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Children at The Bentall Centre in Kingston dressed in Christmas clothes
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Toy Testers at Bentall Centre

What: The Bentall Centre is inviting local families to come along to their two-day toy-testing event on December 1st and 2nd, where children will get the chance to try popular toys and give parents an idea of what’s best for Christmas, before they make purchases. Children are invited to put the best toys for Christmas to the test to see if they’ll be a hit under the Christmas tree or if they should be left at the North Pole for the elves to work on for next year. With fun characters to help children test the best toys and games, this

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Christmas at James Places
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As families embark on the annual arrangements for who goes where for Christmas, a North West hospitality group is offering festive getaways perfect for those who find themselves facing a quieter time this year.

James' Places marketing manager Heidi Kettle explained: "It's a perennial issue, especially when there are young grandchildren - which grandparents to go to, host at home and invite both sets, but how about more extended families or when multiple grandparents are involved? We've got just the thing for couples who may find themselves on a family ‘bye' this year."

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With the festive season right around the corner, this time of year presents many opportunities to spend time with loved ones. Birmingham is a hub of activity during the festive season. Whether spending time with friends, enjoying a family day out or a romantic evening with that special someone, the city has a range of events perfect for everyone this Christmas.
 
This year some of the best places to visit in Birmingham at Christmas time include:
 
Birmingham’s German Market
 

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There are few places as enticing on a cold but crisp winter's day as the north Northumberland Coast.

Once England's hidden gem known only to the cognoscenti, it has become more recognised in recent years since actor - and Northumberland resident - Robson Green's ITV1 programmes showcased the county's many attractions to a wider audience.

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Christmas is a time for peace, love and great, great music. On 8th December, at St Giles in the Fields located in the heart of London's West End, the festive season kicks off with a fabulous Motown and Soul Christmas concert.