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KENT’S mmmarvellous

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CHAMPAGNE & WINES F DECORATIONS F FILMS RECIPES F GIFTS F PARTIES F HAMPERS F FASHION


Christmas A Tale of

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Leeds Castle

Celebrating 150 years of Beatrix Potter

The Castle

3rd December to 2nd January Relive the classic Beatrix Potter™ tales on The 150th anniversary of her birth through themed displays in Castle state rooms, imaginative Christmas tree decorations and festive floral arrangements.

Christmas Market 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 22nd & 23rd December During your visit discover the Christmas Market for a splendid array of seasonal gifts, toys, festive decorations, specialist food and drink. Enjoy nostalgic fairground attractions and meet the reindeer and our birds of prey.

leeds-castle.com BEATRIX POTTER™ © Frederick Warne & Co., 2016. Frederick Warne & Co. is the owner of all rights, copyrights and trademarks in the Beatrix Potter character names and illustrations

*Leeds Castle is closed on the 25th December


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elcome to this very special magazine – one we believe to be the only title dedicated to celebrating and highlighting the county this festive season. It is often so easy to assume that to have a memorable Christmas means heading into London or to the markets on the continent. But the truth is you can find no warmer welcome, no more amazing things to see and do than right here in Kent. And we want to give you a glimpse of some of them within these pages. As publishers of the glossy lifestyle magazine devoted to the county, mmm, we know what makes this county of ours tick. What’s more, we know how hard the businesses that operate within, both – big and small – work to deliver the highest level of customer satisfaction and top quality products that rival anything you can find elsewhere. To that end we are forever grateful to those that have supported this publication – some well established, some fresh and eager to make an impact. We have no doubt you will find just what you are looking for within these pages. And talking of pages, we’ve sprinkled a little magic dust on some of them to ensure every time you pick up this magazine there’s a very special festive scent (see page 19) to put you right in the mood for merriment! So whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for him or her, or some champagne to toast season’s greetings, look no further. This is your indispensable guide to Christmas in Kent – so sit back and prepare to be inspired.

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Christmas Parties Tudor ParkMarriott Hotel & CountryClub Tudor Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club is the perfect venue for your festive celebrations, whether you’re celebrating with friends, family or colleagues the hotel and country club has everything you need this Christmas.

Christmas Package

Get away for the Christmas break and join in the fun celebrating the festivities. Year after year, the team at Tudor Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club certainly know how to host a great event! There’s plenty to keep the whole family amused.

Hever Castle and Gardens

Christmas Parties

Roaring log fires, candlelight, twinkling Christmas trees and seasonal carols await your arrival at Hever Castle over the festive season. As dusk falls, the gardens and grounds are spectacularly transformed into an illuminated winter wonderland. With two award winning venues on offer to choose from, Hever Castle can host festive drinks receptions and sumptuous banquets in the historic surrounds of the Astor Wing and the Castle Dining Hall or a dinner dance in the Guthrie Pavilion. Both venues will be adorned with traditional Christmas decorations and Christmas trees and a selection of Christmas entertainment can be arranged from a Tudor Minstrel to a live band. Combine all of this with personal and attentive service, an eclectic collection of menus and you have the makings of a Christmas party that you will never forget.

Chilston Park Hotel Picture the scene as you approach Chilston Park in Lenham, Kent, along the driveway, spot the Christmas lights twinkling in the distance, check in to your room, unpack... and then go downstairs to explore and let the fun begin.

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This is the black tie and evening dress event for those who want to experience a sophisticated festive celebration with family, friends and colleagues. The evening commences at 7.00pm with a champagne canapé reception in 95.00 and the Great Hall followed per person by the Head Chef’s special four course menu with coffee and petit fours. After dinner, enjoy dancing to the resident live band in the Great Hall or relax in the lounge or Manor Cocktail Bar for some convivial conversation. The perfect start to the festive season; the Ball finishes at midnight.

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The BarnYard Restaurant

The popular themed Christmas Marquee Party Nights are a great way to celebrate Christmas with friends, family and colleagues. Enjoy a complimentary glass of The BarnYard’s own Mulled Kentish Cider served on arrival before the exquisite four course dinner, followed by a state of the art disco party where you can dance the night away under a winter wonderland fairylit ceiling.

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Samba your way into Christmas

Experience a Christmas party with a difference – bursting with all the colours, sounds and excitement of the carnival, a real treat for all the senses. The spirit of Rio is coming – so dress exotically, leave your inhibitions behind and enjoy an evening of fantastic food, foot-tapping music and dance the night away.

Ashford International Hotel

Christmas and New Year can be very hectic that’s why the hotel staff work hard to take the stress and strain away; leaving you to simply relax and enjoy the festive season! The hotel has a fabulous selection of packages and options available to suit any taste - from incredible Christmas Party Nights, to New Year breaks! mmmarvellous Christmas 5


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Christmas Party in the Fairfax Hall

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Celebrate the festive season in style with your clients, colleagues and friends against the beautiful backdrop of Leeds Castle in Kent. The 17th Century oak beamed Fairfax Hall provides a festive feast for the eyes with traditional Christmas decorations and spectacular views across the moat to the Castle. The Christmas Party menu will tantalise the taste buds with delicious seasonal dishes to choose from including traditional roast turkey served with pigs in blankets and chestnut stuffing, followed by festive desserts, tea, coffee and mince pies.

