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Booths Book Arrives in Stores

You know Christmas is getting closer when this day dawns. The Booths book for Christmas 2020 is out today (October 15). Copies are available to collect in store for free. Booths supermarket annually delivers its glossy book of enticing goods for the festive season, including stories on the people behind the produce. Although Booths is [...]

October 15th, 2021|Latest News|Comments Off on Booths Book Arrives in Stores

Mailing Deadline Dates

Posting early for Christmas is again a big thing this year if you want to get packages and cards to loved ones. Royal Mail has gone with its traditional cut-off dates for posting. The UK cut-off posting dates for 2021 are:  2nd Class - Friday 17th December 1st Class - Monday 20th December Royal Mail Tracked 24® [...]

October 13th, 2021|Latest News|Comments Off on Mailing Deadline Dates

Bath Christmas Market a Non-starter

Bath's Christmas market, among the UK's best and most popular seasonal events, has been cancelled for a second consecutive year because of staff shortages. Organisers claim recruitment issues caused by Brexit and Covid mean they cannot safely manage the market.

October 11th, 2021|Latest News|Comments Off on Bath Christmas Market a Non-starter

Norwich’s Christmas Countdown

Uncertainty over the pandemic means Norwich will not have a Christmas lights switch-on for the second consecutive year. Instead there will be a series of events called 'Countdown to Christmas' in the festive run up. Residents and visitors can enjoy a variety of entertainment every Sunday in the build-up, including performances from choirs and dance [...]

October 9th, 2021|Latest News|Comments Off on Norwich’s Christmas Countdown

One Month to Calendar Launch

Ever increasing excitement here on the Christmas countdown front as we are just one month away from the start of our popular calendar. November 6 is day one. That’s the day after Bonfire Night and a few days beyond the spookiness of Halloween. With those celebrations put to bed for another year, November 6 seems [...]

October 6th, 2021|Latest News|Comments Off on One Month to Calendar Launch

Christmas Tree Planning

October is here. Christmas draws ever nearer. Just a matter of weeks until most of us will be putting up our Christmas trees. Although you will probably be aware of a number of garden centres, farms and shops that sell trees, you could always use the website christmastree.org.uk for a list of stockists. If you don’t mind [...]

October 1st, 2021|Latest News|Comments Off on Christmas Tree Planning

Plan to Spread Out Edinburgh’s Christmas

Will this be the year people can flock back to a festive Edinburgh? Organisers have made a submission  to Edinburgh's city council to expand the Scottish capital's Christmas markets and spread to other sites in a bid to make visitors feel safe. There would be 15 stalls in West Princes Street Gardens, along with such [...]

September 26th, 2021|Latest News|Comments Off on Plan to Spread Out Edinburgh’s Christmas

Three Months to Christmas Day

With just three months to go to Christmas Day, this might be the time – if you are not already – to become better acquainted with the 2021 festive season. Let’s leap in to Christmas preparations together. Our Gifts & Wrapping section is the place to turn for present ideas for adults, children and even [...]

September 24th, 2021|Latest News|Comments Off on Three Months to Christmas Day

St Nicholas Fair Bounds Back to York

St Nicholas Fair, York's celebrated and renowned Christmas market, is bringing its seasonal chalets back to the city centre for 2021. The fair will open on November 18 and run until December 23. The glorious winter light scheme will bring festive illumination to this historic place, while 68 stalls will be spread across Parliament Street and [...]

September 20th, 2021|Latest News|Comments Off on St Nicholas Fair Bounds Back to York

Manchester Market Dates Announced

Mancunians rejoice! The renowned and beloved Christmas markets are returning to Manchester City centre this year, running in all their festive glory from November 12 to December 22. As with most UK Christmas markets in 2020, the pandemic forced the cancellation of the Manchester event. But the markets are back across six locations, along with a [...]

September 18th, 2021|Latest News|Comments Off on Manchester Market Dates Announced