November 2015

An Amazing Turn Out At Barugh Green Light Switch On

An Amazing Turn Out At Barugh Green Light Switch On

Well today was the day, Santa was in town to switch on the lights at Barugh Green Primary School here in Barnsley. The UK Christmas World team headed up to the school with the man himself as he surprised the kids by turning up in his sleigh with a helping hand from Hallam FM's Cash For Kids Mission Christmas Elf and Rudolph.  With over 200 highly excited kids in the school fields Santa waved and greeted the school children followed by an impressive sing along with the children and the teach...

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The Story Behind Father Christmas

The Story Behind Father Christmas

We all know the roly-poly, bearded man in the red suit, who is such an icon for the Christmas period. But where did Santa Claus come from? There are and have been many names for our favourite Christmas character, Santa Claus, Kris Kringle and Old Saint Nick, naming but a few, but where did it all begin? The original St. Nicholas was from Turkey in the 4th century, being the bishop of Myra he was credited with doing a number of miracles, particularly for sailors and children. After he died he became a patron for these people, and they held a &lsquo...

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Creating the Perfect Christmas Cheeseboard

Creating the Perfect Christmas Cheeseboard

Christmas is a time for indulgence, to eat, drink and be merry! Around the festive period we put so much thought into our food, and even start to buy things in advance, particularly drinks and freezer foods. Cheeseboards are always a favourite at Christmas, they’re perfect to snack on between main meals, because let’s be honest, if we’ve not had something to eat in the last half hour, something is wrong! They’re also a great option for Christmas and New Year buffets, but what cheeses should you serve, what is the perfect balance to...

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Make Christmas Food Fun!

Make Christmas Food Fun!

Already thinking about your Christmas time menu? Many of us may always go for the usual options, maybe you prefer this with sticking to traditions, or maybe this year you’re looking to jazz up your Christmas feasts. We have searched the web for some fantastic and unique Christmas food ideas, guaranteed you'll want to try one or two of these at home!   Here is a lovely little idea found from blog.mychristmas.com, which children will absolutely love! They are so easy to make so the kids can get involved in making too. For these Strawberry Santa Hats all you...

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Barugh Green Christmas Light Switch On 2015!

Barugh Green Christmas Light Switch On 2015!

We are getting so excited for Christmas time here at UK Christmas World, especially as our big ‘Barugh Green Christmas Light Switch On’ event is coming up soon! We are going to be lighting up Barugh Green once again this year, with an event for all to enjoy! There is so much going on at our Switch On event, here are all the details. Our Christmas Light Switch on is to be held on 25th November 2015. The outlet is open for business as usual on this day from 9am but is also open ‘til late (8pm)! A perfect opp...

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Christmas Activities for Kids!

Christmas Activities for Kids!

Christmas is such a special time, especially for kids! There is so much anticipation as the big day gets closer and for when Santa arrives! There is lots of festive fun to be had, so make the most of this magical time with your loved ones. Have you ever struggled to keep your little ones occupied during the holidays? If the answer is yes, do not worry. In this blog we have put together a list of different fun activities you can take part in with your children ranging from fun with food, to craft ideas and everything in between! Have you tried any of these before? Let u...

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The Man on the Moon, John Lewis Advert 2015

The Man on the Moon, John Lewis Advert 2015

I’m sure you will all have seen the fantastic new John Lewis advert by now – The Man on the Moon. It has taken the country by storm, from the 6th November it was the main talking point of all social media after it was released on YouTube on Thursday morning. Since 2007 with the Christmas ad titled ‘Shadows’, John Lewis have released Christmas adverts each year, which top the year before so it seems! M...

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Christmas Post Dates 2015

Christmas Post Dates 2015

Are you planning on sending mail abroad this Christmas? 25th December may still seem pretty far away but if your loved ones live in different countries and you’re going to be sending gifts and cards over, it’s never too early to prepare! The dates for international post are coming up, maybe sooner than you think! The last day that the Royal Mail is recommending for cheapest delivery (international economy) to Western European countries is November 17th. So there is not long at all if you require presents to travel to...

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Which Is Your Favourite - Christmas TV Adverts

Which Is Your Favourite - Christmas TV Adverts

As the festive season draws in closer there are many things that get us feeling all Christmassy, whether it’s the chilly weather making us wrap up warm, festive scented candles, making your Christmas cake, dark nights or starting the Christmas shopping, for us here at UK Christmas World, we think it’s one of the nicest times of the year! When Christmas comes around we all have our favourite traditions, things to do, the songs we play and movies we watch, in this blog we have shared some of these, do you agree, are these your favourites too? We have complied a list of wh...

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Bonfire Night 2015!

Bonfire Night 2015!

Remember, remember the fifth of November – Gunpowder, treason and plot. I see no reason, why the gunpowder treason should ever be forgot. Bonfire night, one of our favourite times of year! It’s the time that really signifies the real beginning of winter and is a great time to be spent with families and friends to enjoy the festivities. There are many traditions that are associated with the 5th November that people all over the country enjoy, most famously being visiting a huge bonfire and watching spectacular firewor...

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