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Christmas Isle of Wight holiday 'is unique'

Mon 8 Nov 2010

Christmas Isle of Wight holiday 'is unique'

Tourists from the UK mainland who are thinking of going away for the festive period have been told that a Christmas Isle of Wight holiday is "unique".

This is according to John Metcalfe, deputy director of economy, tourism and leisure at the Isle of Wight Council, who stated that there is nothing that compares to having an Isle of Wight holiday at that time of year.

He said: "Local communities come together to create a truly unique experience and this can be enjoyed by everyone who chooses to spend this special time of the year on the island."

Those on Isle of Wight holidays who would want to attend a Midnight Mass could do so at a number of island churches, while the monks of Quarr Abbey will also be putting on a special service at 10:00 GMT on Christmas morning.

Other events taking place on the island over the festive period include the Christmas Tree Festival at Brighstone and the Cowes Christmas Carnival, the council recently said.

Posted by Carla Winter ADNFCR-3083-ID-800222797-ADNFCR

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