Hereford cathedral Christmas fair 2016

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Food, gifts and crafts…

Friday 16th December: 3:30pm- 7pm

Saturday 17th December 9:30am-4pm

over 4o stalls of seasonal gifts, food, local crafts and tasty treats. Coffee, mince pies and mulled wine.

Carols for shoppers at 1pm (Saturday)

All profits go to supporting a range of Herefordshire charities.


Hereford Cathedral Advent & Christmas 2016

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November 2016

Sunday 27: Advent carol service, 3.30pm- sung by the cathedral choir: All welcome: no tickets required.

Tuesday 29: A Service for advent in London, 6.30pm- Hereford Cathedral choir in London at The Guards’ chapel, wellington Barracks in support of Hereford Cathedral Perpetual Trust, sponsored by Old Market Hereford and British Land. Tickets by invitation available from the trust office on 01432 374261

Wednesday 30th: Military wives ” Home for Christmas”, 7:30pm- join them for a spectacular concert from the famous Military wives choirs including Innsworth and Brize Norton choirs, performing in the cathedral as part of their national tour with a special guest support artist. Supported by South Hereford garages. Tickets £25/£20 through the website or telephone the cathedral shop 01432 374210. Continue reading

Bromyard Christmas light SWITCH ON!

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Bromyard’s “fabled Christmas Illuminations” are “reputed to be the best display in Herefordshire”.

It’s big talk from the little town but every year the Big Switch On attracts thousands of people – 2,500 packed into the High Street last year, for the event’s 50th anniversary.

Helping the crowds get their Festive Feels on is Santa’s grotto and carol singing.

More info at

DATE: 19th November, 2016
TIME: 5pm

New Year at Wilton Court

New Year Extravaganza- 31st December 2016

A very special way to finish the year in a warm house party atmosphere for you to enjoy as if you were in your own home, but let us be the ones to pamper you.

– Two nights’ accommodation with English Breakfast

– A sumptuous 4 course sinner on New Years Eve

– Three course dinner on either 30th December or 1st January


-Garden king bath or shower. £500

– Deluxe Garden super king, twin or or river view 2nd floor. £525

–  Garden junior suite super king, twin. £75

–  Family suite double occupancy. £575

– Family suite triple occupancy. £675

– Family suite quadruple occupancy. £775


Conditions of booking for Christmas & new year breaks:

A non-refundable 25% deposit required to confirm reservations and a further non-refundable or transferable 75% payment by 1st December 2016


Christmas Packages at Wilton Court

Christmas Indulgence- 24th-27th December 2017

Why not be truly spoilt this Christmas and enjoy delicious food and good company in totally relaxing surroundings, just sit back and let us take care of all the normal preparations for you.

Your stay includes the following:

– Three nights’ accommodation with English breakfast each morning.

– Welcome reception to meet owners, staff and other guests

– Christmas Eve and boxing day supper

– Four course traditional Christmas lunch. For those of you with a corner still to fill, a buffet supper will be served in the evening.

– A Christmas amenity tray provided in your room.

Cosy Garden en suite shower single occupancy. £500

Garden en suite shower or bath king. £775

River super king or twin 1st or ground floor. £900

Family suite double occupancy. £950

Family suite triple occupancy. £1050

Family suite quadruple occupancy. £1250


For more information please contact the hotel directly on 01989 562569

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A SANTA SPECIAL- The Dean Forest Railway.

Visit the dean forest railway this Christmas for your chance to ride behind a real steam engine with santa and his helpers on board.

Price- £13 per head, children under 2 are able to travel free but will not get a gift or be allocated a seat. There are discounts if you book for a group of 20 or more people. Booking is essential as seats are reserved.

Each child ( over the age of 2) will receive an age related gift and there is even something to warm up the adults. There are Thomas the Tank gifts, stocking fillers, books and other novelties in the shop if you are still looking for that perfect Christmas gift.

Please make sure you leave plenty of time and arrive 30 minutes early before your allocated journey time. An administration fee of £5 will be charged for ticket alterations once booked. Continue reading

Wilton Court goes live with on line Gift Vouchers perfect timing for Christmas presents

Gift VouchersIf you are still searching for Christmas presents or a special gift for a memorable occasion anniversary or birthday why not check out the Wilton Courts new on line gift vouchers which can be  purchased on their website simply perfect for any occasion.

There is a choice of 12 fabulous gifts ranging from a bottle of wine to enjoy with a meal up to a luxurious three night stay including flowers and champagne on arrival and a seven course tasting dinner on one of the evenings. Alternatively the vouchers can be purchased for a monetary value of your choice. You may then select your special message to accompany the gift and the voucher will be dispatched by mail or e mail. Continue reading

St Mary’s Church Ross on Wye Christmas Tree Festival 23rd to 26th December 2012

Friday 23rd –  Christmas tree lights special, meet at the  Market Square in Ross on Wye  at 5.30 pm  to witness the  lighting of the Ross on Wye Christmas lights, collect your glow stick and and walk to  St Mary’s Church to view their  Christmas tree lights

Saturday  24th –  St Mary’s will be open 10 am to 4 pm – Christmas cards and goodies for sale, Christmas hamper draw. The Sound of the Tree s- a community concert will commence at 7.30 pm . Wine and light refreshments available. Tickets adults £5 children free .Tickets can be  purchased from St Mary’s church office, Rossiter Books in the High Street or at the door.

Sunday 25th –  Sung Eucharist at 9.30 am. 10 am to 4 pm, sale of Christmas cards and goodies, tea and coffee . Songs of Praise with Ross Town Band at 6.30pm.

Monday 26th-  10 am to Christmas cards and goodies for sale.


Christmas in Numbers


Christmas in … Numbers

 Ding Dong Merrily on high … In Britain the tills are ringing this Christmas

 25,000,000 …the number of Christmas puddings consumed annually over Christmas by Brits

£150,000,000… The amount spent with credit cards in the post – Christmas sales last year

 15… the average number of hours each Brit spends Christmas Shopping

 4,796,250 mph… The speed Santa’s sleigh would need to travel to visit everyone on Christmas Eve Christmas Eve

 £11.6 Billion… The value of gifts brought by Brits during the festive holidays

 5… the average number of lbs Britons put on over Christmas holidays