The Lowry Outlet is bringing the spirit of a traditional Victorian Christmas to MediaCityUK this winter with its iconic Victorian Christmas Market, which launched yesterday and is here until Sunday 7th December 2014.
The highlight of the shopping season, this magical Christmas market is the ideal place to start crossing off your gift list! Boasting an array of over 100 different producers with uniquely decorated stalls selling artisan food and handmade goods such as Chula’s Cupcakes, based in Salford, and Christine’s Handmade Sloe Gin and Raspberry Vodka.
Other stalls include unique gifts, and bespoke crafts that you won’t find on the high street. We also stumbled across The House of Che Che, an independent Manchester based online fashion boutique with amazing clothes and accessories that rival its designer counterparts! We couldn’t help but treat ourselves to a gorgeous handbag!
We also visited the Big Red Bar Bus for a hot chocolate to warm us up! This vintage double decker bus has been converted in a travelling bar which can be hired for events and boosts a heated upstairs seating deck!
The Victorian Christmas Market is the perfect place for a magical, family day out this weekend to get everyone in the Christmas spirit. There will also be a host of merry entertainment with live music from the finest regional brass bands and choirs at the Victorian Bandstand and a traditional carousel top of the day. Dickensian street performers will also bring the market to life, from the fine Victorian ladies in period dresses, gracing the aisles of the market producers, to street urchins and their Fagin-like masters, wanted criminals and travelling salesmen; all of whom will be watched over by Her Majesty’s finest Peelers – the firm but fair policemen of the Victorian age! Experience a Christmas like no other, at the Lowry Outlet’s impressive Victorian Christmas Market.
Situated on the Plaza of the Lowry Outlet, the Victorian Christmas Market is FREE to attend and will open until Sunday 7th December 2014 (We wish it was here for longer!) and is open 11am till 7pm on Friday and Saturday, and 11am till 5pm on Sunday.
The Lowry Outlet is the perfect place to make your money go even further, with savings of up to 70% off RRP! The Outlet boasts 80 stores, restaurants and cafes, including high street favourites M&S Outlet, Molton Brown, Cadbury’s, Whittard of Chelsea, Gap Outlet and The Body Shop. We also love their Christmas decorations!
For more information visit www.lowryoutlet.co.uk or follow us on Twitter @lowryoutlet
By Emily Parker