Posted on 12th December, 2018

Plan your last minute Christmas shopping

Christmas in Buckinghamshire is always a magical time of year, with streets dazzling with festive lights and Christmas trees everywhere you turn. Now that Buckinghamshire is in full swing of festivities, it is the perfect time to tick off your last minute items on your shopping list during a spot of festive shopping. If you are stuck with ideas for your last minute gifts, then follow our Christmas guide where you can find a range events and activities to make Christmas shopping fun!

Waddesdon Manor Christmas Fair

This year at the Waddesdon Manor Christmas Fair you can stock up on all the Christmas gifts you need. The Fair is open between 10th November and 2nd January 2019. Each year the Waddesdon Manor Christmas Fair gets bigger and bigger so bring your friends and family along and enjoy a festive day out gazing at the decorated house, indulging in celebratory foods and shopping for gifts. The grounds will be lit by an exciting light show created by the Guildhall School, projected onto the Stables and inspired by the objects, architecture and gardens of Waddesdon. The entirety of the grounds will be lit up with lights which complement the amazing architecture of the manor. You will find the rooms inside filled with dazzling decorations and Christmas trees sparkling with ornaments and light. Tickets must be booked in advance and kids under 5 go free!

Christmas Shopping season at Stowe

If shopping outside in the cold isn’t your ideal Christmas activity then you can enjoy Christmas shopping in the warmth of the historic Parlour Rooms at Stowe. From 12 November to 16 December, the Parlour Rooms will be filled with various local artisans, artists and hand-made food producers. There will be different stallholders every other day, selling home-made door garlands, cushions, scented candles, chutneys, chocolates and liqueurs. You can also bring your dog along too, as there’s a stallholder selling dog accessories. You could let them choose their own gift before heading out on a walk around the garden. You can also wonder around the National Trust gift shop if you can’t find what you’re looking for in the Parlour Rooms.

Bicester Village

Bicester Village is the perfect destination to find the perfect gift while venturing into a man-made manicured Christmas paradise. Shops include, Cath Kidston, Jack Wills, Michael Kors, and Kate Spade. The village presents the Theatre of Christmas featuring winter reductions including up to 60% off participating boutiques from 1st to 24th December. You can also request a VIP booklet at the tourist center which gives you additional discounts in most stores. So if you looking for the best deals this Christmas, we wouldn’t want you to miss out the visit to Bicester Village.

Luxury Experience at Sarova Hotels

If you are looking to go that extra mile for someone this Christmas, we recommend browsing through our range of Gift Vouchers Sarova Hotels has on offer for the perfect gift. Everything from relaxing spa days in London to a delicious Afternoon Tea by the Thames in Royal Windsor. Choose the perfect gift to take the stress out of Christmas shopping! Gift Vouchers can be purchased at all Sarova Hotel receptions or online here.


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