To help plan ahead for a festive 2018, see what Christmas events and celebrations are coming up at places near you. Experience traditions old and new you won't forget

Close up of decorated Christmas trees
Waddesdon Manor Christmas fair at night

Christmas markets and winter fairs 

Christmas markets and fairs are the perfect antidote to the high street this festive season. Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of a traditional Christmas in special surroundings near you, and pick up some gifts for your loved ones.

Magical times together

A Christmas pudding

Christmas recipes for you to try 

Delicious festive fayre is always a fixture of the Christmas Day dinner table. Find classic recipes from the past and try our versions of modern favourites with top Christmas recipes.

Visitors make paper chains near the Christmas tree at Attingham Park

Christmas crafts how-to guides 

From paper chains and pine cones to scented orange slices, keep little fingers busy and learn how to make traditional decorations for a greener Christmas.