Corks pop to mark opening of Moët & Chandon bar

Village Hotel Club Maidstone

Mardis Gras Christmas party nights

Feel the heat with the array of parties on offer at the Village Hotel Club, Maidstone, they will really get you into the carnival spirit!

Mardis Gras Christmas dinners and lunch

The party atmosphere continues in their restaurant, where the chefs have prepared an incredible three course menu that’s perfect for your office Christmas meal or family celebration. Available throughout December.

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Raise a glass to the new Moët & Chandon Champagne Bar, which opened at the Hythe Imperial Hotel last week. Situated on the first floor of the hotel next to the glamorous Imperial Ballroom, the bar was formally opened by Mayor of Hythe Michael Lyons on Thursday, August 4th, and began serving the public the following day. “We’re very proud that the Hythe Imperial is the home of Moët & Chandon in Kent,” said Denise Vas, General Manager of the hotel. “It really is a glorious spot to relax and enjoy a glass or two of bubbly while taking in the magnificent sea views.” The bar is open to the public from Wednesday to Sunday, and is available for hire for private functions on Monday and Tuesday. Its opening is the latest landmark in the on-going refurbishment of the Hythe Imperial by its owners, Ashford-based GSE Group. Rooms on the newly refurbished second floor opened earlier this year, while work on refurbishing the third floor will start in January 2017 and the fourth floor in January 2018, with all work scheduled to be complete by May 2018.


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Ingredients 1 x basic gingerbread dough mix 40ml (2fl oz) cold water 250g (8oz) royal icing sugar silver crisp pearls mini meringues 1 tbsp icing sugar, to dust

Swedish gingerbread house Method For the basic gingerbread dough mix (it’s best to prepare this the day before). When you’re ready to make your gingerbread house, remove the dough from the fridge. Preheat the oven to gas 4, 180ºC, fan 160ºC. Print and cut out the Swedish gingerbread house template. Line two flat baking trays with nonstick baking paper. Roll out the gingerbread dough between two pieces of nonstick baking paper to the thickness of a £1 coin. Remove the top piece of paper and, using the template and a sharp knife, lay out, side-by-side, 2 front and back wall pieces (you could also cut out a door and windows if you wish) and remove them. Keeping the dough on the paper you rolled it out on, carefully transfer the wall to the lined baking trays. Bake for 12 minutes.

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Collect any trimmings and re-roll and cut out the 2 x roof panels (bake for 10 minutes), 2 x side walls (bake for 9 minutes), and 4 x chimney pieces (bake for 4 minutes). Leave the gingerbread to cool on wire racks while you make the icing. To make the icing, whisk 40ml cold water with the royal icing sugar using an electric whisk for 4-5 minutes, until soft peaks form. Spoon into a large piping bag fitted with a small plain nozzle, or a clean sandwich bag with a small corner snipped off. To assemble the house, pipe the icing generously along the wall edges and use to stick them together. Use tins or jars to support the walls while they set. Pipe a little icing on the inside seams for extra support. Leave for 30 minutes to an hour to set. Meanwhile, assemble the chimneybreast using the icing as before. Make sure both edges slant in the same direction.

If you’ve used tins or jars to support the walls, remove them before you attach the roof panels using the icing as before. Gently hold the roof in place for a few minutes, then leave to set for another 30 minutes. To decorate, use the remaining icing to pipe on windows and doors. Pipe a scalloped line across the top of the roof and repeat underneath in intervals to look like roof tiles. Add patterns, dots or lines where you wish. Line the edges of the house with silver crisp pearls using the icing to secure them. Pipe a line of icing around the roof edges and lightly press in a line of mini meringues along the top. Finally, carefully attach the chimney to the roof and gently hold in place for a few minutes until beginning to set. Dust the whole house with icing sugar to create a snowy effect. © Tesco realfood


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Chocolate gingerbread men Method

Lightly flour a flat working space and roll out the dough to ¼ inch thickness. Cut shapes using gingerbread cookie cutters.

In a large bowl, sift together cocoa, flour, baking soda and salt, and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter, brown sugar, white sugar, and spices until the mixture is light and fluffy. Set aside.

Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat with remaining dough. Once you have all your cookies cut out, place a wooden chopstick (or candy cane) down on the gingerbread shape and slowly work the arms in so that the gingerbread man is holding the chop stick.

Place the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl for about 2 minutes and stir. If necessary, continue microwaving in 10-20 second intervals until chocolate is completely melted.

Slightly pinch the two arms together. Repeat for other cookies.

Add molasses, egg and melted chocolate to the butter and sugar mixture and beat for about 2 minutes.

Bake for 8-10 minutes Using a spatula, slowly move the gingerbread onto a cooling rack. Once the cookies are completely cooled, carefully remove the chopsticks.

Slowly begin adding the dry mixture and mix until just combined.

