CULTURE & MUSIC St Nicholas Fayre 16 November - 22 December, York. The Gothic spires, cobbled streets and timbered medieval houses of York are a tranquil antidote to frenzied, commercialised high streets. Soak up York's wintry charm... Read More →
TRAVEL Strasbourg Christmas Market
24 November - 24 December, Strasbourg Cathedral, France. Strasbourg Cathedral, with its Gothic towers and famous astronomical clock, is a breathtaking setting for this ancient... Read More →
TRAVEL Vienna Ball Season
27 November -21 April Vienna, Austria
In Vienna, the ball season reaches its peak in January and February. The old tradition of carnival balls continues to thrive in the city. While some... Read More →
Hennessy Gold Cup CULTURE & MUSIC
1 December - 2 December, Newbury Racecourse, Berkshire.
Newbury Racecourse's two-day Sportingbet Winter Festival draws thousands of race fans to Berkshire in late November for the flagship... Read More →
Hogmanay CULTURE & MUSIC
29 December - 01 January, Edinburgh, Scotland
Dating back to pagan celebrations of the Winter Solstice, the New Year's Eve festival of Hogmanay, enjoyed all over Scotland, is the perfect... Read More →
The Varsity Match SPORTING INTERESTS
07 December, Twickenham, London
This titanic annual struggle between the rugby teams of England's two oldest universities, Oxford and Cambridge, dates to 1872, when Oxford hosted the first... Read More →
Opening Night, La Scala Milano TRAVEL
07 December, Milan, Italy
It is a tradition that the venerable La Scala opera house in Milan launches its new season on 7 December, St Ambrose's Day, the feast of Milan's patron... Read More →
Habits de Lumiere FOOD, DRINK & DINING OUT
08 December - 10 December, Epernay, Northern France. Épernay (Sparnacum) belonged to the archbishops of Reims from the 5th until the 10th century, when it came into the possession of the counts of... Read More →
Ice Skating at the Natural History Museum CULTURE & MUSIC
26 October - 07 January. Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London. One of London's best winter attractions, you can take to the ice with the spectacular facade of the National History Museum as... Read More →
Somerset House Ice Rink CULTURE & MUSIC
15 November - 14 January, Strand, London. Go skating in the very heart of London, on an ice rink set against the gracious 18th-century facade of Somerset House.
The Somerset House ice rink... Read More →