Christmas

From festive light switch-ons and Santa’s Grottos, to German Christmas markets and late-night shopping, we’ve covered what’s on in Dorset this season

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Monday, October 8, 2018

‘Tis the season to be jolly! The whole of Somerset will be full of festivities with plenty of charming Christmas markets, late night shopping opportunities and Christmas events. We bring you the festive happenings from all over the county

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Charming markets and late night shopping opportunities– it must be time for choosing Christmas presents in Devon! We bring you the festive goings-on from all over the county

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Some of the county’s most famous fans spoke with Bernard Bale about Somerset at Christmas time

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Devon cheesemongers Ian Wellens of The Cheese Shed and Elise and Gary Jungheim of Country Cheeses take time out with Catherine Courtenay to consider some of their favourites for the festive season – and even reveal a few cheesy jokes

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Devon is particularly stunning at this time of year and so we’ve picked out 18 stunning pictures that encapsulate the county during the festive period

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

From braised cuttlefish to turkey with all the trimmings, 9 of Devon’s top chefs and some of our favourite residents tell Chrissy Harris what’s going to be on their dinner table this year

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

There is so much to see and do in Hampshire over the festive season, from carol services to markets and of course amazing food and drink and Charlotte Tomlinson-White’s day-by-day guide brings you the pick of the best

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

As we embrace the festivities, we pick 20 reasons why we love spending the holidays in Somerset

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Enjoy Somerset all year...

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Devon is a joy to explore with its beautiful beaches, pretty woodland and charming towns and villages. Made even more magical under a blanket of glistening frost, we pick 12 walks to blow away the cobwebs in the county this winter

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Let’s face it, not everyone loves the frenetic build up to Christmas. So for those wanting to escape the festive countdown, we’ve come up with some suggestions

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Misty views of the landscape, frost covered buildings and twinkling Christmas lights, Somerset is abundant with picture-perfect winter scenes. We pick 19 of the county’s prettiest moments worthy of a Christmas card

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Cosy chairs to lounge on. Check. A glass of your preferred tipple. Check. A roaring fire. Check. What can be better than a visit to Somerset’s most charming pubs this winter?

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Monday, December 11, 2017

As much a part of Christmas as presents under the tree, mince pies, turkey and sprouts, Emma Caulton asks what makes the traditional panto so special

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Seeing Santa surrounded by fake snow and several plastic elves is part and (gift-wrapped) parcel of the festive build-up. We’ve tracked down 8 of Devon’s greatest grottos, guaranteed to delight all the family

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Friday, December 8, 2017

A bracing winter walk is the perfect way to blow away the cobwebs, and where better to embrace the crisp, chilly air than through the varied, and beautiful, landscape that Somerset has to offer

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The world loves a panto dame. There is nothing more life affirming, ridiculous or, frankly, quintessentially British. And Lee Redmond – Queen Thelma at Weymouth Pavilion’s Sleeping Beauty this Christmas 2017 – is a master of this great, daft art

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

With its claim to be the most joyful town in Hampshire, Viv Micklefield meets some of the Alresford businesses busy preparing for the big day ahead

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

When it comes to celebrating the festive season, Winchester is alive with the sound of music. From Cathedral choirs to community singers and from family musicals to classical concerts, there’s something for everyone

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Explore and taste the landscape with some of Dorset Food & Drink’s members with these ideas inspired by a Christmas song

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

There’s fun to be had down at the seaside at this most wonderful time of the year, says Andy Greeves

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

You’re sure to encounter plenty of Dorset’s festive spirit at these local events – you may even bump into Santa!

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The weather outside might be frightful but we promise these festive themed events are quite delightful. Here are our round-up of Christmassy celebrations in Devon

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Friday, November 24, 2017

Pots of tea, delicate finger sandwiches and scrumptious cakes are part and parcel of a great afternoon tea. We pick 6 of Somerset’s most delightful spots to enjoy a festive twist on the quintessential British treat

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

With its unique and compelling charm, Christmas in Bristol is set to a fun affair. From ice rinks to marathoning Santas, there’s something for everyone to do and see this holiday in Bristol

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Whether your family are all foodies, keen cooks or simply enjoy the simple pleasures in life, Manna from Devon Cooking School offers the perfect serve for your Christmas turkey

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Lights, festivals, concerts and fantastic things to do. That’s Christmas in Dorset. Here’s our handy guide…

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Monday, November 20, 2017

With a wealth of independent retailers and its own dedicated Festive Shopping Day, Sherborne is the place to head for finding great Christmas gifts, writes Andy Greeves

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