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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:

Warwickshire Christmas Trees

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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

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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

All the info you could need is on this link, click here. 

National Memorial Arboretum – Illuminated Arboretum

Entries at 6pm, 6.30pm, 7pm, 7.30pm & 8pm

This majestic light experience will show the wonder of the Arboretum at night. Wander through the woodlands washed with colour, listen to the subtle sounds of the landscape and be captivated by the memorials shown in another light.Send a message with our Semaphore Man, be mesmerised by the ‘floating speech bubbles’ and navigate through a giant web of colourful threads before discovering Votive Woods and Beacons of Light. This exciting, immersive experience combines multi-sensory displays with moving tributes of Remembrance.Under fives go free, buy your tickets & read more here

November 2018

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!”

See more info here

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

Click here for more details

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.

Click here for tickets & more info

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

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!
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.

December 2019

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

More details here

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.

More details here

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.

Compton Verney 

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

Festive Trail

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

Book your tickets here

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


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