What To Do This Christmas in the Cotswolds

We can’t wait for the festive season in the Cotswolds 2021. We know that snuggling up around the wood burner is tempting but there are many great events happening in the run-up to Christmas. Because of Covid it’s a slightly reduced programme this year but there’s still plenty to choose from.

 

The Christmas Market at Blenheim Palace

19 November – 19 December

A magical Winter wonderland, Blenheim Palace is the perfect way to get into the festive spirit. Immerse yourself in the story of The Nutcracker inside the palace or explore the illuminated trail in the 150 acres of garden. Looking for an amazing stocking filler for your loved one? There are over 70 designer and craft traders in the Great Court so you can shop till you drop!

Christmas Market
Blenheim Palace Christmas Market

 

Late Night Christmas Shopping in Broadway Village

26 November & 3 December

Broadway village comes alive with Christmas shoppers on Friday 26th November and Friday 3rd December. We can’t wait to spend our Friday night indulging in mince pies and mulled wine whilst admiring the beauty of the village dressed in twinkling lights.

Christmas Shopping in Broadway Village
Christmas Shopping in Broadway Village

 

Cirencester Christmas Market

20 – 28 November

From 20-28th November you can enjoy live carols under the Christmas tree in the market square of Cirencester with a glass of locally brewed cider. With plenty of high-quality traders and craftsmen, this is the perfect place to pick up a unique Christmas gift for your other half.

 

Moreton-in-Marsh Christmas Market

27 November

See Moreton-in-Marsh sparkle as the Christmas lights are switched on along the high street. Sit back and enjoy this quintessential Cotswold town in all its glory as this festive evening brings together the true spirit of Christmas, as the local community comes together to celebrate.

 

Enchanted, Cotswold Farm Park

27 November – 31 December

Create magical memories with the whole family at Cotswold Farm Park this Christmas. Feed the animals in their stables, enjoy a toasted marshmallow and hot chocolate by the fire and marvel at the illuminations in the Enchanted Forest. If you book by the end of October, you’ll receive 20% off your tickets.

Enchanted Light Trail
Enchanted Light Trail

 

Spectacle of Light, Sudeley Castle

26 November – 30 December

One of the most famous festive events in the Cotswolds, the Spectacle of Light at Sudeley Castle is not to be missed! Whether you want to explore as a family or have a romantic evening out for two, the magic of the Spectacle of Light is sure to capture your imagination.

Sudeley Castle
Sudeley Castle

 

Children’s Christmas Trail at Batsford

1 December – 3 January

The perfect activity for the whole family to enjoy, take a stroll around Batsford Arboretum and find the Christmassy characters to win a prize for your children to take home!

 

Christmas at Cogges Manor Farm

Dates announced soon…

Visit Father Christmas himself at Cogges Manor Farm as he will be visiting all the way from the North Pole for a weekend of family fun activities. You can even learn to create the perfect Christmas wreath at their table arrangement workshop.

 

Oxford Christmas Market

9 – 19 December

A short drive away from the Cotswolds, soak up the festive spirit of Oxford. Stoll down Broad Street with a mulled wine to find local choirs singing carols and market traders offering handmade gifts.

Oxford Christmas Markets

 

Let’s get Christmassy! And if you are planning a short break, check out our collection of Christmas cottages in the Cotswolds