Winter warmers

Christmas events in England

Tis the season to be jolly! England is packed with loads of things to do this Christmas to keep you warm and entertained during the long evenings. Keep the chill out of your bones by sipping warmed mulled wine as your browse the Christmas market stalls at London’s Winter Wonderland, sample delicious hot foods at Victorian-themed winter festivals, and pick up the perfect gift at one of many Christmas events around the country.

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Step back in time at the Victorian Festival of Christmas

Step back in time at the Victorian Festival of Christmas

Get in the festive spirit at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

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Enjoy Christmas magic at the Dickensian Festival

Enjoy Christmas magic at the Dickensian Festival

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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Meet Santa Claus at Puzzlewood

Meet Santa Claus at Puzzlewood

Enjoy winter walks in Puzzlewood’s magical woods and meet Santa Claus himself in his grotto.

Location: Forest of Dean

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Join a festive guided walk in Stratford-upon-Avon

Join a festive guided walk in Stratford-upon-Avon

Experience a festive guided walking tour of Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare's home-town on Christmas Day.

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

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Experience a quintessentially English Christmas

Experience a quintessentially English Christmas

Visit the small market town of Much Wenlock for festive trinkets, hand-made gifts and sweet and savoury snacks at its Christmas Fayre.

Location: Much Wenlock, Shropshire

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Find the perfect gift at the Exeter Christmas Market

Find the perfect gift at the Exeter Christmas Market

The Exeter Christmas Market will represent the best of what Britain, the South West and the rest of Europe has to offer – with a mix of great food, excellent crafts, unique gifts and decorations.

Location: Exeter

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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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Soak up the fun at Gloucester Quays' Victorian Christmas Market

Soak up the fun at Gloucester Quays' Victorian Christmas Market

Enjoy a traditional shopping experience in Gloucester, featuring Victorian characters, brass bands, choirs, entertainers and a traditional carousel.

Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire

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See Salisbury Cathedral by candlelight

See Salisbury Cathedral by candlelight

Witness Salisbury Cathedral being gradually lit up by candles during the Darkness to Light Advent Procession.

Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire

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Get festive this Christmas skating around Lincoln's outdoor ice rink

Get festive this Christmas skating around Lincoln's outdoor ice rink

Break away from the Christmas shopping with a whizz around Lincoln's 25m outdoor ice rink.

Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

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Enjoy the Christmas festivities at Sunderland’s Frost Village

Enjoy the Christmas festivities at Sunderland’s Frost Village

Wrap up warm and lace-up your skates this Christmas at the sparkling Frost Village, with a real ice rink, traditional Christmas market and fun fair.

Location: Sunderland

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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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Get in the festive spirit and spend Christmas in Chester

Get in the festive spirit and spend Christmas in Chester

Go ice-skating, visit Santa, sip on mulled wine and spend the weekend celebrating all things festive in the beautiful city of Chester.

Location: Chester, Cheshire

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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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Christmas at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet

Christmas at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet

Make your Christmas magical with a visit to Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet, the UK’s largest designer outlet.

Location: Ellesmere Port, Cheshire

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Meet Santa on a steam train

Meet Santa on a steam train

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

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Ice Skating at the Royal Pavilion

Ice Skating at the Royal Pavilion

Enjoy ice-skating with the magical backdrop of the Royal Pavilion on a winter city break in Brighton.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

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See Chichester light up for Christmas

See Chichester light up for Christmas

Chichester's Christmas festivities begins on Thursday 24th November with a Christmas lights switch-on event and fireworks to mark the four week lead up to Christmas.

Location: Chichester, West Sussex

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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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Join the biggest Christmas Day party in Britain

Join the biggest Christmas Day party in Britain

Take a trip to Eastbourne for Christmas events galore with live concerts, fun activities and lots of festive cheer guaranteed.

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex

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