Santa gives a big thumbs up to Warwick.
Santa gives a big thumbs up to Warwick. Jonno Colfs

Rose City to join a major Christmas shopping tradition

WARWICK shoppers are entering a new era of Christmas shopping freedom.

This year, the Rose City has seen the introduction of Sunday trading, meaning more options and convenience.

Leading into the Christmas period, Rose City Shoppingworld has released its opening hours, which includes a couple of major firsts for Warwick.

Rose City Shoppingworld marketing manager Louise de Lissa said exciting times were ahead for Warwick shoppers.

"For the first time ever we'll be open on Boxing Day," she said.

"Thanks to seven-day trading Warwick shoppers will have their own chance for some Boxing Day sales.

"It will be up to the national stores as to what they do on the day, but most should follow the same marketing calendars as metro stores.

"Christmas Day will be the only day we're closed this holiday season."

Mrs de Lissa said Boxing Day would be an optional day for stores.

"We will certainly be encouraging all to stores to open up," she said.

"So it will be like a normal Sunday trading day."

The centre will also be open until midnight on Thursday, December 21.

Mrs de Lissa said the major store would remain open to offer shoppers yet another pre-Christmas shopping option.

"It's going to be a great fun period," she said.

"We've had another shop open today, with Pets Domain and there a couple more to hopefully open before Christmas as well."

A bakery, The Bread Factory and Kebabzone are both expected to open before Christmas.

Rose City Shoppingworld holiday opening hours:

Saturday, December 16 - 9am to 4pm

Sunday, December 17 - 9am to 6pm

Monday, December 18 to Wednesday, December 20 - 9am to 5.30pm

Thursday, December 21 - 9am to 8.30pm (major stores until midnight)

Friday, December 22 - 9am to 5.30pm

Saturday, December 23 - 9am to 4pm

Sunday, December 24 - 9am to 6pm

Monday, December 25 - CLOSED

Tuesday, December 26 - 9am to 6pm

Wednesday, December 27 - 9am to 5.30pm

Thursday, December 28 - 9am to 7.30pm

Friday, December 29 - 9am to 5.30pm

Saturday, December 30 - 9am to 4pm

Sunday, December 31 - 9am to 6pm

Monday, January 1 - 9am to 6pm



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