PLACES TO VISIT & THINGS TO DO CHRISTMAS 2017

PLACES TO VISIT & THINGS TO DO CHRISTMAS 2017

 

1                  See the International Space Station (ISS) on its  travels over UK. The ISS will do a ‘low pass’ over the UK The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday Dec 13, 2017 through Friday Dec 29, 2017

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Wed Dec 13, 5:03 PM 4 min 54° 32° above W 10° above ESE    
Wed Dec 13, 6:40 PM 1 min 15° 14° above SW 14° above SSW    
Thu Dec 14, 5:48 PM 3 min 23° 22° above SW 10° above SSE    
Fri Dec 15, 4:56 PM 3 min 33° 32° above SW 10° above SE    
Sat Dec 16, 5:41 PM 1 min 12° 12° above SSW 10° above SSW    
Sun Dec 17, 4:49 PM 2 min 19° 19° above SSW 10° above SSE    
Tue Dec 26, 7:20 AM 2 min 19° 11° above S 19° above SSE    
Wed Dec 27, 6:29 AM 1 min 12° 10° above SSE 12° above SSE    
Thu Dec 28, 7:11 AM 3 min 34° 10° above SW 34° above SSE    

Flying at an altitude of roughly 200 miles, as it reflects light from the sun it looks like a bright light (or indeed Santa’s sleigh) as it cruises past.

 

2              See Oxford St Lights Trafalgar Sqr Christmas Tree

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4              Newstead Abbey, Notts: Snowflake Trail, Santa’s Grotto, Seasonals Ghost Walk , Christmas Afternoon tea More detail http://www.newsteadabbey.org.uk/whats-on

5              Christmas at Chatsworth  5 November 2016 – 3 January 2017 Open Thursday and Friday evenings until 16 December Closed 24 – 26 December 2016 and 1 January 2017 Christmas Nutcracker Visit Christmas themed House and Garden More detail http://www.chatsworth.org/attractions-and-events/christmas-at-chatsworth

  1. Centre Parks Winter Wonderland at 5 centres More details: http://www.centerparcs.co.uk/winter_wonderland
  2. Nottingham Theatre Royal Pantomime – Beauty and the Beast. More Info: http://www.pantomime.com/venues/nottingham

8              “NottinghamPlayhouse Pantomime  Aladdin Friday 25 November 2016 – Saturday 21 January 2017 See More at: http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/family

9              2017/18 is set to be yet another busy year at the Midland Railway – Butterley Santa Specials throughout December 2017  Visit http://www.midlandrailway-butterley.co.uk/events/

10           Christmas, Seasonal illuminations lighting Kew Gardens after dark. Booking needed Details at: http://www.kew.org/visit-kew-gardens/whats-on/christmas-at-kew-2017

11           Santa Deluxe Steam Train family fun – Great Central Railway, Loughborough Santa Steam Trains – from 26 Nov – 24 Dec

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Details at: http://www.gcrailway.co.uk/special-events/santa-steam-trains-from-28-nov-24-dec/

12           Seee Nottingham Market & Lights

13           Great Rail Visit to Bruges Christmas Market

14           Have a weekend Christmas shopping in New York Visit Central Park & Time Square, 5th Avenue

15           See Santa in Lapland

16           WhitePost Farm Christmas, Nottingham

17           Christmas at Beamish Every day, 10am to 4pm from 19th November to 24th December Step into a magical Christmas past and be part of our unforgettable celebrations. Enjoy a Christmas experience to remember as you discover the wondrous sights, sounds and mouth-watering tastes of traditional festivities in the 1820s, 1900s and 1940s. Visit Father Christmas in his cosy fireside Grotto, meet his friendly reindeer, indulge in festive food, explore the beautifully decorated homes and shops and much more. http://www.beamish.org.uk/events/christmas-at-beamish/

18           Sherwood Pines – Edwinstowe Choosing your perfect Christmas tree When you visit, our friendly, expert staff will help you choose from our selection of Lodgepole Pines, Nordmann firs and Norway Spruces! Our high quality, sustainable Christmas trees all come with a 100% Santa Approved certificate, so you know that you’re getting the very best tree. Pick one, plant one! To highlight the importance of sustainable forestry, you’ll receive a free Christmas tree sapling with every purchase! Keep it well watered, and care for it well, and that sapling will grow into a big, strong Christmas tree. We will be trading from 26th November – 18th December. Open 9:00 – 15:30 daily. http://www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/beeh-aelca3

19           Euro Disney

20           Lapland to see Santa

21           See the International Space Station (ISS) on its  travels over UK. The ISS will do a ‘low pass’ over the UK on 21 December between 5pm and 5.02pm, going from west to east. Flying at an altitude of roughly 200 miles, as it reflects light from the sun it looks like a bright light (or indeed Santa’s sleigh) as it cruises past.

22           Ice skating Central Park New York or Market Square Nottingham or  Ice Ice Baby Get your skates on and soak up the festive atmosphere at Somerset House’s gorgeous open-air ice rink. Little ones who need support on the ice can lean on a polar bear stabiliser. Defrost afterwards with a steaming hot chocolate and cake in the adjoining cafe.

23           See the Harry Potter sets transformed for the winter season at Hogwarts in the Snow at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour. The Great Hall will be lined with eight Christmas trees and the castle model will be blanketed with filmmaking snow

24           Midnight Mass at any UK Church

25           Here it is MERRY CHRIST – EVERYONE HAVE A BALL Have Christmas dinner with the family