See The Sparkle: The Best Christmas Events Coming Soon!



As the nights draw in and the kids head back off to school, we can say goodbye to summer and finally turn our thoughts to the twinkling lights of Christmas.

It's never too early to start planning a day of delight for yourself and your family. Perhaps you'll treat yourself to a walk along an enchanted light trail, experience a day of exclusive Christmas shopping, or watch a phenomenal theatre production or pantomime with your loved ones? Whatever you fancy, we're certain we have the right event for you this festive season.

Take a look over some of our favourite Christmas and festive events this winter, and #SeeTheSparkle!

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Discover English Heritage Enchanted

When: December 2021

Where: Audley End House and Gardens, Essex, and Eltham Palace and Gardens, Greenwich, London

Gather your friends and family and experience the past in a spectacular new light this December. Explore the grounds and gardens to discover a magical world of illumination, sound and colour, and see historic buildings bathed in light. Warm up with a glass of mulled wine, toast a marshmallow or hop on a traditional fairground ride.

 

 

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

When: December 2021 - January 2022

Where: Hyde Park, London

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland is back! After a one-year hiatus, friends and family can finally get together to kick off the festive season in style at Winter Wonderland. Starting 19 November 2021 until 3 January 2022 - tickets on sale now for the UK’s largest and most iconic winter event.

 

 

Christmas At Cowdray

When: December 2021 - January 2022

Where: Cowdray Park, West Sussex

Take a stroll around the magnificent Cowdray Park and witness a unique, Christmas light trail after dark in the grounds of this historic country estate in the heart of the stunning South Downs National Park. Wander under the starry winter skies and step back into the 16th century. Along the way, enjoy scrumptious treats accompanied including spicy winter warmers and hot chocolate mountains!

 

 

BBC Countryfile Christmas in the Park

When: December 2021

Where: Charlton Park, Wiltshire

A new festive celebration for 2021! See live stage shows, Christmas craft workshops, woodland walks, carol singing, street food, and thousands of gift ideas to shop. You can even pick up your Christmas tree! Book today and let's get Christmas wrapped up.

 

 

 

Christmas at Waddesdon

When: November 2021 - January 2022

Where: Charlton Park, Wiltshire

This Christmas step into the gardens at Waddesdon Manor, aglow with magical lights and spectacular displays. Come along for festive fun in an outdoor extravaganza to brighten the end of the year. Browse charming chalets selling handmade gifts, and festive foods at the Christmas fair, set in front of the stunning Manor.

 

 

 

The Enchanted Garden of Light at the American Museum & Gardens

When: December 2021

Where: American Museum & Gardens, Bath

Come together this Christmas for an enchanting trail of illuminations at the American Museum & Gardens. Families and friends will be transported into a magical after-dark adventure through spectacular light displays which will emblazon the entire house, gardens and woodland in glorious seasonal colour.

 

 

Christmas at Stourhead

When: November 2021 - January 2022

Where: Stourhead, Wiltshire

It’s the most wonderful time of the year when over a million lights, lasers and seasonal sounds fill the air with festive fun at Stourhead. Expect neon strings stretched between towering trees, a walk through a tunnel of hearts and onto larger-than-life mistletoe, a flotilla of festive, brightly coloured boats bobbing on the lake, giant colour changing flora and plenty of fantastic selfie moments.

 

 

The Irn Bru Carnival

When: December 2021 - January 2022

Where: SEC, Glasgow

The hugely popular IRN-BRU Carnival will return to Glasgow this December! Packed with thrill rides, family rides, and children’s rides, as well as games, stalls and an inflatable play area for the little ones, it’s easy to see why the IRN-BRU Carnival has been running for over 100 years – it’s an unmissable event in your festive calendar!

 

 

Horrible Histories Presents Horrible Christmas

When: December 2021 - January 2022

Where: Nationwide

Following a sold out debut year in 2020, the world’s first drive-in pantomime, CAR PARK PANTO, returns in 2021! Not strictly speaking a panto, HORRIBLE CHRISTMAS is the next best thing; enabling families across the UK to enter into the festive spirit from the comfort of their own sleigh (car)!

 

 

Christmas at Temple Newsam

When: November 2021 - January 2022

Where: Temple Newsam, Leeds

Your very merriest Christmas starts here, at Christmas at Temple Newsam. The tree tops will glisten and sparkle as over a million lights, lasers and seasonal sounds fill the air with festive fun. Look forward to some long-awaited together time as you discover shimmering tunnels of light and trees drenched in jewel-like colour.

 

 

Santa's Grotto

When: December 2021

Where: Alexandra Palace, London

Santa Claus is swapping the North Pole for North London as he sets up camp in the East Court at Alexandra Palace this December. Little ones are treated to a meeting with Santa, a small gift plus the opportunity to have their photo taken with Santa at his festive grotto. Book a slot today!

 

 

 

Glow Wild

When: November 2021 - January 2022

Where: Wakehurst, West Sussex

This enchanting winter lantern trail at Wakehurst, Kew's wild botanic garden in Sussex, reflects the beauty of nature that has blossomed during the pause of the past year. Experience the magic as the gardens are brought to life with glowing lanterns, mesmerising projections, immersive soundscapes, and glistening torches of fire.

 

 

Spirit of Christmas Fair

When: November 2021 

Where: Olympia, London

Spirit of Christmas Fair is back returning to Olympia London for Its 20th Anniversary this November. Support and buy from over 600 independent brands and designer-makers, all handpicked for their quality, design and originality and approved by House & Garden Magazine, the Fair has something for everyone.

 

 

Winter Arts and Antiques Fair

When: November 2021 

Where: Olympia, London

The 30th edition of the Winter Art & Antiques Fair, the flagship event continues to focus on high quality pieces with a traditional British flavour. The high quality, vetted art and antiques, feature an eclectic mix of pieces drawn from antiquity to the present day, it is London's last important art and antiques fair before Christmas and attracts thousands of collectors, connoisseurs, interior designers and canny Christmas shoppers.

 

 

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Sarah is the Digital Marketing Manager at See Tickets, and a Journalism graduate from the University of Portsmouth. Life-long music lover, cat fanatic, and advocate for the physical format, you'll often find her front and centre at gigs and festivals across the UK and beyond.

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