The Royals Southend Christmas 2019 Opening Hours

Are you searching for Southend High Street Christmas opening times? Look no further than The Royals Shopping Centre in Southend-on-Sea! With late night shopping and free parking on selected evenings, we’re bringing you the best of Christmas shopping in Essex.

Let’s deck The Royals with boughs of holly! The countdown to Christmas has officially begun, with shoppers already flocking to The Royals Shopping Centre to bag some cracking gifts. We know it’s never too early to start your seasonal shopping, so we’re making it easier for our customers by extending our opening times as Christmas approaches.

Wish lists at the ready? Make your way to The Royals to fill your stockings! Get the ‘snow-down’ with all our festive shopping highlights.

Starting 16th November: Festive family events

The sleigh officially takes flight on Saturday, 16th November with our big Christmas launch! Stores will be open as per our regular hours on this day (9am – 6pm), but it’s the official launch of Christmas at The Royals, as we host a range of festivities throughout November and December. Read more about all our exciting Christmas events here.

29th – 30th November: Black Friday weekend

A blizzard of Black Friday deals will be landing at The Royals on Friday, 29th November and Saturday, 30th November.

Our Black Friday weekend extended opening times are as follows:

Friday, 29th November: 9am – 9pm

Saturday, 30th November: 9am – 7pm

With so many offers to brighten up your Christmas tree, there’s nothing dark about Black Friday! Read more about our Black Friday deals here.

1st December onwards: Debenhams browsing every Sunday

Debenhams offers a whole festive emporium of different brands and mix & match gifts with something for everyone. Starting 1st December, we’re delighted to share that Debenhams will be opening their doors early from 10:30am every Sunday! The extra half hour gives customers more time to browse gifts before the tills open at 11am.

Overview of Christmas opening hours at The Royals

Here is an overview of the main opening hours at The Royals Shopping Centre in the run-up to Christmas and the New Year. Any date not listed below will be subject to our usual opening hours. Our regular opening hours are Monday to Saturday – 9am to 6pm and Sunday – 11am to 5pm.


  • Friday, 29th November: Black Friday event, 9am – 9pm
  • Saturday, 30th November: Black Friday event, 9am – 7pm


  • Sunday, 1st December: Debenhams browsing, 10:30am – 5pm*
  • Sunday, 8th December: Debenhams browsing, 10:30am – 5pm*
  • Sunday, 15th December: Debenhams browsing, 10:30am – 5pm*
  • Monday, 16th – Saturday 21st December: Debenhams, TK Maxx & Boots, 9am – 7pm** + free parking after 3pm
  • Sunday, 22nd December: Debenhams browsing, 10:30am – 5pm*
  • Monday, 23rd December: 9am – 7pm + free parking after 3pm
  • Christmas Eve: 9am – 6pm, except Debenhams closing at 5pm
  • Christmas Day: Closed
  • Boxing Day: 9am – 6pm (regular hours)
  • Sunday, 29th December: Debenhams browsing, 10:30am – 5pm*
  • New Year’s Eve: Boots open 9am – 6pm, other stores closing at 5pm
  • New Year’s Day: Boots open 10:30am – 4:30pm, other stores 11am – 5pm

* Debenhams browsing only includes the Debenhams store – all other stores will open as usual at 11am.

** Debenhams, TK Maxx and Boots only – all other stores will close as usual at 6pm

Stay up to date with the Royals at Christmas

Christmas 2019 at The Royals is going to be so magical, and we look forward to our customers joining us! It’s a jolly good time to come in from the cold, have a warm brew in one of our cosy cafes, and find the ideal gifts for the ones you love.

Please note that these opening times may be subject to change, but we will update them as regularly as we can. We also recommend that you check with individual stores for their Christmas hours.

Plus, be sure to keep up to date with all our Christmas events on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

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