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Christmas in Oldham
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Published: Monday, 16th December 2019

Still need to do a bit of last-minute Christmas shopping?

With just over a week to go until the big day, don’t forget to shop local this holiday season with everything ‘yule’ need at this time of year right here, on your doorstep, in Oldham.

This reminder comes as part of Oldham Council’s ‘Christmas in Oldham’ campaign which aims to highlight all of the fantastic things the borough has to offer during this year’s festivities.

From an array of retailers to independent businesses and a traditional market, you have a variety of shopping options to choose from when crossing items off your to-do list. From turkey dinner ingredients to eleventh-hour gift giving ideas, Oldham has it all.

If you do need any inspiration ahead of your trip to the shops, keep an eye out on Oldham Markets’ Facebook page. Each day we are highlighting a fantastic festive-related product sold in Oldham’s Tommyfield Market as part of a 24-day advent – it’s the perfect reminder to love your local market, especially at this time of year.

Don’t forget that the borough also has a number of delicious restaurants and amusing attractions too, so make a real day of it whilst you’re out and about with family and friends.

With the added bonus of three hours free parking at the weekend too, on all council-owned car parks in Oldham town centre, what more could you ask for? To qualify for this offer you must take a ticket from the pay and display machine for the length of time you are intending to stay.

There are also some amazing festive activities taking place in your local districts, including theatre showings, arts and crafts activities and much more, so remember to check all of this out in our latest edition of Family Life to see what’s going on.

Leader of the Council, Sean Fielding, said: “If, like me, you still have a few bits and bobs to buy before Christmas, Oldham really is the place to be. 

“With an array of high-quality shops and stalls, why travel all that way to places like the Trafford Centre to get your shopping done when everything you need is here on your doorstep.

“So come in to town, do your last-minute shopping and when you’ve got everything you need, be sure to enjoy Oldham’s bars, eateries and attractions too – an option you won’t get if you’re shopping online.

“To make this an even greater experience, we have our excellent free parking perks at the weekend – so there really is no excuse not to shop local this Christmas.

“Don’t forget to visit your local districts either, with an endless list of wonderful activities taking place over the holidays from Failsworth to Saddleworth.”

For more information on all of the fantastic things the borough has to offer this Christmas, along with other relevant information visit

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