Pumpkins competition and spooky decorations transform St Albans shopping centre this Halloween

The pile of pumpkins at Christopher Place in St Albans.

The pile of pumpkins at Christopher Place in St Albans. - Credit: Archant

Plucky pumpkin carvers can put their gourds on display and maybe win a prize as part of a shopping centre’s Halloween celebrations.

Christopher Place Shopping Centre in St Albans is inviting youngsters to add their creations to a centrepiece pile of pumpkins.

They need to add their name and telephone number, and a random draw will take place on November 1 with the lucky winner receiving £100 to spend in the centre.

Apart from the competition, Christopher Place also has a spooky window display and lights which makes a perfect photo opportunity for the family.

Centre manager Catherine Morris said: “Before we leap into the spirit of Christmas, we thought we would embrace autumn and get into the spirit of Halloween.

“We hope our customers will enjoy a photo opportunity with our pumpkin display and lights, and feel the autumn vibe!”