Why you should visit SPM before the Late Late Toy Show this Friday

December is finally about to kick off which means the launch of SPM Christmas markets and of course one of the biggest Irish traditions this time of year, The Late Late Toy Show. This means hot chocolates by the fire, the first Christmas family gathering, and naturally, some cosy pyjamas to relax on the couch in.

The Toy Show starts at 9.35pm meaning you’ve got lots of time to visit SPM (as we open at 5pm) shop local and stock up for a family night in! We’ve even got a few tips for you to help you plan ahead.

Pizza for the Family

It’s Friday night and nobody wants to cook, especially if you plan to sit and watch the late late toy show. Why not pop down to us, grab some pizzas from Bella Vista Pizza in a takeaway box and bring them home for the whole family. If pizza doesn’t tickle your fancy we’ve got sushi, paella, burgers, hot dogs, Indian cuisine, salads, tacos and more.

Chocolate, Chocolate and More Chocolate

A night in with the family isn’t complete without a whole host of chocolatey goodness. You won’t have to look very far at SPM to find the amazing handmade Barbelo Chocolate.

Handmade Slippers

Inspired by the cold, this range of 100% Wool products from West Strand by Nina will keep the family warm by the fire for the night and throughout the winter.

Tasty Local White Hag Beers

Perfect with the pizzas or the chocolate. In fact we recommend a White Hag with the pizza, then with the chocolate and all while wearing the slippers! The team from The White Hag Brewery will be on site to talk about their brewery tours and showcase their products including a new Christmas ale.

Brownies, Cupcakes, Sweets and More

Pick up a whole bunch of goodies for the family from Black Sheep Bakery, The Cake Lady and our sweets stall Finner Fancies from 5pm.

Visit Santa’s Grotto

What better way to kick off Friday December 1st than a visit to see Santa. All funds raised from the Santa’s grotto will go towards an all inclusive centre for children and young adults with special needs through local charity ‘Our Voice their Future Northwest’