What's On In The Thames Valley This Christmas?

Christmas in the Thames Valley

With Christmas fast approaching, why not get into the festive spirit and attend some of the many magical Christmas events happening in the Thames Valley area. Whether you fancy shopping at seasonal gift stalls, tasting the yummy festive delicacies or dancing around to jolly tunes, then there are some perfect events for you to attend this December!


Reading town centre has a fantastic atmosphere, especially at Christmas. Enjoy a range of fun, festive events to satisfy and involve the whole family. Here is a list of events happening over December in Reading:

  • 8th of December - come along to Festive Fun Children’s Workshop at Broad Street Mall for FREE, where you can get creative and make snowflake decorations.
  • Every Saturday in December - The Oracle are hosting an incredible LED Christmas parade of ice kings, swans, snow lions and an aerial acrobat performance. Get your woolly hat, scarf and gloves on and enjoy the magic!
  • 1st-24th of December - there will be a whole host of FREE magical events taking place every day until Christmas for Reading’s Living Advent Calendar. Get involved in singalongs, craft workshops and a range of family entertainment!
  • 22nd of December - The Snow Show brings music, magic, carols and dancing to the town centre of Reading, including Santa on his sleigh!

Christmas in the Thames Valley


Newbury is a wonderful market town in Berkshire, with a large a range of events throughout December including:

  • 9th of December - The Newbury Artisan Market hosts a variety of quality produce, original art, designer crafts, sizzling street food and wonderful family activities.
  • 9th and 14th of December - Newbury Racecourse is providing an impressive Christmas in New York night, for you and your friends to enjoy a festive celebration and party the night away ‘Big Apple’ style.
  • 15th-23rd of December - Meet Santa with a boat trip through Newbury and enjoy stories, singing and the chance to spend time with Santa himself. Book your tickets early to avoid disappointment!
  • 14th-23rd of December - Head to Santa’s Grotto in Parkway and receive a special gift to begin your Christmas full of surprises.

Christmas in the Thames Valley


This growing, vibrant town is an excellent place to start celebrating Christmas. Why not visit some of the magical events taking place in Basingstoke this December:

  • 8th and 9th of December - The Milestones Museum Christmas Market offers over 40 stalls selling festive treats and gifts, Santa in his grotto, family Victorian themed fun and local choirs! This will not be one to miss.
  • 14th-24th of December - Bring your children down to the Magical Christmas Toy Shop where you can get involved in an interactive festive show, storytelling, music and puppetry. It truly will be a magical experience.

Christmas in the Thames Valley


Home to the British Royal Family, these Berkshire towns have an array of exciting events to offer you and your family this Christmas:

  • NOW until the 6th of January - Windsor On Ice provides you with a wonderful ice skating rink for great value, alongside an Ice bar serving festive food and drink. Skate your way into Christmas!
  • NOW until the 24th of December - Lapland is brought to the UK, providing a magical winter wonderland in Ascot. Winning “The UK’s Best Family Day Out” in 2015 & 2016, this is the perfect place to make wonderful memories with your family.
  • 8th and 9th of December, 15th-23rd of December - Christmas at LEGOLAND is an experience to remember, seeing the park as you’ve never seen it before, with seasonal festivities, snow-dusted pine trees and thrilling rides!
  • 21st and 22nd of December - Head down to Ascot Racecourse for the Christmas Family race day. Visit Santa and his reindeer, enjoy free fairground rides, festive cocktails and pony rides! Children can attend and eat for free.

Christmas in the Thames Valley


Just off the M3, Camberley town centre offers everything, including shopping, dining and leisure activities as well as Christmas events for families to enjoy:

  • 1st-23rd of December - The Square Camberley are hosting festive activities in their Christmas Pixie House, including gingerbread decoration, card making and create your own snow globe. This is a perfect day out to get your children creative and feeling festive.
  • 1st-15th of December - Visit Santa in The Square Camberley at his very own grotto and receive a special gift...

Christmas in the Thames Valley


With new, modern shopping and dining opportunities, Bracknell has several Christmas events to offer this December:

  • NOW until the 24th of December - The Lexicon hosts Festive Markets building up to Christmas, where you can enjoy a variety of festive food and drink, handmade gifts, personalised decorations and a children’s merry-go-round!
  • 8th and 15th of December - Children get the chance to become a certified elf at the Elf Academy by completing arts and crafts tasks. Do your children have what it takes to become an elf?

Christmas in the Thames Valley


With years of success with the Farnborough Airshow, this town can also put on great Christmas events:

  • NOW until the 24th of December - Christmas at Birdworld is a wonderful experience where you can meet Santa’s reindeer, friendly farm animals and enter a magical world full of animated characters.

Christmas in the Thames Valley

With all these fantastic festive events occurring over December, why not make your trip even more exciting and relaxing by booking one of House of Fisher’s serviced apartments. Across seven fantastic locations in the Surrey, Berkshire and Hampshire regions, House of Fisher offers luxury serviced apartments alongside an outstanding service to make your stay a memorable one. So, booking with us means you can experience some of these Christmas events without the rush of getting back home!

Receive 18% OFF our Best Available Rate when booking directly this festive period. Applies to bookings and stays from the 10th December until 7th January 2019. MERRY CHRISTMAS! 

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