No need to panic if you’ve still got Christmas presents to buy, with five shopping days left you’ve still got time and many shops are opening late in the run up to the big day.
If you’ve done all your Christmas shopping or need a break from the crowds how about taking the family along to this festive event at the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent? A Victorian Christmas Enchantment takes place this Mon. 19 Dec., 11am to 3.30pm. It is Christmas Eve in 1890 and Clarissa, a Victorian lady, has just returned from her busy Christmas shopping just in time before the children arrive home.
The tree is decorated and everything is ready for Christmas. She shares with the audience about the day in the town and the gifts she has brought. Each gift has a story to tell, and there will be many stories and enchantments to be revealed, full of magic and delicately woven together in a special Christmas tapestry.
After the storytelling the audience will be able to participate in traditional Victorian parlour games and dancing and even sing a carol or two. Children will also be able to make Nutcracker Soldiers and Christmas Angels to take home and have their faces painted with festive deigns. Small charge for the face painting and craft activities.
This charming event promises to give everyone a memorable Victorian Christmas experience to take away with them full of magic and enchantment for children and all the family.
Moorcroft Heritage Visitor Centre and the factory shop are offering customers wine and homemade mince pies every day until they close for Christmas at midday on 21st December.
Take advantage of the late night Christmas Shopping evenings every Thursday in December at Emma Bridgewater. Open until 8pm enjoy mulled wine, mince pies and a choice of great presents in the gift or factory shop.
Wedgwood Visitor Centre are offering 2 and 3 course Christmas meals in their restaurant and a Festive afternoon tea is available – booking in advance is necessary. There is 50% off all Christmas decorations in the main shop.
Churchill are offering an additional 20% off selected lines at their factory shop until 18th December. Great gift ideas with designs from Cath Kidston, Alex Clark and Queens.
There are lots of events happening this weekend, 3rd and 4th Dec, to get you in the festive spirit. Go to Burleigh factory shop in Stoke-on-Trent and enjoy the Christmas Craft Fair in the upstairs treasure trove and there will be skills from the factory on show from 12noon to 4pm each day. With 50% off some selected lines so you can get some great bargains.
Emma Bridgewater will be turning on their Christmas tree lights on Saturday 3rd and there will be lots of activities for all the family. You can decorate your own dove candle for only £5 whilst the children create Christmas decorations from £2.50 and make Christmas cards from £1.50 per child.
- Emma Bridgewater
have 25% off everything in the main shop until 4th December and 50% off all Christmas decorations.
- Wedgwood decorations