Here are ten sure-fire signs you know Christmas is just around the corner in Portsmouth

10 signs Christmas is on its way in Portsmouth

Pick up a festive bake and start browsing Christmas jumpers - 'tis almost the season to be jolly.

Here are ten sure-fire signs you know Christmas is just around the corner in Portsmouth:

You won't have to go far in the city centre before you see someone with one of these. Festive bakes have become so popular that Greggs even launched a dedicated countdown website for its festive bake. They went on sale on November 8, one of the earliest signs of Christmas in the city

1. Festive bakes

You won't have to go far in the city centre before you see someone with one of these. Festive bakes have become so popular that Greggs even launched a dedicated countdown website for its festive bake. They went on sale on November 8, one of the earliest signs of Christmas in the city
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Expect to see overloaded shoppers with multiple bags on the run up to Christmas. As December quickly approaches, high streets will fill with panicked shoppers trying to find the perfect Christmas presents for loved ones.

2. Carrier bags galore

Expect to see overloaded shoppers with multiple bags on the run up to Christmas. As December quickly approaches, high streets will fill with panicked shoppers trying to find the perfect Christmas presents for loved ones.
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Since the dawning of Starbucks' signature red cup, coffee shops have gone all-out on festive vessels for their drinks at Christmas - with a seasonal twist to many of their beverages. You know Christmas is just around the corner when you see one of these festive coffee cups.

3. Christmas coffee cups

Since the dawning of Starbucks' signature red cup, coffee shops have gone all-out on festive vessels for their drinks at Christmas - with a seasonal twist to many of their beverages. You know Christmas is just around the corner when you see one of these festive coffee cups.
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Nothing says Christmas is coming quite like a Christmas lights switch-on and a German Market. This year's switch-on will take place at Commercial Road on Thursday November 22.

4. Christmas Lights Switch-On and German Market in Portsmouth City Centre

Nothing says Christmas is coming quite like a Christmas lights switch-on and a German Market. This year's switch-on will take place at Commercial Road on Thursday November 22.
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