The Snowman Spotted Cooling Off at Chill Factore Ahead of Manchester Debut

Characters from The Snowman show that's now on stage in Manchester Opera House at Chill Factore

The Snowman visited Chill Factore to top off his icy layers before taking to the stage in his debut performance at Manchester’s Opera House theatre. He was joined by his castmates, Reindeer and Penguin, as he enjoyed all the fun the Snow Park had to offer – including the Luge Slip’n’Slide and the Sledge O’Mania.
Santa’s Grotto at Chill Factore opens this weekend, which is the only grotto in the UK to be housed on real snow! . . . → Read More: The Snowman Spotted Cooling Off at Chill Factore Ahead of Manchester Debut

Meet Santa at Eureka! and experience Night Lights festive show

Christmas at Eureka! The National Children's Museum

Father Christmas and a few of his Elven friends are coming to Eureka! The National Children’s Museum in Halifax, West Yorkshire to get into the festive spirit by chatting to children and giving out a few early gifts in the snuggliest grotto in town. . . . → Read More: Meet Santa at Eureka! and experience Night Lights festive show

Star support at the Francis House at the Festival of Trees

Francis House Children's Hospice Christmas trees display The Lowry Outlet

Stars from Strictly Come Dancing and Coronation Street entered into the festive-spirit with signed decorations to adorn Christmas trees on display at The Lowry Outlet in Salford Quays today. . . . → Read More: Star support at the Francis House at the Festival of Trees

Foodies Festival is bringing the Christmas spirit to Tatton Park

Christmas Foodies Festival 2017 at Tatton Park

Foodies Festival brings the festive spirit to Tatton Park in Cheshire on 17, 18 & 19 November for the first time with a three day festive feast. Visitors could meet top chefs and MasterChef Winners, explore a brand new Gin Alley, Artisan Christmas Market, enjoy Live Music Stage, Cakes & Desserts Theatre & Festive Masterclasses to launch the start of Christmas.
. . .WIN a pair of VIP Tickets worth £76. . . . . . → Read More: Foodies Festival is bringing the Christmas spirit to Tatton Park

Tis the season… to be perfect?

Perfect Christmas tree (thumbnail)

It’s that time of year again. The pressure to be perfect is never felt more acutely than at Christmas-time, when it seeps insidiously from the cover of every magazine and newspaper from November through to January, as we are all urged to make this year the ‘best ever’.

Of course, it is not just . . . → Read More: Tis the season… to be perfect?

From Simply Scandi to Timeless Traditions – Christmas Decorations to suit your style

Alternative wooden Christmas tree by Timbatree (thumbnail)

Everyone has their own ideas about how they want to decorate their house for Christmas. . .
From simply Scandi to timeless traditions – here is a guide to some of our favourite Christmas decorations this year, which will hopefully suit everyone’s style and budget. . . . → Read More: From Simply Scandi to Timeless Traditions – Christmas Decorations to suit your style

Trafford Park Hosts Manchester’s Magical Christmas Event For Families

Santa’s Big Party brings the magical of Christmas to Manchester on 17th December. . . . → Read More: Trafford Park Hosts Manchester’s Magical Christmas Event For Families

Looking For The Real Father Christmas

Children playing at the Christmas tree

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” – Albert Einstein.

Inspecting a school on a dreary day at the end of November, I entered the Reception classroom and took the only adult chair available, which happened to be next to a little girl sitting on her own. She looked curiously at my white . . . → Read More: Looking For The Real Father Christmas

Oh deer, its nearly Light Up Bramhall!

Santa Claus on the sleigh - Christmas decoration at Bramhall

Light Up Bramhall will be held on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th November, with various activities and fun things to do for all ages. Come and celebrate all things Christmas. . . . → Read More: Oh deer, its nearly Light Up Bramhall!

Celebrating Winter Solstice On Chorlton Green

Sign for Horse and Jockey Inn, Chorlton

Saturday 20th December 2014, 3pm – 8pm Celebrating the shortest day of the year has become the Horse and Jockey’s excuse for a Christmas party. Centred around children, this event transforms the Green into a winter wonderland complete with Father Christmas handing out presents in his grotto, real life reindeer and rides. The night is filled with music from choirs, bands and plenty of mulled wine. . . . → Read More: Celebrating Winter Solstice On Chorlton Green