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THE NORTH EAST IS THE MOST PREPARED FOR CHRISTMAS 2015
· South West and East of England second and third most prepared
· Are people in London and Wales planning a quieter Christmas this year?
Festival of Trees raises money for children’s hospice this Christmas
Lowry Outlet has given over one of its prime retail units to Francis House Children’s Hospice for the festive period, where shoppers have been enjoying a magnificent Festival of Trees, which has raised more than £25,000 in vital funds for the charity.
- Average spend on presents is set to be £436 in the North West
- 15% will be resorting to additional credit to fund Christmas
- 14% have already sold unwanted items to fund Christmas presents
Consumers in the North West are set to spend an average of £436* on Christmas presents this year, according to a survey from musicMagpie – a re-commerce company which gives people cash for their unwanted phones, CDs, DVDs, games and electronics.
We’re used to seeing her playing the role of Sophie Webster on the nation’s favourite soap but today Brooke Vincent undertook a dramatic high fashion makeover courtesy of intu Trafford Centre.
The Corrie stunner ditched her usual on-set casual clobber in turn for a gorgeous flowing dress that featured a bespoke intu Jacobean print created by renowned print designer Celia Birtwell. The dress was handcrafted for intu by Hannah Sykes a fashion graduate from the Manchester School of Art who picked up a graduate award for fashion innovation earlier in the year.
Enjoy 12 days of Christmas activities in-store and across Manchester city centre
With the biggest range of luxury, high street and independent stores outside of London, Manchester city centre has your Christmas all wrapped up this winter.
Why not treat footy fans this Christmas with some of these amazing gifts from the National Football Museum. There are perfect gifts for any budget that are all available from www.nationalfootballmuseum.com/shop
LOWRY OUTLET UNWRAPS ITS TOP 12 PERFECT PRESENTS FOR CHRISTMAS
The count down to Christmas has begun and the search to find the perfect presents for loved ones is on. Avoid the festive frenzy of the high street and head to Manchester’s only Outlet Shopping Centre. From Thursday 12th November to Wednesday 23rd December, Lowry Outlet will be open for late night shopping from 9am – 8pm weekdays and 9am – 7pm on a Saturday.
Treat someone special to a cruise along the spectacular Manchester Ship Canal
A unique heritage experience could be hiding under the Christmas tree this festive season, as Mersey Ferries launches a Christmas gift voucher for its spectacular cruises of the historic Manchester Ship Canal. Priced at £39, the beautifully presented vouchers are available to redeem on sailings throughout 2016, including cruises on Sir Peter Blake’s Dazzle Ferry, Everybody Razzle Dazzle, with its colourful take on First World War dazzle camouflage.