Events & Experiences
To surprise and delight shoppers with Instagrammable moments that result in a longer term more positive impression of the centre.
An incredibly lifelike animatronic polar bear made a visit to Vicar Lane to make appearances throughout the day in the run-up to Christmas.
The polar bear attracted crowds of people throughout the day who were intrigued by the character’s appearance in the heart of Chesterfield and influenced an 8.2% increase in footfall YOY.
Feedback from customers included:
“Seen the polar bear this morning he looked fantastic 😊”
“I met him and found him really gorgeous.”
“Did see the polar bear this morning it looked fantastic 😀”
“Thank you to the young lady looking after Snowy for letting me take a photo of him.”
“Absolutely brilliant to see! It looks so real”
“He’s amazing, walked past him, he was shaking his head, so adorable, I wanted to take him home!!!”