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Christmas in July Festival

The Christmas in July Festival took place in London in the past week, with around 70 retailers and brands exhibiting products they will be selling in the 2018 festive season.

In these curious economic times, Christmas in July Festival co-founder Courtney Rogers revealed that retailers were feeling positive about Christmas sales, saying: “Christmas is always […]

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Chester Zoo’s Lantern Magic 

Just announced…
Chester Zoo’s festive lantern delight runs from November 23rd to December 23rd 2018.
You’ll be invited to stroll around the zoo after dark to enjoy all of the night time sounds, the beautiful lantern-lit gardens and the magnificent, imposing animal lanterns. Festive characters will also lead Father Christmas and his sleigh through the zoo. A colourful […]

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Cumberbatch is the 3D Grinch

British actor Benedict Cumberbatch stars in this year’s American 3D computer-animated Christmas film “The Grinch”. It is the third screen adaptation of Dr. Seuss’s story “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”, following the 1966 TV cartoon and Jim Carrey’s feature-length movie in 2000. Music is provided by Danny Elfman. The UK and US release date […]

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Rainbow Tree Trend for 2018

If you like a good splash of colour at Christmas, then the 2018 festive season will be right up your street. Department store John Lewis is introducing sixty colours and finishes of plain glass baubles to help create a rainbow Christmas tree. The store’s Christmas buying team believes this theme will be the big […]

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The Snowman in Manchester

“The Snowman”: December 15th & 16th 2018 at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.

A true festive family experience sees a big screening of “The Snowman”, the animated classic by Raymond Briggs. The film will be accompanied live by the Hallé Orchestra performing Howard Blake’s beautiful score – including the magical song ‘Walking in the Air’. 

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Santa’s World Cup Backing

Santa Claus famously wears a red and white uniform. They are also the colours of the England flag and the soccer kits worn by the England football team.

We are at the semi-final stage of the FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia. Could it be that Santa is pinning his colours to the England mast?

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Christmas in July

You Christmas lovers out there might want to consider adopting this as a summer tradition…Christmas in July.

It is a way for some people in southern hemisphere countries to enjoy the festivities to a winter backdrop, as their chilly season falls in June, July and August. They still celebrate Christmas in all its sunny glory […]

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Knutsford Christmas Highlights

Knutsford at Christmas 2018

The Cheshire town of Knutsford is steeped in history and provides a picture postcard backdrop to Christmas festivities. Here’s what Knutsford has in store for this Christmas.

Christmas Lights Switch-on: The arrival of the season is marked by the illumination of the town’s towering tree and welcoming lights, accompanied by community entertainment […]

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Halle Carol Concerts 2018

Manchester’s Bridgewater hall is ‘destination Christmas’ for the wonderful 2018 Hallé Carol Concerts on the following dates and times:

December 22nd 2018 – 3pm 

December 23rd 2018 – 3pm & 7.30pm

(Running time approximately 105 minutes) 

Stephen Bell conducts and presents the Hallé’s annual celebration of Christmas. There will be carols for choir and audience, as well as a […]

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Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland

November 16th 2018 to January 1st 2019

London’s Hyde Park will again be home to a festive Winter Wonderland. Gates open early on the first night and Wonderland is expected to be open from 10am-10pm daily thereafter (except Christmas Day). Entry is free but tickets will be required in advance for such pastimes as ice […]

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