TEESSIDE Park is encouraging visitors to think of others this Christmas following the launch of its festive programme.

The shopping centre has named Zoe's Place Baby Hospice as its official community Christmas partner this year.

Visitors can donate a small gift to the charity, by dropping unwrapped presents to any of the stores or restaurants at Teesside Park or to the management centre.

The donated gifts will go on to help spread some cheer to those in need this Christmas.

Shoppers are also being encouraged to enjoy a host of festive attractions, including taking an 'Elfie selfie' with some cheeky characters around the shops.

The photos can be shared on Twitter and Instagram using with #ElfAtTeessidePark to be entered into a £250 gift card draw

Santa will also visit this Saturday, November 30 and children can receive a free gift on a Christmas bus, transformed into a winter wonderland.