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Money saving tips from our 2023 low-cost Christmas advent calendar

In just a few days the presents will all be opened and the crackers pulled, you’ll be fed up with Christmas songs and left-overs and the kids will be climbing the walls. You will officially be in what is known as ‘Twixmas’.

Twixmas refers to the time between Christmas and New Year’s Day, from 26 to 31 December. It’s a time to take a break from all the rushing around and planning of Christmas and relax before the start of the new year.

Read on for some ideas of low cost or free things to do after Christmas.

Twixmas Magic at Portsmouth Museum: Why not escape the house after Christmas and enjoy a magical time at Portsmouth museum from 27 to 31 December. Discover how Portsmouth-born Victorian Charles Dickens enjoyed entertaining his friends with magic tricks. Have a go at a few tricks yourself and be entertained by magicians all for free. See dates and times.

You can find a whole load of free or low cost things to do in Portsmouth this month and all year round on our low cost activities page. See what’s on in December across Portsmouth.