5 Fabulous Festivities for December

Team Toolally loves winter and all things Christmas. And with the weather turning colder, it’s time to get your warmest coat on, dig out your best hat and gloves and get in the festive spirit with some Christmassy activities. Luckily for you, Toolally has done the hard work by rounding up the best places to visit during the most magical month of the year.


Skate at Somerset House, London 15 Nov – 14 Jan
Get your skates and your glam on in the grounds of Somerset House. Don the Fans in Arctic and mandarin and discover heaps of tempting extras too… Visit the Fortnum & Mason Lodge for delicious treats, but don’t forget to book in advance! Tickets available at somersethouse.org.uk

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York Christmas Markets, York 16 Nov – 22nd Dec
The streets of York have transformed into a winter wonderland as Christmas markets take over the city. Grab a mulled wine and browse the stalls for some unique gifts. Maybe even try a warm eggnog, or two! Find full details at visityork.org

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Magical Lantern Festival, Birmingham, 24 Nov – 1 Jan
Follow the lantern trail around the beautiful Kings Heath Park! Beautiful hand-sculpted lanterns illuminate the grounds and there’s tons of festive street food and drink on offer too. It’s also a great place to wear your handmade Toolally earrings! A must-visit to get you in the Christmas spirit or a great way to fill the Christmas to New Year lull. More info at magicallantern.uk

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Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, 30 Dec – 1 Jan
Where does the world come to party? Edinburgh, of course! Brave the cold with a New Year’s Day dip in the freezing River Forth. Enjoy a performance from Brit Award-winning Rag ‘n’ Bone Man. Or wear the Swinging Circles and dance the night away at a traditional Scottish ceilidh. It’s the perfect post Christmas pick-me-up. Tickets on sale at edinburghshogmanay.com

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‘A Little Party Never Killed Nobody’, Bath 23 Nov – 17 Dec
Jump into the jazz age with the American Museum at Claverton Manor. Each room has a different era-themed party so you can discover how Americans let their hair down in years gone by. It’s the perfect place to showcase your LBDs! Find out more at americanmuseum.org

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It might be cold, but Christmas will still be colourful with Toolally. Let us know where you’ll spreading the sparkle this season and tag us in your Toolally snaps using #Toolallyontour!