Events in winter

Gloucester's Christmas Lantern Procession at night

Grab your scarf and gloves and head outside for a packed programme of winter events in England, whether it’s sipping mulled wine whilst browsing through Christmas markets or enjoying evening winter funfairs in the heart of the city.

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Celebrate the Winter Solstice at Burning the Clocks

Celebrate the Winter Solstice at Burning the Clocks

Brighton marks the shortest day of the year with the Burning the Clocks winter solstice parade.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

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Cambridge evensong

Cambridge evensong

The perfect musical accompaniment on a winter evening in Cambridge.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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Join Santa on the La'al Ratty through Eskdale

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

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See how the Chinese party as they usher in the New Year

See how the Chinese party as they usher in the New Year

Manchester’s Chinatown is transformed as lanterns, food stalls and a Dragon Parade take over the streets of the city.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

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Experience a magical winter event at The Lamplighter Festival

Experience a magical winter event at The Lamplighter Festival

Join in as the Lamplighter Festival lights up Todmorden with a lantern parade, fire performers, street bands and illuminated installations.

Location: Todmorden, West Yorkshire

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Enjoy a festive family day out at Perrygrove

Enjoy a festive family day out at Perrygrove

Enjoy a truly magical experience with the family this Christmas at Perrygrove Railway.

Location: Coleford, Gloucestershire

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Get in the festive spirit and spend Christmas in Chester

Get in the festive spirit and spend Christmas in Chester

Go ice-skating, visit Santa, sip on mulled wine and spend the weekend celebrating all things festive in the beautiful city of Chester.

Location: Chester, Cheshire

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Sample real ales at the National Winter Ales Festival

Sample real ales at the National Winter Ales Festival

Discover your favourite real ale at the National Winter Ales Festival at the Derby Roundhouse.

Location: Derby, Derbyshire

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Join the biggest Christmas Day party in Britain

Join the biggest Christmas Day party in Britain

Take a trip to Eastbourne for Christmas events galore with live concerts, fun activities and lots of festive cheer guaranteed.

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex

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Get festive this Christmas skating around Lincoln's outdoor ice rink

Get festive this Christmas skating around Lincoln's outdoor ice rink

Break away from the Christmas shopping with a whizz around Lincoln's 25m outdoor ice rink.

Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

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Visit the largest Viking Festival in Europe

Visit the largest Viking Festival in Europe

Immerse yourself in the gruesome world of the Vikings as the city of York celebrates its Norse past.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

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Hug a husky at Drusillas Winter Wonderland

Hug a husky at Drusillas Winter Wonderland

A magical Christmas experience is waiting for all the family at Drusillas Winter Wonderland this winter.

Location: Alfriston, near Eastbourne

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Enjoy the Christmas festivities at Sunderland’s Frost Village

Enjoy the Christmas festivities at Sunderland’s Frost Village

Wrap up warm and lace-up your skates this Christmas at the sparkling Frost Village, with a real ice rink, traditional Christmas market and fun fair.

Location: Sunderland

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See Longleat in a different light

See Longleat in a different light

Experience the magical Festival of Light with hundreds of illuminated displays after dark before staying in a luxury Longleat spa hotel.

Location: Warminster, Wiltshire

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Enjoy a city Christmas festival with a difference

Enjoy a city Christmas festival with a difference

Experience the timeless beauty of Durham City as you explore the traditional Durham Christmas festival this winter.

Location: Durham City, Durham

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Take part in a cider wassailing tradition in Herefordshire

Take part in a cider wassailing tradition in Herefordshire

Celebrate this unique Herefordshire New Year tradition to encourage good fruit and a bountiful cider harvest.

Location: Mortimer Country, Herefordshire

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Create unique Christmas gifts at Hot Pot Pottery

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

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Trip the light fantastic at The Alnwick Garden Christmas Market

Trip the light fantastic at The Alnwick Garden Christmas Market

For a Christmas market with a difference, wrap up in your cosiest festive jumper and join in the festive fun at The Alnwick Garden in Northumberland.

Location: The Alnwick Garden, Northumberland

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Enjoy delicious eats at EAT! Festival

Enjoy delicious eats at EAT! Festival

Forget everything you know about food festivals, EAT! NewcastleGateshead is something unique, innovative and rooted in NewcastleGateshead and the North East.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

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Christmas is early at Kielder Winter Wonderland

Christmas is early at Kielder Winter Wonderland

Visit Father Christmas in his secret woodland home, help the elves prepare for the big day, meet Snowy Owl and enjoy a magical theatrical experience.

Location: Kielder Water & Forest Park, Northumberland

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