11 Christmas events in Cheltenham to get you into the festive spirit

Cheltenham is brimming with bright and beautiful seasonal celebrations this year, with visitors able to take their pick from an array of festive events that are sure to add some sparkle to your step.

By Emma Luther  |  Published
There's plenty of festive events in Cheltenham to put a smile on your face this Christmas 2023.
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'Tis the season to be jolly and there's loads going on across Cheltenham to put a smile on your face this festive season. 

With plenty of events to get you fully into the festive spirit, pop along to one of SoGlos's highlights of this year — guaranteed to melt even Scrooge's cold heart...

Cheltenham town centre Christmas launch

Festive roaming characters and musical entertainment are set to bring the town's lights to life on Thursday 16 November 2023, from 4pm to 7pm — promising a magical start to Cheltenham's Christmas celebrations. 

The Brewery Quarter Christmas launch party

Soak up a spectacular celebration that promises fun, entertainment and plenty of festive cheer at The Brewery Quarter on Saturday 25 November 2023 from 2pm to 7pm — with guaranteed snow showers and an appearance from the big man himself to look forward to.

Pittville Pump Room Christmas lights switch on

Let your hair down with live festive entertainment featuring Santa, Disney's Frozen characters and an artisan market at one of Cheltenham's most iconic buildings on Saturday 25 November 2023 from 3pm to 7pm.

Take a trip down Candy Cane Lane at Regent Arcade

Say hello to the candy cane stilt walkers, as they spread festive cheer and hand out chocolate treats to shoppers on Saturday 18 November 2023 from 11am to 4pm.

Cheltenham BID Elf Christmas Trail

Spot the mischievous elves in windows across the town centre to be in with the chance to win a Cheltenham gift card from Thursday 16 November to Friday 22 December 2023 — ideal for keeping little ones entertained while you're out Christmas shopping. 

Cheltenham BID Christmas Light Trail

Download a free map and follow the festive trail for families around the centre of Cheltenham from Thursday 16 November 2023 to Monday 1 January 2024, taking in the twinkling Christmas lights all over town. 

The Cheltenham Ice Rink

Experience the magic of ice skating at Cheltenham's all-weather rink in Imperial Gardens from Friday 17 November 2023 to Monday 1 January 2024.

Panto fun with Mother Goose at the Everyman Theatre

Starring Tweedy as the dashing dame, you can catch the capers of Mother Goose from Friday 24 November 2023 to Sunday 7 January 2024 at the Everyman Theatre.

Cheltenham Christmas Gift Market

Tick off your gift list with a host of homeware, food and drink delights lined up along The Promenade from Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 November 2023.

Christmas Craft Festival

There'll be no fewer than 100 professional designer-maker businesses bringing crafts, demos and workshops to the spectacular Cheltenham Town Hall from Friday 17 to Sunday 19 November 2023.

Christmas Arts and Crafts Market

Perfect for picking up unique Christmas gifts, browse through handmade products from local artists and craftspeople along The Promenade from Friday 14 to Saturday 23 December 2023.

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