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Blooming good outlook for Queensland Christmas mangoes

Flowering is abundant in far north Queensland but will not necessarily lead to high fruit yields. At the end of the 2016/17 harvest, the Mareeba-Dimbulah region, which kicks off the state’s harvest, had sent off 700,000 fewer trays than originally predicted. It was due to a warm winter that affected flowering, as well as early wet season rain which hampered ... Read More »

New Fyshwick Christmas shop means magical holiday shopping all year round

You might think it’s all car dealers and furniture shops out Fyshwick way but head to the northern end of Kembla Street and you’ll happily discover – as I did – a little room packed full of Christmas magic. From giant bon-bons (featuring tiny hip flasks inside as ‘the gift’) to Waterford crystal ornaments and vintage train sets, the new Christmas Emporium at Hang Ups Picture Framing ... Read More »

98 Degrees to visit Van Wezel on Christmas tour

The ’90s boy band is touring in support in their new holiday album “Let It Snow” Anyone hoping for a double shot of ’90s nostalgia and Christmas season celebration is in luck. Boy band 98 Degrees will come to Van Wezel on Dec. 11 on their 98 Degrees at Christmas tour. Tickets go on sale Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. ... Read More »

Christmas comes but once a year, starting in July

The opening of the Selfridges Christmas shop last week. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA “Any customers that aren’t really into Christmas this early can always ignore it,” said Eleanor Gregory, Christmas and home buyer at Selfridges, about the opening of its Christmas store last week. Am I wrong to project a slight tartness on to that remark? As if the first draft of “can ... Read More »

How many days until Christmas? The 2017 festive countdown has started

WE’RE more than halfway through the year and the shops will soon be gearing up and stacking their shelves ready for Christmas. It’s never too early to stock up on decorations and presents or start making your list for Santa, as Christmas 2017 is in fact a mere 144 DAYS away. GETTY IMAGES Starting preparations early can help make the festive period ... Read More »

Jingle bells in July as Selfridges opens Christmas shop 147 days early

Selfridges is launching its festive shop early for the benefit of shoppers who ‘love to Christmas shop very early in the year’. Photograph: Selfridges It might be 147 days before Christmas but on the fourth floor of Selfridges on London’s Oxford Street there are six fake fir trees decked out with fairy lights and £50-a-pop corgi and union flag baubles. A Father ... Read More »

Baraga State Park holds Christmas in July

BARAGA, Mich. (WLUC) – Baraga State Park is celebrating Christmas a little early. Their annual Christmas in July event is underway. This year marks the 12th anniversary of the park’s unique celebration. Events included crafts, games, a parade, and singing Christmas carols. Santa claus will even be on hand Saturday. The main event is the campsite decorating contest. Staff at the ... Read More »

You can apply now to work at Santa’s Lapland this Christmas

We may be in the midst of summer, but Christmas fans need to be quick if they want to bag the ultimate festive job this year. You have the chance to work in Lapland with Santa himself this Christmas, with multiple roles available at the Finland location. The website workaseason.com has listed all the vacancies available this year, and the jobs are just perfect ... Read More »

Veterans Starting Christmas Early

A group of Lillington veterans is beginning their efforts to make Christmas brighter for local children early this year with a Christmas in July event Saturday to help increase their toy inventory. The Ernest Simmons Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Lillington will begin toy collections at a special event at their Lililngton headquarters. The toys, collected in conjunction with ... Read More »

Baraga State Park holds Christmas in July

BARAGA, Mich. (WLUC) – Baraga State Park is celebrating Christmas a little early. Their annual Christmas in July event is underway. This year marks the 12th anniversary of the park’s unique celebration. Events included crafts, games, a parade, and singing Christmas carols. Santa claus will even be on hand Saturday. The main event is the campsite decorating contest. Staff at the ... Read More »