Christmas Events

The South of England and East Anglia offers a wide range of award winning attractions, activities and events to keep the children entertained during the Christmas school holidays. From Activity Days – to reading events in Santa’s Grotto on the run up to Christmas.

We would like to remind all readers to always confirm event details directly with the event’s organisers.


Great Chesterford Weekend Christmas Jewellery Fair

07/11/2020 – 08/11/2020 @ The Chesterfords Community Centre

Rural Magpie is pleased to host the popular Jewellery Fair at Great Chesterford this Christmas time bringing the fair for the weekend.  Discover over 28 local artisan designer makers of fine exquisite handcrafted jewellery in gold, silver and precious stones, including beads and pearls. You can also browse and buy designer, preloved, antique and vintage […]

Christmas Fair at Holt Hall RELOCATED to Thurning Hall

14/11/2020 – 15/11/2020 @ Thurning Hall

CHRISTMAS FAIR AT HOLT HALL HAS RELOCATED TO THURNING HALL NEAR HOLT DUE TO COVID-19. THURNING HALL, THURNING, NORFOLK. NR20 5QY. SATURDAY 14TH & SUNDAY 15TH NOVEMBER 2020. Over 65 stalls showcasing an inspiring array of innovative and quality Christmas gifts ranging from local food and drink, clothing, crafts, paintings, plants, Christmas wreaths, decorations, glassware, […]

Great Dunmow Christmas Jewellery Fair

21/11/2020 @ Foakes Hall

Rural Magpie is pleased to be hosting the popular jewellery fair at Christmas time in Great Dunmow Essex. Discover over 28 artisan designer makers of fine exquisite handcrafted jewellery in gold, silver and precious stones, including beads and pearls. Visitors can browse and buy designer, preloved, antique and vintage jewellery. Also exhibiting will be a […]

Hertford Christmas Gala

27/11/2020 @ Hertford Town Centre

The Hertford Christmas Gala is an annual favourite event with locals and visitors to the county town. The Gala evening includes Christmas markets throughout the town, live entertainment on stage, street entertainment and costume characters, fairground rides and the famous Christmas tree light switch on. Retailers will be offering free goodies and samples, discounts and […]

A Not So Silent Night

27/11/2020 @ Moot Hall, Colchester Town Hall

Three dates are available: 27 November, 3 December, 10 December Celebrate in style this Christmas at the Town Hall’s ‘A Not So Silent Night’, ideal for your office party and team night out, where you can enjoy… • A Complimentary Arrival Drink • A Sumptuous three course meal • Entertainment from our in house DJ […]

A Not So Silent Night

04/12/2020 @ Moot Hall, Colchester Town Hall

Three dates are available: 27 November, 3 December, 10 December Celebrate in style this Christmas at the Town Hall’s ‘A Not So Silent Night’, ideal for your office party and team night out, where you can enjoy… • A Complimentary Arrival Drink • A Sumptuous three course meal • Entertainment from our in house DJ […]

Festive Express

05/12/2020 – 24/12/2020 @ Bure Valley Railway

Hop on board one of our Festive Express steam trains this December. Enjoy a 1 hour experience from our Aylsham Station including festive treats, a 30 minutes steam train ride and a guest appearance from Santa. Each child will receive a personalised present from Santa himself. Itinerary Arrive at Aylsham Station 20-30 minutes before your […]