Hatton Shopping Village is inviting Warwickshire residents to celebrate ‘Christmas as it should be’ with the addition of brand new festive markets boasting everything from handmade Christmas decorations to seasonal ceramic gifts and crockery.

Taking place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from November 28 and throughout December, Hatton’s quintessentially English Christmas markets will bring the best traditions of the holiday to the shopping destination. With live music from street organs, a nativity show with live animals and mulled punch and roast chestnuts, visitors will really feel like they’re back in the Dickensian era – they may even see Scrooge wandering the streets.

Fridays in December will also see late night shopping at the attraction, with special visits from Father Christmas in his sleigh at 6pm each evening, and choruses singing traditional Christmas carols before shops close at 8.30pm.

Carron Smith, marketing manager at Hatton Shopping Village, said: “Shopping for Christmas gifts can often cause more stress than it’s worth – especially at the weekend – so why not trade in the hustle and bustle of the busy city streets for a more relaxing experience.

“As well as our permanent retailers, we have a fantastic selection of traditional food and craft stalls so we’re confident that our visitors will find something to suit every taste. From homemade fudge and hand crafted jewellery created on site, to antiques, furniture and interior accessories, plus a specialist garden centre,  Hatton Shopping Village really is  one of a kind.”

In addition to the stalls at Hatton’s Christmas market, the shopping village is also home to a myriad of independent and big brand shops, all selling unusual and special Christmas gifts.

There are also a number of on-site restaurants, including the Spinning Jenny Bar & Tearoom where visitors can enjoy freshly baked mince pies and warming glasses of mulled wine.

With free parking and a delightfully tranquil atmosphere, a Christmas shopping experience at Hatton Shopping Village is an altogether different experience.