The run-up to the big day doesn’t have to be all shopping malls and panto: we pick cool, offbeat and cultural events and gift-buying opportunities across the capital
In search of a lantern festival, exotic wildlife and traditional markets, from Brittany to the Japanese alps
Magical pictures of Santa as he prepares for his busiest day of the year
I hope you like some of these festive jokes
The wild beauty of Sámiland (or Lapland) is way more magical than the Santa-themed tourism flogged to visitors, says the musician Mari Boine.