What’s go­ing on: Your December guide

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Be at Stone­henge for sun­rise on the win­ter sol­stice – 8.04am on 22 December. Wit­ness the druidic cer­e­mony and pa­gan cel­e­bra­tions in the hal­lowed in­ner cir­cle, be­fore head­ing off to visit Sal­is­bury Cathe­dral and the Me­di­ae­val town. Tick­ets for the Stone­henge Win­ter Sol­stice Tour cost from £79 from stone­henge­tours.com

‘Lo, Satur­na­lia!’ was the sea­sonal greet­ing 2,000 years ago, not ‘Merry Christ­mas!’ Head to the Bri­tish Mu­seum in Lon­don on 14 December for a fas­ci­nat­ing lec­ture on the Ro­man fes­ti­val of Satur­na­lia and the pa­gan ori­gins of Christ­mas. Book at british­mu­seum.org

If you’re think­ing of taking the Harry Pot­ter stu­dio tour in Watford, Hog­warts just got fes­tive! With Christ­mas trees in the Great Hall, and dec­o­ra­tions in the Gryffindor com­mon room, get your ticket at wb­stu­dio­tour.co.uk

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