If you love designer steals and savings, it’s time to plan a visit to Bicester Village in Oxfordshire for its festive-themed fun
If you prefer shopping in-person rather than spending hours pouring over a screen, head to Bicester Village to explore its 150 boutiques and discover a plethora of gifts for all.
Offering a wonderful festive atmosphere throughout November and December, The Bicester Collection has partnered with Barcelona-based paper artists, Wanda to create mesmerising handmade installations found throughout the village, which recreate a starry night sky.
This year, Bicester Village is also offering Magical Savings, with up to 50% off the original retail price on selected lines* in participating boutiques from 21st – 30th November. Members can enjoy exclusive early access to Magical Savings from 14th – 20th November.
Ideal for something more exclusive, book yourself into the personal shopping suites and have the personal shopping team discover the perfect presents for everyone on your list with unmissable savings in your favourite brands.
A treasure trove of festive happenings, the shopping destination is only a short 45-minute train journey from London’s Marylebone Station. Bicester Village has a selection of new openings popping up just ahead of Christmas – such as luxury pre-loved watch manufacture WatchFinder, which will be opening on 29th November.
The launch is the first major pre-owned luxury watch outlet in the outdoor shopping mall. Visitors can browse a host of iconic timepieces from brands such as Omega, TAG Heuer, Cartier, Rolex and many more.
Renowned Northern Italian restaurant, Cecconi’s also opened on 21st November, just in time for the festive period. During or after a day of exploring the village, visitors can tuck into a menu of handmade artisanal pizzas, seasonal dishes, pastas including their signature Spaghetti Lobster whilst relaxing in the restaurant’s sumptuous atmosphere.
Last but not least, there’s always time for bubbly over the holidays. Housed in a renovated vintage van, imported from France, The Veuve Van will provide a unique gifting experience exclusively at Bicester Village. Guests will have the opportunity to personalise the iconic Veuve Clicquot arrow tin or the Moët & Chandon metal tins (Brut & Rosé). Guests are also treated to a limited edition black glittered vinyl on their tins – a truly unique and timeless gift or souvenir.
Make it happen
Where: 50 Pingle Dr, Bicester OX26 6WD
How: Find out more and plan a visit via thebicestercollection.com