• Xmas quizzes, workshops, hampers and more – How to have a very Convenient Christmas

Xmas quizzes, workshops, hampers and more – How to have a very Convenient Christmas

17 November 2021 by Deanna Thomas

The team behind General Stores (Deansgate Square/Media City/Ancoats/Moss Side/Castlefield/Salford), Stretford Foodhall, the new Sale Foodhall, and the online delivery platform A Convenient Store have really got into the Christmas spirit this year.

Not only have they developed a programme of fun family events and collaborations, but they’ve made sure Mancunians are absolutely covered for all Festive essentials; from locally reared turkeys to cheese and wine – they’ll even deliver your Christmas tree!


Store Group have teamed up with some of their most fabulous independent partners to offer Christmas Workshops and events in store from Tuesday November 30th, including wreath making, a Christmas-themed quiz, and a family-friendly pizza making workshop.

What: Learn how to make the perfect bespoke Christmas wreath to adorn your front door, complement your Christmas decorations, or even gift to a loved one, with independent Stretford florist, Flower Candy. Pick from a range of festive accessories, berries, dried flowers, dried fruit, and sparkly branches to make a unique Christmas wreath. 

When and where? Flower Candy’s wreath making event takes place on Tuesday 30th November at Sale Foodhall and Tuesday 7th December at Stretford Foodhall, at 6:30pm. Spaces are limited to just 10 people. 

How much? £49pp including a glass of bubbles (or soft alternative) Tickets can be booked in store.

What? A Christmassy quiz, hosted by legendary quizmaster, Bossy Durkin. Those who think they deserve the crown as the Christmas quiz champion should gather up to five friends to form the ultimate team to claim the prized title. 

When and where? Thursday 2nd December from 7pm at Sale Foodhall

How much? At just £1 entry per person, contestants could win fantastic festive prizes including a £50 bar tab, a bottle of bubbles for second place, or a host of booby prizes if your team is a runner up. 

What? A pizza making workshop delivered by authentic and artisan Italian pizza-ologists, Basilico. Kids will learn all they, er, knead to know about the ingredients that make up a pizza, enjoy experimenting with dough, before sprinkling their chosen toppings, ready for devouring.

When and where? Sale Foodhall on Tuesday 7th December at 4pm

How much? The workshop costs £17.50, which includes an adult and kids pizza, and soft or hot drink for both. To get involved with the workshop, pizza fans should book places in advance as spaces are limited to 10 people.


Say goodbye to the difficult ‘car vs tree’ dilemma and get your Christmas Tree delivered to your door - perhaps even adding a few local Manchester beers to go with it. Leave the artificial tree in the loft this year and order a gorgeous Nordmaan Fir tree via the website now, or you can collect from one of the General Stores. Trees are available from £45, in sizes including 4-5ft, 5-6ft and 6-7ft and are available for delivery for all addresses within the M60 + the following postcodes: M41/M33/M23/SK1/SK2/SK3/SK8.

The festive bird is covered too - customers can order their local, traditional slow-reared turkey via A Convenient Store. Produced in Macclesfield, these prize-winning turkeys will make Christmas day extra special and support local, independent businesses too. These are available for pick-up from Stretford Food Hall or delivery on the 23rd December.

A Convenient Store has also created a range of delicious food and drink hampers showcasing the best of their indie food friends. The hampers start from £30 - they’re the perfect gifts for proper food lovers.

-The Cheese Hamper features a host of stunning regional cheeses like Garstang Blue and Lancashire Bomb plus crackers, olives, British Charcuterie, chutney and a bottle of organic Highway to Hell Red Wine. 

-The Vegan Hamper includes the best plant-based cheeses, crackers and a stunning vegan wine, whilst the 

-Craft and Snacks Hamper features a collection of cracking local craft beers from Shindigger, Manchester Union and Seven Brothers, plus truffle crisps, popcorn and biltong. 

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