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Three Months to Christmas

With just three months to go to the big day, this might be the time – if you are not already – to become better acquainted with the 2018 festive season.

We have numerous updates on Christmas lights, shows, films, events, markets and more on our news page. Just click on the moving icon at […]

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White Company Christmas

Jewelled star decorations, Nordic hearts, sumptuous artificial trees and twinkling star-shaped fairy lights: Christmas at the White Company has arrived and you can view the enticing range now at

The White Company’s signature ‘Winter’ fragrance is a must for us at Christmas – but you might also be tempted by scents of the ‘Fir […]

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Primark Christmas Jumpers

When it comes to selecting a festive sweater for the holiday season, few stores are better value for money than Primark. This year’s collection includes this marvellous image of the Grinch, who will be big news this Christmas as the new Grinch animation is launched starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Prices for the jumpers range from just […]

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Love Actually with Live Orchestra

Fans of the festive film “Love Actually” are in for a special treat this Christmas as the popular Richard Curtis film will be screened across the UK, while a live orchestra plays Craig Armstrong’s romantic score.

Among the screenings taking place are ones at London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane on December 2nd, St David’s Hall, […]

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Father Brown as Dr Dolittle

Father Brown’s Mark Williams stars in a stage production of “Doctor Dolittle” at The Lowry’s Lyric Theatre in Salford this Christmas.

Former Coronation Street actors Brian Capron and Vicky Entwistle also feature in a musical production that runs from December 11th 2018 to January 5th  2019.

Also at The Lowry this festive season, “Little Gift” is staged at The […]

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Santa’s Welsh Toy Mine

At Santa’s Toy Mine at Rhondda Heritage Park there is a promise from the organisers of magical surprises around every corner for children of all ages.

Activities include a make-your-own teddy bear workshop, while there’s also opportunity to snap photos with Santa. There will also be evening tours (up until 8pm). The event runs from November […]

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The Monkees at Christmas

The Monkees will release their first Christmas album on October 12th – and it will include old recordings by the late group member Davy Jones.

The 13-track album is titled “Christmas Party” and is a mix of new songs like “What Would Santa Do” and covers like Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmastime”. Vocals will largely be provided […]

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Lights for Festive Falmouth

Falmouth Lights Switch-on: November 29th 2018
Falmouth’s Christmas lights are switched on alongside such festivities as a children’s parade to The Moor and schools performing Christmas songs and carols.

You can find other switch-on dates on our City Lights & Markets page.

If you have missed any of our news updates – and there are new posts daily […]

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Last Christmas – the Movie

Paul Feig, director and brains behind such films as “Bridesmaids”, “Spy” and “Ghostbusters”, will reportedly direct “Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke and “Crazy Rich Asians” leading man Henry Golding in a new London-based festive film “Last Christmas”.

It is based on a script written by double Oscar winner Emma Thompson and playwright Bryony […]

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Swansea’s Waterfront Wonderland

Waterfront Winter Wonderland in Swansea returns from Saturday November 17th to Monday January 7th this year.

You can enjoy ice skating, visit Santa’s Grotto and experience the family fun fair, including the big wheel, Sky View, Snow Storm and traditional carousel – plus so much more.

You can find more Christmas festival and market dates across the UK, […]

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