Welcome to our guide to What’s on in Warwickshire, Christmas 2019
You’ll find everything you need to know from Christmas light switch-ons, pantomimes, an event guide AND places to visit during the festive period.
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Click the image below to see our guide on ‘Where to see Father Christmas in Warwickshire 2019’
Christmas events running throughout the festive period.
Looking for local Christmas Trees in Warwickshire?
Here’s what we’ve found so far:
Hill house farm Chesterton Cv33 9JZ, prices begin at £12
Pantomimes in Warwickshire 2019
If you’re heading out with the family to watch a panto.. here’s what’s on:
Snow White – The Royal Spa Centre – Sat 7th Dec – Sun 5th Jan – Book your tickets here
Puss In Boots – The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry – Wednesday 27th November 2019 to Saturday 11th January 2019 Book your tickets here
Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs – The Birmingham Hippodrome – Saturday 21st Dec – Sun 2nd Feb 2019 – Book your tickets here
Jack & The Beanstalk – The Attic Theatre, Stratford Upon Avon 12th December-5th January – Book your tickets here
Dick Whittington – Stratford Play House – 20th December – 31st December – Book your tickets here
Cinderella – Warwick Arts Centre – Thursday 9th January – Sunday 12th January – Book your tickets here
Eathorpe Christmas Lights 2019
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 are usually switched on at the beginning of December around the 5th and houses collect for charity, we will update as soon as we have a switch-on date for 2019.
The Plough pub in the village has opened as Mexican-themed restaurant / pub, offering excellent burgers, chilli, nachos etc, plus a range of good beers. Make a night of it. Do a tour of the lights then take the kids to The Plough for a burger.
POSTCODE CV33 9DE For more info see the Facebook Page here
Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market 2019
A chance to eat, drink and be merry at Birmingham’s famous Christmas Market! Open daily from Thursday 7th November to December 23th inclusive 10am – 9pm at Victoria Square, New Street. Closed Christmas Day
National Memorial Arboretum – Illuminated Arboretum
Entries at 6pm, 6.30pm, 7pm, 7.30pm & 8pm
Coventry Christmas Light Switch On
Free parking from 3pm. Coventry Lights promise ‘something magical’ but no headliner this year.
Warwick Winter Food Festival 2019 – Sunday 24th November 2019
“Our Winter Food Festival will offer locally sourced fresh produce as part of Warwick’s Christmas offering. The Winter Food Festival will have a christmassy atmosphere and visitors will be able to buy high quality, local produce and treats for Christmas. You’ll find a wonderful array of delicious street food and drink which will make your Christmas, a truly special one. There will be something for everyone on the 50 plus stalls – even Christmas treats for your dog!”
The Nutcracker & I – Warwick Arts Centre, Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th November
A new and innovative live family performance based in the magical Christmas story, for anyone who dares to dream.
Performing classics such as Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Flower Waltz, Alexandra Dariescu inspires the audience by telling us her own story as Clara: from little girl to concert pianist. She invites us to use our own imagination, to hope, work hard and never give up.
More info & tickets available here
Luminate Leamington – Free Lantern Making Workshops
Saturday 16th November & Sunday 24th November.
Make your own lantern to join in the parade on Sunday 1st December 2019 at Jepshon Gardens
Warwick Arts Centre – Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas
Saturday 30th November – Sunday 29th December
Join Santa as he awakes from a dream of sun, sea and sand only to find it is the busiest day of the year: Christmas Eve. Watch as he prepares his Christmas deliveries, feeds his reindeer and finally takes flight into the snowy night.
This heart-warming adaptation is full of merry touches with plenty of live music, songs and playful puppetry. It’s a perfect introduction to theatre for young children who won’t be able to look away as secret doors and hidden hatches are revealed in this beautifully visual show.
Warwick Victorian Evening Christmas Lights Switch On
Thursday 28th November, from 5.00 to 9.00pm.
The Warwick Victorian Evening is the annual Warwick Christmas light switch on event taking place within Warwick Market Place and the surrounding streets.
Victorian themed market stalls to include food and drinks, crafts and charity stalls. There will be Victorian fun fair rides and walk about acts with entertainment on the Touch FM stage. At 7.00pm Warwick will be illuminated when the lights are switched on from the stage.
Free parking after 3PM until midnight on Thursday 28th November in Warwick District Council Car Parks. Linen Street multi storey car park is open until midnight.
Friday 29th November – Kenilworth Christmas Light Switch Ons
Friday 29th November 5 – 8pm Old Town Light Switch on
Saturday 30th November – Kenilworth Christmas Market 10am -4pm
Sunday 1st December Kenilworth Town Centre Light Switch On – Warwick Road 1pm – 7pm
Sunday 1st December – Guide Dogs Christmas Fair 11am – 3pm
Sunday 1st December 2019
Luminate Leamington – Lantern Parade
The annual colourful lantern parade meets at 4.15pm at the Band Stand in The Royal Pump Room Gardens
Warwick Arts Centre – Winter Wonderland Family Fun Day
Our hugely popular Family Day returns this winter, and will feature FREE arts and craft workshops, sport activities and delicious food and drink.
Whitnash Town Christmas Light Switch-On
Sunday 1st December 4pm Onwards. The Plough & Harrow, Whitnash Road.
The 15th annual lights switch-on, which will take place at the Plough and Harrow Pub on Whitnash Road on Sunday, December 1 between 4pm-6pm, will feature a host of local music and dance acts as well as other special guests.
Christmas Paper Crafts
Sun 1 & 8 Dec, 2pm – 4pm, £1
Make festive garlands, floral wreaths, table decorations, hanging advent calendars and cheeky robin tree decorations using a variety of different paper crafts. Suitable for all ages
Sun 1, 8 & 15 Dec
Pick up a trail at the Welcome Centre and find the hidden forest throughout Compton Verney to earn a delicious reward. £3 per Trail, purchase from the Welcome Centre
The Snowman Film with Live Orchestra, Coventry Cathedral
Saturday 7th December 2019
Immerse yourself in the irresistible animated film ‘The Snowman’ accompanied by a live orchestra at Coventry Cathedral. It’s a heart-warming experience that brings more than a snowman to life, and featuring the much-loved classic ‘Walking in the Air’. A festive favourite for the whole family. Tickets Available here.
Warwick Castle – Carols At The Castle – Saturday 21st December 2019
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 accompanied by the fantastic Royal Spa Brass.
Adults £8 , Children £3
Don’t forget… there’s still time to see Father Christmas, click on the image below to see our guide on where to find him in our area