Use frosting to decorate each gingerbread man as desired. Finish by slowly sliding candy canes into place under the arms.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Form the dough into about 4 balls.

Ingredients 4 ounces of baking chocolate ½ cup cocoa 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt ¾ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature ½ cup firmly packed dark brown sugar ½ cup granulated white sugar 2 tablespoon ground ginger 2 tablespoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon ground cloves ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg ¼ cup molasses 1 large egg

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Ingredients

Roast turkey Method

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place bird breast side up on a rack in a large roasting pan. Pour one cup of white wine over the top of it. Rub softened butter all over the outside and generously sprinkle salt and pepper. In a medium bowl, stir melted butter and one and a half cups of wine together. Place cheese cloth in the butter mixture and soak thoroughly. Drape the soaked cheese cloth over the top of the turkey. Place turkey in oven and reduce heat to 375 degrees. Every 30 minutes, brush some of the remaining butter mixture over the cheese cloth. Its important to keep the cheese cloth moist, but it will turn brown. After two and a half – three hours, remove cheese cloth and discard.

Brush remaining butter mixture on top of the bird. Continue cooking, basting occasionally with pan juices, until internal temperature reaches 180 degrees. The 15 pound bird requires roasting for close to four hours. Remove from oven and let it rest for 20 minutes before carving.

15 lb turkey, rinsed, patted dry and giblets removed (and reserved) 1/2 stick butter, softened 1 1/2 sticks butter, melted 2 1/2 cups white wine Salt and pepper

Pour turkey pan juices into a fat separator. Let it rest for 10 - 20 minutes to allow fat to rise to the top. All the good material is in the dark brown liquid at the bottom. Set aside. In a small cup, whisk flour and one cup of stock until flour is dissolved. Set aside. Put roasting pan on the stove over medium heat.

Giblet Stock (for homemade gravy) Turkey giblets (minus the liver) 1 celery stalk, 1 carrot, 1 onion 1 bay leaf 1 teaspoon peppercorns

Slowly pour in wine and scrape up any brown bits from the bottom of the roasting pan. Slowly whisk in stock-flour mixture. Cook for three to four minutes, or until flour is totally incorporated.

Toss all ingredients into a large stock pot and cover with water. Simmer for three hours (while the turkey is roasting). Strain and toss solid ingredients.

Add remaining two cups of giblet stock. Add dark turkey drippings (not the fat). Add salt and pepper to taste.

Homemade gravy 3 cups giblet stock 4 tablespoons flour 1 1/2 cups Madeira wine Pan juices from turkey

Cook for 20 minutes. Strain gravy through a fine sieve. Serve with the turkey.

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Christmas Pudding

Ingredients

Method Place the dried fruits in a large bowl, pour over the brandy and stir well. Cover with clingfilm and leave to soak overnight. Add the remaining pudding ingredients and stir well. Grease a 1.2 litre (2 pint) pudding basin with butter. Fill it three-quarters full with pudding mix. If you are using a lidded basin, secure the lid. If you are using a traditional ceramic pudding basin, cover with a double layer of buttered, nonstick baking paper that’s pleated in the middle, followed by a layer of foil. Tie the string tightly around the rim and make a loop of string to use as a handle.

Put an upturned, heatproof saucer in the base of a large pan and sit the pudding basin on top. Pour boiling water into the pan so it comes halfway up the side of the basin. Cover the pan and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 hours, topping up with boiling water when necessary, until a skewer comes out clean. Invert the pudding onto a serving plate, dust with icing sugar and top with holly. Serve with the brandy butter.

150g (5oz) raisins 150g (5oz) sultanas 50g (2oz) mixed peel 60g (2¼oz) dried cherries 50g (2oz) soft pitted prunes, chopped 50g (2oz) glacé cherries, halved 150ml (5fl oz) brandy 50g (2oz) blanched almonds, toasted, roughly chopped 1 lemon, finely zested 2 clementines, finely grated 110g (3¾oz) fresh white breadcrumbs 1tsp mixed spice 200g (7oz) molasses sugar 2tbsp black treacle Butter, for greasing 50g (2oz) self-raising flour 1 Bramley apple, peeled, cored, grated 110g (3¾oz) shredded suet 2 large eggs Icing sugar, for dusting

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othing fills a home with Christmas spirit like the aroma of mulled wine on the stove. Cinnamon, orange peel, allspice, cloves, pink peppercorns and ginger are some of our favourites. Kind of like a warm Sangria, there are many ways that this can be prepared and rules don’t apply as strictly compared to other cocktails, so have some fun with it. You can use fresh fruits or dried, but a great way to share with friends is to make mulling spice gift packs. Then all they need to do is add some wine, sugar and brandy and they are off to the races.

Mulled Wine Ingredients

2/3 cup of honey or sugar 3 cinnamon sticks 8 to 10 cloves 2 tablespoons ground ginger (can be substituted with allspice) 1 orange, peeled and sliced (keep the peel to add zest for taste) 2 ounces of brandy (optional) Combine the ingredients (except the brandy) in a large pot over low to medium heat and warm carefully. Keep below a simmer for 20 to 25 minutes, stirring frequently. Despite its Hungarian name, ‘forralt bor’ (boiled wine), it’s important not to boil the wine, as the boiling point of alcohol is lower than that of water so by the time it comes to a boil both its alcohol content and wonderful aroma will be gone. Finally stir in the brandy, serve hot and enjoy.

