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Mon 2nd - Sun 8th Dec.


Winterland MK 2019, Friday 22nd November – Sunday 5th January, Towcester Racecourse.

Packed full of winter treats, including ice skating, market, bars, grotto and a whole lot more, a festive wonderland for all to enjoy with free shuttle bus from Northampton and Milton Keynes.

Magical Wicksteed Park, Saturday 30th November – Tuesday 24th December, Wicksteed Park.

Enjoy a truly magical and festive day out with a festive train journey, biscuit decorating, a chance to meet Mr and Mrs Claus and other great Christmas treats for you and the kids to enjoy.

Downtown at Delapre Christmas Experience, Monday 2nd December, Delapre Abbey.

Held on a few dates over December, this is a great experience for Downtown fans, where you will discover life at Delapre and learn the stories of who use to once live on the estate and get a behind-the-scenes look into the stunning abbey.

A very Dickens Christmas, Tuesday 3rd December, Wicksteed Park.

Held on a few dates through December. Work in a school? Want to let your kids escape the class for an educational but festive day out? Wicksteed Park are hosting a vibrant Dickens themed session of curriculum activities for Key Stage One and Two.

Christmas Fayre, Friday 6th December, Market Harborough. 

Enjoy a mince pie and mulled wine as you explore the markets packed full of winter goodies to gear you up for Christmas.

Christmas Market, Saturday 7th December, The Red Lion Branford.

A variety of local stall holders will be inviting you over to shop their great selection of items, either a treat for a loved one or a treat for you. Santa will also be making an appearance so get your kids lists ready. There’s also live music in the evening, so a great day all round.

Christmas Fayre, Saturday 7th December, Vintage Retreat.

Not only will there be some great bits to have a mooch around, there will be some festive treats and drinks to enjoy. A festive treat for you or someone you love, there’s sure to be a vintage gift right here.

Food & Drink;

Chapel Down/Curious Brew Tasting, Friday 6th December, Majestic Wine.

Taste the new arrival of MD of Beer & Cider at Chapel Down, Gareth Bath. There will be lots of treats to enjoy including Chapel Down gins, sparkling wines and the Majestic exclusive Curious Cuvee IPA, a firm fave.

Christmas Gin & Baking Masterclass with Warner’s Gin, Saturday 7th December, G&T’s.

What better way to kick of the festivities with this mince pie making and gin tasting masterclass brought to you by local guys, Warner Gin. Including their Christmas Cake Gin, sample some other great gins and learn how gin is made.

Theatre & Entertainment;

The Further Adventures of The Owl and the Pussycat, Thursday 28th November – Sunday 5th January, Royal & Derngate.

You and the kids will just love this show of adventure where the Owl and the Pussy-cat are enjoying married life until a crow steals their wedding ring. Join them on their incredible adventure together in the hope of getting it back.

Cinderella, Friday 6th – Sunday 29th December, Royal & Derngate.

The panto season is here and Northampton’s Royal and Derngate are showing the wonderful Cinderella with stars including Anita Dobson and a whole lot more to get you into the festive cheer.

The Snowman, Saturday 7th December, The Castle Theatre.

Watch The Snowman like never before, this time accompanied with a live orchestra. An immersive experience full of magic and joy, one for everyone of the family.


The Great Girls Night In, Wednesday 4th December, Cheyne Walk Club.

Spend a night in being pampered, with crafts and Christmas shopping plus bring your clothes to swap for a festive clothes swap. This is a charity fundraiser for The Lewis Foundation and The Henry Allen Trust.

Christmas Home Styling Event, Thursday 5th December, House of Fraser.

Want your home to look fab this festive season? E.C Interiors is a new interior designer in Northamptonshire area and bringing her knowledge and passion to this event where you will get the best styling tips, trends for 2020 and nibbles and a glass of fizz to mooch around the collections with.

The Artisan Baby Co Fair, Sunday 8th December, Delapre Abbey.

Returning are a lovely collection of independent, boutique baby collections and stalls perfect for kitting our your toddler or baby. VIP tickets are available where you can get a 30 min early entry so you can pick up the best pieces for they go.

Quirky Races Christmas Mince Pie Run, Sunday 8th December, Billing Aquadrome.

Quirky Races are back with a festive fun with mince pies to keep you on your toes. Get your trainers on, wrap up and take on this winter run in the open cold air.

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