Christmas Shopping In Plymouth…

The Christmas lights have been switched. Black Friday is behind us and so, now, it’s officially time for Plymouth to get in the festive spirit!

What’s more; there’s no need to stick to daytime shop opening hours either! You can now catch up on essential retail therapy in Plymouth with late night shopping every Thursday.

A wide range of large and small retailers in the city centre and Drake Circus are changing their opening hours. Shoppers can now make sure they’re fully stocked and ready for Christmas Day outside of the typical 9am-5pm.

Shopping is just a stones throw away from Strathmore House Apartments, taking just 10 minutes to stroll to either the City Centre or Barbican.

Late night Shopping…

Many of Plymouths stores will be open later on Thursdays; and with so many amazing retail hubs, you can be sure to get inspired whilst feeling festive! There are plenty of shops keeping their doors open after 5.30pm, with Drakes Circus and many others open until 9pm on a Thursday.

With more than 70 stores all under cover at Drakes Circus, there are shops and eateries open until 9pm and the car park (if you have too much to carry back to the apartments!) open until midnight for a flat fee.

As well as all the amazing shops, there are log cabins too! The Christmas Market is now well underway and not to be missed! There are themed stalls decorated with fairy lights and Christmas decorations and home to both local and national traders selling a wide variety of items. There is handmade jewellery and clothing, artwork, homewares, gifts and so much more.

Visit Plymouth this season for some fabulous shopping in our city by the sea.

Plymouth At Christmas -2018

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Christmas In Plymouth…

Plymouth has officially started the countdown to the festive season; and here at Strathmore House Apartments we can’t bloomin’ wait!!

Filling the city with over 50 traditional wooden huts, the scent of mulled wine and swarms of shoppers, the attraction is back from 29 November to December 16.

We don’t only have one set of lights turned on in Plymouth. Oh No! We have two! 

The Christmas Lights Switch On…

The city centre Christmas lights will be twinkling above it all after the official switch-on, which takes place on Thursday  November 15. 

The lights also mark the start of Plymouth’s notorious late-night shopping! The fun starts in the city centre Piazza from 4pm with a host of entertainment for the whole family. Then the streets are lit up at 6.30pm by Father Christmas himself!

The Barbican’s Christmas Lights Switch On…

Just a short stroll past Smeatons Tower, along the sea-front and over the cobbles you will find all of the festive celebrations on the Waterfront.

The Barbican’s Christmas Lights Switch On will be taking place on Sunday 25 November between 3pm and 6pm. Join the festive cheer on Southside Street to meet the Grinch from 4pm, then greet Santa arriving aboard the RNLI at Capn’ Jaspers at 4.45pm followed by the official lights switch on at 5pm.

So. Whether you’re visiting for the first time or coming back for more, Visit Plymouth have rounded up everything you need to know to make the most of your trip.