From the top left: Mulled Wine, Tesco, £21.00. Aromatic Mulled Red Wine - case of 6, Marks and Spencer, £30.00. Mulled Wine Sachet, Hotel Chocolat, £5.00. Mulled Wine Gift Set, Very, £20.00.


Savour the aroma


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WINTER WONDERLAND CHRISTMAS PARTIES

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From the top left: Brut Impérial Limited Edition, Moët & Chandon, £100.00. Cuveé Brut Premier Champagne, Duval-Leroy, £32.50. Special Cuvée

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Champagne & Glasses, Bollinger, £85.00. Brut Reserve Champagne, Nicolas Feuillatte, £27.00. So Bubbly Impérial Champagne, Moët & Chandon, £50.00.

Personalised Prosecco Gift Set, Intervino, £25.00. Brut Champagne In Ice Bucket, Laurent-Perrier, £80.00. Prosecco Superiore, Raphael Dal Bo, £15.50.


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From the top left: The Festive Chest, £150.00. Classic Christmas H-Box, £12.50. Classic Christmas Luxe, £35.00. The Truffle Tree, £26.00. Wreath Box, £42.00. Yule Log, £20.00. Mini Crackers, £16.00. Available at Hotel Chocolat


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Gifts for her

From the top left: Faux Fur Hot Water Bottle, Marks and Spencer. N°5 L’EAU 50ml, Chanel, £96.00. Fornasetti - Scented Candle, Amara, £125.00. Womens Watch, Jasper Conran, £75.00. Black Hobo Bag, Calvin Klein, £240.00. Women’s Moraene Slippers, UGG®, £80.00. Kaizen bag, Kaizen Antiques, Available in store.


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£850.00. Daisy Embellished Padlock Box, Dolce & Gabbana, £3,450. Imperiale Alarm Clock, Chopard, £1,520. Happiness Large Candle, Jenny Packham For Neom, £295.00. Supernova Extra Large Bowl, Georg Jensen Living, £800. Ornate Cat Eye Sunglasses, Prada, £395.00.


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From the top left: V-Neck Jumper, John Smedley, £140.00. Game Night Poker Set, Marks and Spencer, £25.00. Native Union Clic 360 Case for IPhone 6, Marks and Spencer, £34.99. Penguin Cufflinks, New & Lingwood, £25.00. Oval Reversible Cufflinks, Mulberry, £115.00. Gladstone Leather Holdall, John Lewis, £209.99. Mens Winter Collection, Woods Designer Outlet, Available in store.

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From the top left: Sequin Flapper Dress, M&Co, £69.00. Tan Cross Body Bag, Calvin Klein, £150.00. Gold Jacquard Body Con Dress, Therapy London, £125.00. Tan Cross Body Bag, Calvin Klein, £150.00. NO.1 by Jenny Packham, Debenhams (available at County Square), £199.00. Lace Frill Detail Dress, Next (available at County Square), £60.00. Diamond, Dune, £95.00. Black and Gold Clutch Biba, House of Fraser, £99.00.


From the top left: 8ct Yellow Gold and Pearl Drop Earrings, Links of London, £825.00. Art Deco Diamond Ring, Kaizen Antiques, £995.00. 18ct White Gold 1.00ct Brilliant Cut Stud Earrings, Goldsmiths, £2,225. 9ct White Gold Blue Topaz and 0.15ct Diamond Ring Fraser Hart, £699.00. Solid Silver Bubbles Bangle Charmian Beaton, £387.50. Mariposa Statement Bracelet, Charmian Beaton, £693.00. 18ct Gold Princess Diamond Cluster Ring Beaverbrooks, £1,850. Antique Diamond Pendant, Kaizen Antiques, £7,000.


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Home Sweet Home From the top left: All That Glitter’s Tree, House of Fraser, Available in store. Merry Christmas Blocks, Debenhams, £12.00. Snowy Berry Wreath, Marks and Spencer, £35.00. Knitted Xmas Cushion, Amara, £69.00. Large Resin Stag, Marks and Spencer, £29.50. Metal Christmas Lantern with Glass Insert, Amara, £33.00. Wooden Nutcracker Soldier, set of 2 Very, £29.50. Foam Hanging Penguin M&Co, £7.00.


