Sunday, November 19, 2017

PAW Patrol, Shimmer & Shine And Peppa Pig Help Spread Festive Cheer At Trafford Centre's Christmas Parade | Nick Jr. UK

Beloved Nick Jr. characters, along with stars from Coronation Street and fellow characters from other children's television shows all gathered together to get into the festive spirit at the Trafford Centre’s Christmas parade in Manchester!

The captivating carnival marked the start of the festive season with princesses, princes, nutcracker dancers and traditional toy soldiers all there to set the scene.

Youngsters also got the chance to meet their favourite television characters, including Marshall and Skye from PAW Patrol, Shimmer and Shine, Peppa Pig, Trolls lead characters Princess Poppy and her little friend Branch, as well as lovable Bing and Flop from Emmy-award winning CBeebies cartoon Bing. Also involved in the magical musical parade were the little yellow Minions, fresh from their latest movie, Despicable Me 3.

Shimmer and Shine

Corrie stars Catherine Tyldsley and son Alfie, Scott Thomas and nephew Teddy, Tina O’Brien and children Scarlett and Beau, and Samia Ghandie and son Yves also made an appearance.

Catherine, who plays Eva in the popular British soap, posted a picture on Instagram of son Alfie saying he was ‘starstruck’ meeting the minions at the centre.

Father Christmas was also at the parade in The Orient to spread some Christmas cheer.

Alison Niven, regional centre director at intu Trafford Centre, said: “Never before has an event lit up intu Trafford Centre with as much enchantment, festivity and excitement as the Magical Christmas Parade. The Orient was filled with thousands of happy, smiling faces and little ones were captivated by the magic and in awe of getting the chance to see their favourite stars in real life.

“There was PAW Patrol, Shimmer and Shine, Minions, Peppa Pig, PJ Masks, Bing and Flop and Trolls, followed by princesses, drummers, dancers, singers, jugglers, stilt-walkers and even Santa Claus himself joined the cast of over a hundred entertainers. It was such a fun-filled day out for all the family to enjoy – thank you to everyone that came.”

Photos and video from Trafford Centre’s Christmas parade can be found here on Manchester Evening News website!

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