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Join in the magic every weekend from 30th November – 22nd December with Free family Entertainment from 12pm – 5pm
This holiday season, prepare yourselves for one truly magical experience, come and watch the Christmas movie, meet the characters and above all, bring a letter for Santa and we'll donate to the Dream Factory Children’s charity. Together we can make dreams come true!
Watch the movie trailer here
Download the app here
Make the world better with a letter
Write a letter to Santa and help make dreams come true for children with life limiting illnesses.
For every letter to Santa* posted in our centre’s Christmas Dreams post box (from 30th November until 22nd December), Exchange Ilford will donate 50p to The Dream Factory Children’s Charity. Visit: www.yourdreamfactory.org
Animated Christmas Movie
Children and parents alike will love this 15 minute story of humanity and charity towards others, to honour the spirit of the season and inspire kindness and generosity. Enjoy the full cinema experience with Miss L Toe and Santa’s Elf & Safety helpers in the food court on level 1.
Take a Photo with Movie characters
Bring the magic to life and take a photo of your family with the movie’s animated stars using augmented reality technology. Customers can download the “Christmas dreams” application that allows them to unlock the magic to see and interact with Harry, Kitty and their friends from the movie. Customers can step in the frame of our Movie background and take a photo, which can also be uploaded into a holiday card template to share via e-mail or Facebook.
You can also preview the magic at home by downloading the app here - http://bit.ly/185ikPP
FREE entertainment for the whole family including:
- Kids letter writing & crafting stations
- Christmas school choirs
- Meet Santa's Elf & Safety helpers
More about The Dream Factory charity
The Exchange Ilford has teamed up with The Dream Factory - with the aim to help grant wishes and create life-changing experiences, for children and young adults aged 3-25 years who have life threatening conditions or severe disabilities.
The Dream Factory was set up Avril Mills, who was inspired by her son Oliver who died of Leukemia at the age of 9. While Oliver, a big Eastenders fan, was having treatment in hospital, Avril arranged for him to meet Ross Kemp, Martine McCutcheon and Sid Owen. Liking the idea she went on to make a wish for another child who had always wanted to meet the Arsenal Team. Before Oliver died he expressed the wish to grant dreams for children when he grew up…
For more information visit: www.yourdreamfactory.org