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Plymouth Lights

Just as we were encouraging towns and cities to make early announcements about their switch-on events, Plymouth has come up trumps. The Christmas season arrives in all its shiny glory in Plymouth this year on November 15th, 2018. The switch-on launches the Christmas countdown and marks the start of Thursday late night shopping.


March 15th, 2018|Latest News|Comments Off on Plymouth Lights

Winchester Cathedral Market Dates

Recognised as one of the best in Europe with its unique location, high quality exhibitors and bustling atmosphere, Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market is back for 2018 – and the dates have already been announced. Wonderful Christmas gifts, decorations and festive foods will be available in abundance.

We, at How to Christmas, love to get organised for […]

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Easter Tree Trend

When it comes to buying baubles and decorating trees, we don’t have to wait for Christmas thanks to a growing trend for Easter trees. John Lewis is among the stores to see a big increase in sales of Easter baubles in recent years and for 2018 again has its white twig tree available for […]

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Elf Spectacular Tickets

Tickets go on sale this Friday (March 9, 2018) for December’s supersized version of West End musical “Elf”. The festive extravaganza, based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, will play three major arenas this Christmas: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, Birmingham Genting Arena and Nottingham Motorpoint Arena. David Essex and Martine McCutcheon lead the cast of […]

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Westminster Singalong Dates

Christmas Carol Singalong
Venue: Central Hall Westminster, London
Dates: Saturday December 15th at 1pm & 4.30pm and Saturday December 22nd at 1pm
This is an annual event that keeps on giving and delighting. You can sing your heart out as irrepressible showman Jonathan Cohen returns to lead you through another fun-filled celebration of his best-loved carols and […]

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Thursford Spectacular Dates 2018

Thursford’s Christmas Spectacular returns in 2018 from November 6th to December 23rd, with show times at 2pm & 7pm. The annual event in Norfolk is set amid fairground carousels and mechanical organs with a cast of 130 professional singers, dancers and musicians performing a three-hour extravaganza.

Bookings can be made online or by calling the booking office […]

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New Nutcracker Film

The film is “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms”, the release date is November 2018 and the trailer is available to view now on YouTube. Keira Knightley stars in an elaborate and visually stunning Disney reimagining of the book and ballet “The Nutcracker”. Mackenzie Foy, Dame Helen Mirren and Morgan Freeman also feature. The magical […]

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Zog the Dragon Bound for BBC

The BBC and Magic Light Pictures have announced an animated adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s book “Zog” is to air on BBC One at Christmas 2018.

This follows the success of such animations as “The Gruffalo”, “Room on the Broom” and last year’s “The Highway Rat”. That was voiced by David Tennant and […]

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Polar Express Train Ride Tickets

After the continued success of the Polar Express experience at Telford Steam Railway, the fun and adventure returns for Christmas 2018. Ticket news will be released in March. Sign up for the company’s newsletter to be among the first to know details. Some weekend journeys in December will sell out fast. Such was the […]

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Worst High St Sales Growth for 5 Years

Official figures show that the UK high street suffered its worst Christmas sales growth in five years in 2017 – a likely result of shoppers being more cautious in the face of negative real wage growth and the impact of Black Friday buying in November. According to the Office for National Statistics, spending fell […]

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