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What’s on | Editor’s pick – Christmas 2017

↑ Happy Christmas, from all of us at The Moment magazine

Festive fun
A welcome antidote to rush, bustle, mass-produced and overspend. Browse this friendly Christmas market, jam-packed with beautiful, unique and handmade items. Enjoy the gorgeous surroundings, and maybe even a mince pie or two!
Christmas Market at Peterborough Cathedral
Friday, 1 December – Saturday, 23 December
Peterborough Cathedral, Minster Precincts, Peterborough
www.peterborough-cathedral.org.uk

Trees’ company
If decorating one Christmas tree isn’t enough for you, then get along to Nene Park for a whole day of festive fir-tree finery – make a decoration of your own, and help deck the halls and the trees at the park’s visitor centre.
Tree Dressing Day at Ferry Meadows
Sunday, 3 December, 11.30am – 2.30pm
Nene Park, Ferry Meadows, Ham Lane, Peterborough
www.neneparktrust.org.uk

Have yourself a medieval Christmas
Christmas as we know it – with tree, turkey and wall-to-wall EastEnders – is not as it would have been celebrated centuries ago. To find out just how a medieval lord and his family got merrie in style, visit Longthorpe Tower for this special festive weekend.
Merry Medieval Christmas
Saturday, 9 and Sunday, 10 December, 10am – 4pm
Longthorpe Tower, Longthorpe, Peterborough
vivacity-peterborough.com

Cracking nuts
A world-class production of this magical family ballet – just right for Christmas, and all without the faff of getting into London – ROH’s livestreamed Nutcracker is a must-see for ballet fans this month.
Royal Opera House: The Nutcracker
Monday, 11 December, 7.15pm
Key Theatre, Embankment Road, Peterborough
vivacity-peterborough.com

Oh come, all ye faithful
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without this annual jewel in the Cathedral’s event crown. Take time out from the bustle and stress of festive shopping or yet another desk sandwich, and experience a true bit of Christmas magic
Business Workers’ and Shoppers’ Carols at Peterborough Cathedral
Thursday, 21 December, 1pm
Peterborough Cathedral, Minster Precincts, Peterborough
www.peterborough-cathedral.org.uk

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