There may only be a month left to Christmas but there really is no need to panic. My advice to you is to keep calm and do your shopping here. Tameside has everything you want.
For a start, there’s no need to head out of town in search of a Christmas market. Ashton will be hosting one from December 11 to 15 offering a range of European gifts.
Our partners at the Ladysmith and Arcades shopping centres are doing their bit, too, and have teamed up with us to organise events. In addition, you’ll regularly find bands playing music to get you in the seasonal spirit as you look for presents and food.
To make things easier for those who are working, there will be late-night shopping on the first three Thursdays in December. Selected car parks across the borough will be offering free parking throughout the month.
If you take a look around Ashton you’ll find it has so much to offer. The market, indoor and outdoor, is full of bargains and is the ideal place to buy a Christmas tree or a holly wreath. Lots of other shops are within easy walking distance including those in the old town around Stamford Street.
Still worried? There’s no need. Keep calm and do your Christmas shopping here.