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I know, it’s not quite Christmas yet, but no doubt you will have noticed that the shops have started sneaking the old Christmas song into their playlists and that decorations and Christmas themed treats have started appearing in shop windows. If you need a little bit of encouragement to get into the Christmas spirit, take a look at our selection of the best Christmas events to really get you in a festive mood.

Winter Wonderland
Where: Hyde Park, London
When: 21st November – 5th January.
What: Winter Wonderland is probably one of the capital’s best loved Christmas events, the whole park is transformed into a real festive wonderland with mulled wine, spiced cider, German style beer tents and all the usual Christmas treats for sale. The event also features a whole host of fair rides and stalls with all manner of gifts for you to peruse.

Bath Christmas Market
Where: Bath, Somerset
When: 28th November to 15th December
What: Bath Christmas Market continuously wins accolades for being the best Christmas Market in Europe. Last year’s event was the biggest the city has seen and that is set to continue for the 2019 market. As well as the stalls offering gifts, there are Apres Ski Bars and food stalls offering the best in Christmas treats.

Blenheim Palace Christmas Market
Where: Blenheim Palace, Woodstock
When: 22nd November to 15th December
What: Set in the birth place of Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace’s Christmas Market is a market with a difference. It’s a very royal experience with the stalls set against the backdrop of the palace. Make sure to visit the Illuminated Light Trail which literally outshines the market, you get a chance to meet Santa too.

Waddesdon Manor Christmas Fair
Where: Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury
When: 16th November to 5th January
What: If you want a really immersive Christmas experience, head to Waddesdon Manor where you can enjoy the annual Christmas fair, where there are stalls featuring crafters with their handmade, unique gifts and the decorated gardens.

Padstow Christmas Festival
Where: Padstow, Cornwall
When: 5th December
What: If you’re looking for a foodie event, this is the one to visit. At Padstow, the Christmas event is all about food, from eating to drinking to learning how to make the ultimate Christmas dinner. The event is attended by top chefs offering their expertise.

Are you heading to any of these events this year? Not sure and still looking for inspiration? You can find out what is happening at Christmas here.
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