Near Salisbury Christmas Market in Guildhall Square, Cross Keys Arcade is set to begin its festive celebrations with a spectacular line up of magical activities which run up to Christmas and throughout the school holidays.

Santa at Cross Keys

Santa will be at Cross Keys all day on Saturday, December 9 and 16. No family Christmas would be complete without seeing Santa, so pop along throughout the day to create a magical memory that will last forever. #SalisburySanta

Free festive face-painting

The Face-painting Fairie will be creating some memorable festive designs on Saturday, December 16 and 23, 10am-3pm. It’s all free, so why not go along with all the family and ask for an elf or snowman design?

Live music night by local bands

In the spirit of Christmas, Cross Keys Arcade is hosting live music evenings, with local bands arranged by Vinyl Collectors and Sellers. Follow the Facebook page at to be the first to find out who is performing and when.

Shop ’til you drop late night shopping

Cross Keys Arcade is open until 9pm every night from November 23 until December 23 (Sundays 5pm). Cross Keys offers something for everyone this Christmas. See more details of shop events at

Eat, drink and be merry!

There’s a wide range of eateries at Cross Keys Arcade, so whether you just want a coffee or need to arrange a memorable Christmas lunch with friends or colleagues, you will be catered for.

Cross Keys Arcade Christmas opening hours

9am-9pm, November 23-December 23 (Sundays 5pm)

9am-6pm, Christmas Eve

Christmas Day closed

9am-6pm, Boxing Day

10.30am-4.30pm, New Year’s Eve

9am-6pm, New Year’s Day