Christmas Events Around the UK

What’s Hot | 2nd Dec 2021 | 4min read

It’s the most wonderful time of year!

Yuletide songs are being played everywhere. Markets are starting to sell mulled wine, mince pies and other comforting treats.

Feeling the Christmas spirit already? Spread the holiday cheer with these festive activities you can enjoy with your friends or the whole family.

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Without further ado, here are our recommended Christmas experiences!

Kew Gardens Christmas at the Botanics

Go on a magical evening outdoor trail and enter a botanical world like no other. Experience sparkling tunnels of light, dancing waterside reflections and trees drenched in jewel-like colour.

Complete your walk under the stars with a spiced winter warmer or hot chocolate shared with someone special. There will also be street food stalls around the area with lots of tasty treats for you.

The event will run from the 25th of November until the 2nd of December. Book your tickets and time slot here.

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Christmas at Waddesdon

Get ready for an enchanting Christmas with your loved ones. Treat yourself to a special afternoon tea and shop for handmade presents at the Christmas fair.

This outdoor extravaganza continues when the sun goes down.

Walk around illuminated gardens, discover playful installations and experience a mesmerising light show at the end of the night.

The winter illuminations and Christmas fair will run from the 13th of November to the 23rd of December, Wednesday to Sunday (including the 20th of December, Monday and the 21st of December, Tuesday) from 12-7pm.

Both attractions will resume on the 27th of December 2021 until the 3rd of January 2022, Monday to Sunday from 2-9pm, and the winter lights will continue to run from the 6th to 23rd of January 2022, Thursday to Sunday from 2-9pm.

Get your tickets here.

The Nutcracker Ballet

A Christmas classic for the whole family, watch over 100 dancers and musicians bring Nutcracker to life with world-class ballet dancing, beautiful sets and Tchaikovsky’s popular score played live.

From the sound of the orchestra filling the atmosphere to the final bows and cheers from the crowd, a trip to the English National Ballet’s Nutcracker performance will surely be a memorable Christmas treat.

The performance will last for 2 hours and will be held at the London Coliseum from the 16th of December 2021 until the 8th of January 2022. Book your tickets here now.

Hogwarts in the Snow

Lined with Christmas trees, the Great Hall will see a festive makeover with long tables laden with a scrumptious Christmas feast.

A blanket of filmmaking snow will cover the majestic Hogwarts castle model and shop fronts of Diagon Alley as part of the wintery experience.

This marvellous attraction will run from the 13th of November 2021 until the 16th of January 2022 at Warner Bros. Studio, Studio Tour Drive, Leavesden, WD25 7LR. It’s a 15-minute bus ride from Watford Junction station.

Book your tickets here.

Enchanted Christmas at Westonbirt Arboretum

An immersive sensory experience awaits you. Witness an almighty storm that has separated Father Christmas from his Reindeer among the trees at Westonbirt Arboretum.

Not even Rudolph’s bright red nose can guide them back together. Father Christmas needs help to be reunited with his Reindeer, recover lost presents, and save Christmas!

This colourful Christmas experience will take you on a night-time journey through the woodland.

Get ready to take part in the quest to search for the lost Reindeer.

As you wind your way along the path, you will find yourself transported into a fantasy world, surrounded by twinkling lights and sparkling illuminations.

The experience will run on these selected dates: 26th to 27th of November 2021, 3rd to 4th of December 2021, 10th to 12th of December 2021 and 17th to 21st of December 2021. Book your tickets here.

Share the joy this season! Have the time of your life together with your loved ones, whichever Christmas adventure you choose. Season’s greetings from us to you. Happy holidays!

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