Events in Berkshire this December
Christmas Shopping Evening
Thursday 4th December, 5PM – 9PM
Join us for a festive evening with a selection of gifts and treatment experiences to choose from. With Christmas floral displays, cakes & cupcakes, jewellery, decorations and gifts for the home there is sure to be something for everyone.
Everyone welcome, members, guests, friends and family.
Canapés and drinks available on arrival.
Father Christmas Arrives at The Kennet Shopping Centre
Saturday 6th – 7th December
Santa is due to make an early stop this Christmas and visit the Kennet centre after making his way up Northbrook Place, around the market street and finally up Bartholomew street. Santa will be in the centre all day on both the 6th and 7th December to hear all your Christmas wishes and for the good boys and girls he may even have an early Christmas gift.
Meeting Father Christmas has an age limit of 10 years old. Free face painting and entertainment throughout the weekend.
For further details see www.kennetshopping.co.uk
Hungerford Victorian Extravaganza at Hungerford
Friday 12th December 5:00pm – 10:00pm
The day starts with local dignitaries in Victorian costume braving the elements to eat a large breakfast on the steps of the Town Hall. During the course of the day a mix of stalls will slowly appear through out the streets and by 5pm the town is alive with steam engines, side stalls, fairground rides and more.
Crowds gathered can enjoy Punch and Judy shows, clowns and jugglers and also a visit from Father Christmas. The shops will be open with staff in Victorian dress, some giving out mulled wine and mince pies. Many local charities will be there with a variety of stalls, tombolas and even hot soup.
7pm is the start of the Grand Parade. Commencing at the north end of the town and heading through the High street. After this there follows the prize giving for the best dressed shop windows, the best dressed shop assistants, and the best dressed stall holders.
At 9pm, the evening’s activities will be brought to a close by a firework finale and for those not wishing to head home, many pubs and restaurants are busy well into the night.
Free parking is available at Charnham Park and is clearly marked from all directions.
For further details see www.hungerfordchamberofcommerce.co.uk/joomla/index.php/what-we-do/victorian-extravaganza
Christmas Raceday at Newbury Racecourse
Wednesday 17th December
This is the perfect date to celebrate Christmas with family, friends or colleagues.
Gates Open – 11.00
First Race – 12.20
Last Race – 3.40
For more information or to book tickets please click here or call on 01635 40015
Swan Lake at Arlington Arts Centre
Friday 19th – Sunday 21st December 7:30pm
Saturday 20th December 2:30pm
Celebrating their 10th production of this timeless classic, Ballet Theatre UK presents the tale of a princess held captive under the spell of an evil magician, as a swan. One of the most enduring of the classical Ballets Swan Lake.
For further details see www.arlingtonarts.co.uk
Tickets £17 (concessions £15, family £50)
Festive Raceday at Newbury Racecourse
Monday 29th December
See out the year in style at The Racecourse Newbury at Festive Raceday! Racegoers can enjoy a festive atmosphere with lots to see and do with fantastic racing, including the Grade 1 Betfred Goals Galore Challow Novice’s Hurdle and six other thrilling Jump races.
For further details see http://www.racecoursenewbury.co.uk/raceday/festive-raceday/
Gates Open – 10.30
First Race – 12.20
Last Race – 3.50
Tickets from: £16.20