What’s on Christmas 2023 –
We are so lucky in Stratford, Leamington Spa, Southam and Warwick that most of our attractions not only remain open, they go that little bit further to make it extra special for the festive time of year.
What’s on –
Anne Hathaway’s Cottage every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in December– Anne and her brother Bartholomew return to the cottage to discuss who will host the family Christmas in the country, or fancy festivities at Anne and William’s grand abode at New Place – possibility to taste some tasty traditional Tudor Fayre
Blenheim Palace – November 15th to 1st December – The palace will be transformed both inside and out with a Sleeping Beauty in the Palace experience in the State Rooms, a immersive Christmas market and a Christmas light trail
British Motor Museum 8th th to 23rd December – Just 2 miles away from us, The great Elf Hunt, track down the mischievous runaway elves
Burton Dassett Carols by candle light 16th December 3.30 for 1 hour. Traditional 9 lessons and carols by candlelight in this magnificent Mediaeval Church, wrap up warm it is not a heated church. Very popular event.
Charlecote Park NT – 1st Dec to 9th Feb Pick up a free leaflet and for a wonderful winter wonderful tree walk.
Compton Verney , Wonderful walk around the ground, with hidden art works for you to find
Hatton Adventure World – Enchanted Christmas Kingdom – A magical Christmas Experience for the whole family : meet the Reindeer and Father Christmas, ginger bread decorating with elves, may need to book in advance www.hatton.com
Shakespeare’s Birthplace Come A-Wassailing- Wassailing was a crucial part of Christmas, New Year and Twelfth night celebrations in the 16th Century. Come to the birthplace to learn smell and taste what it was like to go wassailing in Tudor England.
Upton House and Gardens NT Aesop’s Fables See the house magically decorated with enchanting Displays of some of these ancient tales
Warwick Castle– Dazzling light trails, ice rink, magical stories with santa
Leamington Spa – every Sunday up to Christmas- over 100 stalls selling local food , drink, street food, arts, crafts, decorations and antiques, and Christmas Music
Southam Christmas lights switch on from 12 – 7 pm. Christmas market in the town centre, lantern parade, Santa switching the lights on at 5.30 pm
Stratford – upon- Christmas Market Festival 6th 11am to 8pm , 7th 11am to 8pm and 8th December 10am – 5pm – This year the festival is a Victorian Christmas Event with a Dickensian theme – gift and craft makers, street food, vintage fun fair rides, with a plethora of street and staged entertainment
Warwick Victorian Evening Thursday 28th November 5pm – 9 pm
Pantomimes and theatre
Birmingham The Hippodrome – Sat 16th to jan 28th Jack and the bean stalk
Coventry – The Belgrade – 22nov – 13th Jan Cinderella
Leamington Spa Spa centre – 9th December – 7th January – Jack and Beanstalk
Rsc – Boy in the dress – The box of delights, by Piers Torday, based on the novel by John Masefield,