Monty’s Homestore 70cm LED outdoor deer head, £49.99

Large selection of tree decorations to choose from

Low voltage LED lights for indoor and outdoor use, £4.99 Gold set of 3 LED parcels, £29.99

Red set of 3 LED parcels, £29.99

We offer a fantastic selection of Christmas items including: Floristry, LED Lighting for indoor and outdoor, Tree decorations, Gift bags, Novelty items, Fibre optic trees, flowers ect, Light up scenes, Tableware, Gifts, Santas

A one stop Christmas shop

Competitive prices and great service

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A1 Hers

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His & Hers

BeoPlay H8 Her BeoPlay H5 Hers

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BeoPlay A1: Introducing the ultraportable Bluetooth speaker that will BeoPlay H5 Hers travel with you anywhere and bring more sound and more bass into your life - wherever it’s happening that moment.Beoplay A1 has a builtin microphone for making calls, and because of the rimmed design around the base of the unit, the microphone gives uniform speech sensitivity 360º around the speaker. This makes voice recognition at the other end of the call much easier. Thanks to the microphone you’ll also be able to activate Apple Siri and Google Now voice commands by simply pressing a button. BeoLit 15: Powerful Bluetooth speaker with up to 24 hours of battery. Beolit 15 features our True360 omnidirectional sound, which lets everyone enjoy equally good sound no matter where they are, or where in the room you put the Beolit 15. And with 240 watts of peak power, there is enough sound to fill even larger rooms. BeoPlay H5: Beoplay H5 give you an immersive listening experience that transforms the everyday. From the daily commute to the evening run, Beoplay H5 wireless earphones deliver outstanding Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound for your active, everyday life. BeoPlay H8: Even the slightest touch puts you in full control of Beoplay H8. Use the touch interface to answer a call, change song or adjust the volume. The touch interface even works if you are wearing gloves. The superb sound performance is matched by the fantastic build quality, and by using genuine materials such as memory foam in the earpads and sheepskin leather for the headband, we have created a pair of headphones that grow better with age.

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Stock up this Christmas

From the top: The James Bond DVD Collection, HMV, £29.99. Harry Potter And The Cursed Child - Parts I & II, Waterstones, £12.99. Lychee Sorbet Hand Cream, Boots, £8.00. Tri Tarp Wallet, Superdry, £14.99. A5 Grey Lace Floral Mid Year Diary, WHSmith, £9.99. Lindor Strawberries & Cream, Lindt, £4.59. Limited Edition Eye Mask, Amara, £52.00. Amazon Gift Card, Amazon, £10.00. Blue Handkerchief, Topman, £12.00.


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From the top left: Christmas House, Very, Available in store. Hanging Pinecone Ornament, House of Fraser, £8.00. Mulled Winterberries Candle, White Stuff, £35.00. Embellished Candlestick Holder, House of Fraser, £40.00. Standing Reindeer, set of 2, Very, £39.99. Candelabra, Debenhams, £30.00. Insulated Gravy Jug, House of Bath, £14.95. Illuminated Village Scene, House of Bath, £29.95. mmmarvellous Christmas 49


Festive Season - 2016 Central Park Stadium

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Hotline 01428 684494

Crafts for Christmas Opening times: Fri - Sat 9.00am - 5.00pm Sun 9.00am - 4.00pm

4 - 6 November Maidstone Pavilion,

Kent County Showground, Detling, ME14 3JF An opportunity to meet Britain’s most talented makers and purchase inspirational gifts and festive foods. At the event: Adults: £7.00 Seniors: £6.00 In advance: Adults: £6.00 Seniors: £5.00 (subject to 60p transaction fee) rca@ruralcraftsassociation.co.uk

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Fresh local produce for those special Christmas gatherings

 Christmas cakes, mince pies, stuf�ing, chutneys and much more..

YULE SENSE THAT IT IS CHRISTMAS AT BROADDITCH FARM SHOP! Regular opening hours: Monday to Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm Broadditch Farm Shop, Manor Farm, New Barn Road, South�leet, Kent DA13 9PU

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CELEBRATE A PERFECT CHRISTMAS AT OAKWOOD HOUSE Party Nights from £29.95 Join our

New Years Eve Great Gatsby party from

£80.00 per person

Set in tree-lined gardens, Oakwood House is the perfect place to relax or party the night away throughout December. From locally sourced lunches and our sumptuous Christmas Day Carvery, to adult and children parties that pull out all stops. There is definitely something for everyone at Oakwood House this festive season. With the added bonus of discounted accommodation rates when attending an event, there’s no need to worry about driving home. For further information and availability please do not hesitate to contact a member of our dedicated sales team on: 01622 620720


Go

Crackers

From the top left: Rather Large Cracker, Hotel Chocolat, £36.00. Mistletoe Crackers (pack of 12), John Lewis, £20.00. Chamonix Tree Crackers (pack of 12), John Lewis, £15.00. Christmas Crackers (pack of 6), Debenhams, £24.00. Pack of Luxury Crackers, Debenhams, £20.00. Decorated 12 Crackers, Marks and Spencer, £15.00. Luxury Crackers, Marks and Spencer, £25.00. Red Glittered Crackers, Waitrose, available in store. 54 mmmarvellous

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Ice Skating In The Park

Friday 18 November ‘16 – Monday 2 January ‘17

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Famous for its oysters, Whitstable now has another pearl in its collection. The award-winning Oyster Pearl Bar and Restaurant at Seasalter has set the taste-buds tingling of reviewers and judges with its high quality and creative dishes. All served in a pleasant environment with friendly and helpful staff, it’s little wonder its reputation is ensuring its popularity continues to grow. Voted best newcomer at a major food and drink awards last year, the Oyster Pearl prides itself on creating an eclectic menu.

