Monday 16 September 2019

Gloucestershire Christmas events guide

Find Christmas events in Gloucestershire in 2019, including family fun, where to meet Santa, traditional pantomimes, and much more, with SoGlos’s guide to the best festive events in the county.

Christmas in Gloucestershire 2019 is set to be a fun-filled festive season, complete with plenty of things to do for the whole family and all the festive celebrations and over-indulgence you could hope for.

SoGlos’s hand-selected guide to Christmas events in Gloucestershire 2019 will help you make the most of everything that’s on offer in the county, from festive fayres and where to meet Santa, to carol singing and special concerts.

Please note, this guide will be updated as events are announced across the county.

Cheltenham Christmas events 2019

New Year's racing at Cheltenham Racecourse

When and where?

Wednesday 1 January 2019 at Cheltenham Racecourse.

What’s happening?

Families can top off a fantastic Christmas with tickets to New Year's racing at Cheltenham Racecourse where entry is free for under 18s.

With thrilling racing action taking place on the track, little ones can also head to the Family Fun Zone to try out the inflatables, make some rosettes and meet Madagascar's Alex the Lion and Skipper the Penguin.

SoGlos loves

The perfect way to kick off the new year, New Year’s Day racing at Cheltenham Racecourse is free of charge for under 18s.

The important bits

Tickets cost from £10 per person for adults and are free of charge for under 18s.

How to book

Call 0344 579 3003, or visit directly.

Cinderella Pantomime at Everyman Theatre

When and where?

From Friday 29 November 2019 to Sunday 12 January 2020.

What’s happening?

Kicking off the Christmas season with its traditional pantomime, Everyman Theatre’s annual spectacle returns to the stage to perform Cinderella.
Starring Tweedy the clown, the performance promises slapstick silliness, comic songs and heartfelt storytelling, as the classic fairytale of Cinderella, her ugly sisters and Prince Charming, is retold live on stage.

So, don’t forget your glass slipper as your make your way to Everyman Theatre for an unforgettable night of family entertainment this Christmas.

SoGlos loves

Everyman Theatre’s much-loved pantomime has become one of the must-do festive experiences for Cheltenham families. This popular event will sell out, so don’t miss out on a charming performance that children will remember for years to come.

The important bits

Tickets start from £14, with concessions available.

How to book

Call (01242) 572573, or visit directly.

Gloucester Christmas events 2019

Gloucester Quays Victorian Christmas Market

When and where?

Gloucester Quays Victorian Christmas runs from Thursday 14 November to Sunday 24 November 2019.

What’s happening?

One of the most popular events in Gloucestershire’s festive calendar, Gloucester Quays Christmas Market returns to the shopping centre for 2019, promising festive stalls, delicious foodie treats and the return of the ever-popular open-air ice rink.

Guests can expect one-of-a-kind crafts, heaps of Victorian entertainment, and local food and drinks producers to add a touch of glorious Gloucestershire charm to your festive table and stockings this Christmas.

SoGlos loves

Put your skates on to enjoy Gloucester Quays’ Christmas open-air ice rink, where guests can skate around a large Christmas tree in 2019 – Gloucestershire’s answer to the Rockefeller Center!

It’s also suitable for families, with training aids to help little ones who aren’t so steady on their skates.

The important bits

Access to Gloucester Quays Victorian Christmas Market is free of charge. Parking is available on site.

How to book

You don’t to book ahead for the Christmas market, but for more information call (01452) 338933 or visit directly. Advance booking is required for ice-skating.

Tewkesbury Christmas events 2019

Aladdin pantomime at The Roses Theatre

When and where?

From Saturday 30 November 2019 to Saturday 4 January 2020 at The Roses Theatre.

What’s happening?

Get swept away with Aladdin, Jasmine and the magic genie on an exotic adventure to save the Princess’s kingdom. The Roses’ traditional family panto is an interactive show for families – promising cheer, laughter and fun. Meet magical characters, sing along to classic songs and discover the talented cast’s fantastical journey in the Far East.

SoGlos loves

An absolute festive favourite with the SoGlos team, The Roses’s annual pantomime is a wonderful way to celebrate the festive season with the whole family – suitable for children as young as four.

The important bits

Tickets start at £15 per person, with concessions and group tickets available.

How to book

Call (01684) 295074, email or visit directly.

Forest of Dean Christmas events 2019

A Very Traditional Christmas at Dean Heritage Centre

When and where?

Saturday 14, Sunday 15, Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 December 2019 at Dean Heritage Centre. Doors open at 10am.

What’s happening?

Enjoy a Christmassy day out at Dean Heritage Centre this December, where the little ones can meet Father Christmas, who’ll be giving out presents and take part in a range of fun-filled activities in the magical Forest of Dean.

A prime place to pick up some unique, locally-produced gifts in time for Christmas, Dean Heritage Centre will also be offering visitors delicious treats in the galleries and coffee shop and a local choir will be filling the air with classic Christmas carols on Saturday 14 and Saturday 21 December 2019.

SoGlos loves

Visitors to Dean Heritage Centre can learn more about what life was like for residents in the Victorian times, explore the old Forester’s Cottage and even try out what it was like to be a school pupil at the Victorian school. With all attractions open during the Christmas events, it makes for a fun day out for the whole family.

The important bits

General admission to Dean Heritage Centre costs £7.20 per adult, £6.30 per concession and £5.40 per child. Under threes are free of charge.

How to book

Call (01594) 822170, email or visit directly.

Cotswold Christmas events 2019

Gloucester Christmas events 2019

© SoGlos
Wednesday 21 August 2019

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