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Reinvent your late-night Christmas shop

Make the most of those late-night opening hours and shake up your Christmas shopping trip this year. It's time to get the girls together and shop-til-you drop before a night of mini makeovers, dinner and cocktails. Here's how to reinvent your yearly festive spree: 

1. Babysitter: wanted

We know you love your sweet little darlings, but you’d have to be a saint to not need some time out every now and then. Pack them a bag stuffed with their favourite toys and ship them off to your sister’s/your babysitter’s house for the evening. Then, dash home to freshen up a little before rounding up the gang for a girls’ night out.  

2. Time to shop

Now the kids are sorted and you’ve got your girls, make your way to Brent Cross to tackle this year’s Christmas shopping list. With everything from slippers for Grandad to the latest hi-tech watch for your brother (here’s hoping he gets you more than a bath bomb this year), you can easily make a dent in that never-ending list in one night. But remember, tonight is about you too so why not check if there’s an event going on?

3. Mascara at the ready

Remember, Brent Cross isn’t just for shopping – now that you’ve picked up those must-have presents, it’s time to make the most of our beauty counters and treat yourself to a little makeover. Stop off at Clarins in Fenwick or the beauty counters at John Lewis and try some of this season’s boldest beauty looks, from ombré lips to wow brows. Are you brave enough for glitter? Or, pamper yourself with a mini facial at Kiehl’s!

4. Choose your next move

You’re all glammed up and feeling fabulous, so it’s time to decide where your night goes next. Feeling peckish after all that shopping? Make a beeline for our restaurants. Whether you’re a Gourmet Burger Kitchen fan or you prefer Pizza Express, you’ll be spoilt for choice with our selection of delicious eateries. Now’s the perfect time to check out the foodie offers on the Brent Cross PLUS app too – download now from the iTunes or Google Play.

5. Bottoms up!

Christmas shopping done, festive makeover complete and suitably stuffed, finish your night with a cocktail in hand. Let’s face it, it’s probably been ages since you’ve got the gang together so this is the perfect excuse for a good catch-up. Grab a table at Three at Fenwick and spend your last hour reminiscing about the good times (before kids/work/life took over!).

Now you can head home, shopping bags in tow, smug in the knowledge you’ve turned your annual festive shop into a night with the girls. And seeing as you’ve now certainly got plenty of ideas for what you want to unwrap on Christmas morning, don’t forget to drop plenty of hints to your other half as soon as you walk through the door…

To help you with your girls’ night out planning, here are our late-night December openings hours:
1st - 9th December: shop till 9pm
11th - 16th December: shop till 10pm
18th - 23rd December: shop till 11pm

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