Our Famous Christmas Shopping Event 2018
Let the festivities begin...
We are all looking forward to welcoming you.to what has become one of the highlights of our year, our famous Christmas Shopping Event on Thursday 22nd November 2018, from 2pm till 10pm! Join us for an event of seasonal warmth and cheer, mirth and merriment.
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Here's our beautiful short video of last year's event, to whet your appetite:
We promise plenty of good cheer, inspirational shopping and wonderful food and drink from our own kitchens and many of the lovely producers we work with. Read on for details.
We'll have seasonal mulled mine and a Prosecco Bar by Vin-Est (who will also be showcasing their port and sherry), Gins by Chase Distillery (plus their rhubarb vodka and vodka marmalade), Foxdenton, and Cotswold Distillery, who will also be showcasing their whisky. And you can taste the fascinating new flavours of No.1 Botanicals.
Sip the popular Italicus, French liqueurs by Liqueurs Fisseliers, Gibson's Elderflower, Raspberry & Blackcurrant liqueur, the local Toad's gin and vodka, more tasty liqueurs from Sloemotion, craft gin and vodka from our new producer Wood Bros., sparking wines by Sixteen Ridges, apple & cinnamon juice from Bensons, Seedlip's non-alcoholic spirits and craft beers from Burkes Beers. Makers & Merchants are featuring their mulled wine and cider syrups.
Try and buy Paxton & Whitfield Cheeses, Burford's Italian panettone by Guidetti, Costello & Hellerstein's gorgeous truffles and fudge, and delicious savouries from Outdoor Pig, jelly beans from Best Imports & Wooden Spoon, truffles from Charbonnel et Walker, chocolate pizzas from Gourmet Pizza, scrummy M'Hencha pastries, artisan breads from Sourdough Revolution and Hobbs House (including Christmas Brioche), and lots of goodies from Hider, And you simply must try the new Burford Christmas preserves including Sparkly Marmalade and Boozy Cranberry Sauce!
Back by popular demand, our Gnocchi Bar will be open in our café from late afternoon and throughout the evening, with handmade herb gnocchi. Our chefs will freshly prepare your gnocchi in front of you, with a choice of moreish seasonal sauces. Select from Rich Tomato & Slow-Cooked Lamb Ragu, Winter Vegetable Vignole or our simple fresh Pesto. Plus mac 'n' cheese, juice and gingerbread biscuits for the children. Outside, you can nibble on roasted chestnuts.
Listen to live music from saxophonist Gary Horne (3–8pm) and bands Belle Musette (6–8pm) and Gilmore n' Jaz (2–9:30pm), plus our talented pianists Graham Wiltshire (2–4:30pm), Gez Kahan (4:30–7pm) and Phil Gibbens (7:30–9:30pm).
Delight in the fragrances of Neom Organics, Noble Isle, L'Occitane, Neal's Yard, Tisserand, Watsoap and Miller Harris.
With a packed programme, there will be wreath making (1–8pm) by Andrea Murphy and festive inspirations by our Plants Manager (3, 5 & 7pm), and Christmas lighting demonstrations by Konst Smide (4:30, 5:30 & 6:30pm). Indulge in a hand massage by Kiss the Moon, who are also offering consultations. Talking Tables will have a wine tasting game to try your hand at.
In Little Burford there will be face painting (2–6pm) and demonstrations from K'nex and D'jeco. Little ones can guess the names of the giraffe and black labrador toys. Help them to keep an eye out for Mr & Mrs Burford Bear to say hello and get a goody bag to take home.
We're excited to announce that you'll be given our popular discount vouchers on arrival.
Potted Christmas trees are already here, and the very first (small) delivery of our freshly cut Christmas trees has just arrived too!
Remember to bring your invitation along on the day for your exclusive discount vouchers.
Christmas begins at Burford.