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Here is your guide to Whats On In Warwickshire this Christmas 2016

What's On In Warwickshire Christmas Guide 2016

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To find out where you can visit Father Christmas around Warwickshire, please see our blog here 

Eathorpe Village Christmas Lights

Eathorpe Village is one of the best villages in Warwickshire to visit if you would like to have a look at some pretty lights and show the children all the wonders of the village. The lights will be switched on from 3rd December until the twelfth night, the village does get busy at times, but is definitely worth a drive up there. There are charity buckets for their nominated charities. This year Eathorpe Lights chosen children’s charities are Coventry’s Walsgrave Hospital Special Baby Care Unit and Nurture Nurseries in Whitnash & Kenilworth.

POSTCODE CV33 9DE For more info see the Facebook Page here 

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Leamington Spa Christmas Light Switch on!

Sunday 20th November, 1:00pm  – 5.30pm (Switch on at 5pm)

Experience the beauty of Royal Leamington Spa as its magically lit up during the festive lead-up.
Stage performances starting from 1pm. Lights switch-on at 5pm.
Christmas starts in Leamington Spa. Enjoy the bustling Christmas market (provided by Sketts) along the Parade from 11am and find some unique Christmas gifts before the entertainment begins at 1pm on the Touch FM stage. Expect a mix of festive music and performers for all the family! The traditional carol service takes place outside the Leamington Town Hall later in the afternoon before the big switch-on at 5pm. Family fairground rides and stalls provide additional festive fun and entertainment courtesy of Barkers Funfair.

Warwick Town Centre Christmas Light Switch On! 

Warwick’s celebrated Victorian Christmas Evening takes place on Thursday 24th November from 5pm to 9pm.

Touch FM will host a packed programme of entertainment on stage in the Market Place where Father Christmas will help the Mayor of Warwick switch the town’s Christmas lights on at 7pm.

There will be attractions throughout the town centre including

  • traditional steam-powered carousel
  • ferret racing
  • traction engines
  • fire spinners
  • children’s rides and entertainments
  • Victorian Market and craft stalls
  • street entertainers and musicians including Thom Kirkpatrick.
  • Victorian market with festive food and craft stalls
  • Santa’s Grotto
  • fairground organs
  • Victorian scallywags
  • a policeman on stilts!


Stratford-upon-Avon Christmas Lights Switch On 

Thursday 24th November- 4:30 pm

4.30pm on Thursday 24th November 2016
preceded by Carol Singing starting at 4.00 pm

The lights display in Stratford over the Christmas period is considered to be one of the finest in the UK, presided over by a team of volunteers and funded by generous grants from the Town Trust and the Town Council and by individual donations from Businesses, the residents and the general public

Kenilworth Town Centre Lights Switch On – Friday 25th November 2016, 5pm – 8pm

Friday 25th November marks the start of the Christmas countdown in Kenilworth with a fun-packed evening of entertainment.

Attractions include a Christmas market with charity and craft stalls, children’s fairground and entertainment, as well as a selection of hot food and refreshments. Keep an eye out too for a special visitor in a sleigh!

From 5pm Touch FM will be on-stage by the clock tower on Warwick Road with a packed programme including games and giveaways, and entertainment. Kenilworth’s Mayor, will be joined by the Carnival Queen and the Chair of Warwick District Council to switch on the lights at 7pm.

Don’t forget there will also be a number of businesses open late in town offering late night shopping opportunities and a glass of something warm for a good cause.


Busy Bees Leamington Christmas Event

Busy Bees Leamington Christmas Event 2016

Whitnash Lights Switch On!

The Plough and Harrow Pub – Sunday 4th December 4pm – 6.00pm

Live bands, magician, fairground rides and lights switched on by Father Christmas.

Warwick Arts Centre – Family Day – The Wonders of Winter 


The Wonders of Winter

Sat 26 & Sun 27 Nov 10am – 5pm

Join us and celebrate this magical time of year with a dazzling and colourful weekend – as we encourage you to discover The Wonders of Winter.

Draw with light, move with colour and make amazing creations inspired by the coldest of the seasons.

Follow the light trail, stamping your Explorer Passport as you go, and take part in incredible ultra violet activities.

Enjoy a whole host of creative, sporty, and tasty fun activities throughout the day

Alongside the Family Weekend events, we have six performances of Stick Man and four performances of The Colour of Me in our theatre, as well as six screenings of The Gruffalo and Gruffalo’s Child in our Cinema.

