(Pic: Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, London. Credit: Timeout)
‘Tis the season to be spending, but here’s a guide to Christmas shopping stop you breaking the bank, reports Remeka Washington-Wint
As Christmas is fast approaching we often get caught up in buying presents for our loved ones and focus less on ourselves. According to finder.com: “on average, we spend an estimated £390.56 each on purchases this year-that’s collectively £14.2b.” With money spent on gifts, decorations, and holiday food it is easy for us to forget to enjoy all the seasons events.
London is filled with activities this time of year perfect for family days out. Bond Street, Carnaby Street, and Oxford Street (to name a few) have their own light displays which create their own Christmas atmosphere. When you’re shopping the lights put you in the holiday spirit. Each with their own theme, you get an amazing vibe when you encounter them.
If ice skating makes you feel more Christmassy, there are many locations at different price points to try. Canary Wharf has tickets starting at £9.95 and even offer family bundle tickets to make the experience better for your wallet. Other places include Somerset House and the Natural History Museum each varying in price.
Christmas is not only about money. If you don’t have the extra cash to spend on outings there are many things you can do from the comfort of your own home. Watching Christmas movies in your pyjamas is more than enough to get you in the Christmas spirit. Listening to your favourite Xmas songs and having a sing-a-long is also a seasonal experience. Simply just decorating the tree will have you feeling like one of Santa’s elves.