What's going on

December

York - 01/12/2012 - Early Music Christmas Festival
1st December A chance for young musical artists from around the world to showcase their talents
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Bradford - 02/12/2012 - Scroggling the Holly
2nd December Main Street, Howarth is transformed into a Victorian Christmas Parade as the children welcome Father Christmas & the spirit of Christmas to the village
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Newcastle - 05/12/2012 - Enchanted Parks
5th – 9th December Experience an after dark, magical, winter wonderland at Saltwell Park as it is transformed with light, sound & performance.
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York - 06/12/2012 - Festival of Angels
16th-19th December The beautiful streets are turned into a winter wonderland of Ice Sculptures, with Christmas stalls, food & drink & entertainment
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Lincoln - 06/12/2012 - Christmas Market
6th-9th December Festive entertainment around the cathedral while you shop
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Chester - 06/12/2012 - Christmas Winter Watch Parade
6th & 13th December Watch the dancing, fire breathing & sword fighting whilst doing your Christmas shopping!
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Liverpool - 06/12/2012 - Run Liverpool Santa Dash
2nd December Hoping to challenge the Guinness World record this year for the ‘Largest Santa Gathering’ which stands at 13,000.  This 5km run is sure to be a festive spectacle!
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Lincoln - 13/12/2012 - Reindeer Parade – Santa Fun Run & Dutch Lantern Parade
Reindeer Parade – 13th December, Santa Fun Run 16th December & Dutch Lantern Parade 20th December
Lots of festive fun to get you in the spirit taking place in Lincoln
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Bradford - 15/12/2012 - Ice Sculpture Trail at City Park
15th & 22nd December Ice sculptures telling the story of a little fox who is looking for Santa
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Chester - 20/12/2012 - Saturnalia Parade 2012
20th December A Roman Celebration of feasting, visiting friends & giving gifts takes place at the Roman Amphitheatre
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Brighton - 21/12/2012 - Burning the Clocks
21 December An opportunity for the people of Brighton & Hove to parade with their home made lanterns of paper & willow. To celebrate the shortest day, make a wish & burn the lanterns on a bonfire on the beach.
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Hull - 22/12/2012 - Live Nativity Procession
22nd December A live nativity performance is taking place in the streets, with real donkeys, sheep & camels, telling the story of the first Christmas. Finishing at Holy Trinity Church for a special Christingle service
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Cambridge - 24/12/2012 - Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols
24th December A Christmas Eve service at Kings College, it began in 1918. Now broadcast to millions all around the world.
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Newcastle - 31/12/2012 - Winter Carnival
31st December A fantastic parade, this year the theme is Norse mythologies & Viking folklore.  Culminating with a firework display at the Civic Centre
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