Here at The Old Red Bus Station, we try our very best to be of good cheer, and with the festive season upon us, we're counting down the days until our Christmas calendar starts. You can expect a whole load of Christmassy vegan drinks and grub, a very special Cantina community cook-up & much more!
Old Red's Christmas Fair
We've got plenty going on throughout December to ease you into the seasonal spirit. Kicking off on the 1st of December with our very first Christmas fair!
Local independent artists are joining us to set up gift stalls across the floors, selling ethical goods, clothing, prints, jewellery, embroidery - everything from vegan bath-bombs to quaint card-based lanterns. All decorations for the event will be pre-loved/recycled, with festive vegan-friendly snacks available and music meandering into the night.
At the Christmas fair, we are also launching our own Christmas store where you can get your hands on The Old Red Bus Station merchandise which will be available throughout December and will be getting a fresh face in the New Year. Get your hands on it whilst you can.
Check out more info here.
Festive Food and Drinks
Kicking off the start of the month and the festive period we're launching our new Christmas menu, packed full of ethical munch. Including an (in)appropriately named Santa's Bulging Sack. Have a gander here for more information and check out what you can get your hands on.
Christmas can be a hectic time trying to get all your shopping done knowing all too well you've left it to the last minute so, if you need a break from the bustling shops and the miserable weather, pop in and enjoy some of our delightful Winter Warmers.
If you require a little more to take the stress off, we have our Gin Therapy sessions where you can get any 2 gin cocktails for £10, available every day except Monday. We've also curated a Winter Cocktail Menu which is exceptionally festive so you can truly indulge yourself this winter. Expect twists on classic cocktails with our Apple Cider Margarita, Winter Fashioned and Marzipan Espresso Martini.
We're saluting the first of the 12 days of Christmas with a Mulled everything affair. Think Mulled Vegan Wine & Mulled Cider! All available in the bar on Thursday 13th December.
For those of you wishing to fill your bellies with vegan grub, our Cruelty-Free Jamboree will be taking place on 16th December upstairs in our lovely Cantina. We've curated a special one-time Christmas menu so you can take a break from the Christmas madness to stuff yourself full of vegan-y goodness, complete with an acoustic soundtrack handpicked by us.
Check out the event here for more info.
Feed The Streets Community Cook-Up
In the spirit of goodwill, we're also hosting our annual Christmas Community Cook-up on Tuesday 11th December where we'll be inviting in a number of volunteers. We'll be cooking up a delicious feast for the homeless which we'll be delivering to rough sleepers across Leeds and West Yorkshire. This is a great event to be part of which gives back to your local community. In the past volunteer tickets have gone really quickly so keep your eyes out for more information on our website and the Facebook event.
There's plenty to get involved with from grub to goodwill, so pop in over the Christmas period!
ORBS - Doing Christmas the right way.