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Bacon Theatre
Dean Close School, Shelburne Road, Cheltenham GL51 6HE
01242 258002
Thursday 7 November, 7pm
National Theatre Broadcast - Hansard
See two-time Olivier Award winners, Lindsay Duncan and Alex Jennings, in this brand-new play by Simon Wood, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London. Monday 9 December, 10.30am
Santa’s Christmas Countdown
Join Dotty the elf, Dasher the reindeer, Jackfrost and Pompom the penguin in a fun festive musical adventure to help fix the Christmas calendar and get Santa’s Christmas countdown started.
Friday 13 December, 7pm
Christmas at the Musicals
Join Mary-Jess and Joanna Forest and their special guest choir from The Pauline Quirke Academy Cheltenham in the beautiful setting of The Bacon Theatre for a magical festive evening.
Saturday 14 December, 7.30pm
A Christmas Carol
This Winter, Charles Dickens’ classic ghost story is brought alive in a traditional production, complete with beautiful period costume, song, dance and a magnificent musical score.
Bath Christmas Market
Bath City Centre
01225 614420 Thursday 28 November - Sunday 15 December
Bath Christmas Market
The award-winning Bath Christmas Market is back for 18 days of magical merriment. With around 150 twinkling chalets spread out across Bath’s picturesque Georgian streets, it’s the perfect place to do a spot of Christmas shopping.
Batsford Arboretum
Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 9AB
01386 701441
Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 November, 10am - 4pm
Christmas Needle Felting Workshop
Join Blossom Felts at Batsford for a fun and relaxed weekend of crafting.
Blenheim Palace
Woodstock OX20 1PP
01993 810530
Thursday 14 - Sunday 17 November Living Crafts for Christmas
With over 150 British designer-makers, discover the perfect presents for all the family, from special commissions to simple stocking fillers, millinery, ceramics, studio glass, leather work, sculpture, textile crafts, photography, toys and puzzles, fashions, soaps, designer jewellery and lots of food, drink and decorations.
Friday 22 November - Sunday 15 December
The Christmas Market
Escape the bustle of the high street
and soak up the festive atmosphere of their Christmas market set against the magnificent backdrop of Blenheim Palace. Friday 22 November - Wednesday 1 January
Illuminated Light Trail
The towering tunnel of light will once again twinkle with over 100,000 pea-lights, while the woodland laser garden and the scented fire garden all return. The water terrace light finale dances across the historic faade to much-loved Christmas classics.
Friday 22 November - Sunday 5 January
Alice in the Palace
The beautiful surrounds of the Palace will be transformed into a whimsical topsy- turvy wonderland. Step between the pages of a larger than life book, down the rabbit- hole and along corridors filled with hidden surprises.
Cheltenham College
Bath Road, Cheltenham GL53 7LD 01242 265600
Sunday 24 November, 10am - 3pm Christmas Shopping Fair
Wrap up Christmas before December at an exclusive shopping event with over 70 stall holders.
Cheltenham Farmers' Market
The Promenade, Cheltenham GL50 1PJ 01608 652662
Second & last Friday of each month, 9am - 2pm
An award-winning stalls market established over twelve years ago. The market is located along the town’s Promenade, one of the top shopping thoroughfares of the UK, where there is enthusiastic trade from town and around in support of the rural economy.
Cheltenham Playhouse
47-53 Bath Road, Cheltenham GL53 7HG 01242 522852
Thursday 14 - Saturday 23 November Flint Street Nativity
A festive comedy about kids - for adults. The Flint Street Nativity focuses on the hang-ups, worries and petty jealousies
of these junior individuals and their brutal attempts to mimic and impress their elders. Thursday 5 December, 7.30pm
Peter Gill’s Christmas Comedy Songbook
Renowned entertainer Peter Gill presents his ever popular Comedy Songbook with a special Christmas theme.
Saturday 14 - Tuesday 24 December
Tom’s Midnight Garden
This wonderful adaptation of one of the most beloved children’s books of all time is a real treat for the whole family this Christmas.
In these pages you will find lots to do at this time of year. From traditional pantos, to train rides with Santa, festive events and craft fairs, there’s plenty the keep everyone entertained and make this the most enjoyable Christmas ever!

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