Christmas

There are more than twelve days of Christmas entertainment during the festive period in Halifax.

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There are more than twelve days of Christmas entertainment during the festive period in Lancaster

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A guide to some of the best pantomimes and festive shows in and around the county

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A look at the festive themes and events at the county’s great houses

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These ginger biscuits are crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside – Christmas never tasted so good! Will you cover your tree in baubles or will it look like it has come straight from the forest? It doesn’t matter, as long as you enjoy decorating it.

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The Christmas lights switch-on marks the start of the festive period in the centre of our towns and villages, We’ve compiled a list of what’s happening in your area.

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The Christmas lights switch-on marks the start of the festive period in the centre of our towns and villages, We’ve compiled a list of what’s happening in your area.

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Blackpool Illuminations may be over for another year, but there are dozens of events happening across the county to launch the festive season.

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The Christmas lights switch-on marks the start of the festive period in the centre of our towns and villages. We’ve compiled a list of what’s happening in your area.

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Harrogate’s heading for the small screen this Christmas.

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Follow our short guide to a festive trip to Lytham this Christmas.

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Christmas

A glitzy charity ball was held in memory of a young Stockport actor

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The festive season is all about spending time with your loved ones, and that includes your furry friends to. We have selected five of the best pubs in Cheshire that welcome you and your dog.

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The festive season is all about spending time with your loved ones, and that includes your furry friends to. We have selected five of the best pubs in Lancashire that welcome you and your dog.

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Derbyshire Life visits Ian Griffiths’ beautiful Edwardian terrace house in Derby

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Peak District Walk - Castleton

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

A Peak District walk around the pretty village of Castleton which goes to town at Christmas! Sally Mosley explores

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The Snowman national tour stops off at the Tower Ballroom

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It’s the time of year we are at our most social meeting up with family and friends to celebrate Christmas and welcome in the new year. But it’s also a season when we tend to over indulge; eating multi-course meals, nibbling at tasty treats, and drinking more of our favourite tipple than usual. I’ve been asking advice from a range of sources, from a pharmacist to a naturopath, an actress to a whisky retailer, how best to enjoy Christmas and deal with any over-zealous celebrations that may come your way. The advice may surprise you.

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Turkey, sprouts, cheese and even Christmas pudding, these recipes will make sure that none of your Christmas food goes to waste.

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These stars in the East can provide you with an Christmas meal with a difference.

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These stars in the East can provide you with an Christmas meal with a difference.

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One of Britain’s most haunted houses stages a series of tours showing how Christmas was celebrated centuries ago

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Alderley Edge is an out of town destination that lives up to its reputation for glamour.

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Christmas is alive in Prestbury thanks to big-hearted locals, writes Emma Mayoh

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Lancashire cheese twists recipe

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Simple to make and sure to impress, these party bites have been given a tasty local twist.

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One gift that actor, singer and ex Coronation Street star, Adam Rickitt will find under the Christmas tree this year is a pair of Superman socks. That’s because when he and his wife, ‘Good Morning Britain’ presenter Katy Fawcett, moved into their Knutsford home earlier this year, problems began to present themselves pretty quickly.

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Lee Heptinstall, head chef at Harvey Nichols in Leeds, invites us to his Christmas table.

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We’ve selected 12 Christmas inspired cocktails to help you celebrate the festivities in style.

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With their gentle ways and doe eyes, reindeer seem to capture the magic of Christmas. Derbyshire Life goes in search of the elusive red-nosed reindeer and finds a herd of stars instead

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Simon Wood helps you add a little spice to the leftover turkey

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If you have ham hock and granary leftover on Boxing Day, then this recipe by Simon Wood could the perfect festive snack.

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Wilmslow is full of gift ideas.

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Once a rocking horse was the ultimate status symbol Christmas toy. Rebekka O’Grady visits a Moreton craftsman

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Skelton-on-Ure farmer Becky Burniston and Father Christmas have a lot in common

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Ring in the beginning of the festive season at one of Derbyshire’s carol concerts

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