Christmas shopping sparkle time in Broadway?!
The two traditional Late Night Christmas Shopping evenings in our village of Broadway, Worcestershire, will take place on Friday 26th November and Friday 3rd December this year, officially from 5.30pm to 8.30pm. However individual shops/cafes/restaurants may extend their hours to later, depending on custom and to some extent weather!
The village lights are already looking gorgeous and for these two special evenings there’ll be live music and festive foodie treats all along the High Street. Sizzling sausages will be served and you’ll very likely be able to have cocktails mixed from a fairy-lit horse box!
The Lygon Arms’ courtyard and outside Russell’s Fish and Chips will be well worth exploring too. A marquee with choir will be up on the green, with carol singing for everyone in the square alongside the Gordon Russell Design Museum.
Christmas shopping in style
This is a chance to start your Christmas shopping, perhaps finish it, whilst supporting local small businesses. The high quality independent shops in the village stock unusual gifts and some of these treasures may reflect the location too. Award-winning Cotswolds Gin or Whisky, perhaps?
Whether you’re shopping or not, it’s a good excuse to soak up some seasonal atmosphere, with a drink and a mince pie in one of the prettiest places around.
Practicalities for visiting
All the public car parks are free of charge from 4pm, but they do get very busy. The earlier you arrive the better if you’re driving.
There’s a traditional double-decker bus service from the railway station/caravan park to the High Street and standard bus services run as usual. We’re really hoping that in future years GWSR will run a coordinated steam train service to Broadway Station.
To avoid transport complications, stay with us! You’ll be in the midst of the genteel action for the evening and able to pop in and out as you wish, with a great view of things from your own cosy windows.
And then, as a dream within a dream, all will be back to peaceful normality the following morning.
Do you have questions?
We love Christmas in Broadway – and the rest of the year too. If you have any questions or tips we’d be thrilled to hear from you! Please feel free to comment.
If you’d like to book a stay with us for Christmas 2022 or any other time next year, we do currently have availability.
Photography @juliabayne and @crackthelens