Events in winter

Gloucester's Christmas Lantern Procession at night

Grab your scarf and gloves and head outside for a packed programme of winter events in England, whether it’s sipping mulled wine whilst browsing through Christmas markets or enjoying evening winter funfairs in the heart of the city.

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Enjoy a festive day out to one of Europe's biggest Christmas markets

Enjoy a festive day out to one of Europe's biggest Christmas markets

Wrap up warm and head down to the Manchester Christmas markets this winter to experience a festive array of sights, smells and sounds.

Location: Manchester

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Christmas is early at Kielder Winter Wonderland

Christmas is early at Kielder Winter Wonderland

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

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Indulge in a tripple at Manchester’s Beer and Cider Festival

Indulge in a tripple at Manchester’s Beer and Cider Festival

If beer and cider are your passion don’t miss this CAMRA-organised festival at Manchester the Velodrome between 25th - 27th January 2018.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

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Enjoy a festive family day out at Perrygrove

Enjoy a festive family day out at Perrygrove

Enjoy a truly magical experience with the family this Christmas at Perrygrove Railway.

Location: Coleford, Gloucestershire

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Create unique Christmas gifts at Hot Pot Pottery

Create unique Christmas gifts at Hot Pot Pottery

If you’re looking to find the perfect unique gift then a visit to the Hot Pot Pottery Christmas Fayre is a must.

Location: Coleford, Gloucestershire

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Explore the home of Charles Dickens in Portsmouth

Explore the home of Charles Dickens in Portsmouth

Get closer to Charles Dickens than ever before at a special weekend celebration inside the house where he was born.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

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Get your ‘blues’ fix at Broadstairs Blues Bash

Get your ‘blues’ fix at Broadstairs Blues Bash

Aint’ nothin’ but the blues - not the winter ones, but the music type in Broadstairs every February for one weekend.

Location: Broadstairs, Kent

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Take a budget festive break in Bristol

Take a budget festive break in Bristol

Bristol is brimming with free events, festivals and markets during the winter. Experience the city on a budget without compromising on fun

Location: Bristol

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Enjoy a city Christmas festival with a difference

Enjoy a city Christmas festival with a difference

Experience the timeless beauty of Durham City as you explore the traditional Durham Christmas festival this winter.

Location: Durham City, Durham

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Walk in Nottingham's magical Winter Wonderland

Walk in Nottingham's magical Winter Wonderland

A traditional Christmas card scene is recreated in Nottingham's Old Market Square every winter – the perfect place to get into the festival spirit.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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Glide into Christmas at the Tunbridge Wells Ice Skating rink

Glide into Christmas at the Tunbridge Wells Ice Skating rink

A favourite festive destination, ice skating in Royal Tunbridge Wells offers something for skaters, shoppers and spectators this season.

Location: Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent

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Learn how to cook rhubarb with British chefs

Learn how to cook rhubarb with British chefs

Take part in live cookery demonstrations at the Wakefield Festival of Food, Drink and Rhubarb, celebrating the heritage of this quirky pink vegetable.

Location: Wakefield, West Yorkshire

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Sample real ales at the Winter Ales Festival

Sample real ales at the Winter Ales Festival

Discover your favourite real ale at the Derby CAMRA Winter Ales Festival at the Derby Roundhouse from 15 - 18 February 2017.

Location: Derby, Derbyshire

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Party at NewcastleGateshead’s New Year’s Eve Winter Carnival

Party at NewcastleGateshead’s New Year’s Eve Winter Carnival

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

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Enjoy beer and cycling at Manchester Beer & Cider Festival

Enjoy beer and cycling at Manchester Beer & Cider Festival

There are hundreds of beers, ales and ciders to test out as you watch the cyclists whizz by at the Manchester Beer & Cider Festival.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

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Join Santa on the La'al Ratty through Eskdale

Join Santa on the La'al Ratty through Eskdale

Climb aboard the family favourite 'Santa Express' which returns to the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway this winter.

Location: Ravenglass, Cumbria

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Do your Christmas shopping the Victorian way in Leicestershire

Do your Christmas shopping the Victorian way in Leicestershire

This Christmas, Melton Mowbray town centre goes back in time to offer a traditional Victorian experience at the Victorian Fayre.

Location: Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

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Enjoy a spot of festive shopping at Taurus Crafts

Enjoy a spot of festive shopping at Taurus Crafts

Pick up tasty treats and Christmas gifts at Taurus Crafts’ annual Christmas market.

Location: Lydney, Gloucestershire

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Have a country park Christmas in Havant

Have a country park Christmas in Havant

Staunton Country Park will get you in the Christmas spirit with festive fun around the ornamental farm, play barn and gardens.

Location: Havant, Hampshire

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Embrace the festive spirit with Yorkshire Coast’s winter events

Embrace the festive spirit with Yorkshire Coast’s winter events

The winter is full of highlights as venues in Scarborough, Whitby and Filey host a variety of shows; musicals, comedies, plays and dramas with a real flavour of Christmas with wassailing and traditional pantomimes.

Location: North Yorkshire Coast & North York Moors

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