Bellay Central’s guide to 12 Christmas events across the UK should get you in the Christmas spirit, if you’re looking to book a day trip or planning a romantic occasion. This is the perfect opportunity to spend create some fun-filled memories with your family and friends.
1. Birmingham Christmas Market
A great place for the family to relax and shop in the heart of the city centre is the ever-popular and ever-growing Birmingham Christmas German Market.
With speciality stalls and vendors selling food, drink and all manner of German produce you’ll be hard-pressed to decide what to buy for yourself or loved ones from the UK’s biggest Christmas outdoor market.
For more information read Visit Birmingham’s site at visitbirmingham.com
2. Christmas at Kew Gardens
Kew Gardens attracts visitors from around the world due to its natural beauty, so as you can imagine Kew turns into an enchanting place this time of year. With increasingly popular year-round events, plan your visit early – you can find more details at kew.org.
3. Edinburgh Hogmanay
Scotland is a country of outstanding beauty, so when planning your next visit why not make it even more memorable with a short break or long weekend to Hogmanay in the festival city that is Edinburgh. What’s On gives you all you need to know about the two-day celebration – edinburghshogmanay.com.
Lose yourself in the most popular shows such as Lion King or Les Misérables or classic family favourites like The Snowman or Cinderella. You can find more information at londontheatre.co.uk.
5. Sightseeing Bus Tour
If you love learning about local history while riding on an open top bus (British weather permitting), then a sightseeing bus tour is for you.
London has several well-known tour buses which are hugely popular with tourists and these can be found at visitlondon.com
With so many great cities throughout the UK why limit yourself to London, check viator.com for more memorable days out.
6. Oxford Street Christmas Lights
No visit to London during this Yuletide season is complete without a trip to see the Oxford Street and Regent Street lights. A real treat for families and couples alike, these lights are on until 1 January 2019.
For more information about Oxford Street, check oxfordstreet.co.uk
For details about the Christmas lights, check Timeout – timeout.com.
7. Christmas Carols
For a traditional feel in beautiful historical settings, you and your family cannot go wrong with Carol Services held in places of worship such as St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey or St Martin-in-the-fields. Times and dates can be found at visitlondon.com.
8. Caribbean Christmas Party time
As part of the Winter Season, the Southbank Centre plays host to sounds of the Caribbean with a DJ and a live steel band. For details on how to experience this traditional Caribbean festive music, check www.southbankcentre.co.uk.
9. Festive Horse-Drawn Carriage
What could possibly be more romantic than a horse-drawn carriage ride? How about a Festive Horse-Drawn Carriage ride in Richmond Park? Dates and times are available at www.royalparks.org.uk.
10. Chatsworth at Christmas
What do you get when you cross Scrooge and a stately home? Chatsworth at Christmas! If you are a fan of Charles Dickens and you adore history then you will love the Christmas events at the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. What a great way for you and your family to experience Victorian life as one of the 12 Christmas Events thr. All the information about the Derbyshire home can be found at www.chatsworth.org.
11. Ireland at Christmas
If you fancy taking your loved one away for a few days during this festive season then just across the Irish Sea is a real gem, the Emerald Isle to be exact.
For some ideas on what to do and where to go when in Ireland, have a look at www.ireland.com.
If you love a tipple of the black stuff check out what’s on at the Guinness factory at www.guinness-storehouse.com.
12. Welsh Winter Wonderland
If you’re planning to attend Winter Wonderland, have you considered going to Cardiff Winter Wonderland? With the usual suspects of an amusement park with a funfair and ice- skating rink, this is definitely a family pleaser. Add a few days of stunning scenery and this is the perfect winter getaway. All the information can be found at www.visitwales.com.
Once you have selected one of the 12 Christmas Events across the UK, Bellamy Central can organise tickets and packages for you and the family with travel and accommodation for amazing events across the UK. Whether it’s a romantic break for two or a fun-filled family day trip, let us take the hassle out of planning your Christmas or New Year special occasion because we love helping to create long-lasting memories.