Fall in Love With Christmas in the UK

When you’re living far from your homeland, it’s great to immerse yourself in an unfamiliar culture and learn about foreign customs and traditions. If you come from the antipodes and this is your first Christmas in the UK, be prepared for some culture shock - or at least a little surprise. Spend an hour or two one Thursday evening in December in Oxford Street W1 and you’ll see how seriously the Brits take their Christmas celebrations!

Many of the British Christmas traditions – hot turkey, cards with robins and holly, carol singing – have been transported to the southern hemisphere but if you’ve yet to experience a proper UK winter Christmas with frost (or even snow) and all the other festive trimmings, be prepared to enjoy a great treat.

If you’re single, now’s the time to meet other singles so you can share your first UK Christmas with someone special. Antipodate makes it easy for expats to meet others, either by Internet dating or at speed dating evenings. During December we have more than fifty live events - speed dating, wine tastings, pre-Christmas parties – so there’s bound to be an event or two that appeals to you.

Join up with others who are far from home, meet new friends, and really celebrate the festive season in style. Fall in love with Christmas in the UK, or perhaps just fall in love!

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