185 Faversham Road | Whitstable | Kent | CT5 4BJ

www.theoysterpearlrestaurant.com

01227 272705

BLEAN TAVERN After having successfully opened the O Y S T E R P E A R L R E S TA U R A N T in S E A S A LT E R , the O W N E R S U S A N L O V E T T has now bravely taken over the Hare & Hounds pub in Blean. she has refurbished the premises and is now launching the pub under the new name, B L E A N TAV E R N . The restaurant is serving authentic pan asian food, including dishes such as chicken yakitori (Japanese), beef bulgogi (Korean), slow cooked pork belly with adobo style sauce (Philippines) and chicken katsu curry. There is a lunch menu, Sunday set menu and tempting evening & dessert menu, including platters for sharing.

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Kent’sChristmas The Reindeer Grotto

A delightful treat of magical experiences for young and old alike. Revel in the Christmas spirit whilst you walk through 7 beautiful animated scenes. Every adult and child will have their own personal encounter with Father Christmas and every good child will receive a quality wrapped gift. www.reindeercentre.co.uk

Brookside Garden Centre Once you and your children have had the pleasure of meeting Santa (and making sure you’re on his Nice List), take a look round the Christmas Shop. Browse through a wide selection of gift ideas, pick from 100s of Christmas decorations, trees and lights, and make sure to stop and see their award-winning Christmas display. www.brooksidegc-kent.co.uk

From the top left: CHiP Robot Dog, Toys “R” Us, £199.00. LEGO City Fire Station, Argos, £64.00. Pokémon Sun Nintendo 3DS, Game, £34.99. Star Wars Rogue One App Control R2-D2, Smyths Toys, £109.00. Star Furby Connect - Purple, Toys “R” Us, £95.00. 58 mmmarvellous

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Grottos Toys and

Ruxley Manor

Take a very special journey through their magical Christmas Grotto, where you will be greeted by the Elves and Mother Christmas who will guide you through the enchanting Christmas experience. Play a fun bowling game in the Grotto entrance and see how many snowmen you can bowl over! Make Father Christmas’ very own secret, magical reindeer feed to sprinkle across your lawn on Christmas Eve. www.ruxley-manor.co.uk

Hever Castle Nothing says ‘Christmas’ quite like a visit to Father Christmas in his twinkling Grotto. Children will be enchanted by the magical Grotto where they will be greeted by Mother Christmas and taken by an elf, through the snowy ‘forest’, to meet Father Christmas in his log cabin. Each child will take home a special age-appropriate gift. 26th November – 11th December (Weekends). 14th – 24th December (Daily)

(Pre-booked Father Christmas is sold out on 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11h, 17th, 18th, 22nd, 23rd and 24th December.)

www.hevercastle.co.uk

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The Perfect Tree

From the top left: 7ft White Regal Fir Tree, Very, £99.00. 7ft Forest Pine Tree, Next, £80.00. 7ft Icelandic King, Homebase, £99.00. 7ft Ruskin Pine Tree, John Lewis, £195.00. 6ft Crystal Pine Cone Tree,

Marks and Spencer, £125.00. 6ft Gold Tinsel Tree, Marks and Spencer, £80.00. Flocked Princess Pine Tree, Very, £109.99. 8ft Majestic Noel Pine Tree, Housing Units, £109.00.


T

he tradition of the display of a Christmas tree was due to the influence of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert; when the Prince had a tree set up in Windsor Castle in 1841. It was at this time that the union of gifts, trees and Christmas was established. It has become the most iconic symbol of the festive season and a focal point in the home. Over the years artificial trees have been made from various materials including: feathers, papier-mâché, metal, glass and many different types of plastic.

Homewood Orchard Nursery

Christmas Trees

• Lights • Decorations • Holly Wreaths & Novelties • Nordman & Norwegian Spruce Luxury Trees • We also stock a large selection of display fireworks Without a doubt the largest selection of the best value and quality trees. Green and blue, potted and rooted no drop Christmas trees. Hollywreathes and quality tree stands

Wholesale enquires welcome Open - Mon-Sat - 9am to 5.30pm & Sun - 9am to 4pm

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gs in n k e o bo tak as ing tm e ris W b h C O N The Vineyard restaurant offers an extensive selection of exquisite seafood, French and Italian A la cuisine the ideal venue for family gatherings, special celebrations or casual dining

OPEN TUES - SUN 7 DAYS A WEEK in December • Air-conditioning • Ample parking

SUNDAY LUNCH SERVED UNTIL 6PM

The Vineyard Restaurant A20 London Road Wrotham Heath TN15 7RU

3 courses £21.95 adults £13.95 Children under 12 A la carte menu always available

E: dine@thevineyardrestaurant.co.uk thevineyardrestaurant.co.uk

T: 01732 882330

Join us over the festive period Come along and enjoy our festive menu in our family run restaurant, a little corner of Italy in Tenterden! Book your Christmas party, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve celebration with us.

We are now taking bookings.

Vi aspettiamo! We await you!

