Christmas events in England

Christmas events

Tis the season to be jolly! England is packed with loads of things to do this Christmas to keep you warm and entertained during the long evenings. Keep the chill out of your bones by sipping warmed mulled wine as your browse the Christmas market stalls at London’s Winter Wonderland, sample delicious hot foods at Victorian-themed winter festivals, and pick up the perfect gift at one of many Christmas events around the country.

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December events: Meet Santa on a steam train

December events: Meet Santa on a steam train

Take a trip on Swanage Railway in the run up to Christmas and get the chance to meet Santa. It's fun for all the family and each child gets their own present!

Location: Swanage, Dorset

 
December events: Join Santa on the La'al Ratty through Eskdale

December events: Join Santa on the La'al Ratty through Eskdale

Climb aboard the family favourite 'Santa Express' which returns to the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway this winter.

Location: Ravenglass, Cumbria

 
December events: Have a winter weekend at Compton Verney

December events: Have a winter weekend at Compton Verney

Delight in festive fun with the family at at Compton Verney, Warwickshire's award-winning art gallery.

Location: Warwickshire

 
December events: Enter a magical winter wonderland in Suffolk

December events: Enter a magical winter wonderland in Suffolk

Get into the Christmas spirit with a visit to a Christmas Fair in medieval Lavenham and a Dickensian Christmas at a Tudor manor in Long Melford.

Location: Lavenham and Long Melford, Suffolk

 
December events: Walk in Nottingham's magical Winter Wonderland

December events: Walk in Nottingham's magical Winter Wonderland

A traditional Christmas-card scene is recreated in Nottingham's Old Market Square every winter – the perfect place to get into the festival spirit.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

 
December events: Enter an underground Christmas cave

December events: Enter an underground Christmas cave

Follow the story of Archie and the Unicorn, told through glittering lights in an underground cavern.

Location: Clearwell Caves, Gloucestershire

 
Glide into Christmas at the Tunbridge Wells Ice Skating rink

Glide into Christmas at the Tunbridge Wells Ice Skating rink

A favourite festive destination, ice skating in Royal Tunbridge Wells offers something for skaters, shoppers and spectators this season.

Location: Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent

 
Do your Christmas shopping the Victorian way in Leicestershire

Do your Christmas shopping the Victorian way in Leicestershire

This Christmas, Melton Mowbray town centre goes back in time to offer a traditional Victorian experience at the Victorian Fayre.

Location: Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

 
Join a festive guided walk in Stratford-upon-Avon

Join a festive guided walk in Stratford-upon-Avon

Experience a festive guided walking tour of Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare's home-town on Christmas Day.

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

 
December events: Experience a quintessentially English Christmas

December events: Experience a quintessentially English Christmas

Visit the small market town of Much Wenlock for festive trinkets, handmade gifts and sweet and savoury snacks at its Christmas Fayre.

Location: Much Wenlock, Shropshire

 
Get that festive feeling at a cosy Christmas Fair

Get that festive feeling at a cosy Christmas Fair

Soak up the festive atmosphere at a Christmas fair, while staying in a luxury apartment, and sipping cuppas with cute kitties.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

 
December events: Step inside Worcester’s Victorian Christmas Fayre

December events: Step inside Worcester’s Victorian Christmas Fayre

Worcester's Christmas Fayre is the West Midlands' leading Victorian-themed street market.

Location: Worcester, Worcestershire

 
December events: Create unique Christmas gifts at Hot Pot Pottery

December events: Create unique Christmas gifts at Hot Pot Pottery

If you’re looking to find the perfect unique gift then a visit to the Hot Pot Pottery Christmas Fayre is a must.

Location: Coleford, Gloucestershire

 
December events: Start off your Christmas season in Chester

December events: Start off your Christmas season in Chester

Visit Santa, sip on mulled wine and spend the weekend celebrating all things festive in the beautiful city of Chester.

Location: Chester, Cheshire

 
November events: Get into the festive spirit at Hertford Christmas Gala

November events: Get into the festive spirit at Hertford Christmas Gala

Start off the festive season at Hertford's annual Christmas Gala.

Location: Hertford, Hertfordshire

 
November events: Start your shopping at the Weald and Downland Christmas Market

November events: Start your shopping at the Weald and Downland Christmas Market

Find the perfect gift and enjoy a great day out at the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum.

Location: Chichester, West Sussex

 
December events: Enjoy a spot of festive shopping at Taurus Crafts

December events: Enjoy a spot of festive shopping at Taurus Crafts

Pick up tasty treats and Christmas gifts at Taurus Crafts’ annual Christmas market.

Location: Lydney, Gloucestershire

 
December events: Find your festive spirit at Salisbury's Christmas Fayre

December events: Find your festive spirit at Salisbury's Christmas Fayre

Shop 'til you drop at Salisbury's annual Christmas Fayre, held in the beautiful Guildhall Square.

Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire

 
Enjoy winter ice skating at the Centre for Life

Enjoy winter ice skating at the Centre for Life

Ice skating returns to Times Square in Newcastle this winter, offering the perfect opportunity to start your winter break in style.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

 
November events: Enjoy a festive shopping experience at Derby Roundhouse

November events: Enjoy a festive shopping experience at Derby Roundhouse

Buy perfect festive gifts at the fabulous Christmas Fair held in the stunning Derby Roundhouse, a beautiful building offering a magical atmosphere.

Location: Derby, Derbyshire

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