6 Ways to Enjoy a New Christmas in England

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A Christmas in England is a glowing snow on village homes with dazzling fires, a holiday train ride with cookies and Santa, and a trip to Boston for an exciting Christmas show.

A Currier and Ives scenes of a snow-bound village with festive decorations, skating on a frozen pond, or taking in an exciting holiday show in Boston? And if you have kids, no Christmas is complete without a ride on the Polar Express – New England style.

Here’s 6 Ways to enjoy Christmas in England :

Bright night at forest park

It’s promoted as New England’s most popular holiday destination, “Bright Nights at Forest Park” is entering its ninth season. It’s in the Forest Park area of downtown Springfield, Western Massachusetts, it’s an amazing spectacular displays, such as this year “lost in time” display where eight mammoth dinosaurs come to light along side an exploding volcano with lava.

Entrance fee is $12 per car and the show begins on November 23 till January 1.


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Bright nights at forest park


Christmas at the new port mansion

Each holiday season the Newport Mansions of The Elms, The Breakers, and Marble House put on a dazzling show of spectacular evergreens, trees, thousands of poinsettia plants, fresh flowers and wreaths.  The great entry and hallways display majestic decorated trees. The dining tables are set with silver, and mannequins are dressed in genuine costumes.

You can see this amazing display of seasonal decorations at these Newport Mansions yourself from November 12 till January 1.

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Christmas at the new port Mansion


Christmas in England at the old Sturbridge village

From December 1 till January 1, Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts will be transformed so you can experience the 19th century New England Christmas.

Old Sturbridge Village has always been one of my favorite places to visit and discover about the life in the 19th century in England. Now with the holiday season upon us, the village once again displays its ability to provide a discovery experience in a fun and entertaining way, and with a New England Christmas flavor.

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Old Sturbridge village

The Boston Christmas season

Boston knows how to celebrate the season with special shows and concerts. And of course there’s always the Candlelight Carol Concerts at Trinity Church in the Back Bay area, and the famous “First Night” celebration.

The Boston Pops kicks off on Friday, December 9th at 8:00  pm and continues through to their annual New Year’s Eve festival on December 31st at 10:15 pm. The Boston Ballet performs “The Nutcracker” at The Opera House, and the season starts on November 25th with performances through December 30th.

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Boston Christmas season


Polar Express- Connecticut style

The North Pole Express is a famous nighttime steam train ride with live readings of Christmas stories, hot chocolate and cookies, sing-along, and also holiday surprises. Special guest Santa Claus has a gift for all children, and you’re guaranteed lots and lots of fun.

Essex Steam Train’s North Pole Express operates Fridays till Sundays, with special early trips on November 25-27. You can find the tickets at the Essex Train Station in Essex.


New England Christmas time at Santa’s village

Way up north is the village of Santa. You can visit him in the summer, and you can visit him in the fall, but the best to time visit him is of course Christmastime! Santa’s Village is in Jefferson, New Hampshire, deep in the White Mountains. Santa is preparing for his world tour on Christmas Eve.

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New England Christmas time at Santa’s village

The village opens for the Christmas season on Friday November 25th from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.  Then every Saturday from November 26th through December 17th from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, and every Sunday from November 27th through December 18th from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.


Make your Christmas in England magical this year by experiencing one or more of these attractions. It is after all the season to create amazing and unforgettable memories.