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The Arndale Christmas Survival Guide

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Christmas can be tricky. With the kids to entertain, the family questions to dodge, the gifts to be bought and all the prep to be done, it can feel more stressful than exciting. But, we’re here to help with a complete Christmas Survival Guide.

Whether you need an office Christmas party outfit, a gift for a picky teenager, or a prezzie for your hard-to-please Mother-in-law, our stores have plenty of options to help you survive Christmas.

Dress the part this Christmas

Feeling like the Grinch with nothing to wear this Christmas? We can help with that! With a range of fashion stores to choose from, there’s something for everyone to wear at The Arndale.

Look the part this party season and sparkle on the dance floor at the office Christmas party. Shop the looks: Left dress Superdry, Middle dress House of CB, Right dress AllSaints.

Add those finishing touches to your outfit and shop accessories to make you feel fancy this Christmas. Shop the products: Bag Kurt Geiger, Shoes Carvela, Necklace Thomas Sabo, Earrings Lovisa,  Makeup Morphe. 

Bored of wearing Christmas jumpers that look like your nan knitted them? Problem solved! Step up your jumper game and shop stylish, cosy and festive jumpers at The Arndale. Shop the looks: Left jumper Next, Middle jumper TK Maxx, Right jumper All Saints.

Keep the family entertained 

Hosting Christmas with the family can be a little stressfull. With awkward questions from nan to dodge and boring uncle Colin to entertain, we’ve got just the right products to keep the family entertained.

Say goodbye to tantrums, crying and bored children. Our kids stores are stocked full of toys, games and endless fun to keep the kids entertained while you put up your feet and enjoy a glass a bubbly. Shop the products: iPad Apple, Jigsaw The Entertainer, Colouring book Smiggle, Christmas tree Lego, Paint a Postbox The Works.

The kids want to watch Elf for the 13th time this Christmas? Step up your movie night game and make it one they won’t forget with festive treats to snuggle up on the sofa with. Shop the products: Phone projector Menkind, Mug TK Maxx, DVD HMV, Popcorn Poundland, Socks Sock Shop.

We all have that one family member we don’t want to be stuck with on Christmas day. Whether you’re avoiding awkward questions or boring conversations, The Arndale has the perfect distractions! Shop the products: Monopoly game The Entertainer, Prosecco Aldi, Book Waterstones, Chocolate Hotel Chocolat.  

Christmas treats for every tastebud 

Put the sprouts, cabbage and carrots to one side this Christmas and indulge in mouthwatering burgers, finger licking chicken and fresh sushi at The Arndale. And of course the meal isn’t complete without a chocolaty treat and an ice-cold drink!

Bored of eating dry turkey for the 32nd year in a row? We’d take tasty takeaways over dry turkey any day! Spice up the Christmas season with a bite from our long list of restaurants and cafes. Eat in or takeaway, the choice is yours: Archie’s, YO! Sushi, Slim Chickens, Doner Shack.

Christmas is the time to stuff your face with festive treats, however there’s only so many mince pies you can eat. Discover something new to tuck into at The Arndale: Millies Cookies, Krispy Kreme, Churros Locos, Batch’d, Creams.

Your gifting dilemmas solved

Stuck on what to buy your family and friends this Christmas? There’s something for everyone at The Ardale with over 200 stores to choose from. Wrap up your Christmas shopping in a one-stop-shop this year so there’s more time for family fun, festive celebrations and tasty food.

Make gifting for your partner easy this year by following the 5-gift rule: a surprise, a want, a need, a wear and a read. Shop the products: Shoes Sports Direct, Book Waterstones, Waterbottle Menkind, Tie Moss, Headphones Flying Tiger.

Guarantee a smile on your hard-to-please Mother-in-laws face this Christmas with gifts from The Arndale. Shop gifts that will please even the toughest critics: Snow Fairy set Lush, Necklace H Samual, Chocolate Hotel Chocolat, Lip gloss KIKO Milano, Candle Rituals, Bath and body selection The Body Shop, Baylis & Harding Signature collection TK Maxx.