It’s Twixmas time: family events in the UK between Christmas and New Year

Bored between Christmas and New Year? There’s no need to be with this selection of family-focused events, performances, tours and walks

Top 10 festive food traditions in Europe

Whether it’s cinnamon biscuits in Brussels, potato-anchovy casserole in Stockholm or Christmas pudding with a twist in Copenhagen, there’s a wealth of culinary delights on offer at yuletide

Lyon’s Fête des Lumières returns for 2016 amid tight security

With an increased security presence, the city’s annual festival of lights has been opened by France’s new prime minister, a year after it was cancelled following the Paris attacks

10 of the best London pubs for the Christmas season

A Christmas drink, be it mulled, pulled or poured, comes with an extra splash of seasonal cheer at these classic London pubs, where the festive season is celebrated in style