December 20 (TravelAndy): If you look forward to celebrating the holidays with stunning theatre productions, festive ballets, and Christmas pantomimes with your entire family, London is just the place to be. In addition to the spectacular shows, the city is all set to blow your mind with beautifully adorned Christmas trees, winter adventure, and holiday markets.
Christmas ballet enthusiasts are in for a treat with the Royal Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’ at the Royal Opera House, through January 15, English National Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’ at the London Coliseum, through December 30, and ‘Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake’ featuring an all-male cast at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, through January 27.
Pantomime lovers can spend time this holiday season with ‘Snow White’ at the London Palladium, through January 13, or ‘Aladdin’ and his genie at Hackney Empire, through January 6. Fans can also embark on a journey to Neverland with ‘Peter Pan’ at the Richmond Theatre, through January 6. Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ at the Old Vic, through January 19, and the award-winning ‘War Horse’ at the National Theatre, through January 5 are the holiday plays to choose from.
November 5 (TravelAndy): The Vancouver Christmas Market returns to Jack Poole Plaza, November 21– December 24, 2018, with extended hours from 11:30am to 9:30pm.
The city’s signature yuletide celebration amplifies and expands its festive offerings with more than 80 huts stuffed with sweets, treats, and treasures.
Wander the market’s winding alleys and discover authentic German delicacies: sizzling sausages, two warming Glühwein (mulled wine) locations, old world confections, handcrafted gifts, and so much more! You can share food and drink in the Alpine Lounge, or chill out in the Winterdeck, featuring stunning views of the North Shore. Continue reading Vancouver Christmas market begins November 21
August 23 (TravelAndy): Food & Drink Fortnight (1-16 September 2018) offers the ideal opportunity for a Scottish foodie adventure, with a variety of events taking place the length and breadth of the country for all, celebrating local produce and offering unique food and drink experiences.
Scotland is home to many food and drink favourites: from the west coast Seafood Trail and the famous Malt Whisky Trail; a variety of seasonal choices from Shetland lamb and fresh Perthshire strawberries; Scotland’s national dish, haggis; and a few unexpected surprises along the way, including over 50 gin distilleries, and seaweed, freshly caught on Scotland’s beaches.
Added to this, the new Hebridean Whisky Trail – launched in August 2018 – and the fact the Bay Fish and Chips in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire has been listed as the top UK food and drink experience by Lonely Planet*, there are plenty of foodie discoveries around every corner. Continue reading Scotland woos foodies with food & drink fortnight