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John Lewis Opens Christmas Shop Amid Warning

With less than three months to Christmas, UK store John Lewis opens its Christmas shop nationwide on Friday - amid a warning the online retail industry may struggle to cope if we leave our Christmas shopping until the last minute. Shoppers are urged to buy early this year for online Christmas gifts, while those preferring [...]

September 25th, 2020|Latest News|Comments Off on John Lewis Opens Christmas Shop Amid Warning

Three Months to the Big 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 2020 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, 2020|Latest News|Comments Off on Three Months to the Big Day

John Lewis Top 10 Toys for Christmas

Santa Claus take note. Parents, too. UK retailer John Lewis predicts a Lego gingerbread house, smart tech railway sets and a scooter made out of recycled fishing nets will be among the top toys on Christmas wish lists this year. John Lewis Top Ten Christmas Toys 2020: 1. Micro Recycled Scooter £129.95 2. Brio Smart Tech [...]

September 22nd, 2020|Latest News|Comments Off on John Lewis Top 10 Toys for Christmas

Blenheim’s Million Lights Nights

With our lives needing some illumination, it is with delight we report tickets are on sale for Christmas at Blenheim - and the magical trails of more than a million lights. The Oxfordshire estate, a UNESCO world heritage site, will open the trail on November 20 until January 3. Entry is permitted in 15-minute time [...]

September 20th, 2020|Latest News|Comments Off on Blenheim’s Million Lights Nights

Drive-in Panto to Tour UK

A drive-in pantomime, telling the story of a young boy trying to save Christmas, will tour outdoor venues across the UK this festive season. Birmingham Stage Company has decided to take its performance of Horrible Christmas on the road at a time when theatre productions of traditional pantos are being cancelled because of the pandemic. [...]

September 17th, 2020|Latest News|Comments Off on Drive-in Panto to Tour UK

One Hundred Days and Counting!

September 16 marks the point we are one hundred days away from Christmas. It is a landmark day for us at How to Christmas as the excitement starts to build for the season to come. After the tragic, sobering and surreal year we have endured, we need some Christmas spirit more than ever. Our popular [...]

September 16th, 2020|Latest News|Comments Off on One Hundred Days and Counting!

Birmingham Christmas Market Off

Organisers of Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market have confirmed the popular festive event will not take place this year because of the pandemic. The market, which has attracted around five million visitors a year, normally marks the start of the festive season in England's second city. But this will be the first time it has not [...]

September 9th, 2020|Latest News|Comments Off on Birmingham Christmas Market Off

Bristol Market Cancelled

Bristol Christmas Market 2020 has been cancelled, according to an online statement. No reason was given in the statement, but the pandemic is the obvious conclusion. The market, which normally brings more than 50 stalls to Broadmead, is expected to return in 2021, with dates already pencilled in (November 5 to December 23). The statement [...]

September 6th, 2020|Latest News|Comments Off on Bristol Market Cancelled

Chatsworth House Market’s a Go

Event organisers have announced that Chatsworth House Christmas Market in Derbyshire is set to go ahead as planned this year, running from November 13 to December 1. More than 100 stalls are expected, selling such products as Christmas trinkets and decorations, German beer and mulled wine. A spokesperson for the market, said: "Where better to [...]

September 5th, 2020|Latest News|Comments Off on Chatsworth House Market’s a Go

The Ber Months Are Here

Happy First of September. This is a greeting straight from the Philippines, a country known for the longest celebration of the Christmas season. It starts on the first day of September and runs until January, a period known as the Ber Months. Festive posts will soon be evident in their tens of thousands in the [...]

September 1st, 2020|Latest News|Comments Off on The Ber Months Are Here