Experience a winter wonderland with Virgin Red

Winter Wonderland in London
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by Limara Salt
24 November 2022

The most wonderful time of the year is upon us and that means winter markets, Mariah Carey on the speakers and copious amounts of cheese and chocolate. But before you retreat under blankets and rest for the remainder of 2022, there are plenty of amazing winter events to attend around the country – all with opportunities to earn points as a member of Virgin Red.

Silver award-winning restaurant Haegen in Stratford
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Dine in a ski chalet (in London)  

Since everyone can’t experience aprés-ski this winter, how about a chalet-themed restaurant for gloriously indulgent Alpine-inspired meal? Silver award-winning restaurant Haegen in Stratford is a huge multi-level venue comprising a deli, cafe, restaurant, outdoor terrace and rooftop bar, complete with chalet furnishings and fur blankets and a fantastic view of Olympic Park.  

Book via SquareMeal and earn points for your reservation, spend and a review.  

A family enjoys a winter event at the National Trust
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National Trust after dark

Few places do the festive season quite like National Trust, with events covering Christmas lights, winter illuminations and fairs. The illumination shows throughout the UK will add sparkle your seasonal visit, with a unique interpretation of an after dark experience at each location.  

While the Christmas events are open to all, as a National Trust member you’ll receive free parking, access to other events and entry to over 500 properties for an entire year, along with some Virgin Points.  

Selfridges during Christmastime
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See Santa at Selfridges

What’s Christmas without a trip to Santa’s grotto? Bring you little ones to Selfridges in London, Birmingham, Manchester Exchange or Manchester Trafford to see Santa and his trusty elf roaming the store taking last-minute requests for his nice list.  

There’s plenty more to do at the department store from the Season’s Feastings Spectacular to live choir performances, and if you find something catches your eye and you want to buy it later, don’t forget to purchaseonline through Virgin Red and earn some points.  

A Christmas market in Edinburgh
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'Tis the season in Scotland

From Christmas markets to Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, winter is a perfect time to visit Scotland. Glasgow also has lots on offer including Christmas at the Concert Hall, Style Mile Carnival and the 2022 Santa Dash, in which thousands of fundraisers don a Santa hat and run 5k through the city.  

And if you choose to travel by train, book with Virgin Trains Ticketing to earn three points per £1 and nab a free hot drink to warm your cockles for the journey with bookings until 22 December. 

Get more from your everyday no matter the season with Virgin Red.

P.S. We always do our best to include the most up to date information but our offers do change from time to time. Click on each offer for the current points price and all the details.