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Published December 6th 2013
Where can you find Christmas all year round?
Have you ever driven past The Christmas Shop on Goodwood Road and wondered what's inside?
The Christmas Shop
Today I decided to stop and find out. It has everything Christmassy.
The Christmas Shop ornaments
The decorations and ornaments decorate the shop from below your knees to above your head.
A Christmas Shop tree
I liked the Willow Tree Nativity Scene.
Willow Tree Nativity
A little toddler on his mother's hip was pointing and saying, 'Ooo' with his eyes wide in amazement. Another child had collected miniature shiny red bells in her hand. It would be a great place to bring children to choose a special ornament for the tree, or just to be immersed in the sparkly joy of Christmas. There are no queues and Father Christmas is around every corner!
One magical room was only lit by flashing fibre optic trees and beautiful Christmas lights.
David, owner of The Christmas Shop, said the only other shop he knew of like his was in London. He was busy unpacking even more decorations for his 14th Christmas in the shop.
Across the road he has even more garden ornaments, trees and life size Nativity figures on display.
Christmas Life Size Nativity
Pop in for a visit. The Christmas Shop has baubles, wreaths, Nativities, bonbons, Christmas trees, garden ornaments and lighting. It is visually dazzling and I left with a happy bounce in my step.
Brilliant place to spend time. So many things to see and admire from a Santa Bell to garden lights. My husband, son and I had a ballYes we had to buy an extra suitcase for our return trip. David did say he can ship anywhere, so there may be a few more pieces coming over the Tasman yet.