We believe that it goes without saying, Christmas is the most magical time of the year. The once quiet streets now filled with Christmas trees towering at incredible heights with each passing year, and glistening lights adorning our communities and homes. And of course, the eternal question that asks, ‘is it to early to put up my Christmas tree?’ With all the festive buzz and sights, it truly is the time to seek out new festive celebration events!
But with so many festivities taking place, where to go? If you are coming to a Pre-Christmas Staycation with us, we’ve created a little ‘What’s On’ Guide around our Hotels to ensure if you are visiting us you and the family can head out and explore what the local community has to offer!
Luminate Leamington Parade
Date: Sunday 5th December 2021
Location: Royal Pump Room Gardens
The Lantern Parade that takes place within Leamington Spa was first established in 2010, where this celebration was inspired by the historical event of the ‘Lights of Leamington’ where the festivity of Christmas would take place with bright lights in 1951 – 1961. Since 2010, this event is only growing within popularity, ensuring all in the community can join, and the lanterns created leave spectators astounded every year.
With entertainment featuring stilt walkers, a performance from a west end singer and a visit from Santa and his Reindeer. Whether you wish to partake with a homemade lantern, or spectate at the wonderous sights, it truly isn’t one to be missed! This magical evening will have you feeling the spirit of the Season this Christmas and with entertainment and sights for all the family to enjoy.
Kenilworth Town Centre Lights Switch-On
Date: Friday 26th November 2021
Location: Kenilworth, Warwick Road
If you are looking to get involved in the community spirit of the luminous lights being switched on, and the hustle and bustle of independent shops and businesses with a huge variety of potential gifts for you to peruse at your leisure, this could be the event for you.
With many offers of entertainment ranging from rides, stalls, and a wide selection of food there is guaranteed to be something for all the family, including a live pantomime and rock band on the stage. Not only will the Deputy Mayor of Kenilworth be making a special appearance in order to switch on the lights, (and there are rumours Santa will also be there to!)
Bewdley Christmas Market & Lights Switch on
Date: Saturday 27th November 2021
Location: Load Street, Bewdley
While staying at Brockencote Hall Hotel this season, a fantastic opportunity would be to visit the Bewdley Christmas Market, with this being a one day only event it’s a once in a year event to attend! Situated around 30 minutes from the Hotel, the abundance of markets will provide something for everyone ranging from handmade goods, food, drink, and excellent ideas for Christmas stocking fillers. After all, with approximately 100 stalls to chose from you and your family will be spoilt for choice! If that wasn’t enough, be ready to watch the festive atmosphere arise with live music, Carols and local entertainers!
Brixham Christmas lights switch-on
Date: Saturday 27th November 2021
Heading to a Pre-Christmas Staycation with us at Bovey Castle? The surrounding areas of Bovey Castle are bursting to the seam with exciting, festive events for all members of the family to join in. The event above is about an hour in distance from Bovey Castle, and will include not only a magical lantern parade for all to enjoy, but a fantastic community lights switch on show, which will leave you grinning from ear to ear (especially as it is rumoured Santa will switch the lights on!)
Cheltenham Christmas Market
Date: Saturday 20th November 2021
Location: The Promenade, Cheltenham
This year, The Promenade in Cheltenham will be glistening with lights and full of Christmas Markets and Stalls to either fill those Christmas Stockings, or complete the Christmas list! This festive market also promises a huge selection of local and visiting businesses who are ready to serve you a delicious variety of food from meats, cheeses, and all things sweet!
In addition to this, if you are visiting around Christmas into the New Year, then a visit to the ice rink wouldn’t be a miss! Located in Imperial Gardens, the ice rink is sure to offer a fun experience for you and friends or family members.
Victorian Christmas Market
Date: Thursday 9th – Sunday 12th December
Location: Bridge Street, Stratford-Upon-Avon
The Annual Victorian Christmas Market at Stratford-Upon-Avon is a unique event that is not to be missed! With Victorian costumes parading the markets, businesses local and visiting providing a range of gifts and food, to the exciting traditional funfair that includes the grand carousel it’s a festive outing for all the family!
If you are heading to a Pre-Christmas Staycation with us in Stratford-Upon-Avon, the treat of live performances on Henley Street being lit with the glistening and array of colours from the Christmas Lights, the market will truly have you feeling ready for Christmas Day!