More information on the Warwick Arts Centre website here

Warwick Rocks Christmas Movie Screenings

warwick rocks Christmas

An outdoor film screening Sunday 4th December with some of the nation’s best streetfood?! Oh yes! Join us in Market Square in Warwick for the amazing movies we have lined up,

2:00pm – 3.30pm – Frozen

3:45 – 5:15pm – It’s a Wonderful Life

5.30 – 7:00pm –  Home Alone

7:15 – 8:45 – Elf

See Warwick Rocks Facebook page here for more info

Leamington Lantern Parade Sunday 4th December 2016 

Leamington Lantern Parade 2016

Meet at 4pm at The Royal Pump Room Gardens

The Leamington Lantern Parade aims to bring the whole community together in a new and creative way to share in the spirit of Christmas, meet new people, create something wonderful, share smiles, and have a fun, magical evening lighting up our beautiful town centre. The Lantern Parade will set off from The Royal Pump Rooms Gardens Bandstand at 4.30pm. The parade will be accompanied by a local band and finish with Christmas carols around the Tree of Lights at the Town Hall.

Weekend Workshops
– Saturdays:

  • Saturday 5th November
  • Saturday 19th November

Workshops run from 10am – 4pm
Last entry is 2pm.
Please allow 1-2 hours to make a Lantern.

The Band Factory, Unit 13 Althorpe Street, Leamington Spa, CV31 2AU

Weekend Workshops
– Sundays:

  • Sunday 13th November
  • Sunday 27th November

Workshops run from 10am – 4pm
Last entry is 2pm.

Please allow 1-2 hours to make a Lantern.

Royal Pump Rooms, Parade, Leamington Spa, CV32 4AA.

For more information, phone us on: 01926 470 634 or email:

Lantern Making Packs

Due to demand Lantern Making Packs will be available to buy for £5.00 from the BID Leamington Office and from workshop venues so you and your family can make them at home. This will include detailed instructions, a bundle of withy, a bamboo carrying pole, some PVA glue, some wet strength white tissue paper and some coloured paper. You can also purchase tape and torches for a small cost.

For more info you can visit the Lantern Parade Website Here 

Mum Knows Best Warwickshire Christmas Party!

Hosted by me! Come and join us as we raise money for Warwick Hospital’s Maternity Ward and the Special Care Baby Unit! Loads of fun to be had at our annual event! please come along and bring your friends!


More info here 


Carols at Warwick Castle – 17th December 2016 – 7:30pm


Carols at Warwick Castle is held annually in the run up to Christmas and is for many people the start of their Christmas festivities. It is a great opportunity for families and people of all ages to get together and join in singing carols led by the excellent choir of St Mary’s and Royal Spa Brass.

Set against the magnificent setting of the Castle’s East Gate, the event has a wonderful atmosphere and visitors have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of stalls offering such fare as mince pies, baked potatoes, sausage rolls and warm drinks including mulled wine.

Early bird tickets are just £6.00 for Adults and £1.00 for Children and all money raised by the event goes to local charities and towards good causes. This is organised by The Warwick Lions, Rotary Club, the Friends of St Mary’s Choir and Merlin’s Magic Wand. Warwick Castle provides the venue and many helpful support services free of charge.



Beauty and The Beast Pantomime at The Royal Spa Centre


Running from 3rd December – 31st December

Tickets available here

Dick Wittington Pantomime at The Belgrade Theatre Coventry

23rd November – 7th January

Join Dick on his quest for fame and fortune and to see if the streets of London really are paved with gold. It’s the beginning of an exciting adventure. Can Dick find love, can his faithful cat rid London of Queen Rat and her hordes of little rats and will his dream of becoming Mayor of London ever come true?

The Belgrade’s brilliant comedy pantomime is packed with sing-a-long songs, amazing sets and extravagant costumes. Dick Whittington is an unmissable Christmas tradition, an enchanting tale of fame and fortune, heroes and villains, cats and rats for all the family.

Book Tickets here now 

Aladdin at Stratford Arts House



Join us for a magic carpet ride, as the Stratford ArtsHouse proudly present this years magical pantomime adventure, Aladdin.

Featuring a west end professional cast, spectacular scenery and costumes, dazzling special effects and plenty of audience participation – it’s set to be a firm favourite this festive season.

Adults – £16
Concessions – £14.50 (Over sixty & Children)
Family Ticket – £56 (2 Adults + 2 Children – for the four tickets)

You can book tickets here

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