How many days until Christmas 2022? Countdown to the festive season - and how many weeks ‘til Santa comes

Festive season is approaching here is how many days you have to wait until Christmas
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Christmas is a holiday which brings about more excitement than any other and throughout the run up to the big occasion you can expect to see festive jumpers, Christmas trees and pop up markets. You can also expect the radio to be dominated by classic Christmas anthems with the likes of Mariah Carey, Michael Buble and Paul McCartney all getting you in the mood for the special occasion.

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Christmas is a special time for families all over the world, whether you are excited to open your present from under the tree or just looking forward to a festive film by the fire.

But how long do we have to wait to celebrate Christmas? Here is everything you need to know.

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What are the best UK Christmas markets

For many people the best way to celebrate the festive season is to visit a Christmas Market. The likes of Finland, Germany and Hungary are all countries which have a host of exciting Christmas markets. However, we have taken a look at just a few of the best Christmas markets that the UK has to offer.

Edinburgh Christmas market

The Scottish capital has a world renowned Christmas market filled with a range of different activities from Harry Potter themed gifts to local handmade produce. The Christmas markets also offer a range of Christmas themed alcoholic beverages that you can test out before buying it for a loved one.

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Santa Land also returns to East Princes street garden offering rides for people of all ages including both small children and adults.

  • Estimated opening date - 19 November 2022
  • Estimated closing date - 3 January 2023

London Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

There are few Christmas markets in England that can match London’s Winter Wonderland. This huge Christmas market is one of the most popular in the country and it is renowned for its excellent ice skating facilities. Winter Wonderland has an ice skating rink, an ice kingdom, an ice slide and an ice sculpting workshop.

If you are not a fan of ice skating, you need not worry as Winter Wonderland offers a range of different rides, food and drink stalls, and a range of unique gift ideas.

  • Estimated opening date - 18 November 2022
  • Estimated closing date - 2nd January 2023

Manchester Christmas market

Manchester Christmas market is best known for its variety and in the festive season the stalls and pubs cover almost the entirety of the city centre from Victoria to Deansgate.

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The market offers a wide variety of different gift ideas and food stalls. On top of that there are also plenty of bars and a stage with a range of different musicians and DJs.

  • Estimated opening date - 12 November 2022
  • Estimated closing date - 22 December 2022

What events do we still have to go before Christmas?

Black Friday will take place on Friday 25 November, offering people a great chance to stock up on Christmas presents at a discounted price.

In terms of bank holidays, people living in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will have to wait until Monday 26 December and Tuesday 27 December for their next bank holiday. However Scotland still have an extra bank holiday to look forward to with St Andrew’s day taking place on 30 November.

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