Here is a collection of activities that are planned in and around Warwick over the weeks leading up to Christmas 2011. There are many more events listed on thebestofWarwick's Events page, so please check out that listing for more, recently added, events. But here are a few that are already announced:-
Warwick Christmas Light Switch On 2011 will take place as part of Warwick Victorian Evening 2011 on Thurs 24th November. Without a doubt this is always one of the highlights of Warwick's Event Calendar & a great event to kick off the festive atmosphere. Many local businesses are getting involved with special events, late night shopping & opening.
If you enjoyed the Victorian Evening then you can find an even bigger Christmas Market a short train ride away- The Birmingham German (Frankfurt) Market This happens every year and runs from Thursday 17th November until Friday 23rd December 2011. The market is the largest of its kind outside of Germany & Austria! There are around 180 stalls with some great handmade gifts on sale. You can also get into the spirit and enjoy mulled wine, German beer, German grilled sausages, pastries and cakes! Nearest stations are Snowshill and Birmingham New St.
Christmas Jumps at Warwick Racecourse - Sunday 4th December
Treat the kids to a festive day at the races at our Christmas Jumps. We have something for all of the family.
Adult Tickets: £20 Kids 17 and under: FREE
Gates Open: 10.40am
First Race: 12.40pm
To book your tickets please call 08445 793013
Panto in Warwick 2011 - Pantomime fun for all ages at Bridge House Theatre, Warwick- Cinderella will be running with matinee & evening showings from 21st Dec to 2nd Jan- full info HERE or call 01926 776438.
Christmas Party Nights at Wroxall Abbey Estate
Wroxall Abbey Estate are holding quite a few Christmas Party Nights which include a superb 3 course meal, entertainment and disco.
Chef's 3 course dinner and resident DJ playing all your seasonal favourites. From only £24.95 per person
You can either book individually or for larger groups by the table, so its great for couples, groups of friends or even work places wanting their Christmas parties. Quality accommodation is also on offer should you wish to stay over.
Stay over Specials: Don't Drink & Drive ! Wroxall offers attractive rates for our dinner and party guests
More info here
Hill Close Gardens: Family event - Getting ready for Christmas
Friday 2 December, 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Enjoy mince pies and carol singing by local choirs. Children can visit the "green" Father Christmas and take part in craft activities. Adults will be able to browse the Christmas Fair stalls. Wreaths and table decorations made from plants in the Gardens will be available. From 4pm-7pm Dec 3
Guy Nelson Hall Warwick: WS Winter Concert
Chase away the winter blues, with this celebration of seasonal delights.
Featuring Warwick School's premiere ensembles: School Orchestra, Chapel Strings, Foundation Wind Orchestra & Jazz Lab.
The Yuletide and Farmers Markets in Leamington Spa, will be held on a number of weekends in the run up to Christmas, this has got to be a good place to stock up on those extra little treats for the festive season.
This ever popular series of markets compliment the wide range of shops which Leamington has to offer and brings over 100 stalls into the town with craft and gift ideas for Christmas.
Including the Leamington Farmer's Market, offering speciality produce and seasonal fruit and vegetables, all produced within 30 miles of Leamington.
For more information, visit: www.skettsfarmersmarkets.co.uk
Leamington Spa Art Gallery: Victorian Christmas
Saturday 10 December, 12noon - 3pm
A day of family fun inspired by the Victorians. Take part in a variety of crafts activities like making cinnamon bunches, popcorn tinsel and cards. Meet Santa and listen to carol singers.
Free, drop in and join in. Suitable for the whole family. Tel 01926 742700
We have lots of local traders who have special deals for Christmas:
Click HERE to see the list of Special Offers available on thebestofWarwick. Here's a couple to get your taste-buds going!
Check out Hill Top Farm, Hunningham – for their Christmas Trees.
If you're looking for your Christmas Turkey and other local meat produce then there is lots of choice from the best local suppliers around Warwick and Leamington Spa including Rumps the Butchers in Warwick, Hill Top Farm, Hunningham on The Fosse Way and Becks Butchers in Kenilworth.
For those special Delicatessen products, you'll find lots of very special and interesting delicacies at Country Bumpkins on Warwick Street Leamington Spa.
For that special gift for your loved one for Christmas, Peter Stephan Jewellers are now open 7 days a week in the run up to Christmas and are certain to have a sparkling gift to enchant on Christmas morning.
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