Festive Links and Events
If you're still after a festive fix, then you won't go far wrong by visiting the following websites or going to one of the many events that are happening up and down the country. Send us a link to something which you think ought to be listed here.

Websites

Winterscapes Radio is an online music station that plays new age, instrumental, world, Celtic and ambient music that celebrates the Winter season. Delightfully moody, it's the aural equivalent of lighting some cinnamon-scented candles. It's even listenable throughout the year as a large proportion of the playlist is festive and yet not directly related to Christmas, so you can relax to it even if you're experiencing Christmas burnout.

UK Christmas TV is dedicated to TV schedules past and present, featuring listings going back to the 1930's(!) plus news about up-coming Christmas schedules. On top of that, there's a full gallery of Christmas Radio Times and TV Times covers. Wonderfully nostalgic.

NORAD Tracks Santa is dedicated to tracking Santa's progress across the planet (plus a stop at the International Space Station!) on Christmas Eve, and offers lots of games for kids to play in the weeks leading up to it. Fun fact: it was started way back in 1955 as a telephone service after a "Talk to Santa" phone number was misprinted in a newspaper, and the number shown went directly to Colorado Springs' Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) Center! The Colonel on duty ordered his staff to give all children who called the current location of Santa, and a long-standing tradition was born.

Online Christmas Departments

Argos
B&M
Booths
Boots
B&Q
Christmas Style
Cox & Cox
Debenhams
Disney Store
DotComGiftShop.com
Dunelm Mill
Fortnum & Mason
Harrods
Hobbycraft
Hotel Chocolat
House Of Fraser
Iceland
Ikea
John Lewis
Lakeland
Laura Ashley
Liberty Of London
Littlewoods
Lush
Matalan
M&S
M&S Food To Order
Morrisons
Next
NotOnTheHighStreet.com
Paperchase
Poundland
The Range
Robert Dyas
Sainsburys
Sainsburys Food To Order
Selfridges
Superdrug
Tesco
Tesco Direct
Thorntons
Tk Maxx
Very
Waitrose
The White Company
Wilko

2016 Christmas Markets

This won't be a complete list as there are so many, but hopefully will list all the major ones - send us the details if yours isn't listed here.

Town Start End
Bath Nov 24 Dec 11
Belfast Nov 19 Dec 22
Birmingham Nov 17 Dec 22
Bournemouth Nov 17 Dec 31
Bradford
Bristol Nov 11 Dec 24
Bury St Edmunds Nov 24 Nov 27
Caerphilly Dec 10 Dec 11
Cardiff Nov 10 Dec 23
Carlisle
Chester Nov 18 Dec 18
Chichester Dec 3 Dec 11
Deepdale Dec 2 Dec 4
Durham Dec 2 Dec 4
Edinburgh Nov 18 Jan 8
Exeter Nov 17 Dec 18
Glasgow Nov 10 ???
Gloucester Nov 17 Nov 20
Harrogate Nov 17 Nov 20
Hestercombe Nov 18 Nov 20
Leeds Nov 11 Dec 18
Lincoln Dec 1 Dec 4
Liverpool Nov 18 Dec 22
London/Hyde Park Nov 18 Jan 2
London/Southbank/London Eye Nov 11 Jan 8
London/Victoria Park 2017
Manchester Nov 20 Dec 21
Newcastle Nov 19 Dec 18
Oxford Dec 8 Dec 18
Portsmouth Nov 25 Nov 27
Rochester Nov 26 Dec 11
Solihull
Swansea Nov 18 Jan 8
Winchester Nov 18 Dec 20
York Nov 17 Dec 23

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