There’s nothing quite like the buzz of Christmas shopping – picking the perfect present for a loved one, finding a one-of-a-kind gift at a Christmas market stall or simply heading to a new city to discover what their shops have in store. But it’s not all about ticking off that gift list. There are so many fun festivities to keep you, family and loved ones entertained throughout the entire Christmas season, especially when you can combine it all by staying with us. Whether it’s singing along to Christmas carols under the twinkling lights, visiting Santa and his elves or keeping warm with a glass (or two) of mulled wine, your festive break can be transformed into a magical Christmas Shopover. See our guide for the best places to shop and join in the festivities, our top Christmas markets and our festive menus to drool over.
Nothing beats a weekend of Christmas shopping like a visit to Santa’s grotto, a magical Christmas parade and a charity gift wrapping service thrown in for good measure.
Grab your fair share of designer, vintage and one-off gift ideas then join in the festive fun! Meet Santa at Hamleys and watch the Christmas parade down the Style Mile.
Christmas shopping in the capital is like no other especially with when there’s so much festive fun to be had in some of their most famous department stores.
You’ve shopped ‘till you’ve dropped, now it’s time for a Christmas tree maze, a ride on the Santa bus and a front row seat watching street performers shake their jingle bells!
From The Bullring to The Mailbox, you’ve got Christmas shopping wrapped up. Then it’s all pretzels and hot toddies at the German Christmas market and a festive celebration at the Jewellery Quarter.
Maybe it’s one day of shopping Newcastle’s huge outlets and arcades and a few extra days to sing carols, watch live music and devour local beers and tasty festive treats.
The arrival of the festive season is the perfect excuse to explore the magical Christmas markets popping up in towns and cities all over the UK.
Sit down to a festive feast with all the trimmings in one of our great value restaurants and celebrate in style with a drink (or two) from our festive menus.