Monday, 8 December 2014

Enjoy Late Night Christmas Shopping in Newbury

It’s that time of year again when many people are trying to fit Christmas shopping into an already busy schedule. But never fear – Newbury has the solution, with late night shopping on Thursdays in December from 5 to 8pm.

Do pop in on for the late night openings – a great opportunity to browse the shops at leisure (and avoid the weekend crush), get advice from the assistants if you don’t know what to choose for ‘the person who has everything’ ... and, of course, get ideas to add to your own Christmas list!

This year each of the late night openings are themed and, as well as many shops stay open until 8pm, will offer something a little bit special. The next two nights are:

Thursday 11 December – Choir of 1,000 Voices
As well as late night shopping, tonight’s the night when Newbury comes alive to the beautiful sound of a Choir of 1,000 Voices. Many local choirs will keep shoppers entertained by singing carols around the town, then gather around the Christmas tree in the Market Place at 7.30pm for the finale. Make sure yours is one of the voices joining in, and really get in the Christmas spirit! 

Newbury Building Society will be running some competition too ... so pop in and find out how to enter.

Thursday 18 December – Frozen
Tonight, whatever the weather, Newbury will be ‘frozen’ as ice sculptors demonstrate their spectacular art around the town. There is even going to be an Ice Queen, so why not make this the night you give your children a pre-Christmas treat with a trip into Newbury? And with just one week to go until the big day, this is your final chance for late night shopping this Christmas, so make the most of the wonderful selection of shops in Newbury ... and perhaps find that last-minute gift for someone special.

Free parking
Late night shoppers can enjoy free parking in the multi-storey car parks at Parkway, The Kennet Centre and Northbrook from 5–8pm on 4, 11 and 18 December.

Traffic-free areas

To keep everyone safe, Northbrook Street, Market Place and other pedestrianised areas stay closed to traffic during this year’s late-night shopping events.