Take a trip on Swanage Railway in the run up to Christmas and get the chance to meet Santa. Fun for all the family with each child getting a present.
Location: Swanage, Dorset
Get into the Christmas spirit with a visit to a Christmas Fair in medieval Lavenham and a Dickensian Christmas at a Tudor manor in Long Melford.
Location: Lavenham and Long Melford, Suffolk
Visit Father Christmas in his secret woodland home, help the elves prepare for the big day, meet Snowy Owl and enjoy a magical theatrical experience.
Location: Kielder Water & Forest Park, Northumberland
New Year’s Eve is a time to celebrate, and the Winter Festival presents one of the biggest events across the country on New Year’s Eve.
Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear
Whether it is gift buying you are there for or just simply to take in the festive atmosphere, the Shrewsbury Winter Festival has it all on offer.
Location: Sherwsbury, Shropshire
Full of atmosphere and tradition, the Christmas Gardens of Light unclude an outdoor ice rink, Alpine Christmas Market, and historic gardens draped in lights.
Location: Bournemouth, Dorset
Enjoy a traditional shopping experience in Gloucester, featuring Victorian characters, brass bands, choirs, entertainers and a traditional carousel.
Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Get into the Christmas spirit with a trip to Grassington Dickensian Festival with stalls, entertainment, local food and crafts.
Location: Grassington, Yorkshire Dales National Park
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