Christmas events and festive workshops happening in Cheltenham this year

PUBLISHED: 15:59 17 October 2018 | UPDATED: 16:23 17 October 2018

Christmas wreath making. Picture by petrunjela, Getty Images/iStockphoto

Christmas wreath making. Picture by petrunjela, Getty Images/iStockphoto

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From festive workshops, to Christmas markets and Santa Runs, we’ve covered what’s on in Cheltenham for Christmas 2018

Cheltenham Christmas Gift and Fashion Fair

Where: Cheltenham Racecourse

When: 18 - 21 October

Price: £4 in advance or £7 on the door

The four-day fashion extravaganza will be selling stylish gifts, festive food, stocking fillers, fashion, unique items for the home and garden, art, games and toys, as well as accessories from jewellery to handbags. The event will be open between 9.30am and 5pm on the Thursday and Friday, 9.30am until 5.30pm on the Saturday and then from 9.30am until 4.30pm on the Sunday.

Once again, the fair will be doing its bit for charity by supporting the Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice. Last year, it raised £10,000 for the good cause.

Click here to buy your tickets.


Christmas Cracker Workshop

Where: The Bottle of Sauce

When: 20 November, 19:00-20:30

Price: £30.00

By the end of this DIY Christmas Crackers Workshop all participants will walk away with a set of personalised crackers in a number of patterns and templates. All materials will be provided on the day.

Visit: www.facebook.com/events/329965157808409/


Cheltenham Christmas Market

Where: The Promenade

When: 22 November - 15 December

Hot mulled cider and wine, warm winter baps and more than 40 stalls selling homemade gifts and decorations to explore. Expect lots of tasty and unusual food and drink too.


The Big Festive Yard Sale

Where: The Bottle of Sauce

When: 24 November, 10:00-14:00

Join a number of local independent makers and small businesses selling festive knick-knacks, decorations, gifts, clothes, homeware and much more. This event is child friendly, dog friendly and free to attend.

Visit: www.facebook.com/events/959675477563400/


Cheltenham Christmas Light Switch On

Where: The Brewery Quarter

When: 24 November

The annual festive light switch-on will be held in the Brewery Quarter. Who will be switching on the lights still remains a mystery! We’ll keep you posted...


The Cheltenham Christmas Wine Festival

Where: Pittville Pump Room

When: 30 November, 18:30-21:30

Price: £35

Hosted by the Tivoli Wines team, Cheltenham Christmas Wine Festival will have more than a hundred different wines, fizz, beers and spirits to try and buy for the festive period. There will be a number of Champagne Masterclasses which you can book onto for an additional £10.

Visit: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cheltenham-christmas-wine-festival-tickets-48179948523


Cotswold Christmas Market

Where: Pittville Pump Room

When: 2 December, 11:00-14:00

Price: £1 entry

Join a number of small, local and independent businesses for the annual Christmas Market. There will be more than 50 stalls to browse selling anything from festive food and drink to homeware and gifts.

Visit: shoproseandwillow.com/


Bauble Decorating Workshop

Where: The Bottle of Sauce

When: 4 December, 19:00-20:00

Price: £28.00

At this workshop you can create bespoke baubles for your tree. All materials are provided and participants will have six blank white baubles to make completely their own.

Visit: shoproseandwillow.com/local-workshops/bauble-decorating-workshop-4th-december-the-bottle-of-sauce-cheltenham


Cheltenham Elf Hunt

Where: Pittville Park

When: 8 December, starts at 10:30

Price: £12.50 and this includes the hunt, an elf soft toy, elf hat, reindeer food bar, entry to the craft tent, letter writing and a certificate

Mischievous elves are hiding in Pittville Park and families are invited to explore a trail around the park to find them all with fun and games along the way. Afterwards, head to the craft tent to make decorations and write a letter for Santa.

Visit: www.ticketor.com/elfinthehouse/


Santa Run

Where: Sudeley Castle

When: 9 December, starts at 09:00-13:00

Price: Prices varies depending on distance ran

The inaugural Santa Run will be held within the stunning grounds of Sudeley Castle. There will be free parking and toilet facilities available. The run opens at 9am for competitors to collect their race numbers and Santa Suits and there is a 8k, 5k and 1k option available.

Visit: www.aspirerunningevents.co.uk/races/santa-run-at-sudeley-castle/


Spectacle of Light

Where: Sudeley Castle

When: Various dates throughout December starting on the 9th. 17:00-21:00

Price: Tickets are £17.50 for adults and £11 for children. Advance tickets have a 10% discount

Following the success of last year’s Spectacle of Light, this year there will be a brand new illuminated trail around the grounds to explore. Expect to see majestic ruins and ancient trees all lit up to the sound of music.

Visit: spectacleoflight.co.uk/


Wreath Making Workshop

Where: The Bottle of Sauce

When: 18 December, 19:00-20:00

Price: £39.00

Learn how to make a fresh Christmas Wreath using dried fruit, ribbon and pine to hang on your door this festive period. Bring decorations to personalise. Spaces are limited to book soon.

Visit: shoproseandwillow.com/local-workshops/wreath-making-workshop

Know of an event taking place in Cheltenham this Christmas? Get in touch! Please email us at enjoycheltenhammore@archant.co.uk

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