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December Calendar of UK Festivals and Events

Carol singing, music and food festivals, Winter Solstice and Fire Festivals plus lots and lots of Christmas Markets. Find out what's happening in the UK in December. Read about What's On Where in the United Kingdom during December.
  1. Christmas Around the UK (27)

Christmas Customs in the UK - Boxing Day
Boxing Day, a UK Christmas custom, is the day after Christmas and celebrated in the United Kingdom as a National Holiday. Find out what it's about and how it is celebrated.

A Shakespearean Christmas
Christmas with Shakespeare. Find out about planned celebrations and holiday offers at the Shakespeare Houses, Stratford-upon-Avon. Read about what's happening in December at Shakespeare's Birthplace, Anne Hathaway's Cottage and Mary Arden's House.

Broad Street Canal Boat Light Parade
The Broad Street Canal Boat Light Parade is part of December festivities as Birmingham goes all out for the holiday season.

Handel's Messiah - An English Christmas Tradition
Handel actually premiered his great Messiah at St. Paul's Cathedral and played the organ at St. Martins-in-the-Fields. Find out where you can hear the Messiah at Christmas in England.

Brighton's Fire Festival - The Burning of the Clocks
The Burning of the Clocks is Brighton's Winter Solstice Fire Festival

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