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  • Published on Monday, 08 December 2014

Christmas is officially in the air - you can almost smell it! Christmas Grottos, Music, Pantomimes, Fairs and Markets all over the place - from Scarborough and environs in Yorkshire, Barnard Castle near Durham, to Avoch in the Black Isle near Inverness, Scotland - all great fun.

Christmas lights were switched on in Scarborough this week and they are fabulous! We also had the huge Coca Cola truck (from the TV commercials) in town at the weekend which proved very popular http://thedms.discoveryorkshirecoast.com/Scarborough-Christmas-Markets/details/?dms=3&feature=1024&venue=1711754 

Also in North Yorkshire, Santa specials on the unique North Yorks Moors Railway http://www.nymr.co.uk/special-events/santa-specials/

Pantomime season is also here http://www.scarboroughspa.co.uk/events/Snow-White-Pantomime-Scarborough-Spa-December-2014 and https://www.sjt.uk.com/content/aladdin.

Inverness Winter Wonderland 12 December, when Santa and his Reindeer 'bring a touch of Christmas magic to the Highland Capital' http://www.invernessfestivals.com/winter08/blog/index.php

In and around Barnard Castle there are Christmas Markets at the Bowes Museum  http://www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk/VisitUs/WhatsOn/Events/ChristmasMarket.aspx

Ice Skating at Beamish Museum http://www.beamish.org.uk/outdoor-ice-skating/

Winter Wonderland at the Bowlees Visitor Centre http://www.northpennines.org.uk/Pages/NewsUpdatesItem.aspx?NewsUpdatesID=138.

Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at Country Cottage Holiday