Wishing You a Merry Somerset Christmas
PUBLISHED: 14:55 13 November 2007 | UPDATED: 14:55 20 February 2013
Christmas is a bit like life - you get out what you put in! And the best Christmases - like the best things in life - need a careful combination of love, hard work, attention to detail… and plenty of goodwill and enthusiasm. Above all, it should b...
You want reindeer? They'll be there, available for petting and cuddles from Mummy's Little Helpers while she and Santa get on with the serious stuff of presents. You want free parking? It's available on many late-night shopping dates on the run-up to the big day. You want a typical Dickensian Christmas scene or a state-of-the-art ice rink? Well, we've got it. There's even a Christmas concert beneath the wings of Concorde at the Fleet Air Arm Museum!
From special Christmas markets to late-night shopping events complete with live musical accompaniment, festive fundraising stunts and live appearances by Santa himself, Somerset has it all this year. The dependability of the big multiple stores combine with the originality and individuality of small shops and market traders to make our beautiful county a real Christmas-shopping wonderland. We can't guarantee the snow, but who knows, maybe there are plans afoot in the stratosphere to make it up to us for the rotten summer weather - either way, who would want to be anywhere but Somerset this Christmas? BY KAREN DANIEL
All dates correct at the time of going to press. Always check with the local Tourist Information Centre.