It has started, so don’t miss out. The How to Christmas calendar has begun our unique and special countdown to Christmas. Simply click on the calendar icon to the right to take you through to a page full of doors. Behind each one, you will find suggestions to make your preparations go with a festive flourish. We [...]
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The Stonehaven Fireball Festival on December 31 is one of the most spectacular in Scotland and takes place at the stroke of midnight on Hogmanay. During the procession 45 expert fireball swingers march through the town in Aberdeenshire, swinging a flaming metal cage, attached by a long wire handle, around their heads. This dazzling display lasts about [...]
Harrogate Christmas Market takes place this year from November 14-17. Held on The Stray in the historic Montpellier Quarter of Harrogate town centre, this four-day festive market will be filled with quality Yorkshire products. It’s expected there will be around 200 stalls selling such fayre as Yorkshire cheeses and chutneys to handmade gifts and Christmas decorations. There’s [...]
Excitable Edgar is the star of this year's John Lewis Christmas advertisement and his seasonal adventure is available to view online now at johnlewis.com. The John Lewis website reads: "Edgar, an adorable young dragon, is so excited about Christmas that he cannot control the flames from his mouth. He even burns the village Christmas tree, [...]
Hogwarts in the Snow is not to be missed. Harry Potter’s school will enter the festive season from November 16 until well into the New Year at the fantastic Warner Brothers Studio Tour in Leavesden, Hertfordshire. The winter theme wonderfully captures the feeling of the Christmas scenes in the Harry Potter films, with the Great Hall laid [...]
Trafalgar Square is home to London's iconic Christmas tree and now, for the first time, it also hosts a Christmas market. There are more than thirty wooden chalets decorated with lights and ornaments, with festive food and drink aplenty. For more markets and Christmas lights switch-on events visit our City Lights & Markets page.
A reminder to friends of How to Christmas here in the UK that when searching for gifts in the coming days, check out Boxed Off. We love this idea from the wonderful environmentally friendly British company. It has created a fantastic range of health food supplement boxes, tailoring to specific needs. What a perfect present to [...]
Netflix has a Santa sack full of seasonal specials. It is already rolling out its original Christmas films and programmes for 2019, including “Holiday Rush”, “A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby”, “Super Monsters Save Christmas” and the festive version of Bake Off. Premiering on November 21 is the movie “The Knight Before Christmas”, starring Vanessa Hudgens and [...]
Remembrance Day is a time to give humble and heartfelt thanks and pay tribute to those who gave their todays so we might have our tomorrows.