Christmas is coming, and we know with that comes an increase mode of stress and lists. Things to bake, things to make, things to sort, things to buy… the list goes on!

At Christmas, we really do understand that the best thing we can do for you is to try and make things more simple, to help take a load of that stress away. You see, we are all human too!

With this in mind, we’ve compiled some top tips on how to have the least stressful time shopping in our Centre at this time of year. No matter how you do it, we want to help you make Christmas shopping simple at Centre Place.

When to visit:

With an increased amount of people choosing to shop at this time of year, naturally we have an increased traffic flow throughout the Centre and our carparks. It’s important to note that sometimes traffic is from large visitation to our carparks, however sometimes the traffic is on the surrounding streets and in traffic light phasing; something that we have limited control over. If you want to make things easier, we recommend the best time to visit is right when we open (see our opening hours here) and in the two hours before we close. We find the quietest days are on Monday and Tuesdays in the morning, or on our late nights. Our busiest times are the weekends. We also have a couple of extra late nights for your convenience. See these here.


Where to park:

We have two different carparks which provide direct access to Centre Place.

  • The Centre Place carpark, accessed via Bryce Street.
  • The Hamilton City Council Carpark, accessed via Anglesea Street.

Both locations offer undercover and accessible parking. You can find more information on planning your visit here.


What to do:

Find out what’s happening at Centre Place here.


Making your day stress-free!

Remember to have a great breakfast or coffee to start your day right! Coffee is FULL of goodness to get those endorphins pulsing, and you can grab a coffee and bite for brekkie from Jamaica Blue, Theobroma Chocolate Lounge, Sierra Cafe or McDonalds.

We’re also here to help every day leading up to Christmas – please feel free to call our Customer Service team on 07 839 8563, otherwise you can chat to us here on our Facebook page.

Please remember to be patient and kind to everyone you meet! Our lovely retail staff and Centre teams will always do their best to look after you.

At Christmas, it shouldn’t be about stress and worry. Christmas is about sharing with and giving your time to family, fur family, friends and loved ones, and however we can, or however you do it, we’re here to help make Christmas shopping simple!

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