BATH CHRISTMAS MARKET
22nd November- 9th December 2018
Christmas isn’t Christmas without a festive market. As one of the UK’s most picturesque cities, you’ll find over 180 twinkling stalls spread across Bath’s historic streets. From ceramic bunting to artisan cheese, there’s truly something to satisfy everyone. Warm up with a mulled wine, or failing that, pop next door to the thermal baths. A little bliss after all that shopping.
PADSTOW CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL
6th – 9th December 2018
Embrace Christmas in all its glory in this captivating Cornish fishing village. A well-respected foodie paradise, expect fascinating demos from the likes of Rick Stein, Paul Ainsworth and Angela Hartnett. Work up an appetite in the much-anticipated Santa fun run and peruse all manner of local craft stalls from pies and paintings to jewellery and jams. Round off the evening with a spectacular firework display over the harbour.
WINTER TRAIL AT BLENHEIM PALACE
23rd November- 1st January 2019
Bigger and brighter than ever before, the winter trail returns to Blenheim Palace. If a field of light, scented fire garden and singing trees pique your fancy, then this is the place to be. Wend your way through lasers, projections and canopies drenched in seasonal colour. You might even catch a glimpse of old Father Christmas himself.
RECIPE: 5 INGREDIENT CHOCOLATE POTS
Christmas and feasting were made to go together. Whilst it’s easy to find yourself in a state of perpetual fullness, there is always room for desert. These small and perfectly formed chocolate pots are just the thing. Brought to you by Melissa Hemsley in her new book Eat Happy, these versatile delights can be made with any type of milk. Opt for nut milk for a light, mousse like texture, or try coconut for a richer feel. Perfect for that festive dinner party you promised to host.