October 2015

We're An Official Shoebox Appeal Drop Off Point

We're An Official Shoebox Appeal Drop Off Point

We're happy to announce that UK Christmas World is now an official drop off point for the annual Shoebox Appeal. If you're local to the Barnsley area then we're one of 2 collection points which have been allocated in this area the other being in Barnsley centre.  So, what is the 'Shoebox Appeal" ?  The shoe box appeal is a public charity donation where by you find an empty shoe box and fill it with toys, toiletries...

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Christmas Time at UK Theme Parks

Christmas Time at UK Theme Parks

Get all the family together this Christmas and take a magical day trip to one of the UK’s favourite theme parks. Many of the amusement parks around the country are open to the public around the festive period, and they can be a really lovely way to bring the family closer around this magical time.Here are a few parks that have already got their Christmas information up online, which we thought we would share with you if you are planning on getting organised early! Drayton ManorChristmas O...

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Christmas Pantomimes in Yorkshire

Christmas Pantomimes in Yorkshire

Visiting the theatre over Christmas time to watch a pantomime is a well known tradition that is great fun for families. Children and adults alike will love the shows and they are perfect for getting everyone into the festive spirit. Pantomimes tend to use traditional fairy stories such as Aladdin, Cinderella, Dick Whittington and his Cat, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Jack and the Beanstalk. They add many comedy effects to the scripts, bright and sometimes bizarre costumes, audience participation, singing and dancing to the performance - they are alway...

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The Most Expensive Christmas Decorations

The Most Expensive Christmas Decorations

Everyone loves it when Christmas comes around and we get to put up our decorations, but these people really pulled out all of the stops and went crazy with their Christmas decorations and displays! Here are the most expensive ones from around the world, we really love Christmas here at UK Christmas World, but we were blown away by how much these people spent on their trimmings! The Most Expensive Christmas TreeRoyal Emirates Hotel Abu Dhabi - $11 millionThe 40 feet tall tree is decorated w...

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A Spooky History All About Halloween

A Spooky History  All About Halloween

It is one of the most loved festivals in the UK and around the world, particularly for children. But where does Halloween originate? And did you know that here at UK Christmas World we’re also ready for the spooky festival, with plenty of stock to help you celebrate in style! In this blog we thought we would share the history of Halloween and how it has become the popular tradition we know today. The Origins of Halloween:Halloween first came from the ancient Celtic festival called Sa...

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