PUBLISHED: 14:38 05 December 2018 | UPDATED: 14:47 05 December 2018 Dan Splarn Hackney Christmas Market will be a showcase of 50 traders selling all kinds of festive goodies. Archant While the big guy in red makes his list and checks it twice, check out a selection of the finest festive events coming your way. Luna are screening The Muppets Christmas Carol in Hackney on December 19.Hackney Christmas MarketFifty independent traders join together for the Hackney Christmas Market, which takes place across the next two weekends (December 8-9 and 15-16). Head down and get your Christmas shopping sorted in one fell swoop – there will be stalls selling trees, cards, decorations, vintage clothing, ceramics, craft beers and plenty more. Grab a glass of mulled wine, sing along with the choir and get to know some exciting east London brands: at least 25 per cent of the stalls will be taken by local traders.Bohemia Place (opposite Hackney Central station), E8 … [Read more...] about Christmas Events in Hackney and Islington
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A Sheffield man is on a mission to bring festive cheer to the city with a Christmas light display unlike any other. John Berry, aged 36, of New Cross Way, Woodhouse, has been working on the magical masterpiece for months, so far featuring 10 handmade Christmas trees and around 4,000 lights with more to be added. The father-of-five found his love for the festive season at an early age, as one of 11 children, with a mum who, he says would always celebrate Christmas and New Year with a massive party. Now, with his own children, each year he aims to bring festive cheer to both his family and those around with and eye catching display bound to get everyone into the Christmas spirit. READ MORE: Campaign to give terminally ill Sheffield girl, 7, her dying wish of one last magical ChristmasAnd, this year his display will be even bigger and better, having moved to a bigger house giving him even more space for the display. John moved … [Read more...] about Sheffield man’s mission to spread festive cheer with Christmas light display
Katie Wudel GoBankingRates.com Published 5:00 AM EST Nov 13, 2018 The holidays are quickly approaching, which means scrambling to buy gifts, figuring out who to tip and how much, higher airline prices and millions of people hitting the road and the skies to visit family and friends. If you’re getting stressed about the season, you may want to consider a whole new travel plan: leaving on the actual holiday, instead of on the days before. Not only can you save money, but some surprising perks might help you realize why you should travel on the holidays more often. It really could be the best thing for your sanity and your wallet – and might make you feel like you’re traveling like a millionaire, without the millionaire budget. More: Thanksgiving flying guide: 7 things to know Prices are cheaper While airline prices might skyrocket the closer you get to a holiday, prices are generally cheaper if you travel on the actual holiday. Although that may not always be … [Read more...] about Holiday travel: Why you should leave on Thanksgiving or Christmas Day
Word reached us recently that Christmas hotel breaks - as in residential packages, with overnight stays running from Christmas Eve to St Stephen's Day - had sold out at Harvey's Point in Co. Donegal. It won't be long before others follow suit. Plus, there are less than 100 days to go! Don't panic. Before you break out in a sweat, we've outlined your options for skipping the wash-up and seasonal stress with a hotel break below. Packages look pricey, but they include everything from meals to mulled wine and mince piece, Santa visits and live entertainment. Beset of luck - and be sure to compare like with like. Take 3: Christmas in a castleBallynahinch Castle (pictured) is a Victorian country house with beautiful Connemara views - cosy up for a three-night break from €870pp sharing a classic room. 095 31006; ballynahinch-castle.com. Dromoland Castle could be your home away from home this Christmas, with special curated two-night packages available from €1,180pp. 061 … [Read more...] about 25 Christmas hotel breaks in Ireland: Skip the stress with our 2018 guide!
PETER Andre chucked his beloved guitars in a skip today - sparking rumours he's quit music. The Mysterious Girl singer was seen at his local tip with a bin full of pizza boxes and battered guitar cases that had clearly seen better days. Staff helped Peter, 45, with his things but he failed to raise a smile as he parted ways with the instruments. Wearing a vest and shorts and shielding his face with a blue cap, he emptied the boot of his car after a spring clean. Peter is trying to make it in Hollywood and seemingly has no need to hold on to his old guitars. Katie Price's ex husband hasn't released an album since 2015 - and it was a Christmas album of covers. After revealing he'd taken £85-a-time lessons, the pop star nabbed himself a part in the new Thomas The Tank Engine movie. He revealed to The Sun: “You learn so much within minutes. "They’re incredible lessons. “I hope I can keep progressing in the voiceover world.” Peter will star … [Read more...] about Peter Andre throws his guitar in a skip after launching hollywood career