The best Christmas events in Cambridgeshire 2017

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Have a merry Christmas with our guide to the best Christmas events in Cambridgeshire this December:

Written by Tracey Dean 

Meet Father Christmas at Wicken Fen Nature Reserve, from 3 December

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve, Lode Lane, Wicken, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 5XP


Follow the trail at this charming National Trust nature reserve in search of Father Christmas! This memorable experience includes making crafts in the elves busy workshop and a magical meeting with the man in red himself! Price: Child ticket £9



Cambridgeshire Christmas Crafts and Food Fair, Saturday 9 December 2017 and Sunday 10 December 2017

The Arena Wood Green, London Road, Godmanchester, PE29 2NH  

The perfect place for Christmas shopping, this two-day fair has a wide selection of beautiful homemade cards and presents for your loved ones. Gifts include delicious Christmas treats, striking art and relaxing aromatherapy and candles plus much more.

Tickets: Adults £3, Concessions £2.50, accompanied children 16 and under free. Buy tickets at

Jingle Bell Christmas , Friday 15 December 2017

Cambridge Corn Exchange, 2 Wheeler St, Cambridge CB2 3QB

Watch a host of West End stars belt out your favourite songs alongside the superb London Concert Orchestra. This Christmas music concert is guaranteed to have you feeling the festive cheer with all the classics including Last Christmas, Santa Claus is Coming to Town and the Twelve Days of Christmas. Tickets from £26.75. Book your seat at

King’s College Cambridge Choir



Enchanted Cinema presents: A Christmas Film, Saturday 16 December

The Robinson Theatre, Hills Road, Cambridge

It wouldn’t be Christmas without watching a festive film or two, however this year you can make the experience extra magical with Enchanted Cinema’s Christmas Film Festival in aid of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH). Creating a cosy and festive atmosphere alongside a Christmas pop up café serving up festive food such as mulled wine and mice pies, families can enjoy the likes of Frozen at 10am, an autism friendly screening of The Polar Express at 1pm, followed by Bridget Jones’ Diary at 4pm and Love Actually at 7pm. All profits will go to EACH.

Peterborough Christmas Market Village, 18-23 December

Surrounded by historic buildings and dazzling lights, the festive market rivals those found in Europe. Made up of 14 pretty Christmas chalets and 30 traders in their German style huts, visitors can shop, eat and be merry!

Ultimate Christmas Party

The Ultimate Christmas Party, Wednesday 20 December 2017    

The Cambridge Union, 9a Bridge Street, Cambridge, CB2 1UB 

Eat drink and be merry this Christmas at the spectacular ‘The Reindeer’ Christmas party. Enter the winter chamber complete with snow-fall lighting and enjoy the Prosecco on tap bar, a delicious four-course meal and plenty of dancing in the disco room for a joyful night to remember. Tickets £65. Tickets selling fast at

Hark! The Herald – Carol Concert, 22 December at 7.30pm

Ely Cathedral, Ely

As the big day draws closer, get into the spirit with a memorable evening of traditional Christmas carols and seasonal music in the magical setting of Ely Cathedral. The magnificent 30ft Christmas Tree and soaring voices of the Cathedral Choir creates a very special Christmas event for family and friends. Price: Tickets £20, £16, and £10. Under 16s £10, £8, £5. Purchase tickets at

picture by Geoff Pugh

A festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, Sunday 24 December 2017

King College, King’s Parade, Cambridge, CB2 1ST

This world famous Christmas Eve service takes place in the candle lit chapel at the prestigious Kings College. Tickets for this popular event are available by queuing, but be quick, the queue forms a day or so before the service. Those lucky enough to attend will hear the angelic voices of the choir as they sing traditional Christmas carols alongside readings from the bible. 

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