose from. The Threading Bar offers facial treatments like brow threading and tinting in time for the festive season.

We also have a number of other beauty salons at the centre, including Marmaris Turkish Barbers, who offer a wide range of hair and beard styles as well as styling products that you can purchase.

For everything beauty-related, our other salons include Cut & Dried, Strands/Guys & Dolls and Seven Hair and Body, catering to all ages and styles.

Bestselling toys at The Entertainer

The Entertainer has a massive range of toys for children and big kids alike, stocking many branded items like the Barbie dreamhouse set which is on sale at £239.99, saving £70!

You may have a Disney fanatic in the family, don’t worry, The Entertainer has got you covered with everything from Toy Story to Cars. You can view the Disney range here.

There is also up to 50% off PAW Patrol toys, including the Paw Patrol Ultimate Rescue Helicopter, now £29.99!

Click and Collect is available at www.thetoyshop.com for those who prefer to browse online. Just reserve it, and pay a visit to pick up your special gifts.

We hope you have a fantastic time shopping at our centre this Christmas season. Please remember to observe all safety precautions to ensure that everyone’s shopping experience is safe and enjoyable.

Give back this Christmas

At the Cancer Research Wales store, you can find a wide variety of toys, books and clothing, while giving something back to a deserving cause.

Cancer Research Wales is an independent Wales cancer research charity funding pioneering research into the key areas of prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer in Wales. You will find high street and designer brands at discounted prices!

Enjoy a rest at our cafes

Buying gifts for the whole family can be exhausting! Take a break at Costa Coffee, Barista’s, The Hideout Café, Cafe Latte, Greggs and Sinfully Sweet for a warm coffee and fresh, homemade breakfasts, sandwiches and more.

With Christmas finally here, we have some important changes to announce regarding our opening times during the festive period. We are once again offering late-night shopping, and Santa will also be paying us a visit! Don’t miss out on seeing Santa this year, and make sure to bring your letters!

 

Late Night Shopping
Our stores will be open until 7pm on the following dates:

Thursday 2nd December

Thursday 9th December

Friday 10th December

Friday 17th December

Monday 20th December

Tuesday 21st December

Wednesday 22nd December

Thursday 23rd December

 

Santa’s Grotto Opening Times
Santa will be here to read your lists from:

Saturday, 27th November 2 pm – 5 pm
Thereafter every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 10.30 am – 12.30 pm & 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm

Please note we have extended the Grotto’s opening hours, on Saturday, 18th December, the Grotto will be open from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm.

Additionally, from Monday, 20th December – Thursday, 23rd December 2021. The Grotto will be open as follows:
10.30 am – 12.30 pm
1.30 pm – 3.30 pm
4.00 pm – 6.45 pm

Your last chance to visit Santa will be on Christmas Eve, Friday, 24th December. The Grotto will be available from 10.30 am – 12.30 pm and from 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm.

Entry is £3 and includes a gift from Santa. During Late Night Shopping, Santa’s Grotto will be open at a reduced entry of £2, from 5 pm – 6.45 pm.

 

Free Parking in Port Talbot
There is also free parking available in Port Talbot town centre from Saturday, 11th December 2021 to Saturday, 1st January 2022. Free Car Parking is also available at the Shopping Centre Service Yards via the entry barrier. Please note: car parking within the multi-storey car park is NOT free.

As we get closer to Christmas, there is so much festive fun to be had in Port Talbot, including a must-see visit from The Grinch! So, join us as we kick off Christmas in style.

You will be able to see The Grinch on Saturday 27th November from 9am, looking for the best toys and gifts for the whole family. But don’t worry, the money-saving deals and discounts at our stores will be the only “steals” this Christmas.

Also included in the fun that day is the Christmas parade, starting from 10.30am at Aberafan Shopping Centre. There are fun activities for everyone including fairground rides, market stalls, the Christmas nutcracker trail and some live music, which starts from 11am.

The Grinch has already paid us a visit at Aberafan Shopping Centre, where he saw plenty of perfect gifts at Warren James and The Entertainer. You can see The Grinch causing mischief here: https://www.facebook.com/VivaPortTalbot/videos/4357999567656682 .

Don’t forget to mark your calendars, and get ready to have a day of festive fun!


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