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Success for Victoria Centre’s Glow Room opening week

Victoria Centre’s Glow Room has made a successful return in its opening week, welcoming members of the Nottingham Panthers team to test out the winter experience.

The free light installation, situated on the upper mall, treats visitors to a visual light performance featuring over 30,000 hanging lights, accompanied by Christmas songs.

So far more than 8,000 shoppers have enjoyed the sensory experience, and among them were four players from the city’s ice hockey team who gathered for a face-off with Victoria Centre team members.

Commenting on the Glow Room’s opening week success, Nigel Wheatley, centre director at Victoria Centre, said:

“It’s been fantastic to see the Glow Room get off to such a strong start, and even better to top it off with a visit from the Nottingham Panthers team.

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“The sensory experience meant they had the chance to let off some steam before kicking-off their remaining few fixtures ahead of the New Year.

“I’m also blown away with the support we’ve seen from shoppers already.

“Last year’s Glow Room helped to raise over £5,000 for our chosen charity, so I’m excited to see if we can beat that target this year – despite it being challenging times for us all, it’s humbling to see the people of Nottingham being as generous as always.

Nottingham Panthers 2 Credit Karl Denham scaled

“As we get closer to the big day, and the school’s break for the festive period, we anticipate the Glow Room being even more popular with families during the week, with many of them looking for unique days out – I’d encourage anyone visiting to book ahead to avoid missing out!”

The Glow Room is open until 2 January 2023, and is free-to-attend with voluntary donations encouraged.

Performance times vary, with visitors being advised to pre-book via the Victoria Centre website.

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