Is it time to get your Christmas shopping sparkle on?!
Broadway’s Late Night Christmas Shopping evenings will take place on Friday 29th November and Friday 6th December this year, from 5.30pm to 8.30pm possibly later, depending on the individual shop/cafe/restaurant.
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. The Lygon Arms’ courtyard and outside Russell’s Fish and Chips will be worth exploring too. A marquee with choir will be up on the green and you’ll be able to have cocktails mixed from a fairy-lit horse box!
This is a chance to get your Christmas shopping started, perhaps finished, whilst supporting local small businesses. You’ll find unusual gifts in the high quality independent shops and some of these treasures may reflect the location too. Award-winning Cotswolds Gin or Whisky, anyone?
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 villages around.
We really hope to see you there.
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.
All will be back to peaceful normality the following morning.
If you have any questions or tips we’d love to hear from you, please feel free to comment.
Photography by Julia Bayne and Crack The Lens