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Xmas

  • 12 festive winter light trails: Rutland, Leicestershire and beyond

    You glow, girl! At least, you will at one of these fabulously festive light trails to visit this festive season. Scarf on, boots strapped: let's admire some twinkling.

  • Christmas gift guide: for him

    What to buy the bloke who has everything (or 'wants nothing')? We've sorted his Christmas list with 25 cool gifting ideas from independent brands and businesses across the Muddy counties

  • 14 PLACES TO MEET SANTA IN RUTLAND AND LEICESTERSHIRE THIS CHRISTMAS

    It's a moment we all remember from childhood - so make it a cracker, with fab local grottos, steam trains, magical winter wonderlands to breakfast with the man himself!

  • Your festive guide to the big smoke this Christmas

    Eat, drink, and be merry in the capital this festive season with our holly jolly hitlist. From glam pop-ups and glittering fairgrounds to cocktails and carols, here's the best of the best.

  • OH YES THEY ARE! 13 PANTOMIMES TO BOOK NOW!

    Love 'em or hate 'em, pantos are back this year. So dig out your stripy tights, winkle pickers, false eyelashes and wiggery, and book in for one of these local productions.

  • Christmas gift guide: for kids

    Time to get cracking on the Crimbo presents! Nail your shopping for nippers with this curated guide of the sweetest gifts from indie brands and businesses.

  • The Best Christmas Advent Calendars

    Open the door to some fun and alternative options - there's one for everyone!

  • Skates on! 7 ice rinks to visit

    We're heading into the season of slip-sliding, wall-grabbing, and pirouetting. Skate queen or just here for the mulled wine, check out these festive ice rinks locally and nearby.

  • Christmas gift guide: For Her

    Aunts, mums, grandmas, sisters and your girl posse all covered for Crimbo, plus some spot-on suggestions for gifts to self. Ho ho ho!

  • Letterbox love: 47 gifts to send to their door

    Choose from these gorgeous artisan present boxes, sent nationwide, from bespoke biscuits to gin and chocolate, and pamper packs to paperbacks. That's Christmas sorted.

  • 12 Christmas wreath making workshops in Leics and Rutland

    There's nothing like a wreath-making workshop to let off some creative steam and get into the festive mood with some gal pals. And before you say it's too early, they're selling out already so get your tickets now for these crackers.

  • John Lewis and M&S Christmas ads are here – which is your favourite?

    It's that time of year again folks! Our two high street favourites are back with their festive telly offerings for 2021 - but which gets your vote?

  • How to tablescape like a pro

    Tablescaping basically means making your dining table look nice in case some bugger Instagrams it. Here’s how to wow your guests this Christmas. Most of the year my family are lucky if dinner makes it to the table at all, let alone placed atop a beautifully crafted tableaux with napkins neatly rolled in their holders, […]

  • Christmas fun for the family

    From Christmas cooking for the kids to a Christmas murder mystery as well as an 'Adults only' panto, here's 22 fabulously festive things to do which will keep everyone in the family happy.

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    It’s Panto Time 2019

    It's what you've all been waiting for. Oh no it isn't! Oh yes it is! Oh no.... OK, enough! Here are the perkiest pantos in Leicestershire, Rutland and beyond. You ready, Widow Twanky?

  • Shop small, shop local – 13 fab festive markets

    Feeling the need to shop? Here, let us help you with that. Read on for your fill of the best local festive fairs.

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