Top 5 things to do at Christmas in Newbury

Top 5 things to do at Christmas in Newbury hero

There’s magic in the air… Christmas is coming!

During the most wonderful time of the year, there are plenty of festive activities to enjoy with family and friends around the country, but especially in Newbury!

Newbury is a fantastic location to live – rich in history, the market town has a great food scene, shops, and just a stone’s throw away from the beautiful countryside. With ideal road and rail links, it’s the perfect place to have a base for work and exploring both near and afar.

But, when it comes to Christmas, why would you go anywhere else? We’ve put together our top 5 suggestions for some festive fun in and around Newbury!

Victorian Christmas Fayre

Step into Victorian Newbury on the first weekend of December! At venues across the town centre, you’ll find a whole host of market stalls, all manned by traders dressed in typical Victorian dress, alongside a host of Victorian-themed roaming performers.

There’ll be live music and entertainment throughout the days, a Victorian Carousel, and even the top man himself, Father Christmas!

When: 3rd & 4th December

Where: Across Newbury Town Centre

The Great Christmas Carnival

A new Christmas event has arrived in the area! Dubbed a ‘one-sleigh-stop magical experience for the whole family’ on Visit Newbury, there is plenty on offer for the whole family to enjoy - ice skating, rides, markets, a flying Santa… your children won’t want to leave!

When: 27th November – 2nd January

Where: Newbury Racecourse

Experience The Panto

Another great production has hit the Corn Exchange! Jack sells his cow for some magic beans, and upon planting them, a beanstalk grows… and the adventure begins! Will Jack defeat the giant?

You can find out this Christmas!

When: 25th November – 31st December

Where: Corn Exchange, Newbury

Festival Of Light

Experience the twinkling delights of the Festival Light! Starting at Northbrook Street, the procession will travel through the town to the Market Place, where live music awaits.

As part of this spectacle, the Corn Exchange is offering Lantern making workshops in the run up to the event – as part of this workshop you will be able to bear your lantern at the event! Find out more here.

The Festival of Light procession is not to be missed!

When: 11th December

Where: Procession starts outside the Newbury Methodist Church on Northbrook Street, 4:30pm

Experience Christmas At The National Trust

National Trust properties around the local area are bursting with Christmas festivities this year.

Whether you are looking for a bit of sparkle and festive wonder, or a traditional Christmas experience for a sense of nostalgia, the National Trust has an array of festivities to experience!

Highlights include Basildon Park & The Vyne.

When: See the National Trust site for all opening times.