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Glastonbury this Christmas

PUBLISHED: 11:56 13 November 2007 | UPDATED: 14:55 20 February 2013

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Mystical, magical Glastonbury really comes into its own at Christmas. One of its most original traditions involves the Mayor cutting a spray from the Glastonbury thorn tree and sending it to the Queen to decorate the...

Mystical, magical Glastonbury really comes into its own at Christmas. One of its most original traditions involves the Mayor cutting a spray from the Glastonbury thorn tree and sending it to the Queen to decorate the royal breakfast table on Christmas Day. The town's proximity to the Tor means that a day of shopping, browsing and eating in one of its excellent pubs or restaurants can be rounded off with a calorie-busting walk. However, the day everyone is waiting for is the Frost Fair, which unfolds on 15 December between midday and 10pm. Local bands will play in the cafés and the fascinating New-Age shops will be augmented by stalls selling food and gifts. But for those seeking beautiful seasonal music in timeless surroundings, Glastonbury Abbey is once again laying on its popular 'Carols in the Kitchen', for which St Benedict's School Choir will provide a repertoire of seasonal music.


WHAT'S ON


12 December: Carols in the Abbot's Kitchen. Glastonbury Abbey, tel 01458 832954


15 December: Glastonbury Frost Fair


15 December: The Churchill Singers' Christmas Concert. Glastonbury Abbey


Glastonbury TIC: tel 01458 832954


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