Please telephone 01580 388182 or email info@montalbanorestaurant.co.uk for all Christmas and New Year’s Eve booking enquiries. Montalbano Restaurant, 75 High Street, Tenterden Kent TN30 6BB

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Christmas Markets F or hundreds of years traditional Christmas Markets have adorned the cities of Northern and Central Europe with bright lights and colourful decorations, heralding the onset of winter. Perfect for a festive city break, they provide an opportunity to enjoy a real Christmas atmosphere, sample delicious local specialities such as glühwein and gingerbread and to buy some handmade local crafts – perfect gifts for loved ones at home. Kirker offers a wide range of city breaks to some of Europe’s best Christmas Markets, including flights from your local airport, private transfers and

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accommodation in a carefully-selected hotel in the heart of the city. From 3* pensions to 5* palaces, a wide range of properties offer something to suit every taste and budget, and each hotel has been personally inspected by members of an experienced team. All Kirker Christmas Market holidays also include the exclusive Guide Notes to the best restaurants and sightseeing in each destination – including personal favourites and recommendations which you won’t see in mainstream guide books. A Concierge is also on hand to arrange a walking tour, book tickets for a Christmas concert or carol service or to reserve a table for a delicious dinner at a recommended restaurant.


LUXURY VINTAGE TRAIN JOURNEYS Fine Dining on the Rails Enjoy a day in the ultimate of style and luxury on board the heritage trains of the famous Belmond British Pullman. Step aboard the wonderfully ornate wooden panelled carriages from the 1920s and 1930s. Sit back and relax as the liveried stewards care for your every need as the British Countryside glides past your picture window. Packages include Champagne reception, canapés, sumptuous meal with wine, coffee and petit-fours.

A perfect fine dining gift for a loved one this Christmas.

Golden Age Of Travel From: £340pp

14th Feb, 4th March, 17th March, 14th April, 26th May

Steam Hauled Golden Age of Travel From: £395pp

4th and 24th Feb, 1st and 28th April; 16th June; 1st July

More dates available, please call your local Baldwins Travel Group branch to enquire. Baldwins Travel - Tunbridge Wells

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Enjoy a UK break just for grown ups! A Warner break over the festive period is a unique getaway where you can experience everything that makes it one of the most special times of year, without all the hard work or the kids!

Turkey & Tinsel breaks from £185* per person

Save up to 50% on 2017 breaks from £190** per person

Have some fun and get into the festive spirit early, Turkey & Tinsel breaks are all about getting together with loved ones if you can’t be with them on the big day and absorbing the wonderful festive atmosphere.

Why not book a 2017 break early to receive the best discounts? Low deposit £35 per person

Included in every Warner break: Choose from beautiful rooms or cosy chalets Daytime activities, including archery

Delicious breakfasts and three-course evening meals Live music and shows every night of your stay

For more information, please contact your local Baldwins Travel Group branch Baldwins Travel - Tunbridge Wells: 01892 511999 Baldwins Travel - Tonbridge: 01732 351223 Baldwins Travel - Maidstone: 01622 762141 Baldwins Travel - Cranbrook: 01580 714411

Baldwins Travel - Lewes: Travelux - Tenterden: Baldwins Travel - Uckfield: Sevenoaks Travel:

01273 472466 01580 764344 01825 760488 01732 458255

www.baldwinstravel.co.uk #holidayinspirations Terms & Conditions: *£185 per person is based on four nights half board at Norton Grange, Isle of Wight arriving 12 December 2016 staying in a Standard Plus chalet. **£190 per person is based on four nights in a Standard room on half board basis at Sinah Warren Coastal hotel, Hampshire arriving 30 January 2017. All persons in your booking must be aged over 21 years of age. All prices include discounts and are correct at time of print and are subject to promotional availability. Bourne Leisure reserves the right to change or withdraw any offers without prior notice. Warner Leisure Hotels brochure terms and conditions apply. Bourne Holidays Ltd (trading as Warner Leisure Hotels) is a company 75695 registered in England and Wales with company number 01854900 whose registered office is 1 Park Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4YL.


For music lovers, there is nowhere more perfect than Vienna – birthplace of Schubert and Strauss, home of Mozart and Beethoven and a city blessed with two world-class opera houses and a host of theatres and concert halls. Kirker clients receive a complimentary Vienna Masterticket which offers entrance to the city’s great Kunsthistorisches and Leopold Museums, and the Concierge would be delighted to book seats at the opera or perhaps tickets for a performance of the famous Vienna Boy’s Choir or the legendary Spanish Riding School. If you are seeking a perfectly preserved medieval city, try Prague with its fairytale towers and spires, cobbled squares and the elegant Charles Bridge guarded by Baroque statues of saints – all Kirker holidays also include a complimentary private walking tour with one of the expert local guides, the perfect way to appreciate the turbulent history of this fascinating city. For those who prefer not to fly, take the

