Whether you’re a fan of Christmas or not, there’s no escaping it.
But if you’re not in the party mood just yet, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
We’ve rounded up some of the best festive activities out there – from themed cinemas to a little humbug grinch.
View our selection below.
The Backyard Cinema has started its winter program with outdoor performances. The Manchester location is on the roof of Depot Mayfield and the London location is on Armory Way, Wandsworth.
Both are set among “snowy trees” and twinkling stars, so you can cuddle up with the likes of Elf and The Muppet Christmas Carol. There are also food and drink stands, including one where you can make your own hot chocolate.
Tickets for shows in London and Manchester from £11 at Backyard Cinema.
Be a Grinch at Crimbo
If you’re a bit “yuck, humbug” then embrace Grinchmas with a new Grinch afternoon tea bus tour of London in a Routemaster.
Pass some of the capital’s landmarks as you catch a Dr. so how about “cute as Cindy-Lou WHO” key lime pie?
Departs at various times between 1st December and 31st January, from £57 per person, vegan and gluten free available.
Find out more at Brigit’s Bakery London.
Merry Christmas in the Cotswolds
For a good old fashioned country Christmas, head to Ellenborough Park. It is a traditional 15th century country house near Cheltenham with crackling log fires, pine trees and extensive grounds perfect for brisk winter walks.
Enjoy the many festive offerings, whether it’s afternoon tea (from £35 pp), a wreath making master class (£80 pp) or an evening of prosecco, dinner and DJ parties (£70 pp).
Visit the Ellenborough Parks website.
Winter ski chic, cheap!
Skiing at Christmas? Now you don’t have to worry about looking stylish on the slopes thanks to The Ski Edit, a new ski rental collection curated by Crystal Ski Holidays with fashion rental site By Rotation.
This eco-conscious option offers designer outfits from Poivre Blanc, Fusalp and Free People from £25 per week.
Available until April at By Rotation.
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