Christmas Events

Christmas is a special time to visit Shakespeare’s England as Warwickshire transforms into a winter wonderland with a whole host of festive events and activities to enjoy.

Christmas Markets 

Shop until you drop with a choice of Christmas markets across Warwickshire. Browse cheerful stalls laden with traditional gifts or local produce as you sip a mulled wine and enjoy the festive atmosphere. Warwick’s annual Victorian Evening sees the town square packed with market stalls and traditional fairground rides as the town switches on their festive lights and welcomes the season. Stratford-upon-Avon hosts a series of weekly Victorian markets during December with stalls meandering throughout the town. 

Festive Themed Events

At Christmas, Warwickshire sparkles under festive light trails that meander through beautiful parkland and around stately homes. You can tip toe around historical houses with candlelit tours as you listen to tales of Christmas traditions of years gone by. Sample festive cocktails or challenge your creative side at a wreath making workshop.

It is hard to imagine anywhere more magical than Warwick Castle at Christmas. The castle comes alive with festive fun including an illuminated light trail around the castle and grounds, outdoor ice-skating, and a festive food market where every Christmas taste is catered for. 

Family Theatre

The Royal Shakespeare Company Christmas production never fails to attract families from far and wide to the town for an afternoon or evening at the theatre, teamed with a stroll through the town beforehand to admire the famous Christmas lights. It's the perfect festive family outing. Lovers of traditional pantomime will love to visit Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre for plenty of festive fun and high jinx for everyone to enjoy.

Festive Breaks

Treat yourself to a festive short break in Warwickshire. Enjoy a few nights away combined with a shopping trip to a Christmas market, and perhaps a festive afternoon tea thrown in for good measure. The ideal way to discover your Christmas spirit and relax before the busy festive season takes over.

Whether you are looking to indulge in delicious festive food and drink, make special Christmas memories with the kids, and get together for festive fun with friends and family, you will always be sure of plenty of festive cheer in Shakespeare’s England.

Use our What's On guide to help you plan the perfect Christmas in Shakespeare’s England!

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