Eurostar to the markets of Brussels and enjoy delicious Belgian beers and hot waffles in the Grand Place, or visit picturesque Bruges for chocolate shops, traditional lace-makers and walks along the historic canals and cobbled streets. Germany is the spiritual home of Christmas Markets, and they take place throughout the country, from Munich in the south, with the snow-capped Alps beyond, to Cologne and its awe-inspiring cathedral in the north. Berlin offers another contrast; a city with a rich and sometimes troubled history, which has become one of Europe’s most dynamic and exciting modern cities. Whichever destination you choose, a festive escape provides a welcome break and an opportunity to combine shopping with some culture, sightseeing, delicious food and relaxation. For expert advice and a Christmas Market holiday to suit your own personal requirements, speak to your local Baldwins Travel Group shop. www.baldwinstravel.co.uk

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ClassicChristmas Films Frozen (2013)

Frozen is the ultimate family adventure from Disney. A feisty girl embarks on an epic, fun-filled journey to banish the freeze from her kingdom in Disney’s magical animation. Summer in the kingdom of Arendelle has just turned unseasonably cold. As an eternal winter grips the land, young Anna (Kristen Bell) realises who’s responsible. Her sister Elsa (Idina Menzel) has been cursed from birth with the dangerous ability to create ice and snow. Now impetuous, daring and tenacious optimist Anna must track Elsa down in a race against time to save the kingdom. Joining her on this quest are rugged, iceharvesting mountain man Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his mangy yet big-hearted and loyal reindeer Sven. Along the way, they encounter ice monsters, wolves, trolls and a lovable, accident-prone talking snowman named Olaf (Josh Gad)! From the creators of the hits ‘Tangled’ and ‘Wreck-It Ralph’, Disney’s brilliant new animation is a delightful reinterpretation of Hans Christian Andersen’s timeless fairytale ‘The Ice Queen’.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation ( 1989)

As the holidays approach, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) wants to have a perfect family Christmas, so he pesters his wife, Ellen (Beverly D’Angelo), and children, as he tries to make sure everything is in line, including the tree and house decorations. However, things go awry quickly. His cousin, Eddie (Randy Quaid), and his family show up unplanned and start living in their camper on the Griswold property. Even worse, Clark’s employers renege on the holiday bonus he needs.

Home Alone ( 1990) When 8-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) acts up the night before a family trip to Paris, his mother (Catherine O’Hara) makes him sleep in the attic. After the McCallisters mistakenly leave for the airport without Kevin, he awakens to an empty house and assumes his wish to have no family has come true. But his excitement sours when he realizes that two con men (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern) plan to rob the McCallister residence, and that he alone must protect the family home. 72 mmmarvellous

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How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) In this live-action adaptation of the beloved children’s tale by Dr. Seuss, the reclusive green Grinch (Jim Carrey) decides to ruin Christmas for the cheery citizens of Whoville. Reluctantly joined by his hapless dog, Max, the Grinch comes down from his mountaintop home and sneaks into town to swipe everything holiday-related from the Whos. However, the bitter grump finds a hitch in his plans when he encounters the endearing Cindy Lou Who (Taylor Momsen).

Arthur Christmas (2011) Everyone knows that, each Christmas, Santa Claus delivers presents to every last child on Earth. What everyone doesn’t know is that Santa accomplishes the feat with a very high-tech operation beneath the North Pole. But when the unthinkable happens, and Santa misses one child out of hundreds of millions, someone has to save the day. It’s up to Arthur (James McAvoy), Santa’s youngest son, to deliver a present to the forgotten tyke before Christmas morning dawns.

Elf (2003) Buddy (Will Ferrell) was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa’s elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn’t fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father. As it happens, this is Walter Hobbs (James Caan), a cynical businessman. After a DNA test proves this, Walter reluctantly attempts to start a relationship with the childlike Buddy with increasingly chaotic results.

Nightmare Before Christmas ( 1993) The film follows the misadventures of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown’s beloved pumpkin king, who has become bored with the same annual routine of frightening people in the “real world.” When Jack accidentally stumbles on Christmastown, all bright colours and warm spirits, he gets a new lease of life -- he plots to bring Christmas under his control by kidnapping Santa Claus and taking over the role. But Jack soon discovers even the best-laid plans of mice and skeleton men can go seriously awry.

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Celebrate the festive season in style at BayPoint! Christmas parties for 2 - 150 people. Book with us for a delicious festive three-course menu, drinks & music. AVAILABLE DATES: December 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, & 23rd. Mid-week parties and special diets accommodated for by arrangement.

£32 per head. Call us to find out more!

Party with BayPoint to welcome the New Year - enjoy a fantastic buffet & DJ! Celebratory drinks available. 31st December 2016. Just £10 per head (drinks not included)

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A Christmas Carol Visit Santa on the Medway

Cruise experience

Every child receives a gift Mulled wine and a mince pies

Adults Child Infants*

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*Maximum of 1 Infant per Adult. Santa will greet infants but may not give a gift.

Xmas Parties

Our RiverCruiser is a unique venue for up to 60 persons. Get into the Chistmas Spirit aboard the Jacob Marley! Enquire now!

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YULE SENSE THAT IT IS CHRISTMAS AT BROADDITCH!

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VISIT FARMER CHRISTMAS IN HIS COSY CABIN IN THE ENCHANTED WOODS

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