CHRISTMAS has arrived in a Basingstoke shopping centre with the opening of a new festive-themed shop.

Full of Christmassy magic, Christmas Time has taken over an empty unit in Festival Place previously occupied by the Health Hub.

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The shop sells a range of Christmas decorations for the home including trees, wreaths, garlands, tableware, candles and nutcrackers, along with a huge range of personalised gifts, twinkling lights, gift bags and gift boxes.

A sparkling sleigh pulled by reindeer is on display in the shop window, while customers browsing the new store can get into the Christmas spirit with festive tunes playing throughout the day. 

The pop-up shop has returned to the centre after taking over a unit previously occupied by Zara in 2022.

It will be open in Festival Place in the run-up to Christmas.