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Which? Christmas Pudding Taste Test

The Which? panel of expert tasters, including 2013 Great British Bake Off winner Frances Quinn, sampled 11 premium Christmas puddings from supermarkets and premium retailers to produce this year's winner. After all the tasting was done, the top pud was Morrison’s M Signature Jewelled Fruit Christmas Pudding, which also happened to be the cheapest on the test at [...]

November 20th, 2014|Latest News|Comments Off on Which? Christmas Pudding Taste Test

Tatton Park’s Nutcracker Christmas

Nutcracker Christmas at Cheshire’s Tatton Park: Beautiful Tatton Park in Cheshire always delivers a wonderfully festive feeling with its stunning grounds and attractive array of events. This year, Tatton offers a “Nutcracker Christmas” – with The Nutcracker Mansion, music and a lantern parade to welcome Father Christmas. The Nutcracker Mansion opens its doors at 11am on [...]

November 19th, 2014|Latest News|Comments Off on Tatton Park’s Nutcracker Christmas

Drayton’s Magical Christmas

The festive season arrives at Drayton Manor Theme Park in Drayton Bassett, Staffordshire on November 22. There are live shows at Thomas Land with the Fat Controller and his friends, Father Christmas awaits visitors in his Castle of Dreams, ‘Polar Express’ is shown in 4D at the park’s cinema and there are more than 20 [...]

November 17th, 2014|Latest News|Comments Off on Drayton’s Magical Christmas

Halle Singalong at Christmas

The Halle’s Christmas Singalong: Friday 19 December, 7.30pm at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester with conductor Nick Davies and soprano
Elin Manahan Thomas. The programme includes 'Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow'; 'It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year'; 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas'; 'Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire'; 'White Christmas'; 'Santa Claus [...]

November 16th, 2014|Latest News|Comments Off on Halle Singalong at Christmas

Father Christmas Lake District Cruise

Sherry and mince pies are just part of the festive delights aboard the Keswick Launch. There are also gives for children from Santa too. The Lake District is breathtaking at any time of year. Christmas is no exception. Dates: December 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22. Visit Remember to visit our countdown calendar [...]

November 14th, 2014|Latest News|Comments Off on Father Christmas Lake District Cruise

Christmas Market Joy

Remember to check out our Calendar for the continuing countdown to Christmas, with a page-by-page guide to help and inspire. There are more Christmas markets in the UK than any other country - even more than Germany. A comprehensive list is available at For anyone living in or visiting the English, this is one [...]

November 13th, 2014|Latest News|Comments Off on Christmas Market Joy

Westminster Abbey Concert

Tuesday December 16th is the date for the marvellous Westminster Abbey Christmas concert. The Choir of Westminster Abbey performs festive choral works (with occasional accompaniment from the audience when it comes to the most popular carol)s. Tickets to be booked in advance. Pantoland Check out our Pantomime & Theatre page for a UK selection of [...]

November 12th, 2014|Latest News|Comments Off on Westminster Abbey Concert

Christmas Garden Glory

Syon Park in Brentford, Middlesex is the setting for the ninth Enchanted Woodland experience from December 5-7. The gardens and Great Conservatory will be awash with colour and light – ideal for a pre-Christmas evening stroll. Visit for more details. And with the love of gardens in mind, Christmas at Kew is a festive [...]

November 11th, 2014|Latest News|Comments Off on Christmas Garden Glory

City Lights Switch-on

The Northwest of England got in the festive spirit early this year. Both Liverpool and Manchester’s city lights have been lighting up the night sky for a couple of nights or more. But there are many more big switch-on events to come across the UK. Some are ticketed events requiring ballot draws. But even if [...]

November 10th, 2014|Latest News|Comments Off on City Lights Switch-on

Remembrance Sunday

Sunday November 9th is all about Remembrance. Wear your poppy with pride and remember those who gave their lives so we might live in peace. This might also be a good day to consider make a gift donation - maybe to one of your loved ones as part of their Christmas present - to one of [...]

November 9th, 2014|Latest News|Comments Off on Remembrance Sunday