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 Bullring & Grand Central 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
Bullring & Grand Central 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 Debenhams and pay a visit to the Clarin’s Spa, Benefit Brow Bar or the Aveda salon, or drop by Selfridges or Smashbox and try some of this season’s boldest beauty looks, from ombré lips to wow brows. Are you brave enough for glitter?
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 Bill’s restaurant fan or you prefer Carluccio’s, 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 Bullring & Grand Central PLUS app too – download now from the App Store or Google Play Store.
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 Browns Bar & Brasserie or stop off at Frizzenti 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 openings hours:
Black Friday 24th November 7am - 10pm
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Weeknights Monday 27th November - Friday 15th December 10am - 10pm
Saturday 16th December 9am - 9pm
Weeknights Monday 18th - Friday 22nd December 9am - 10pm
Saturday 23rd December 9am - 9pm