Worcester has it all wrapped up

Pop into Worcester this Christmas, enjoy the quality shopping and foodie offer, discover the city’s rich heritage and don’t miss out on all the festive action. Christmas has always been a magical time in Worcester to shop, eat and celebrate.

Explore more than 300 shops in Worcester city centre – from small independents to the big High Street names including Joules, L’Occitane, JoJo Maman Bébé, Primark, TK Maxx, Jack Wills and House of Fraser to name a few. Hotel Chocolat and Moss Bros. are some of the exciting new addition with new stores on Worcester High Street.

For keen shoppers Worcester has an outstanding choice of independently owned boutiques, quaint art galleries and specialist shops selling everything from the latest fashionable designer wear and vintage clothing to gifts, hobby equipment, specialist items for left-handers and decorative home accessories. Many of these can be found in the picturesque Reindeer Court, the historic Friar Street and New Street set amidst beautiful black and white timber-framed buildings. With such a plethora of quality businesses you can be confident to find the perfect Christmas presents for everyone and get it all wrapped up in Worcester.

This year, avoid the last minute rush and make your Christmas shopping an enchanting experience. With shops open until 8pm for late night shopping Thursdays from 23 November onwards, why not combine the shopping chores with going out for a relaxing drink or a tasty bite to eat? Worcester has a great choice of more than 150 cosy cafés, trendy bars, quality restaurants and traditional pubs to celebrate with your colleagues, family and friends.

Shoppers and diners will also have the chance to get into the Christmas spirit with a series of free events and entertainment in Worcester – from sparkling markets, joyful carol singers and live music to storytime with Father Christmas, real reindeers and the popular Nutcracker trail. The free trail begins the 23 November, when the Christmas Lights are switched on, until 31st December. Pick up a booklet at CrownGate’s Friary Walk to follow the trail, find out more about the fun selfie competition and write a letter to Santa.

For a list of city centre businesses please click on the shopping directory.

If you are a local city centre business and would like to submit your opening times, please download and complete the opening times template and return this to info@worcesterbid.com.