‘Tis the Season of Style at Bicester Village
From 8 November, Bicester Village will be transformed into an illuminated Cotswold Christmas garden with a magical lantern-lit parade, live music and more than 160 glittering boutiques offering savings of up to 60% on the recommended retail price.
Extended shopping hours throughout the festive period will give you ample time to choose just the right gift – and enjoy the night-time entertainment on offer in the Village. From 6.30 pm on Friday 8 November and Thursday 5 December, celebrations will include a magical night garden parade by the Liverpool Lantern Company, complete with a Christmas angel and whimsical woodland creatures, such as a swooping night owl. Performances by The Dover Street Big Band, a show-stopping eight-piece swing band, will provide the soundtrack to your visit while, from December, you can enjoy a playlist of Christmas classics and modern-day pop, with live music every Thursday and Friday.
More info on the Bicester Village website here.
GIFTS TO TREASURE
Revel in the delights of gift giving with an array of festive collections, including Provençal bath and body treats from L’Occitane, seasonal fragrances from Penhaligon’s, and luxury skincare from Clarins. High-precision Swiss-made timepieces come courtesy of Breitling, while Manolo Blahnik’s signature embellished pumps are impossible to resist. Offering incandescent powders and game-changing palettes, new pop-up Hour Glass is a must-visit for beauty fans. Plus, wardrobes get a touch of festive sparkle with the arrival of Parisian fashion house, Balmain.
The foodie in your life will love any number of delicious treats from Café Wolseley, including dark sea salt caramel truffles, traditional Christmas pudding, and The Wolseley’s signature buttery shortbread. Build your own luxurious Wolseley hamper, available in two sizes, or Wolseley tote bag, and treat someone special to a customised selection of their favourite products. Choose from dark chocolate Florentines, silver-plated tea caddies and luxury Christmas crackers with mini food gifts inside. Plus, discover Café Wolseley’s selection of perfectly blended loose leaf teas, enjoy unique flavours including velvety caramel or rich chocolate.
Complete your Christmas shopping with a bite to eat at one of the Village’s restaurants, many of which boast new seasonal menus. Or grab a tasty treat at a host of new foodie pop-ups. Known for its beautiful interiors and Mediterranean inspired menu, EL&N occupies an intimate garden terrace with a blushing pink backdrop that has social media all aflutter. Discover the exclusive vegan warrior toastie, a delicious savoury snack inspired by Bicester Village’s bucolic location.
MidWinter Nightcap, meanwhile, provides festive cheer by way of artisan mince pies and warm cider. Cinnamon buns from Oliphant’s Bakery are a sugar-and-spice delight, while newly-arrived Blondies Kitchen tantalises taste buds with freshly baked, American-style cookies and mince pie cookie cups. And then, of course, there’s Doughnut Time for irresistible doughnuts in an array of indulgent Christmas-inspired flavours. Meanwhile, new seasonal dishes have arrived at Café Wolseley and Soho House & Co’s farmshop restaurant and café, making a visit to these dining favourites essential to a magical day out.
Until the end of December, Bicester Village is open until 9 pm from Monday to Saturday, and until 7 pm on Sunday. For up-to-date opening hours over the festive period, visit www.tbvsc.com/bicester-village/en/opening-hours.